Royally-bred filly debuts at Nelson today
By Jonny Turner
Cran Dalgety hopes All You Need Is Me can show her speed rather than her sass in her debut at Nelson on Friday.
The royally bred daughter of leading sire Captaintreacherous and the superstar racemare Adore Me will make her debut in race 5 with Carter Dalgety in the sulky.
While she has plenty to live up to, All You Need Is Me has shown her share of her family’s ability in her recent trial outings.
Cran Dalgety just wants to see the filly concentrating on the job at hand so that she can show her true worth.
“She’s got all the breeding in the world, but unfortunately she can’t read her pedigree page,” Dalgety said.
“She is quite a determined and strong-willed filly, and when we started off her focus wasn’t always on the track.”
“But the further she goes on, the better she has been and her trials have been pleasing.”
“We won’t say she’s going to be better than mum or dad, but she has the ability there to do a good job.”
“This being her first trip away and her first start at the races, we hope she handles the occasion and shows her best.”
“But we won’t know until she gets out there.”
The Cran and Chrissie stable start their day at Nelson off with Wallflower in race 1.
The filly looks a strong winning hope following her tidy debut second at Ashburton last month.
“She would be one of our best winning chances,” Dalgety said.
“Her debut run was good, then we freshened her up, and she seems to have thrived.”
“She trialled well at Rangiora, and she looks well capable of clearing maidens at short notice.”
Orlando Express also heads into race 2 for the Dalgety camp following a handy trial at Rangiora.
Woodlea Jewel will have her first start for the Dalgety stable in race 4.
The five-year-old takes on an even line-up and looks a strong winning hope.
“She gets into a race she should be pretty competitive in.”
“She is a rolling type, she doesn’t have super high speed but she can keep going.”
“So, hopefully from the draw, she will take a bit of catching.”
Watermelon Sugar cops yet another tough draw when lining up in race 7 for the Dalgety camp.
Though the pacer has had little luck recently, he has been running handy races and looks a top-four threat.
Fernetti will step up in grade in the Nelson Cup where he will face his first standing start and race over 3000m for the first time.
While he takes on smart types, the four-year-old has never let his trainers down before.
“He has been one that has kept stepping up every time we have chucked him in the deep end,” Dalgety said.
“We didn’t expect to be in this race, but we are now and after he stepped away at the trials we are hopeful he can do things right and be amongst it.”
“He is generally quite a sensible horse, and he sticks to the task, so those are two big things in his favour.”
Carter Dalgety will drive all of the Kentuckiana Lodge runners at Nelson on Friday.