Rain to boost Darci Mac’s chances
2 January 2018, 3:01 p.m.
The weather has foiled plans for Darci Mac so far, but conditions will be more in his favour at Omakau on Wednesday.
The six-year-old will close out his southern sojourn in the Alexandra New World Central Otago Summer Cup (1400m) with Jason Laking to guide the topweight’s fortunes.
|Trainer Allan Sharrock Photo: Trish Dunell Photography|
“I sent him down there in the hope of striking off tracks, but he’s struck good ones,” New Plymouth part-owner and trainer Allan Sharrock said.
“He’s still gone good races and been a bit unlucky. He’s got 60kg, but they’re getting a bit of rain down there and that will help him.”
Darci Mac ran fifth at Ascot Park two runs back before the son of Darci Brahma was denied racing room in the straight when sixth in the Listed Hazlett Stakes (1200m) at Wingatui on Boxing Day.
“He’ll come home after this one,” Sharrock said. “He’s won over $130,000, he’s been a very good servant to the stable.”
Meanwhile, star galloper Kawi is progressing well toward the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham on January 20 in his pursuit of an eighth top-flight victory.
“He galloped super this morning,” Sharrock said. “He’ll go to the trials at Cambridge on Tuesday week. I’ll put the blinkers on and let Jason (Waddell) get a feel of him.”
Kawi, who missed last month’s Gr.2 Manawatu Challenge Stakes (1400m) due to a stone bruise, won the Gr.1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) on his last visit to Wellington. – NZ Racing Desk.