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Karl going great for Kent
TRAINER Kent Fleming is confident Karl The Great can extend his winning form to 1600m after the three-year-old handled his first 1400m test with aplomb at the Gold Coast today.
Fleming has only had Karl The Great for four runs, taking over from Trevor Bailey who moved interstate earlier this year.
Those four runs have netted two wins and a close second and Fleming knew he had a handy horse when he first took over his training.
“When I took him over I was impressed with him straight away and told his owner that he had a horse who would certainly win his share of races,’’ said Fleming.
“I’ve had him now for four runs and he’s won twice and finished a close second. I’m rapt with how he’s going.
“Today was his first test at 1400m. I’ll probably give him another 1400m run and step him up to a mile (1600m) which I’m confident he will handle.’’
Ridden today by Terry Treichel, Karl The Great ($5.50) came away in the closing stages of the Brent Ravertys Last Hoorah C,G&E Class 1 Hcp (1400m) to score by 2-1/4 lengths. Daads Order ($17) made ground for second with a half-head to Urunga ($4) in third.
Story: Neil Archer
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