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Crunch Time Looms For Alligator Blood


High Queenslander Alligator Blood will make his Sydney debut within the Silver Eagle at Randwick.

The Silver Eagle at Randwick is shaping as a pivotal race in figuring out spring carnival plans for Alligator Blood.

Whereas Queensland racing followers have pinned their hopes on Alligator Blood making a clear sweep of his interstate targets, coach David Vandyke is just not shopping for into the hype.

Alligator Blood competed in a leap out between races on the Sunshine Coast on September 27 however his effort acquired solely a lukewarm assessment from his coach.

“Look, it was truthful,” Vandyke mentioned.

“He appears to have come again OK. Whether or not he’s come again nearly as good or higher stays to be seen and I feel subsequent week will inform us quite a bit.”

Alligator Blood will journey by float to Sydney on Wednesday earlier than lining up in Saturday’s Silver Eagle (1300m) at Randwick wherein he’ll carry 58.5kg beneath the set weights and penalties situations.

The four-year-old opened his spring marketing campaign with a fast-finishing third to The Odyssey in an 1110 metre dash at Doomben on September 12.

In the meantime, the summer season carnival in Brisbane would be the goal for proficient four-year-old Command’n’conquer, who’s nearing a return to racing.

“He’s accomplished a little bit of three-quarter work and had one simple gallop so a pair extra of them and he’ll be able to trial,” coach Steve Tregea mentioned.

“I’ll see what’s accessible when he’s able to go however clearly we’re him as a summer season carnival horse and conserving our fingers crossed he heads that means.”

Command’n’conquer created a giant impression successful 4 of his six begins in his first racing marketing campaign in the course of the autumn.

The Lough Neagh Stakes (1300m) at Eagle Farm at Listed degree in December is a possible choice for Command’n’conquer if he performs nicely in lead-up races.

Toby and Trent Edmonds have determined to shelve the rest of the spring carnival for Stradbroke Handicap winner Tyzone, who has returned to their Gold Coast steady.

Tyzone is more likely to be freshened up for a tilt on the Queensland summer season carnival with the goal of gaining a wildcard entry into an appropriate race on Magic Thousands and thousands day in January.


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