EYRE I GO TRANSFERS TO JEREMY YOUNG
Eyre I Go, one of two winners last week for the Mark Jones stable, taking his seasonal tally to 26, will step out at Auckland on Friday in the Jeremy Young colours.
“He’s staying up there for a while and he (Jeremy) is doing the work with him, so he deserves to be in his name,” said Mark Jones.
Eyre I Go is bred to be above average being a three-year-old brother to New Zealand mobile 2600m record holder and 2017 Group One NZ Trotting Championship winner Eyre I Come (10 wins from 51 starts for $162,788), and a half-brother to Springbank Eden (13 wins & $98,893).
The grandson of 1987 Rowe Cup and 1988 Dominion Handicap winning mare Landora’s Pride (34 wins & $472,842) continues to make solid progress.
Last Friday’s game Alexandra Park victory in the $14,399 HR Fisken & Sons Trot was his second win in 12 starts.
After a slow start, he moved up parked in the hands of regular north driver Maurice McKendry.
Eyre I Go was a shade too good for fresh Overport Lodge stablemate Michelle, who finished well on the sprint lane from the trail but mixed her gait late, being relegated to third.
He trotted the stand start 2700m in 3:37 (2:09.3 mile rate), the leaders running their last 800m in 59.6s and 400m in 28.6s.
Eyre I Go steps up from last week’s rating 50-60 trot to a rating 55-82 trot for $20,000 this Friday.
Last week’s other Overport Lodge winner was Gimmefiveminutesmore, who capitalised on a postiive front-running drive from Sheree Tomlinson in a Forbury Park Claimers Series Pace.
Gimmefiveminutesmore, a four-year-old Chrisitan Cullen gelding and a half-brother to former NZ 3YO mile record holder Kotare Mach (p3, 1:53, 16 wins & $268,138), is also a half-brother to fast USA winner, Kotare Yael (1:50.2).
He held Ideal Breeze last week in a useful 1:57.5 for the mobile 1700m.
This was his first win in seven starts since transferring to the Mark Jones stable in April.
He previously won four for Woodend Beach trainers, Greg and Nina Hope.
Gimmefiveminutesmore, who contests another Forbury Claimer Series race this Thursday, has now won five of 19 starts for $32,893, for owners, Reg Storer and Noel Kennard.