Distance To Suit Barn Mates

Stablemates Cool Tart and Downton Abbey are both expected to be suited by the step up to 2000 metres in Friday’s Gr.2 Mongolian Khan Royal Stakes.

“Cool Tart looks well placed and is a filly with a pedigree that suggests staying will be her forte,” trainer Roger James said.

Downton Abbey will also benefit from taking on her own age group.

“She’s backing up from last week and she’s a filly that’s bounced through her run well,” James said. “She raced against some older competition that were hard and more seasoned.

“I thought she might have been a bit closer than she was in the finish, but 2000m won’t worry her at all and if we get some cut in the ground it will really play into her hands.”

- NZ Racing Desk

Posted: Wed 30 Dec 2015