Claire Gobles training successes
PLANS remain modest for talented stablemates Clarenden Envoy and Clarenden Legacy despite their victories at Globe Derby Sunday.
Reproducing his recent heat performance, Clarenden Envoy was a class above his rivals in the Platinum Cup.
Partnered by star concession driver Corey Johnson, Clarenden Envoy led throughout the 1800-metre feature to score in 1:56.3 as Kahina and Lenny Tee filled the placings.
Although the five-year-old is in strong form, trainer Claire Goble will give Clarenden Envoy a short break before deciding on his next target.
“He is a real smart little horse which has improved with age,” Goble said. “I knew he would run a good race, but you can never be that confident when you draw five, then when I saw him lead I was pretty happy as he can run along a bit.
“He will have a break for a couple of weeks and then I will see what is around for him.”
While Clarenden Envoy is going to a paddock, Clarenden Legacy could be heading interstate.
With the son of Cullens Legacy eligible for a Vicbred bonus, Goble will look for a suitable race across the border.
“I’m not really sure what is next for him, just look for the right races,” Goble said. “He’s still got his Vicbred bonus to try and win, so I will look for suitable race in Victoria at some point.”
Also driven by Johnson, Clarenden Legacy worked overtime in the ‘death seat’ before powering his way to a three-metre win from Trigger.
Footlock was four metres away third in 2:00 over 1800 metres.
“He is a big horse which has been given time as he’s a late developer,” Goble said. “He’s only had 10 starts for four wins, including his last two, and a couple of seconds, so he is coming along quite nicely.”
Photo: Walter Bulyga