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Grey Lion looks to Pakenham for his first Australian win

Steve Bennett in Latest News 6 Dec 2017
  • Grey Lion eyes off a Pakenham Cup victory
Pakenham Cup hopeful - Grey Lion

Irish import Grey Lion will target the Pakenham Cup in an attempt to break his Australian drought.

The six-year-old grey is winless since arriving in Australia in the spring of 2016 but has been improving with every start in recent racing.

Trainer Matt Cumani has remained persistent with the son of Galileo and after a solid third in the Ballarat Cup he has nominated him for a start in this Saturday’s listed Pakenham Cup.

“He seems to really enjoy racing and I think that’s what I’ve learned from last preparation” Cumani said.

“We never quite got him ready enough because we weren’t racing him enough and he hadn’t had enough runs by the time we sent him out”.

Grey Lion has had seven starts on Australian tracks and he heads into the Pakenham Cup having to carry 59kgs.

“We might be getting to a point in which he will need a little bit of a break but I think he’s in great shape at the moment, so why not try to sneak a Pakenham Cup” Cumani added.

Cumani was pleased with the grey’s effort at Ballarat and said it was interesting how quickly he made ground when asked to by Jordan Childs. He was mid-field prior to the home turn and finished on solidly that day.

Cumani suggested he may think of pushing forward on him this week which is his preferred way of racing.

“We’ll probably revert to our original plan at Pakenham and get him out near the front and get him rolling along”.


 

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