Preview: Olympic Gold for Kotzen, Danielson

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Preview: Olympic Gold for Kotzen, Danielson

<p><span class="copy" id="Label1">JACK MILNER&nbsp;<br />
SINCE teaming up trainer Glen Kotzen and jockey Raymond Danielson have become a formidable combination and they look set to strike yet again at Greyville today with Olympic Gold.<br />
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The five-year-old gelding runs in Race 7, an Open Handicap over 1600m. He has been a revelation since joining the Kotzen yard in February last year. He has run seven times for three wins, four seconds and a third. He particularly ran well for Jeff Lloyd but based on his current form, Danielson should be equal to the task.<br />
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Photo: Trainer Glen Kotzen</span></p>

<p>Olympic Gold comes back from a 200-day rest but he was an impressive five length winner over Louie’s Pride (also in this line-up) after his last layoff.</p>
<p>Keat’s Drift looks the obvious danger. Charles Laird’s charge has run twice over the course and distance for a win and a 0.45-length fourth to Thandolwami. He was closing quickly at the finish that day and now has the benefit of Anton Marcus in the saddle. The National Emblem gelding also gets 4.5kg from Olympic Gold.</p>
<p>There already has been some betting support for Godsmustbecrazy but based on their last meeting behind Thandolwami, there is little to choose between the pair as they meet again on identical weight terms.</p>
<p>Two of Wild Hay’s three wins have come over this distance but these days the five-year-old appears to be better over a little more ground. However, on his last run to Northern Tribe he is weighted to turn the tables on Keat’s Drift, who finished 0.75 lengths ahead but is now 5.5kg worse off. That was at Clairwood but at Greyville, with the shorter run-in, Keat’s Drift could confirm that form.</p>

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