Trainer Brett Crawford has provided the following comments on his runners in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival at Kenilworth this weekend.
Sing Out Loud: She won well and has come on. Has been given a high rating, but we expect a competitive run.
Indi Anna: She ran a good race last time and should again give a good account of herself despite being up in class.
Shamrock Wind: She is doing well, and her last effort in the Victress Stakes was excellent. It’s never easy with 61.5kg, but she will go the distance, and has a money chance.
Kelpie: She tries the trip, but there’s no reason why she shouldn’t get it. On her work she will run a big race.
Heaven’s Embrace: I think she’s very well weighted. She’s stronger now than when she was third in the Winter Oaks, and her work has been great.
Principessa: She’s game and has had a good prep. She can’t be ignored with bottom weight.
Magic Mike: A much better effort last time and is down in class.
Pannington: Improved second start despite being green. He can run into the Quartet.
Pacific Trader: In good form. His next start is the Cape Flying Championship and he will improve. But he’s a terrific five-furlong (1000m) horse and has to be respected.
Bold Respect: Very pleasing comeback run. Has had a lot of issues but is now sound and well.
Charles: Doing very well and has a decent chance on handicap terms, despite a terrible draw.
Dynasty’s Blossom: She has her first run for me and I am still learning about her, but she looks very well.
Front And Centre: Things didn’t pan out for her in Durban, but she is in great form and has had a perfect prep. I make her the one to beat.
Water Spirit: She is there to make sure it’s an honest run race.
Undercover Agent: He’s in peak form and looks outstanding, but it’s a helluva tough race. Realistically I would be delighted if he finished in the first three.
Gimme One Night: He obviously stays well and is doing well at home. He will run his usual honest race.
Princess Irene: Expecting an improved run over the trip.
Regimental: He showed us a lot of ability and has now been gelded. You can expect him to improve on his recent efforts.