Everything looks on target for Stylish Memphis and Alta Orlando heading towards Thursday week’s $900,000 The Race by Grins at Cambridge.
Both pleased connections in defeat behind the very much in-form and classy Majestic Cruiser in a free-for-all at Menangle on Saturday night.
Stylish Memphis absolutely smashed the clock making plenty of ground from near last to finish fifth.
While Alta Orlando led and improved a lot on the previous week by fighting on strongly to finish second, beaten just a half-neck by Majestic Cruiser in a slick 1min53.8sec mile rate for 2300m. They ripped home in 54.6 and 26.9sec.
“He was great. Majestic Cruiser is flying and got to him quickly, but Alta wouldn’t lay down and kept digging in. I was thrilled with the run,” driver Jack Callaghan said.
Trainer-driver Jack Trainor really liked the way Stylish Memphis hit the line.
“It was impossible from where we were, with the two main dangers controlling the speed up front,” he said. “She had a heap of ground to make up and I loved how she just kept coming.
“She’ll definitely improve from the run as well … now we just need to draw the pole for the big one.” - Adam Hamilton, Harnesslink