Slot Holder: Aussie Lads
Breeding: Bettor's Delight - Champagne Princess
Trainers: Cran and Chrissie Dalgety
Owners: Mrs C M Dalgety, M P Hanning, McKerrow Bloodstock Limited, G P Merlo, P J Creighton, Mrs M C Creighton, G E Dickey, K J Cummings
Breeder: Est J W Smolenski
Prizemoney: $654,753 Career: 36-17:7:3
Krug, the standout three-year-old of last season, is returning to his homeland to tackle the new riches on offer in the $900,000 The Race by Grins (2200m) at Cambridge Raceway on April 14.
The Group One winner’s last start in New Zealand resulted in victory at the Waikato track in January, beating a handy field over 1700m, which included The Race rival Hot And Treacherous.
The son of Bettor’s Delight has had five subsequent starts across the Tasman, winning first-up over a mile at Menangle in the hands of Jack Trainor, in a blistering time of 1:49.9. He also finished runner-up in the Gr.2 PaleFace Adios Stakes (1609m).
Trainers Cran and Chrissie Dalgety will welcome his return to racing over 2200m, a distance that he has established a strong strike-rate – winning two of his four starts, including the Listed NZB Standardbred Harness Million Final, while he was runner-up in his other two starts over the distance.