Our quality galloper Lite’n In My Veins will return racing on Saturday.
A story by Ernie Manning for the Western Australian
Kersley gelding impresses
Ascot carnival prospect Lite’n In My Veins will return for trainer Fred Kersley at Belmont Park on Saturday after an impressive barrier trial win yesterday.
The son of Henry the-navigator has been highly rated since Hong Kong star Douglas Whyte rode him to a debut win in the Group 3 Lee-Steere Classic (1400m) last December.
He is likely to be entered for the Group 1 double of the Railway Stakes (1600m) and Kingston Town Classic (1800m) during the Ascot carnival.
Trialling over 1000m on Belmont’s inner grass track yesterday, Lite’n In My Veins drew clear at the 200m and was not extended by Steven Parnham to beat General Groove.
“He went to the line well in his trial,” Kersley said.
“He’ll resume in a 1200m event on Saturday.”
Lite’n In My Veins followed his Lee-Steere success with an Ascot win over 1400m in January.
The gelding was a last-start Ascot winner over 1600m on April 9.
“He’s yet to beat the best,” Kersley said.
“But I think he’s a horse in the making.”