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27/01/02 McEvoy's Trio to Race Toward Black Type
r4tmcevoy.jpg (11355 bytes)Tony McEvoy will be looking at the possibility of his three winners yesterday heading to stakes class after scoring impressive wins in both Melbourne and Adelaide.

The head trainer from Lindsay Park, who was at the strike delayed race meeting at Caulfield yesterday, was pleased the efforts of his Melbourne winners Noble Glow and Elegant Fashion as well as his first up Adelaide victor Our Jermyn Street.

McEvoy's first of his Melbourne double came when the former Group One Racing Club owned mare Noble Glow scored a speedy win in the Dubai Racing Club Trophy (1400m).

With Greg Childs in the saddle Noble Glow quickly sped to the front of the field and then drew clear to a big break on straightening and was then never in doubt of winning.

McEvoy said after the win that the mare had shown connections plenty of promise and he urged the Cockram family, who managed the Group One Syndicate, to seek to buy the mare at auction.

0127nobleglow.jpg (10147 bytes)"She went through the tried horses sale in Melbourne recently and I was keen to retain her. If Bill Cockram wasn't going to buy her we (Lindsay Park) would have," McEvoy said.

The four-year-old mare, who's by the Lindsay Park based Melbourne Cup winner Jeune, was knocked down to the Cockram's for $40,000.

There is a chance the mare could be momentarily transferred to Lindsay Park's home base at Angaston in the Barossa Valley with an eye on stakes races in the lead up to the Adelaide Cup Carnival.

"Now that the CS Hayes Memorial Cup is at Cheltenham (instead of Morphettville) the distance is back to 1450 metres (from 1600m) she could be suit to a race like that."

"Or we could keep her in Melbourne as a race like the Mannerism (Stakes) would also suit," McEvoy added.

McEvoy also has black type ambitions for the lightly raced Danewin filly Elegant Fashion after her last stride win in the strike delayed Chisholm Plate (1200m).

The win, which gave jockey Greg Childs his third of four wins for the afternoon, impressed many good judges and gave McEvoy great confidence with the future.

0127elegantfashion.jpg (10807 bytes)"Gee, she was impressive. Her run wasn't perfect either. After covering a bit of extra ground I was thrilled with the way she hit the line over the final stages," McEvoy said.

"In fact I wasn't even sure she had won when they hit the line," he added. But her finishing burst was overflowing with so much acceleration that the margin on the line was a long head.

McEvoy hinted a race like the Debonair could be on the agenda for Elegant Fashion, who is yet to miss a place at her three runs to date - all in Melbourne.

"There's no doubt she's going to get better as the distances get longer," McEvoy said.

The win by Elegant Fashion came just moments after the impressive first up win of the former kiwi galloper Our Jermyn Street in Adelaide.

Giving nothing more than a "slight place chance," Our Jermyn Street showed great determination in holding out the well performed Border Time in the Alcohol Go-Easy Handicap (1300m).

"He has shown lots of early promise and was given his chance against the better horses in the 2000 Queensland Carnival. However, he broke down pretty badly and that's when we took over his training," McEvoy said.

The six-year-old son of Grosvenor is likely to stay in South Australia and look toward the feature races in the lead up to the Adelaide Carnival. The gelding is likely to be nominated for the Group One Adelaide Cup (3200m).

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