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
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.
"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
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
"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
"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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