Weir confident Cliff will handle the quick backup to Flemington
Weir plans to run Cliff’s Edge on a seven- day back-up in the Kennedy Mile at Flemington after the four-year- old got job done as $2.80 favourite in Saturday’s Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley.
“It will be perfect for him,” Weir said.
said Cliff’s Edge was a tough horse who had the perfect style by being able to race on the pace and make his own luck.
Those qualities were handy to have on Saturday as jockey John Allen had Cliff’s Edge up outside the leader Siege Of Quebec before applying the pressure to him rounding home turn.
Cliff’s Edge got better of Siege Of Quebec and then rallied to have a half-length advantage at the winning post over runnerup Prized Icon with a short halfhead to Duca Valentinois third.
Siege Of Quebec finished fourth.
“He’s got the best attitude, that’s why he can race like he does,” Weir said.
“He doesn’t pull when he gets up there on the pace. “He’s just a good horse.” Weir also plans to run Iconoclasm in the Kennedy Mile after his win at Valley on Friday night VOBIS Gold Star while Group 1 Toorak Handicap winner Land Of Plenty also heads that way. VICTORIA’S premier trainer Darren Weir believes a weightfor-age win on Cox Plate day is the perfect springboard for Cliff’s Edge into a Group 1 handicap during the Melbourne Cup carnival. SPME01Z01MA - V1