Weir con­fi­dent Cliff will han­dle the quick backup to Flem­ing­ton

The Sportsman Midweek - - Randwick Kensington Preview - MATHEW TOO­GOOD

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

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