Sargent’s visions of spring for Easy
BRISBANE Group 1 ambitions for emerging youngster Easy Go Easy Win are on the line at Randwick tomorrow but trainer John Sargent also believes he has a spring Derby prospect in the making.
The Savabeel gelding steps out in the Seven News Plate (1400m) at Randwick where a win would see him earn spot in next month’s Group 1 JJ Atkins Stakes (1600m).
Sargent said Easy Go Easy Win has shown in his two starts to date, both unlucky placings, that he’s looking for the extra ground.
“In his runs he’s been held up on the turn so nice big straight at Randwick should suit him,” he said.
“He’s a Savabeel so there’s a lot of upside and I hope he can be Derby horse for the spring.”
In his latest start, Easy Go Easy Win was beaten a half head by Godolphin youngster Barbeque with one of his rivals tomorrow, and subsequent maiden winner, Sambro finishing third.
While Sargent has been aiming at the JJ Atkins all preparation, he said a win tomorrow would be important for Easy Go Easy Win to secure start and to go north with confidence levels up.
“To get the prizemoney to get into the race he probably has to win,” he said.
“The 1400m should suit him and a mile will suit him even more. He’s not a one paced horse, he’s athletic and has tactical speed.”
Sargent an interestingly bred filly engaged against the boys in the Group 2 $150,000 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Eagle Farm in the shape of Irish three-year-old Regine.
The filly is a sister to Caulfield Cup placegetter Trip To Paris and was purchased unraced out of the Dermot Weld yard in Ireland.
Regine made her debut with a placing at Nowra at the end of April then a one act affair of 1600m maiden Sunshine Coast on May 14.
“She galloped well on Tuesday (with race jockey Jim Byrne in the saddle) at Doomben and from draw she should be prominent and get a soft run on the speed,” he said.
“I don’t think the trip will be a worry, whether race comes up too soon we’ll see.”
Regine is nominated for the Group 1 Queensland Oaks and could back up in the fillies classic next week but Sargent said if she beat or was very competitive with the boys in the Grand Prix he’d consider paying a late entry for
Trainer John Sargent