KARLOVASI TO PROVIDE A JOLLY VICTORY
RICHARD and Chantelle Jolly co-trained galloper Karlovasi’s return to form last start has given him the opportunity to become the pair’s first stakes winner when he tackles tomorrow’s SAJC City Of Marion Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.
The father and daughter training partnership got off a to a flying start with their second runner together, Bayou, winning in town.
At last count, the Jolly’s record is 10 winners from 45 runners; there first stakes runner – Modulate – finished runner-up in the Murray Bridge Cup.
Karlovasi meanwhile, broke a 469-days losing streak when fighting winner on the Parks circuit.
“It was good to see him back, obviously we knew he had the ability it was just a matter of getting it out of him,” Chantelle Jolly told Sportsman.
“I think the rider change (last start) was a factor but we also changed his routine up, it was just a matter of switching him back on and getting him to enjoy racing again.
“The way he was going before his last run, we wouldn’t have gone (to the City of Marion) because I don’t think he would have been competitive, but after that win – and with him getting in quite well at the weights – then it is a suitable race for him,”.
Karlovasi, a half-brother to Richard Jolly’s 2015 SAJC Derby winner Kushadasi, won the 2017 Listed SAJC Manihi Classic (1100m) and has featured prominently in a handful of the State’s other Listed and Group 3 sprints.
“He has always a consistent horse, he never really ran bad race before this prep and was had been one of the top sprinters here in South Australia so I think he deserves his chance to be in a race like this again,” said Jolly.