Turner: You’ll see a whole new horse when Lincoln Fury steps up over ground
Talented Central Districts jockey Dylan Turner described Lincoln Fury as a push button horse with plenty more in store after his commanding win at Trentham yesterday.
And Turner, who rode a copybook race on the three-year-old, predicts he will be even more potent when he steps up over ground.
Turner had studied videos of Lincoln Fury’s previous efforts and was keen to position the horse not too far off the leaders in the 1600 metre maiden.
And he did just that, with Lincoln Fury well spotted in fourth, beautifully settled, before taking up a one-one sit at the 800 metre mark.
“The tempo wasn’t overly fast but he’s a push button horse who comes back to you really nicely.’’
And when Turner improved three wide round the leaders on the turn he quickly moved up to challenge and put the race to bed 200 metres out, cruising home by two lengths.
“Once he gets up over 2000 metres you’ll see a whole new horse as well,’’ says Turner.
“Up in grade he’ll be a lot better too. He has a decent turn of foot and he’ll kick off the turn quite nicely.’’
Turner says Lincoln Fury got through the slow 7 conditions well and should be fine up to a slow 9, though he’s not sure the horse will cop heavy 10 ground.
“The dead to slow range would be perfect for him.’’
Lincoln Fury, who was labelled Lincoln Farms’ best of the weekend by trainer Lisa Latta, cost John Street $80,000 at the ready to run sale in 2017.
By All Too Hard, he is the first foal of the Written Tycoon mare May Rain. It is the family of the talented Down Town who won four races in Hong Kong, including the Sha Tin Trophy (1600m) when he beat pin-up galloper Good Ba Ba.
Lincoln Fury’s win kicked off a good day for Turner who also scored on Cottoneva, coming with a perfectly timed late challenge. He also rode a second and third on the seven-race programme.
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Wednesday at Hastings
Race 5 & 7: Platinum Appeal
“She hasn’t been 100% in her action in the last three or four days and we have some foot issues to sort out. She won’t be running. We’ll wait for Palmy next week.’’
Race 6: Authentic Charm
“I have chosen to back her up as this will be one of the last good tracks we will get - it’s a dead 4 today. We’ve got the in-form Zinjete Moki who claims 2kg down to 54.5kg. She meets a small line-up and this looks like a nice race for her in her last run for the season.’’
Race 8: Lincoln’s Gal
“She has come through her last start at Woodville very well. She beat herself that day when she missed the kick and ran home very well. With the rating 65 having being split, it means she meets a small but even field. From the good draw Jonathan Riddell should be able to possie up and be right in the finish.’’
Saturday at Trentham
Race 7: Platinum Rapper
“She galloped really well on Thursday and has progressed very well since her last run. The big, roomy track suits her and the conditions won’t worry her so I’m confident she’s a big chance.”
Race 8: Lincoln Fury
“I don’t want the track too heavy for him. I’ll wait until race morning to see how it is and what’s scratched but we may wait for Wanganui next Saturday. His work has been good but he just may be coming to the end of his preparation.’’
News in brief
GREEN FIBRILLATES: Lincoln Green had an atrial fibrillation at Otaki on Thursday and will need a vet clearance before racing again. The horse raced keenly early but gave ground quickly near the 600 metre mark and rider Robbie Hannam did not persevere with him in the run home when he suspected there was something amiss.