One Over Da Moon's chances rated highly

JACOB PAGE
Last updated 05:00 19/07/2014
Lex Williams
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CONFIDENT: One Over Da Moon's owner/breeder Lex Williams.

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One Over Da Moon's Waimate-based owner/breeder, Lex Williams rates his talented trotter's chances highly in tomorrow afternoon's $75,000 Group One Victoria Trotting Derby.

The talented, yet sometimes temperamental, three-year-old has won three of four starts since joining Chris Lang's stable, with his only blemish being a fast finishing second at Melton a week ago.

Williams said the run was a good warmup for tomorrow's race.

"He got back a bit more than he had been and once he saw [the leader] had skipped the field, he didn't bother chasing him. It didn't take much out of him and I don't think he worked any harder than he would in a good workout."

Williams said the Australian venture had been a success thanks to trainer/driver Lang and the horse's New Zealand-based trainer, Paul Nairn.

"They've tried a few things to get him to settle and the half hobbles seem to have done the trick. Paul sent him over there in really good condition and Chris has done well to tinker with a few things."

Williams said it was unlikely One Over Da Moon would get involved in an early speed duel especially with Claudys Princess who has won five straight and starts from the ace draw.

"He's not really a speed horse," he said. "Claudys Princess hasn't really met the big boys yet and hasn't run the times we have."

The colt has had a run each of the past four weeks and all things going well he will target the Breeder's Crown as his next big project in Australia late next month.

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- The Timaru Herald

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