He and we will know if he can stay

Queensland star He Knows Uno has drawn perfectly for his first attempt at longer distances in the first heat of the Group 2 $40,000 first prize Globe Memorial (720m) at Wentworth Park on Saturday night.

A winner of 21 of his 47 starts, the Mick Patterson trained galloper has moved quickly into distance racing after a successful career over the 500m journeys which included victory in the 2010 Brisbane Cup at Albion Park.

At three starts at the middle 600m trips, the son of Primo Uno and Honeymoon’s Over won twice and was desperately unlucky in the other.

The slow beginner loves to rail and over the 720m looks perfectly well suited in box one.

The last time he had the box he recorded a brilliant 29.70 sec in winning the Gold Coast Cup at Albion Park in October.

One expects He Knows Uno to improve on anything he does and he won’t get it easy with a class line up including experienced stayers Echelon (box 4) and Slick Lee (box 5) as well as the promising Key To Eden (box 8)  in the heat.

South Australian trainer Troy Murray has made the trek to Sydney and has Kalden Mayhem (box 7) in the first heat and Kalden Petroni (box 4) in the second heat.

The second heat also sees track lover and likely series’ favourite Zipping Lad start from box four.

The Jason Mackay-trained dog has won six of eight starts at Wentworth Park over the trip with two seconds at the other two runs.

It will be Kalden Petroni’s first venture outside her own state where she has dominated middle distance and staying events in the past month.

He’s My Future, Bomb Disposal and Witch On Wheels make for a classy second heat.

The first four over the line in each heat will qualify for the final run on January 14.

Heat 1 Globe Memorial Plate 720m 7.50 (EST)

  • 1-He Knows Uno
  • 2.Kinga Zac
  • 3. Satin Surf.
  • 4. Echelon
  • 5. Slick Lee
  • 6. CRafty Lady
  • 7. Kalden Mayhem
  • 8. Key To Eden
  • 9. Graceful Jewel

Heat 2 Globe Memorial Plate 720m 8.08 (EST)

  • 1. Digger Norris
  • 2. Thrilling Frank
  • 3. Zipping Lad
  • 4. Kalden Petroni
  • 5. He’s My Future
  • 6. Devine Nation
  • 7. Bomb Disposal
  • 8. Witch On Wheels
  • 9. Graceful Jewel


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