GOING TO MELBOURNE
Aug 31, 2012
A lack of suitable races in Sydney has been the catalyst for Dee'N'Gee to resume at Caulfield on Saturday.
But it has also prompted trainer Clarry Conners to consider more frequent forays to the southern capital.
"I haven't utilised the stables enough there so I'm going to do it a bit more now," Conners said.
"This horse will probably go there for a while because there aren't any suitable races for him in Sydney."
Conners' trainer son Marc made a successful interstate raid with Didntcostalot at Sandown last week.
His other son, Victorian-based trainer Heath, headed in the opposite direction up the highway and snared the final event at Gosford on Sunday with Lucky Sparkle.
Conners is hoping the family's recent good fortune with state swapping can continue with Dee'N'Gee when he steps out in Saturday's Listed Theshark.com.au Stakes (1100m).
The five-year-old won five of his seven starts in Sydney during the summer and autumn and at his only attempt in stakes company he was fourth behind Tiger Tees, Pinwheel and Neeson in the Listed Hall Mark Stakes.
Saturday will mark his Melbourne debut but Conners doesn't anticipate the left-handed direction of racing posing a problem.
"I've sent a lot of my horses to Caulfield for their first starts in Melbourne and I'm not sure if it's the camber there or what but none of them have had any trouble handling it," he said.
"He's up to that class now."