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Tasmanian Guineas main goal for Don’t We Love It

19 / 11 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
Don't We Love It (Anthony Darmanin) easily wins his trial at Longford on Tuesday icon Click to enlarge

LIGHTLY raced three-year-old Don’t We Love It showed why his trainer John Keys is excited about the gelding returning to racing with an emphatic win in a trial over 700 metres at Longford yesterday.

Don’t We Love It was taken straight to the front by jockey Anthony Darmanin and when he urged the gelding turning for home he sped clear and went on to defeat last season’s star two-year-old Admiral by four lengths.

It was an awesome display from the son of Falvelon (out of Show A Heart mare Sure of Heart) that was purchased by Keys for $11,000 at the 2012 Magic Millions national Weanling Sale in Queensland.

he won at his second start as a two-year-old in December last year and resumed in July with a fourth of seven in the last 2YO race of last season before winning a class one against older and more experienced horses at Devonport in early August.

Keys said the gelding had put on a about 30 kilograms during his most recent spell and that his main aim will be the Tasmanian Guineas in Hobart on January 11.

Listen to what trainer John Keys had to say about Don’t We Love It after the gelding’s trial win at Longford yesterday.