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Trusty Lad 2Trusty Lad Steps to Middle Distance

Promising Reliable Man gelding Trusty Lad steps to a middle distance for the first time in his career at Doomben tomorrow when he contests the $85,000 Makers Mark Eagle Way Stayers Series Heat over 2000m.

Trusty Lad has been very consistent in a limited career for trainer Matt Kropp, recording a win, a third, and a fourth from four starts. Kropp purchased Trusty Lad from the Westbury Stud draft at the 2017 Ready to Run Sale, paying a $180,000 for the grey son of Reliable Man.

Trusty Lad has a Queensland Derby as his long term goal and tomorrow’s step to 2000m will give connections an early glimpse of the horse’s staying prowess, but judging by the way he has rocketed home in his last three starts, the 2000m will hold no fears. The first two heats of the series were run up to 1600m and Matt Kropp has been keen to get Trusty Lad out to a longer trip.

“He wasn’t suited when the early pace was slow, so he did a good job to run fourth over 1600m two weeks ago.” Kropp said.

Bred by Gerry Harvey, Trusty Lad is out of the Anabaa mare Miss Juventus who won at 2100m and come from the family of Encounter, Atomic Force, and Red Striker. Top Queensland jockey James Orman retains the mount after riding the gelding at his past three starts.

Promising Reliable Man gelding Trusty Lad steps to a middle distance for the first time in his career at Doomben tomorrow when he contests the $85,000 Makers Mark Eagle Way Stayers Series Heat over 2000m.

Trusty Lad has been very consistent in a limited career for trainer Matt Kropp, recording a win, a third, and a fourth from four starts. Kropp purchased Trusty Lad from the Westbury Stud draft at the 2017 Ready to Run Sale, paying a $180,000 for the grey son of Reliable Man.

Trusty Lad has a Queensland Derby as his long term goal and tomorrow’s step to 2000m will give connections an early glimpse of the horse’s staying prowess, but judging by the way he has rocketed home in his last three starts, the 2000m will hold no fears. The first two heats of the series were run up to 1600m and Matt Kropp has been keen to get Trusty Lad out to a longer trip.

“He wasn’t suited when the early pace was slow, so he did a good job to run fourth over 1600m two weeks ago.” Kropp said.

Bred by Gerry Harvey, Trusty Lad is out of the Anabaa mare Miss Juventus who won at 2100m and come from the family of Encounter, Atomic Force, and Red Striker. Top Queensland jockey James Orman retains the mount after riding the gelding at his past three starts.

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