Kagee VC Real War Horse
3rd December 2020
Sylvia Crichton loves Kagee VC and her partner Doug McLachlan who trains the gelding, reckons her pampering has made the gelding into the consistent performer he’s become.
“He’s Sylvia’s horse. She absolutely spoils him and it’s great what a bit of loving can do,” he said after the horse’s fifth win.
The Washington VC seven year old started his career with Matt Saunders, had a short stint with Ascot Park trainer Murray Brown, and was also trained by Paul Ellis.
“I got him off Artie Shirley. I went down to his place to get another horse and asked him about a little black horse that was there. I ended up with him at home instead of the one I went to get.”
In today’s race despite trying to get to the front twice in the hands of John Morrison, Kagee VC had to sit parked outside leader Swift Robyn.
“He did attack a couple of time so his run was commendable. He’s a funny wee horse. He’s aggressive. If he gets back in the field he can lose interest.”
Kagee VC and John Morrison – Photo Bruce Stewart
On the pedigree side Kagee VC goes back to open class pacer Elmer Gantry the winner of eighteen races.
McLachlan says he doesn’t train the horse in the cart at all. “I never work him in the cart. He’s always on the lead with Franco Huntington. No matter what Franco’s going he goes with him.”
Racing in Central Otago appears to be the horse’s next target.
“I think this wee horse will suit Roxburgh.”
Meanwhile Brown’s trainer Des Baynes looked to have another promising race horse in Might Be Me. The American Ideal mare was hunted out of the gate for the first time in her short career and still had enough in the tank at the end of her race to win the $12,000 Fear The Dragon Ladyship Final. She was rated superbly by driver Blair Orange.
Might Be Me and Blair Orange winning the Ladyship – Photo Bruce Stewart