Plans to campaign dual Breeders’ Crown champion Bit Of A Legend in West Australia next month were confirmed by Kentuckiana Lodge trainer Cran Dalgety earlier in the week.
The potential superstar will fly from Auckland to Perth on October 13, for an Australian campaign where he will be under the guidance of top Pukekohe horseman Brent Mangos, who is taking a team of five over to race in Perth during the next few months, including million-dollar mare Bettor Cover Lover.
“Brent Mangos will drive him for his first two starts, but Dexter will then go and drive him in the Golden Nugget on December 6th,” Dalgety said on his Kentuckiana Lodge website.
The West Australian trip will also help keep Bit Of A Legend apart from his top stablemate Christen Me for the time being.
Bit Of A Legend will try and emulate the deeds of Gold Ace, who Steven Reid sent there as a 4YO in November 2011, winning the $50,000 4YO Championship and the $175,000 Gold Nugget (4YO) Championship at Gloucester Park.
The 4YO races at Gloucester Park that have been marked out for Bit Of A legend are:
* The $A50, 000 Retravision 4YO championship at Gloucester Park on November 15
* The $A125, 000 McInerney Classic on November 22
* The $A175, 00 Lancaster Park 4YO Golden Nugget on December 6.
By Mitchell Robertson