Grand Circuit champion to resume on Friday

02:06 PM 21 Aug 2014 NZST
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Christen Me - Looks to have come back bigger and better Cran Dalgety - Very happy with Christen Me Dexter Dunn - Big part of Christen Me's success to date
Christen Me - Looks to have come back bigger and better
Cran Dalgety - Very happy with Christen Me
Dexter Dunn - Big part of Christen Me's success to date

The Grand Circuit champion from  the last harness racing season is set to resume at Addington Raceway on Friday night.

Christen Me is off 30 meters in a small but classy field in the C5/OC standing start 2600 meters event as he starts his campaign on the road to the New Zealand Cup.

Cran Dalgety has given him two runs at trials and workouts to prep him for Friday night and he  should strip a fit horse.

At his first trial at Ashburton, Christen Me ran a half neck second to Jimmy Johnstone in 3:04.9 for the 2400 meters mobile with closing sectionals of 57 and 27.4 which was a nice effort fresh up.

At his second run at the Rangiora workouts on Monday of this week, Christen Me was beaten a nose by the talented Jason Rulz in 2:31.3 for the 2000 meters mobile with low flying closing sectionals of 53.9 and 26.1.

That should have topped off Christen Me just nicely for Friday night and even though he is giving some nice horses a start it is hard to see him beaten.

The season just completed was the first for Christen Me on the Grand Circuit and he didn't let his fans down being crowned the Grand Circuit champion for 2013/2014.

One was always left with the impression that what ever he did in his first season on the Grand Circuit was only a prelude to what  a seasoned Christen Me could achieve in subsequent years

Even though Christen Me has just celebrated his sixth birthday, he has only had 32 starts to date of which he has won 19 for stakes of $1,069,596.

By all accounts Cran Dalgety is thrilled with his appearance leading into this season, claiming he has come back a stronger and more mature horse this preparation.

If that pans out this season then Christen Me, Cran Dalgety and Dexter Dunn could be in for one hell of a ride over the next few months.

Harnesslink Media

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