Talented trotter Rainbow Jay Jay will be set for the Franco Trotters Series at Tabcorp Park Menangle later in the year after winning his past three starts in New South Wales. The five year old is being trained by Menangle Park horseman Rickie Alchin and he believes the son of Yankee Paco has the ability to go to the next level.
“He definitely has the speed to be a top trotter but only time will tell if he is ready to take that next step, his main aim will be the Franco series in November but I’m seriously contemplating a trip to Queensland with him to see if he can qualify for the Great Southern Star,” Alchin said.
“On ability I think he can be the best in New South Wales and he would really be suited by having a couple of runs in the one day, his owner Brad Watts had him here in Sydney as a young horse but he thought he was struggling to compete with Amore Stride so he went to Victoria but he has strengthened up since then.”
In Rainbow Jay Jay’s latest victory, the final 800 metres was run in 56.8 seconds.
“He is a very fast horse, we haven’t let him go off the gate since he’s been back but once he is up and trotting he is very quick.”
“His last two runs in Victoria were very good too before he arrived and he was racing some nice horses in those events, he ended up winning seven races last season so he did a very good job.”
While Alchin drove Rainbow Jay Jay at his first start back in New South Wales, Kerry Ann Turner has driven the gelding at his past two starts.
“I’m very happy with how Kerry Ann is going with him so I’m happy to leave her on to do the driving, she gets on very well with him, he can be a tricky horse around the stables but once he is out on the track he switches on.”
Alchin is currently working a team of 22 horses with the majority of those two year olds.
Courtesy of Harness Racing New Zealand