Day At The Track

One Over Da Moon eyes Jewels double

03:21 PM 27 May 2014 NZST
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One Over Da Moon and David Butt - eye back-to-back Harness Jewels championships

Masterful trainer Paul Nairn says two things need to happen for One Over Da Moon to overcome his tricky one on the second-line barrier draw and win the 3YO Ruby at Cambridge on Saturday.

“We are probably going to need some breakers so we can clear a pocket,” said Nairn. “And we can’t be one of them,” he quipped.

If One Over Da Moon and David Butt can work away from the fence Nairn says that it is ‘game on.’

“He showed how good he is in the Northern Derby and I was very pleased with his run at Addington last week,” he added.

But, One Over Da Moon’s two main rivals were both very impressive on Saturday when trialling at two different venues, meaning the son of Majestic Son and champion mare One Over Kenny is going to have to be at his brilliant best if he is to be crowned a Jewels king for the second year running.

Mum’s Pride smashed his rivals by 11 and a half lenghts at Cambridge on Saturday, while dual Derby winner King Denny downed a field of maiden pacers at Alexandra Park.

But, perhaps the most noted miler in the field is start trotting filly Majestic Time, who finished second in the Jewels last season before winning the Hambletonian over the sprint trip in February.

She is somewhat the forgotten runner in Saturday’s 3YO Ruby, but she clearly didn’t handle the Alexandra Park way of going last start, and has tactical speed. Which could prove crucial come Saturday.

To view the market for the 3YO Ruby click here.

By Mitchell Robertson

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