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An eventful couple of weeks

Thursday, January 24, 2019

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks for the widely-travelled Edenhope trainer Cap Abbott.

First, he hit a kangaroo on the way home from Angle Park, doing considerable damage to his van. Then Nix Jakit, one of the top fancies in the recent Sims Memorial, took a tumble on the first turn in one of the heats.

Cap Abbott with Nix Jakit, a winner at Tara Raceway and The Meadows over the past week.

But Nix Jakit, a daughter of Collision and Cyanide, quickly bounced back at Tara Raceway last Sunday when leading all the way in the Laser Electrical Maiden Stake (400 m) for a 3½ length win over Tennessee Rain in 23.34 seconds.

Three days later Abbott was at The Meadows, Nix Jakit equal to the task of a fair step up in class – a Tara Raceway short course maiden to a grade 7 over  525 metres – when leading all the way.

Earlier in the day, Abbott had Black Spring engaged in a heat of the GRV Vic Bred series (600 m). Away very slowly, the son of Spring Gun x Lektra Scarlett made up a heap of ground to eventually go down by 1½ lengths.

Black Spring is now through to the $9060-to-the-winner final, to be run on Saturday, February 2 at The Meadows but before that will take on some pretty fair middle-distance performers including Paraphernalia and Cryer’s Plugger in Sunday’s Australia Day Open Stake (600 m) at Tara Raceway.