Breeders Stakes aim for Lewis Carroll

Shaun McKay returning to scale aboard the impressive winner Lewis Caroll at Matamata last start.

Shaun McKay returning to scale aboard the impressive winner Lewis Caroll at Matamata last start.

Unbeaten Cambridge three-year-old Lewis Caroll will have one more start before he takes on his own age group at black-type level.

The son of Darci Brahma has been impressive in both of his runs for Cambridge trainer and breeder Ngaire Fraser, who races the gelding with her daughter Wendy.

“We’ve had a couple of little niggles with him, but no more than any other racehorse,” said Fraser. “He’ll head to Tauranga for a Rating 75 over 1200 metres on the 26th and all going well he’ll then run in the Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes.

“I thought about going down to Masterton on the same day as Tauranga for a 1000-metre race, but it’s such a long way from here.”

Whether Lewis Caroll stays close to Cambridge in the longer-term is also undecided with a number of overseas agents having made inquiries about the horse.

“There have been offers, but it’s such a prolonged process and we still own him,” said Fraser.

While size doesn’t matter now, it did to Lewis Caroll last season.

“As a two-year-old it stopped him and put buyers off, but now he’s won two races they don’t seem to be worrying about it,” said Fraser. “Everything we’ve ever asked him to do he’s done easily and he won a trial as a spring two-year-old and then went shin sore so we took him along slowly.”

Fraser also has Lewis Caroll’s two-year-old half-brother Johnny Angel (by Jimmy Choux), who has been broken in by her son Mark Fraser-Campin, of Chequers Stud, and also owns a yearling half-sister by Battle Paint.

– NZ Racing Desk.