Trainer John O’Shea. Photo: Daryl Sherer
The in-form John O’Shea stable sent out a double at Canterbury on Wednesday including impressive three-year-old Kirwan’s Lane (NZ) (Charm Spirit), who comfortably accounted for his rivals over 1900m.
The son of Charm Spirit notched his second career victory and looks a nice middle distance galloper in the making.
“He has been desperately unlucky,” O’Shea said. “He got beat one day when he ran out and got held up at his last start so just to get a bit of free air on Wednesday and a nice ride, I really appreciated he hit the line strongly.
“We have given consideration to possibly running him Saturday week at Randwick over 1800m, while the track has a little bit of jar out of it he seems to appreciate that.
“He is a progressive three-year-old with a solid win under his belt so we will probably give him the opportunity to have one more run before he goes out.”
Out of the Savabeel mare Galway, a sister to stakes winners Shillelagh, Tullamore and Grazia, Kirwan’s Lane was bought for $170,000 from the draft of Little Avondale Stud at Karaka in 2018 and sports the colours of prominent owner Ron Finemore.