Credit – Ray Thomas
Giga Kick earned the imprimatur of jockey Craig Williams after an impressive barrier trial win at Randwick on Monday.
The Clayton Douglas-trained Giga Kick was ridden conservatively early and kept wide by Williams before he strode to the lead in the straight to win his 1045m trial by a length on the steeplegrass course.
Williams kept Giga Kick under a tight hold as the crack three-year-old scored a seemingly stylish and effortless win.
“Clayton has been happy with how the horse has recovered from his All Aged Stakes win but he asked if I could come up and have a sit on the horse for what would be one of his major pieces of work before the Doomben 10,000 next week,” Williams said.
“I was really delighted by how smooth he felt, his action was perfect and he looks in great order.
“They say no horse is given, they are developed, and Clayton has a really good handle on Giga Kick. His management of this horse has been superb.”
Douglas used the barrier trial to have Giga Kick at his peak for the Group 1 $1.5m Doomben 10,000 (1200m) at Doomben on May 13.
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