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Queen Elizabeth Target For Pinstripe Lane
Queensland Derby runner-up Pinstripe Lane (Pins-Singasong, by Danasinga) has been gelded since his winter campaign and connections are hoping he can measure up in some of the feature races during the spring, reports NZ Racing Desk. Troy Corstens, now training in partnership with his father Leon, said Pinstripe Lane was progressing nicely after a break and would trial in a couple of weeks. "I reckon he's a real Queen Elizabeth Stakes sort of horse," Corstens said. "The final day (of the Melbourne Cup carnival) at Flemington, I reckon that will be right up his alley and that's our main aim at this stage." He added, "It's quite hard to line up Queensland Derby form going into the spring. You don't want to get too far ahead of yourself, because sometimes they don't stack up." Corstens believes the Caulfield Cup will come around too soon for Pinstripe Lane who is building nicely towards his return. "He didn't have that long off and being a gelding this time in, he's a lot more clean winded than he was," he said. "But we've still got to get some miles into his legs to give him a good base (of fitness) to head into the spring."