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Olive Excited By Calaway Cruizer
Gr1-winning trainer Nick Olive says the wetter the track the better for his exciting staying prospect Calaway Cruizer (High Chaparral-Calaway Gal, by Clang) in Saturday's TAB Highway Handicap (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens, reports Racingnsw.com.au. Calaway Cruizer, a 3YO daughter of High Chaparral and Golden Slipper winner Calaway Gal, scored at Canberra (1400m) and Wagga Wagga (1600m) in heavy conditions recently by a combined margin of nearly 12-lengths and is primed third-up for the step up to city grade. "She's immature but a genuine talent, real nice staying filly in the making, coming back in distance on Saturday is not ideal but the way she's racing the prospects of more rain and a weight pull, she should go close," said Olive, who is enjoying his finest season to date thanks to the exploits of Gr1-winning filly Single Gaze. Three-year-old Calaway Cruizer with 54.5kg has a decisive pull in the weights against the higher raters, especially with more rain forecast. "I'd originally planned to wait until a more suitable '1800' Highway for her in a couple of weeks, but it would have been too long between runs, especially the form she's in," Olive said. "She'll race mid field and if it's heavy again, it's in her favour because she's progressed and will be strong at the finish of 1500m. But in saying that, we haven't seen anywhere near the best of her, next preparation when she's developed and more experienced is something to look forward to."