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Charm Just as Irresistible over 1400m

May 24, 2015

Darci Charmer (NZ) (Darci Brahma) passed his first test over 1400m with flying colours on Sunday as he gunned down his rivals with his customary sweeping run from the top of the straight.

Exclusively a six-furlong horse at his previous 13 Kranji starts, the Darci Brahma four-year-old did give a few hints he would not be out of his depth over another 200m going with his recent runs. Trainer Michael Clements decided it was a theory worth proving on more than just paper, and the on-track result more than vindicated him. “At his last run, he was a little outpaced when he was over six furlongs and up in class,” said Clements. “It was a matter of time before we ran him over seven furlongs. He was good in his action and he finished the race off very well. “I was a bit concerned there was no real pace to the race as he can over-race a little, but Manoel was able to get him to run relaxed.

“A lot depends on whether he will jump on terms or can relax, but everything worked out well today.
“I will probably look around for another 1400m race for him now and see how he goes. I may even consider the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge if he keeps doing well.” Nunes, who rode Darci Charmer to one of his previous five wins, said he was a little apprehensive which side of Darci Charmer would show up at the races on Sunday. “He’s a nice horse on his day, but sometimes things can go wrong with him. He can miss the jump or over-race,” said the Brazilian jockey. “But he was all good today. He was relaxed and hit the line very strongly once I took him to the outside.” With that sixth success, Darci Charmer has now brought more than $280,000 in stakes earnings for his owners, the Charming Stable.

Story from: New Zealand Thoroughbred News