CONSECUTIVE wins at Moonee Valley have Trap For Fools ready to contest some feature spring staying races, according to Warrnambool trainer Jarrod McLean.
Trap For Fools was having his fifth start for the in-form McLean stable when he defeated Yogi and Bondeiger in a $120,000 race on Saturday. The lightly raced five-year-old won ten races for astute Perth trainer Lindsey Smith before transferring to McLean’s stable in May this year.
Plenty of staying options are open for Trap For Fools including the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield, the JRA Cup at Moonee Valley or a trip to Sydney for The Metropolitan at Randwick plus nominations in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.
“I’ll be having a chat with Geoff Evans who owns Trap For Fools about the various options,” he said.
“There’s a few different paths we could go down. We may go back to the Valley for the JRA Cup but the Naturalism is also an option leading into the Caulfield Cup. The Metropolitan in Sydney may also be on the cards.”
McLean trained a personal best 38 winners last season and is on track to break that number in the 2018-19 season. He has led in winners at the last four metropolitan meetings.
Meanwhile, Darren Weir’s Warrnambool satellite stable produced two winners at the Valley on Saturday. Classy sprinter Nature Strip and Land Of Plenty were successful on the nine race program.