ECKLIN-trained Jilliby Nitro is having a light week following his win in the Australian Pacing Gold final at Queensland's Albion Park last Saturday night, according to his trainer Marg Lee.
Jilliby Nitro with star young reinsman her son Jason Lee in the sulky, the two-year-old defeated Yejele Hammer, with Be Happy Mach in third place in the $350,000 group one race.
Lee said the win was satisfying and rewarding for her stable.
"It's the first time that we've taken a horse up to Albion Park and to come home with a win is special," she said.
"It's Jilliby Nitro's second consecutive group one win. His other group one win was in the Bathurst Gold Crown six weeks ago.
"The victory was a big thrill because Jason had the winning drive. We'll now prepare him for the New South Wales Breeders Challenge with the final at Menangle on June 30."
The respected trainer said Jilliby Nitro had always shown ability.
"We knew once he was broken in that he was going to be good," Lee said.
"The good ones just have a real presence about them and Jilliby Nitro had that the first time he came into the stable. He's a beautiful natured horse. He's only had the five starts for four wins and two of those are at the elite level.
"He's still developing we've got our fingers crossed there's more improvement in him."
The powerful Lee training and driving combination also won with Jilliby Bandit in the next race following Jilliby Nitro's victory.
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