ASTUTE horseman Brent Lilley has been forced to change his plans following Kyvalley Blur’s success at Tabcorp Park Melton last night.
Originally looking to follow the Victorian country cup circuit with the squaregaiter, Lilley will aim Kyvalley Blur at the New South Wales Trotters’ Mile.
The Group One is part of the stellar Miracle Mile card at Menangle on February 24.
“The mile in Sydney was always an option, but I was leaning more towards the country cups,” Lilley said. “He did well in New Zealand in December, and on tonight’s run, he has earned another trip.”
Driven by premier reinsman Chris Alford, Kyvalley Blur caused an upset by capturing the V L Dullard Cup at the juicy odds of $19.10.
Settling towards the tail of the field from barrier six, Kyvalley Blur gained a three-wide trail along the back straight as My Tribeca took the field into the home turn.
Unleashing a strong sprint during the latter stages, the son of Chocolatier grabbed the front in the last stride to score by a head from Temporale, with Sky Petite five metres away third.
“I wasn’t happy with his run last week when he finished out towards the back, but he’s run truer to his form tonight,” Lilley said. “After getting the ideal run into it like that he was always going to finish strongly.
“He’s a 10-year-old, but still racing consistently, and with a bit of luck, can add to his record before he’s finished.”