CLASSY mare Kitsilano will continue her trek towards her main target when she returns to Globe Derby in a fortnight.
A class above her rivals in last night’s Fred Jones Trotters’ Cup at the same venue, Kitsilano will be given a “few easy days” before tackling the Gramel Trotters’ Cup in a fortnight.
Should the Greg Rogers-trained squaregaiter perform to expectation she will then contest the South Australia Trotters’ Cup on February 8.
“I’m heading towards the main Cup with her,” Rogers said. “That has been the main target with her all along assuming she came back good enough.
“I think she has proven she’s good enough to be in the race, so we’ll keep pressing ahead for that.
“She’s only a four-year-old which is still a bit green and raw and will no doubt keep getting better with experience.”
Driven by Rogers’ son Ken, Kitsilano began solidly from the pole, but was beaten for early speed to be two-back along the pegs as Ghent led from two.
Angled to the outside soon after the start, Kitsilano was sent forward to find the front with the remainder of the feature becoming a procession.
Never seriously challenged, Kitsilano cruised to a 19-and-a-half metre win from Ghent, with Lombo Scrutinizer 21 metres away third.
Rating 2:06.1 over 2645 metres, Kitsilano stretched her record to 14 wins and five placings from 25 starts for earnings of $57,543.
“That was another pretty nice run from her,” Rogers said. “She had a little skip not long after the start but Ken got her back into her gait pretty quickly.
“After that she did it as she pleased and Ken drove her a treat.”