QUALITY youngster My Used To Be will be kept fresh ahead of his next feature assignment.
Successful in last night’s South Australia Trotters’ Derby at Globe Derby, My Used To Be will return to the troubled venue for the Southern Cross.
Due to limited numbers, squaregaiters aren’t required to contest heats like their pacing counterparts, meaning they progress to the Final in a fortnight.
“If there were heats he would go around next week, but we don’t have the numbers for that,” trainer Jill Neilson said.
“So he will go straight into the Final like the others.
“I won’t look for any other race for him and just keep him ticking along at home for the next couple of weeks.”
In what was a shamble of a start, My Used To Be worked to the lead from barrier six as half the field galloped and another was unable to stay in touch with the mobile!
Despite the pair being well clear of the rubble, Phil Pavlovich elected to test the favourite by sitting in the ‘death seat’ with $45 outsider, Quick Quaker.
Easily fending off the challenge around home bend, My Used To Be was untouched to score by 35 metres from Quick Quaker.
Lovelorn, a stablemate of the winner, was 20 metres away third.
Rating 2:03.3 over 2230 metres, the son of Used To Me took his record to eight wins and four placings from 16 starts for earnings of $34,363.
“He did it quite easily,” Neilson said. “Wayne (Hill, driver) never had to move on him.”