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McEvoy Sings Carlton House's Praises
Kerrin McEvoy is confident that Carlton House (Street Cry-Talented, by Bustino) can make his presence felt in next month's Queen Elizabeth Stakes after the imported galloper showed a return to form in Saturday's Gr1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill, reports horseracing.com.au. Carlton House, who was making his Gr1 debut in Australia, set a genuine tempo in the early stages of the race before kicking clear in the straight only to be grabbed right on the line by star Kiwi mare Silent Achiever. "We were nearly able to pull it off," McEvoy said. "He was out and striding along nicely and enjoying himself and it was a big buzz for me rounding the bend in The Queen's colours, especially when he kicked for home. I was fairly excited inside that last furlong, but Nash [Rawiller] got up and done me." He added, "He is a nice big horse and he has a nice big action on him and it was great to see him run that well." McEvoy believes Carlton House is best suited over 2000m and is predicting a big run from him in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes during The Championships. "I would like to see him stay at ten furlongs," McEvoy said. "I suppose it is up in the air whether he goes out to ten furlongs and then comes back for the Queen Elizabeth. You would have to say that on that run he is going to be right in the mix for a tough three spot in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes."