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Lees' final word on star Lightning duo

2 years ago

Kris Lees is warming to the chances of Graff in today's Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington.

Lees has also has gun mare In Her Time in the $750,000, 1000-metre scamper, and while he admits there's nothing between them, he claims Graff represents good value at around the $6 quote.

"I can't split them, to be honest, but I'd be backing him each way if you made me have a bet," Lees said on SEN's The Odds Couple.

Graff has won three of his six starts, and ran a cracking fifth in The Everest at his most recent outing.

Lees said the Star Witness colt would be kept to sprint trips this preparation in search of his all-important maiden G1.

"I think he is more a sprinter now, 12 months ago we expected him to get to a mile, he was showing all those signs," said Lees.

"The blinkers have really sharpened him.

"Being a colt, and quite a valuable one should he be able to win one of these feature races, I'd suggest he'll stay at the shorter trips for now anyway."

Lees is confident his G1-winning mare In Her Time will run a bold race, but wonders whether 1000m may be short of her best.

"We've kept her really fresh for it," Lees said.

"She's won a G1 Galaxy at 1100m first-up 12 months ago, but she hasn't been to 1000m.

"She has handled going down the straight, which I think is very important. She ran a very good second in the VRC Sprint Classic.

"She ticks a few boxes, but the 1000m is oneā€¦ it's a specialist distance."

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