Trainer Darren Weir is yet to confirm a Sydney trip for Cliff’s Edge after the colt scored an all the way win in the Group 2 $200,000 Hacer Group Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) at The Valley on Friday night.
Cliff’s Edge bounced back from last start seventh to Grunt in the Group 1 $1m Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on March 3 to be rated perfectly in front for new jockey Jamie Mott.
Weir said he is yet to make a decision if Cliff’s Edge will head to Sydney and back up in the Group 1 $600,000 Sky Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill next week or be aimed for the Group 1 $2m Harrolds Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick on day one of The Championships on April 7.
“I don’t know,” Weir told broadcaster racing.com
“It’s a good problem to have.”
Weir also praised the ride of Jamie Mott who took over the reins from the suspended John Allen.
“Jamie has ridden for me for years.” Weir said.
“He is a great jockey and it’s great to be able to put him on a good horse.”
The punters were never worried after Cliff’s Edge was sent out as the $1.70 favourite and had a length and a quarter to spare on the line with Levendi ($7.50) running home for second with Belfast ($13) winding up in third spot.
“He seems to really enjoy bowling along,” Mott said.
“We got down to the half mile and it was never in doubt.”
Cliff’s Edge is now on the third line of betting at $9 for the Rosehill Guineas at Ladbrokes.com.au behind Ace High at $3 and D’Argento at $4.