Dixon happy with Thirty One

30 December 2017 22:38:04 GMTPlus11

Trainer/driver Grant Dixon says his star pacer Colt Thirty One is bang on course for the Victoria Cup following his latest win at Albion Park.

Following a clinical win the week before, the three-year-old made it back-to-back victories when taking out the $10,540 Pot of Gold Final, much to the delight of Dixon.

The Group 1 winner easily defeated former New Zealand filly Lisa Lincoln and Paternity Suit in a time of 1:54.1 and is looking good for the $200,000 Victoria Derby series next month.

"I was really pleased with the effort today, it was a nice follow-up from his effort the previous week and he felt strong to the line and the sectionals were sharp." Dixon said.

The heats of the Victoria Derby are scheduled for 20th January, while the final will take place the following week at Tabcorp Park, Melton, and Dixon is confident his colt will be amongst the action.

"He proved he was competitive with his efforts during the Breeders Crown back in August and I think he has come back in really good shape, we're in the mix anyway," Dixon said.

"He's filled out and thickened in the right areas and he's very relaxed which is great, he's very tractable and driving very well.

"I'm hoping to find another race before heading south and that should have him in great shape for the series."

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