Cracking Night has been thriving in the Shane Nichols stable after heading to the paddock after his last run and will have his first 'jump-out' this week.
The son of sire sensation, Night Of Thunder, showed a lot of promise at his second start with only Cafe Rizu getting past him during the run and the filly went on to win her next start at Flemington over 1800m and then ran fifth in the Group 1 Kennedy Oaks (2500m) later in the Spring.
Cracking Night was freshened after that run and then the team headed back to the races, figuratively as we were in lockdown, but a disappointing showing had him heading to the paddock.
"He has been bouncing around since he got back into the stable and I'm really pleased with the way he has came back in," trainer Shane Nichols said.
"The last couple times he has come in we have been pretty gradual with him because he carries a bit of condition but this time we have had to step him up quite quickly because he just keeps progressing."
Todd Blum is equally excited to see the way he has returned to the stable.
"It was naturally a bit disappointing to head to the paddock after such a flat run like that but the horse had had enough so Shane made the call to send him to the paddock," Blum said.
"We never really had any expectations on how far he would progress for his first campaign but after another break and then another prep in the stable he is learning what it's all about a bit more now.
TBB Racing have a percentage in the horse and the owners are looking forward to him getting back to the races again soon.