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Tuesday, May 02 2017

The next-up options for the promising stayer Sylvester will depend on which venue offers the better going.

Sylvester - Race Images Palmerston North

The lightly-tried four-year-old has consecutive wins to his credit at Tauherenikau and at Awapuni and part-owner and trainer Sylvia Kay is keeping her options open with the Road To Rock gelding.

"He'll either be going to Palmerston North or Wellington," she said.

"There are races at both places to suit him, he just needs the better track. I don't want to run him on a bog track – he's still learning and I think he will be a very good horse in the spring."

Sylvester has twice been successful from six appearances and stablemate Dolcetto is another progressive type with two wins from half a dozen starts.

"She's more of a sprinter and I'd like to run her at Awapuni on the 20th in a Hanley Qualifier with the final at Wellington a week later," Kay said.

"She's another one who has just needed a bit of time."

Kay also has hopes of Amarone adding to the stable's winning tally in the El Cheapo Cars Handicap at her home meeting at Otaki on Thursday.

"She doesn't do herself any favours the way she starts, she always hesitates and gets back," she said.

"She's got a good finish on her when she gets a clear run. She's no superstar, but she's handy enough and has got no weight on her back."

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