Allan Kehoe quick to make an impression with Get On The Grange

Dec 01, 2016

Allan Kehoe has only had Get On The Grange for three starts and would have been excused for never having given the Summer Cup a second thought with the hand-me-down.

But after chalking up his first city winners, the former picnic rider reasons it's the right time to have a throw at the stumps with what he believes is his first group runner at Randwick on Boxing Day.

"I guess his benchmark got up in the bush [and the owners were looking for other options]," Wyong-based Kehoe said.

"I had seen him running around Taree and the like and when we got him he was a really narrow horse and we tried to freshen him up a bit and put a little bit of weight on him. He's a nice horse."

That was much evident when Get On The Grange, with Sydney's leading rider James McDonald riding, scored a minor upset at Canterbury for the trainer's breakthrough win in town.

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