DUKE IS READY TO RUMBLE

Mar 16, 2017

Outspoken Duke is ready to fire at Ascot on Friday.

Third-up, 1600m, gate four and Jason Brown on board.

Harvey Racing saddle up the son of Duke Of Marmalade in race eight, the Amelia Park Handicap, on the St Patricks raceday at Ascot.

After a promising first-up third, Outspoken Duke finished just three lengths off Watijadoo on February 22 over 1400m.

That race was on-pace dominated with Outspoken Duke finishing off in the fastest final 600m sectional.

“The only small issue I think is the gap between runs,” co-trainer Todd Harvey said.

“He is ready to go and I think he is a good chance in the race.”

Stablemate Crinklecut also lines up in the same event following an encouraging on speed performance last start.

He was narrowly beaten at Bunbury on March 1 over 1705m, but has to contend with an awful barrier draw.

“He is going to need a lot of luck, but is going and looking well,” Harvey said.

Race eight at Ascot Friday is scheduled to run at 5.40pm.

- Taylor Courtland