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Sircconi hangs on to win Sires’ Produce

Jockey Linda Meech is looking forward to the Melbourne spring after riding Sircconi to an all-the-way win in VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington.

Meech is convinced Sircconi will develop into a quality three-year-old over a longer distance following his win on Saturday.

“A 2000 metre three-year-old race is right up his alley,” Meech said.

Sent out an $11 chance, Meech took Sircconi to the front and dictated the speed before scoring a short-half-head win over Aspect ($7) with Feng Chu ($19) 1-1/4 lengths away third.

“He’s got no turn of foot but what he does have is he can maintain a high cruising speed,” Meech said.

“And he’s got the best attitude. He’s like an eight-year-old in the head.

“He’s such a beauty.”

Trainer Peter Morgan will now contemplate taking the son of Nicconi to Sydney for some of the longer two-year-old races during the upcoming autumn carnival.

And like Meech he’s also looking forward to seeing Sircconi as a spring three-year-old.

“I was a little bit worried today,” Morgan said.

“He looked a little bit soft in the yard but it’s a bit of a juggling act with two-year-olds.

“He’s a good doer but I was a little bit worried coming here that he was underdone.”

Morgan praised Meech’s ride on the colt.

“I said to Linda don’t wind it up too quick, just gradually wind it up and we might get away with it.”

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