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NOM Du Jeu three-year-old Ted’s breeding suggests he’ll be a stayer but he has showed them a clean pair of heels first-up over a sprint distance.

Ted ($1.70-fav), ridden by Damian Browne, bolted in by four-and-a-half lengths in a Maiden (1200m) at the Sunshine Coast night meeting on Friday, February 10.

“He’s probably more bred to run 2000m, so it was really good to see him do that tonight,’’ said trainer Stuart Kendrick.

“Hopefully, it will be onto some nice races for him,’’ he said.

“He’s got good natural speed and he’s a real front-running type of horse. I’m really quite excited about him and really want to get him up over a trip.”

Ted was bred in New Zealand and Kendrick Racing and connections bought into him as a staying prospect.

“We’ve been very patient and hopefully it pays off,” Kendrick said.

At his only previous run, Ted had finished second over 1350m at Doomben in September.

“He’s always shown a lot of ability,” Kendrick said.

“We tipped him out after his first run and hopefully it is onto some nice carnival races.”

Images courtesy of Trackside Photography