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The winning form of Warwick Farm trainer Joseph Pride is set to carry on at Kembla Grange on Tuesday with three leading chances lined up in suitable events.

Pride, who won at Warwick Farm with Bullets High last Wednesday before The Black Cloud scored impressively at Randwick on Saturday, starts his Kembla Grange assault when the imported Happy Saturday contests the Rene’s Spirit Class 1 Handicap (1400m) with Tommy Berry taking the ride.

Trainer Joe Pride.Credit: Getty

“He’s a nice horse that had a couple of runs late last year for us after arriving from France, and he did well during his spell,” Pride said.

“He had a couple of barrier trials last month before resuming at Hawkesbury, and he ran a good race there when finishing third when beaten in a three-way photo.

“That run has done him good and he steps up to the 1400m on Tuesday, which should suit.”

Pride will link with jockey Reece Jones when first-starter Erotas runs in the Mullet Creek Maiden Handicap (1200m).

Erotas is a three-year-old filly by US Navy Flag, and has had two barrier trials leading into her race debut.

“She’s had the two trials at Warwick Farm and she’s performed well enough in each of them,” Pride said.

“Reece Jones has been on her in both of them, so he should have a good feel for her when he hops on at Kembla Grange.”

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