Please see below for our #BlackBook runner comments for Friday, 13 August 2021. The runner's highlighted are our #BlackBook runners (the key runners of focus), while those included in the 'other' section of each race are additional runner's that have jumped out well enough to be worth noting. All NSW #BlackBook runners are 'other' runners.
GEELONG - Race 3
#4 FIRST PLATOON (6) - D O'Brien
The Danny O’Brien owned and trained FIRST PLATOON looked professional wining Heat 3 on Mar 19 (navy blue). A well bred and expensive colt, a $625k buy at the Magic Millions sales being by Sebring out of a multiple-Group winning mare over 1400m and 1600m. After a pair of jump outs in 2020, the 2yo colt was taken to the front by D Oliver before settling well and cruising too and through the line, extending past the line under a hold. One worth following.
We blackbooked the $625k colt FIRST PLATOON after a Mar 19 win where he has since won a Mar 26 jump out and now a super trial win with the blinkers going on, coming in Heat 6 ahead of a fast finishing CARDIGAN QUEEN who has made a habit of getting back and running on in her jump outs, doing similar when 3rd on Mar 23.
#14 TRAMONTANA (5) - B & JD Hayes
TRAMONTANA looks to have made a nice return, winning a pair of jump outs on Jul 23 and Heat 1 on Aug 2 (white) where he sat on pace in both of these and was too strong late under minimal pressure. He was a little unlucky not