Please see below for our #BlackBook runner comments for Tuesday, 17 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.
PAKENHAM - Race 2
#1 HOLT (1) - E Jusufovic
The gelding under the breeding NIGHT OF THUNDER x PARORE was away poorly in a pair of jump outs on Dec 7 and Dec 14, the latest though he was able to muster speed to get up along the rail and lead before finishing 2nd to Glamdam. Much of the same in his return, getting away poorly in Heat 10 on Jul 5 and again mustering speed to get up along the rail and lead, but managing to hold on well over the 760m to win in the fastest time of the morning. Expect to see another jump out, hopefully with him beginning better.
Only two times were sub 50s - one being Jigsaw and the other being HOLT in Heat 9 on Jul 19 who didn’t beat much, but won by a margin in nice time. We mentioned him after a Jul 5 jump out that saw him win well but we noted his poor starts. He was away better in this heat, but wasn’t clean. He jumped about midfield before mustering up the speed to lead and then kicked away in the straight as he was given a couple of reminders from the jockey. He can go well in a maiden on debut.
Debuted in a hot race at Caulfield with some nice horses. Was only beaten 3.5L there and steps back to Maiden grade with barrier 1 - he has a stack of speed and expect him to lead and make the most of that barrier.
Should be winning this now with the scratching of He's The Ultimate. BIFROST is the only danger and probably worth a saver to breakeven - 1 of 3 horses brought over from NZ along with Elephant who won on Sat, so stable must have an opinion and NZ trial was nice in quick time. It's a 2 horse