Weekly Review - April 19 to April 25
CRANBOURNE - 19 April 2021
If FIGHT FOR VICTORY contests a BM58 first up, he goes very close having changed from the Hasan stable to Greg Eurell. Last preparation he contested BM64/70/78 races, highlighted by finishing 2.2L off Parsifal in a BM78 at Flemington at $151. The gelding was ridden very quietly throughout Heat 8 on Apr 19 (red and white vertical stripes), his first jump out for the new stable and was an impressive 2nd in nice time. Nice bit of work.
Putting the winner, LADY SILVAIR, on the watch list as well. Expect another jump out for this EJ trained mare to get a good guide on where she’s at.
OCEAN’S JEN super. A very comfortable win for the 3yo filly in Heat 14 on Apr 19 (blue), after making up 5-6L around the bend and in the straight to then win by a further 3-4L. This backs up some previous nice work for Doug Arnold - she finished 3rd on Mar 22 to Winsum and Marcoura over 800m and then was an eye catcher over 990m on Apr 6 in an official trial when making ground easily on the likes of Jaffastock and Nikau Spur. A full sister to Ocean’s Thirteen, she is travelling really well ahead of her return and very keen to follow. Might need more than the 1200m or so first up so one we can follow into this prep if she doesn’t win first up.
BLAZEJOWSKI clocked the fastest 800m time of the morning, winning Heat 4 just ahead of RAISE ‘EM UP with a good gap to 3rd. They clocked a slick 45.22s for the 800m.
RAISE ‘EM UP is the big watch, especially considering BLAZEJOWSKI was 5.6L off the G1 Orr only 11 weeks ago… he was 1st first up over 1300m at $41 on a Heavy 8 track at Sandown last preparation. Keep an eye on his price first up this preparation.
Easy win by INKSLINGER ahead of Ling Ling in Heat 10.
Couldn’t possibly back him at short odds on his record (11 starts for 0 wins), but the big grey PROSECUTOR looked good over 1000m in Heat 13. It’s his first jump out back, so keen to see another jump out but there won’t be much confidence regardless because of that record. Can win though…
SHEVROLET as easy as you like over 1200m, winning Heat 15.
KYNETON - 19 April 2021
He’s had 1 placing in 9 starts, but SCRAMBLER looked pretty handy to win Heat 2. He had the race fitness though, with his latest run 11 days ago having merit when 5th after travelling wide throughout at $31. He generally improves 2nd up too - in his first prep he was 8th and then 2nd second up, while in his second prep he was 9th and then 6th second up. Expect improvement second up.
It was the slowest time of the day, but BOHO MISS was under a ridiculously strong hold when taking out Heat 3. Her debut prep was poor late last year, but the 3yo filly has been given some more time and it looked like the blinkers went on here which may have switched her on. It’s hard to have a lot of confidence with a combined losing margin of 36L in 3 starts, but she might improve this prep at a big price.
TERANG - 19 April 2021
Mentioned after a Apr 7 jump out, FRANCINE did herself no harm when within 2L of Kev’s Girl in Heat 6 on Apr 19 (purple and yellow). She finished 5th, but was travelling a lot better than those around her with only the impressive maiden winner Kev’s Girl and including Pride Of Jenni (coming off a 2nd at Caulfield) travelling better. Think she can run a nice race when she resumes off this let up.
ROCK OF KRYPTONITE is a usual jump out stand out performer but struggles to bring it to the races. The 3yo took out Heat 3 comfortably and here’s hoping the colt finally puts it all together on raceday.
STYLISH ENUFF’s latest run was a clear forgive, with the 3yo colt’s jump out in Heat 5 seeing him finish 2nd amongst better company including Chantrea, Night Guy and Riding The Wave. He looked really nice in this heat and is clearly better than his latest run, look for an improved performance in his next run.
Hard not to notice INTELLECTIVE finish amongst Ocean Beyond and Begood Toya Mother in Heat 9 (yellow) over 1000m. She looks to be travelling well despite having that extra fitness of a full preparation. One to watch in another BM78 or so.
AVOCA - 19 April 2021
The McEvoy runner (DEEP FIELD x CHLOE) matched motors with, and if anything was better than, SPANISH VICTORY in Heat 2. A $200k Magic Millions purchase that’s a half-sibling to Wedgetail, watch for another jump out, this was an encouraging bit of work for a first jump out.
A very easy win for BUCK BAY in Heat 3, but his record suggests he won’t be getting any easy wins on the racetrack. His latest preparation (the first for Emma Church) was poor, beaten by a combined 55.3L in his last three starts. Hard to follow with confidence.
In a pretty handy Heat 6, HOT SEAT did a super job to take up the lead with the speedy Meteorite with the smart maiden winner Reciprocation behind. The big baldy face is hard to miss, with the 7yo even looking to kick away late and win pretty well in the end over the 1000m. We’ll see him in a BM58 first up, big price too?
TURIN WARRIOR bolted in Heat 10 over 1000m, recording the quickest time of the morning in the process, albeit ridden out over the concluding stages. In typical Archie Alexander fashion though, a quietly ridden hard held first jump out on Apr 1 and then a ridden out second jump out here. Will go well first up.
CAULFIELD - 20 April 2021
Only 3x heats over 650m for the 2yo's. Hard to follow any with confidence.
ECHUCA - 20 April 2021
FULL PROBE was a lot more impressive in Heat 2 over 1100m than he was in his previous trials and jump outs, albeit a bit green in the straight still. His past work has dampened this performance, but nonetheless a nice bit of work.
BEAUTIFUL BEE flies first up, with 6 starts for 2 wins and 3 placings and her trial was no exception, winning Heat 4 by 2.5L over Cielo D’oro. Considering 5 of her 7 career wins (in 45 starts) have come first, second or third up, she clearly goes well fresh and will be a huge watch first up this preparation again.
As you would expect, smart 3yo gelding AYRTON was a clear class above winning Heat 5 untouched by 3L. Exciting.
Worth following the winner of Heat 7, RONIN being solely owned by Mick Price, which is something you don’t see often. He is a half-brother to Valiant Dream, who raced over in Sha Tin.
JOSEYLIN started short on debut at Flemington ($3), but was really disappointing when going down by 9.1L to Frost Flowers. There was clearly an opinion of her though considering her started price and she was immediately spelled following this run where the jockey said she felt short in her action. She looked very good in her return, winning Heat 8 comfortably in the end. It’s only her first jump out and considering her fail on debut, we want to see another bit of work before following with confidence.
MORNINGTON - 21 April 2021
IT’S NEVER ENUFF can go close to winning on debut. The 3yo gelding had a quiet 650m jump out on Mar 24, going to the line with Divine Wit who has since ran 3rd behind a handy Just Malcolm. Stepping up to 1000m in Heat 3 on Apr 21 (red and yellow), he sat off the pace near last before peeling wide and hitting the line under his own steam. A nice jump out without winning or even placing. He looked like he had a bit under the hood and as a $110k Magic Millions purchase, he might have some talent. He made good ground past the line too. One to watch.
Expected a little bit more from BROOKLYN HUSTLE who finished 2nd in Heat 1 to MALICORNE, who travelled beautifully throughout and was probably the top performer on the day. They ran the quickest 1000m heat of the day too.
Sticking with the family, Brookly Hustle’s little sister BROOKLYN HEAT took out Heat 2 ahead of some handy gallopers following her nice debut win. Can go on with it now.
Not keen to follow many from the 650m synthetic jump outs. They don’t really give a gauge of how they’re travelling.