FLEMINGTON - 9 August 2021
LAFARGUE started $3.50 on debut at Flemington, managing a disappointing 6th but pulling up with a slow recovery in a forgive run. He’s been given 12-weeks since that run, returning up the straight in Heat 2 on Aug 9 (navy) and winning impressively in slick time with the addition of blinkers. As this was only his first jump out back, expect another bit of work before he resumes but he already looks to be improved after that break and with the gear change.
RIGEL STAR could be quite talented. He jumped out on Aug 2 when 2nd to Found Our Thrill (fresh off a MDN win) before taking out Heat 3 on Aug 9 (red) under a strong hold. He was a super first up winner last prep before getting too far back (especially at Mornington) when rocketing home to finish 2nd in a CL1. He’s out of the mare Two Blue who was a Group 1 & 2 horse herself and think this Zoustar gelding can add to his win tally in this third career prep.
LUCKY CANUCK probably wasn’t ready to get to the races after her pair of jump outs in March and April, but her jump out return in Heat 4 on Aug 9 saw her go to the line with some nice horses in Seradess and Heresy. She’s out of the Group-placed mare Satin Robes and didn’t look out of place here.