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Weekly Review - February 8 to February 14

CRANBOURNE - 8 February 2020

MCGRATH under the guidance of Damien Oliver was a close 2nd in Heat 4. A previous blackbook runner with three jump outs now and he looks primed for a debut.

Nice trial by TRIBOULET, winning Heat 7 on Feb 8 by an easy 2.5L where he extended late from the likes of Confrontational and Rhode Scholar. Hard to see him in a Jan 20 Geelong jump out, so it was encouraging to see this 3yo gelding push forward from out wide and take up the lead with Craig Williams before extending late under hands and heels. Nice bit of work.

Had her on the watch list after a Sep 7 jump out under her breeding and then she was 3rd (gapping 4th) to Melba Storm and Jimmy Rockford on Jan 25. The 3yo in MERLIN’S CHARM is a half-sister to Cath’s Village and a full-sister to Toramour and it took until the final strides for Muntaseera to overtake this filly in Heat 8 on Feb 8. Impressive filly we are very keen to follow.

We had an opinion of TREPORTI prior to his debut and he was okay without winning. Given time now, he was 3rd to General Beau in a nice 2yo jump out on Jan 15 before a nice 2nd in Heat 12 on Feb 8 when coming from the back.

The winner FORGOT YOU also put in a nice performance too. He had a bit of extra fitness though having been his third jump out this preparation being an out the back Jan 18 jump out and a nice 2nd on Jan 25.

Both of these colts are worth following and look to have some talent.

Update: TREPORTI has since ran 4th in a Listed race at Flemington (Sat, Feb 13) behind Ingratiating. Nice form for FORGOT YOU going forward.

The $400k filly AUDREY GIRL was eased down on the line and still won by 4L untouched when leading from start to finish in Heat 15 on Feb 8. She had a quiet jump out on Jan 11 before winning a Jan 25 jump out when pushed out, so she had a bit of fitness on her side but none-the-less a very impressive bit of work with Daniel Moor in the saddle. Big watch for a 2yo debut around the corner.

WERRIBEE - 9 February 2020

He was ridden out late, but ran 1.09s faster than the star studded Heat 1 with the likes of Russian Camelot and Mr Quickie. The 3yo gelding HARTACK won Heat 2 on Feb 9 quite well in the end over the 1100m after settling at the rear of the field for much of the heat. He responded well when asked for an effort as he rounded the field under the guidance of D Oliver. Will most likely get over some distance so he might not be one to follow first up, but certainly one to keep our eye on.

Noting he had a jump out on Dec 7 behind Impecunious (impressive first up winner) and an official trial on Jan 28.

CAULFIELD - 9 February 2020

Super jump out from DOSH as a tune up for the Blue Diamond, winning Heat 3 on Feb 9 (black) comfortably in very quick time at only 0.09s slower than Flostar and Anders. Considering she carried 58kg, 2kg more than anyone else, first up after only the 1 jump out, we think she can give the Blue Diamond a shake (provided Enthaar is going to be hard to beat).

STARRY LEGEND finished 2nd in this heat, beating everyone but the talented Dosh. Including his Feb 2 win as well, this 2yo colt might also have some talent so worth following. Worth noting he was a $500k purchase.

Encouraging win for NO WAY EVER in Heat 5 on Feb 9 (green) in her first jump out this preparation, having had a sole jump out way back on Oct 6. The 2yo filly showed super gate speed to kick up to the lead and put lengths on the field late without ever being asked for an effort. She was a clear class above this lot and put good time on the clock for the day. One we are following.

MORNINGTON - 10 February 2020

ARTORIUS defeated LUNAKORN in Heat 5 over 1000m in his tune up towards the Blue Diamond. Nice bit of work here.

PROMADA ran the meeting’s fastest L200m when 4th to Rainbiel on debut at a massive $51. She was then 10th but it was only by 3.85L in a fast run race and she couldve finished closer if she had a bit more room late. She was 5th in a quietist Jan 27 jump out before leading and showing a nice turn of foot late under pressure when winning Heat 4 on Feb 10 (pink). Just Benjamin and Toyetic were 2nd and 3rd in this heat, so she beat a bit of quality. Worth following first up in a maiden.

Featured in our review after her Jan 27 jump out, BARONESSA was just as impressive leading from start to finish to win Heat 10 on Feb 10 (white). She’s ready for her debut, and we’ll be following her.

This filly also won a Jan 20 jump out over 600m, defeating Tycoon Humma by 1L while gapping 3rd. Tycoon Humma then came out and won on debut at Bendigo by 2.25L, albeit in 2YO company.

CAMPERDOWN - 12 February 2020

Recent maiden winner ULANNI held off the 71-rated BEL MY PAGO to win Heat 5 comfortably, gapping 3rd.

RIDING THE WAVE looked a lot better than CHAILLOT when winning Heat 7.

LITCHFIELD COUNTY looked to have some talent when leading the whole way to win Heat 2 on Feb 12 (yellow). He led the whole way on debut on a Soft6 track but was no match late, being ran over the top to finish 2nd. He won this heat under no pressure and obviously has some talent, having started $2.30 on debut. He is a full-brother to Sayumi, who has some talent and this colt looks to be the same.

BLACK PRINCE RUBY was a very impressive winner down the middle of the track in Heat 4. Very impressive win - expect a 1200m BM64 first up and he can certainly go close to winning that.

FLEMINGTON - 12 February 2020

STARDARMESTA could be a load job on debut. Following that Feb 5 jump out, he has bolted in to win Heat 3 on Feb 12 (orange) with absolute ease. The most encouraging part was his last 200m or so where he put a gap on some nice gallopers with ease. Big fan.

Only the first jump out back as a 3yo for CHOCOLATE KISSES and the filly looked comfortable in the lead. She showed plenty of gate speed to take up the lead in Heat 5 on Feb 12 (white with green sleeves), travelled well throughout and then was challenged late by Hinto Blue but she showed a nice kick and fight to continue on and fight off that runner despite Craig Williams sitting relatively quiet. She hit the line with plenty of pace too, Craig noticeably trying to pull her up past the line so plenty left in the tank too. Super return and her racing pattern makes her a friendly betting proposition first up - Gai is certainly known for her leaders, especially with the blinkers on (which this filly didn’t have) so keeping a close eye.

Boom Boom Becker was the winner, but considering he is 65-rated it was the un-raced 3yo MARYSVILLE of Heat 13 on Feb 15 (yellow) who looked to be a real nice mover and was the eye-catcher of this heat. He had a couple of jump outs last February and an official trial in March but didn’t make it to the races as a 2yo, instead going out for a break and coming back to look like he’s furnished into a nice 3yo. He looks to move really well and would be no surprise to see him have talent to match.


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