CRANBOURNE - 11 January 2020
The Busuttin & Young horse under the breeding LONHRO x CHLOE IN PARIS had a quiet first jump out on Dec 21 before winning a Dec 29 jump out and Heat 4 on Jan 11 (orange) very comfortably in quick overall time for the day and the quickest of the 2YO jump outs. A well bred individual here too, being by Lonhro out of the mare Chloe In Paris who was Group placed and only 2.7L off the Group 1 Galaxy who is out of the mare Innovation Girl who won several Group 2 and 3 races and was Group 1 placed. On the back of this work, this runner looks to have some talent.
UPDATE : named RUE VIVIENNE.
The 3yo filly CASHOFFA flashes very late to finish 3rd in Heat 10 on Jan 11 (purple) after having absolutely no room throughout the straight, but displaying a nice turn of foot late once she did get that gap to finish where she did. She travelled bunched up with barely any room at all throughout much of the heat, constantly stopping and starting, which makes this finish quite impressive for a 3yo filly returning. She was poor in her first two career runs when starting $61 and $101, so hopefully this is the improvement we needed to see and hopefully another jump out before resuming.
The jockey on PENITENTIARY barely moved a muscle for the entire heat as the 3yo gelding led the field along the rail in Heat 15 on Jan 11 (green) over 1000m. This follows a similar 760m jump out on the synthetic track on Dec 29 where the jockey also barely moved a muscle to finish 2nd, so he might have a motor under that hood. A half-brother to Hapuka who only had the three career runs to finish 3rd, 2nd and 1st before being retired to breed.
WERRIBEE - 12 January 2020
COLAC - 12 January 2020
FIGHTING HARADA looked super winning Heat 2 on Jan 12 in her first jump out for a very long time, having no raced since September 2018. She was very impressive as a 2yo and 3yo, now returning as a 5yo.
Nice win by the 3yo ANDRESS in Heat 3 on Jan 12 (black) over the 800m (despite the slow time), jumping very well to the front and kicking away late to suggest she might have some ability despite being only a $30k purchase from the NZB Karaka Sales in 2019.
STAWELL - 12 January 2020
We will be monitoring ORNAMENTAL LADY who took out Heat 1 on Jan 12 (pink) who led from start to finish and looked nice in doing so. She was very quiet on the inside of a Jan 5 jump out, showing nice improvement into this jump out and looks to have improved on that debut 2nd to Pintoff who has since won a BM64.
We couldn’t see the start of the heat, but WILD RHAPSODY was leading around the bend of Heat 4 on Jan 12 (blue) and looked handy going to the line. Hard to judge without the first ¾ of the heat so would like to see another jump out before backing with any confidence.
A half-brother to Begood Toya Mother, DON’T FORGET DAD showed a very neat turn of foot to close late in Heat 5 on Jan 12 (pink). He was a very quiet 3rd on Dec 10 to impressive debut winner Retrovailles and Astro Castro as well as a quiet 5th on Dec 21 behind much more experienced runner’s such as Backpedal. If this 3yo gelding has half the talent of his half-sibling, he’s going to win some races and the turn of foot shown in his latest jump out suggests there might be a motor under the hood.
SANDOWN - 12 January 2020
EXTREME WARRIOR clocked the fastest 800m time of the morning when winning Heat 1 ahead of DOSH, who was more impressive due to the amount of amount of extra ground she had to cover out wide. MIDNIGHT HUSSY was the most impressive of the other heats, finishing 2nd in Heat 2 with the 2yo filly a previous $350k purchase. AQUAPISHE as well winning Heat 8 by a big margin.
Straight to the front and an easy win for OUR AUGUST ROSE in Heat 6 on Jan 12 (blue), but running a below average time in the process and defeating Via Capo. This 4yo mare jumped well, took up the lead and kicked away late very nicely before being eased down. Only her first jump out back, would keen to follow her into a BM58 first up as she still is only lightly raced with the 6 career starts.
CRANC wasn’t poorly away in Heat 10 on Jan 12 (light blue), but was beaten for speed and almost on the screen before making up several lengths with ease in the middle stages and making the leaders look they were standing still. He dropped out to last in a Dec 29, so it was encouraging to see this 3yo gelding improve with the blinkers going on.
TOOGOODFORTOORAK showed a nice fight in him as Cranc went past him, finding a bit late and kicking back up to win.
AKAKA FALLS has always shown some talent and his huge win in Heat 11 on Jan 12 (navy) was no exception. He was way too speedy and classy for this lot and looks to have come back well ahead of the Autumn. Only his first jump out back, but a much follow as he will improve even more on this.
CURRAN was previously with Maher/Eustace but had the switch of stable’s before even making it to the races. Now for Tolson/Proctor, the 3yo gelding has put together two jump out wins in a row now with his win in Heat 13 on Jan 12 (blue and yellow) to go with his win on Jan 6. Expect him to race on speed like his jump outs and he looks a nice prospect.
A half-sister to Aristia, MARABI was an impressive winner of Heat 14 on Jan 12 (light blue) in her first jump out. Yet to race as a 4yo, but she comes from a very handy family that includes several multiple-time winners so if she is anything like her siblings, she will win some races. She’s one we must follow.
BALLARAT - 14 January 2020
AMALFI SPRITZ closed super from the back in Heat 1 on Jan 14 (red). After settling a very clear last, the 3yo colt rounded up the field under a strong hold to finish 2nd where he was never asked for an effort. He finished just behind Arcadia Prince, who is a very handy 6yo gelding and adds to the style of run in this jump out. He looks talented and expect him to break his maiden early.
JHARANA was a nice winner of Heat 5 on Jan 14 (green) with the 3yo colt pushing forward after jumping and doing it well. He was pressured early and decided to take a sit before then kicking away late around the bend to win comfortably in the end. This follows a nice synthetic win on Jan 5 where he was given a push late and responded well to the riding to win in the fastest time of the day. He’s travelling well ahead of his return.
TATURA - 14 January 2020
ATEOVERITE backed up his Dec 22 win with a nice official win in Heat 2 on Jan 14 over 1100m. He pushed forward and sat just off the speed before showing a nice turn of foot when he peeled out, the same turn of foot he showed in his first jump out. He won this well under the guidance of Liam Riordan and a 1400m MDN on debut will suit.
BILL’S KICK with a wow jump out. The 3yo gelding went straight to the front in Heat 7 on Jan 14 and won as easy as you like, clocking 50.87s. He defeated Yes Sir by 5L who was 2nd and 1st in his first two career runs and now resumes as a gelding. Only his first jump out back and it was very impressive. Definitely follow this gelding, hard to jump out better.
We really like RUSTY LUCK. He was jumping out super, had a let up and now has returned with another super trial win in Heat 8 on Jan 14 when defeating Mr Cashman and Ultimate Edition while gapping 4th by a massive margin. He led from start to finish and although they made ground on him late, for an un-raced horse this was super. Expect him to go close to winning on debut.
FLEMINGTON - 15 January 2020
THE BILLIONAIRE has always promised to be a good horse, but didn’t deliver as a 2yo. He looks to have returned in good order as a 3yo though, finishing 2nd on Jan 5 before taking out Heat 2 on Jan 15 (red) impressively. It looks like he has returned gelded, which could be the key to him switching on and deliver on that talent he has shown in jump outs. Looks to need to be on speed or leading, so look for a low draw first up.