CRANBOURNE - 11 July 2022
Super return by PRINCESS NEFERTITI, finishing 2nd in Heat 6 on Jul 11 over the 1000m behind the last start Group-2 winner Prix De Turn. The returning 3yo filly went forward from the wide barrier, travelling on speed but out in the middle of the track as she cruised to the line under her own steam. Prix De Turn was put under significantly more pressure while she was travelling a lot easier, going on with it past the line. She finished a close 0.4L 3rd on debut behind New Enterprise and Belle Et Riche (since 1st in MDN and 1st in BM64), gapping 4th by a huge 5.25L. A $250k MM Gold Coast Yearling purchase, connections will be hoping she has returned in super order. Watching for another jump out prior to resuming.
YOU ESS ESS ARE has had no worries winning jump outs in her short career, her win in Heat 9 on Jul 11 over the 800m marking her fourth jump out win from five career jump outs, the other being a 2nd. Unlike her jump outs, she’s failed to bring this form to the races. Keeping an eye on her for another jump out, but have to tread carefully based on her previous form.
Mick Price and Michael Kent Jnr looked to have another talented colt on their hands, their 2yo I Am Invincible colt in BEWS taking out Heat 16 on Jul 11 in impressive fashion. He was 6th in an official Jul 4 trial where he was always out the back, taking improvement into todays heat where he sat midfield and showed a lovely turn of foot late to get over the top of a pushed out Berry Bubbly and doing so stylishly. A $400k purchase from the 2021 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale, he looks a colt with some talent.
MORTLAKE - 11 July 2022
PAKENHAM - 12 July 2022
Superb return by Peter Moody’s filly WALTZ ON BY, winning Heat 4 on Jul 12 over 750m with ease. The 2yo filly was clearly the best away, taking up the lead right from the get go and just cruising throughout. The jockey had a look over the shoulder at the 300m mark before opening up an even bigger margin over the final 200m. She had the 3x runs in her debut prep that concluded with a 2.75L 9th in the Blue Diamond, finishing 4th and 2nd in her other two runs. She’s clearly a talented filly that’s very well bred being by I Am Invincible with her mum, Stay With Me, a winner of the Group 1 1000 Guineas herself where her Dundeel half-sister recently sold for $1.7M at the 2022 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sales. Huge watch on this filly this preparation - wonder if they look to win a 1000 Guineas with her like her mum.
DIAMATTI had 3x jump outs in Jan/Feb earlier this year, beating home 1x runner in all of those jump outs in a poor display. He was tipped out and given more time where he was gelded in the process and that looks to have switched him on, winning the 2x jump outs this time in. The 3yo son of Shooting To Win took out a Jun 28 jump out prior to his win in Heat 5 on Jul 12 where he won over 750m in the fastest time of the morning. He led throughout here, pushed out and shown the whip over the final 300m to extend away and win. We’ll be treading carefully, but these wins this time in as a gelding were nice enough.
MORNINGTON - 13 July 2022
BENEDETTA has had a mixture of jump outs this preparation. He had the 2x 600m jump outs, the first when 5th of 6 in a Jun 9 jump out on the synthetic at Pakenham where she was away well and cruised to the line. Her second 600m jump out on Jun 29 at Mornington saw her miss the kick badly, staying in the gates and as a result, always being at the back to finish a clear last - ignore this jump out. She was away well in Heat 5 on Jul 13, leading along the rail before putting a gap on the field in the straight even though she wasn’t asked for an effort, she did it effortlessly. A 2yo Hellbent filly that was a $75k buy at the 2021 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, she looks to move well.
COLERAINE - 14 July 2022
This was a super jump out by the un-raced 2yo colt in RIVKIN, taking out Heat 4 on Jul 14 over the 900m but he did clock the slowest time of the morning. Patrick Ryan Jnr only has a few horses in work, but this son of Pariah would have to be one of his most prized colts having been a $240K purchase from the 2021 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. He’s a half-brother to the 3yo Not A Single Doubt filly in Mallory, a Group 3 winner as a 2yo that was 9th in the Golden Slipper, as well as the Smart Missile mare in Sassy 'n' Smart, who was Group performed in NZ. Well bred with a slick jump out win (in his first jump out this prep), he’s one to keep an eye on.
We’re keen for the return of MATAO MA. Despite not being able to break the maiden last prep in 4x starts when he was placed 4x times, he has some lovely form now and should be able to break the maiden this prep. He returned to win Heat 6 on Jul 14, cruising throughout when never asked for an effort. First up he was 2nd to Treporti before then finishing 2nd to the talented Pascero, 3rd to next start winners in Arktika and Hesket and 2nd in his latest run behind Plagiarized where 3rd, 4th and 5th all won their next start. Watch for another jump out before he heads back to the races, but we’d be surprised if he’s a maiden for much longer.
FLEMINGTON - 15 July 2022
SANDY PRINCE is absolutely flying at the jump outs, winning last weeks Jul 8 jump out in the fastest time of the morning and backing that up with a win in Heat 2 on Jul 15, again in the fastest time of the morning. He is nothing short of flying ahead of his return.
Big win from the Lindsay Park 2yo in CHESTER WARRIOR, taking out Heat 3 on Jul 15 in good fashion. The son of Zululand jumped cleanly to sit outside the leader but once he was asked for an effort around the bend and in the straight, he put a gap on these and won by a big margin. This will really bring him on for his debut having been hard held and quietly ridden last week in a Jul 8 jump out. A gelding to monitor.
BOLD INTENTIONS was $7 on debut yet was very disappointing, finishing 8th of 9 when beaten by 11L but he did pull up with a slow recovery and was subsequently spelled. He returned to win a 600m Geelong jump out on Jun 22 prior to finishing 2nd in Heat 12 on Jul 15 to Glamour And Glory when clocking the fastest time of the morning. These two runners went toe-to-toe throughout this heat, neither giving an inch which bodes well for this gelding who’s still a maiden. Keeping a close eye on him.
WARWICK FARM - 15 July 2022
Monitoring the 2yo daughter of I Am Invincible in RAVISHER, with the filly closing superbly late to win Heat 6 on Jul 15 in only her first career trial.
ANOTHER COGNAC was was 3rd in his first trial on Jun 20 behind Airman (since 1st) and Fashion Legend (since 4th MDN and 1st 2YO SW&P). He showed tremendous early speed here to go forward and lead very comfortably over the 900m but was just overran late, albeit under a hold. He did similar in Heat 12 on Jul 15, pushing forward from out wide to lead and win quite comfortably in the end as he went to the line under a hold while those behind him were pushed out, clocking the second fastest 740m time of the morning in the process. We haven’t seen what is under the hood yet, so there is a slight query there as he has just been a jump and run type in the trials so far, but he’s looked comfortable and can be one to watch on debut.