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Weekly Review - July 13 to July 19

CRANBOURNE - 13 July 2020


The un-raced 3yo filly led them up along the rail in Heat 5 (47.12s) on Jul 13 to win under a nice hold ahead of the talented 3yo’s Splendid Isolation and Sea Dragon. She is a full-sister to the 68-rated The Crusha and the 66-rated Designer Chef, as well as being a half-sister to $110k earner Newspaper and $53k earner Street Diamond, so she certainly comes from a winning family and is another to watch as she handled the wet here quite well.


AMINATU won Heat 3 (46.68s) on Jul 13 in good order. The Danerich filly is out of a Redoute’s Choice mare and was very impressive in her first jump out and will be one for the watch list to look for a second jump out.

The quickest time of the day was a three way go in Heat 6 (46.26s) on Jul 13 between ALL IN BRAWL, BLOOD OATH and EURACK. All three went across the line with little-to-no riding and looked handy.

LORD MARKEL was lightly ridden across the line as a close second in Heat 7 (47.77s), but thought the one to take from this heat was BONS ABROAD who close super in the pink silks out the back. A change of trainer for the half-sister of Bons Away as she looks set to resume in a bm58 first up (hopefully). She was disappointing last campaign after contesting some nice races in town so expecting some improvement as she gets over the 1600m.

Last week he ran behind Jungle Edge, this week DRATINI has absolutely smoked them in Heat 11 (59.18s) on Jul 13 in the quickest 1000m heat of the morning on the wet track. He did this before last prep (as we know) and then flopped first up before romping in second up, which dims the confidence but if he draws a low barrier in a bm58 first up it is going to be very hard to ignore him.

CAULFIELD - 14 July 2020

AKAKA FALLS - L Kennewell

Despite the slowest time for the day (only 0.89s slower than the quickest), the un-raced 2yo colt took out Heat 2 (41.88s) on Jul 14 pretty impressively. The heat was over only 650m but it was the first jump out back for the $85k purchase and he is a big big watch, especially based on his prior jump out form. He had a pair of jump outs in April. The first on Apr 7 he was 3rd to Johnny Boss (won on debut) and Elementary Holmes (1.35L off a MDN on debut) while finishing in front of Nasukawa (since won MDN and BM64). He was then no match for a hot Apr 14 jump out when 5th to Jolly Sailor (since won MDN, BM64 and 3Y HCP), Ozone (since placed in ¾ MDN’s), National Choice (won MDN on debut) and Lansbrook (since won BM64). There is no doubting this sort of form from jump outs. Big watch.


EUPHORIC SUMMER won Heat 1 (40.99s) on Jul 14 in the equal quickest time of the morning but it didn’t look like she handled the Heavy(10) track too well. The other equal quickest time was Heat 4 (40.99s), won by the un-raced 2yo WAITINGFORTHEDAY. A super first jump out for the $420k filly and she’s certainly one we are watching as she handled the Heavy(10) track very well. She looked a lot better than Euphoric Summer with both heat’s won in the same time albeit over 650m.

Another 2yo win with SUNFLARE taking out Heat 3 (41.17s) on Jul 14 in nice time. She did so under light riding and with relative ease.

CASTERTON - 14 July 2020


It is very hard to see due to fog and can really only see the last 100m, but ROYAL EXIT looked to win Heat 1 on Jul 14 quite well. The 2yo is a half to the $70k earning 4yo Dame Of Thrones. He was also 3rd in a Jun 29 jump out with Yendall riding today so keep an eye out for him on for debut. Won’t be much confidence but one to keep safe.

ROCK OF KRYPTONITE returned this campaign after being spruked both starts and failing to live up to his potential. He might have more of a chance becoming a spring 3yo.

MORNINGTON - 15 July 2020

ERNEST - D Brideoake

This was a very very impressive win by the David Brideoake owned and trained 2yo gelding. He was 4-5L off the leaders coming around the bend before letting down a big swooping run down the middle of the track in the red silks and purple sleeves in Heat 3 (55.18s) on Jul 15. Not to mention, he was barely ridden and did so under his own steam. He has had a fair few jump outs including a 3rd on Jun 10 to Southern Lights , a big win on Jun 3, a 3rd on May 27 and a 2nd on May 13. Five jump outs will have him primed for a late season 2yo debut and certainly following.


She’s always usually jumped out well before resuming, and today was no exception for CUT IT OUT who took out Heat 1 (54.83s) on Jul 15 in the quickest time of the morning ahead of a field with handy credentials.

Our black booker CHARMING ADELINE was 2nd in Heat 3 (55.18s) on Jul 15 and has now had four jump outs as she gets very close to a debut. Her other jump outs prior to this heat include Jun 17, Jun 24 and Jul 1.

KERANG - 15 July 2020

ZOUTONS - B Hearps

He ran the quickest time of the day in a Jun 30 Bendigo win over 800m (48.85s). The 2yo son of Zoustar replicated that in Heat 6 on Jul 15 when winning the heat by a big margin. Bit of a question mark around the field he beat here but none-the-less, he looked super winning. He was a $200k MM purchase, a pretty decent price tag considering his trainer (and part-owner) Brendon Hearps only having the 3 horses in work. He's a big watch and would expect a pretty good price on debut.


The un-raced 3yo filly NEW ECHELON kept up well with her ridden-out and race fit stablemate THE PHANTOM BANTAM in Heat 3 on Jul 15.

MY GIRL TRUDY was ridden with no urgency at all in Heat 4 on Jul 15 when 3rd. The 4yo mare was basically ridden in a trot and didn’t at any stage look like she was asked of an effort, albeit against an ordinary field as well. Her form reads terrible with no placings from 6 starts, her best finish a 5.8L 4th at $151 with her next best finish a 4.6L 7th.

We said we wanted to keep an eye out for another jump out before her debut and we got that in Heat 7 on Jul 15 for DANA POINT after a very impressive win on Jun 30 as well. Very keen for her debut, she’s been jumping out super and think Brett Stanley could have a smart one here.

WHOZYADEELER was 2nd to Dana Point in that Jun 30 jump out we mention above. This un-raced 3yo gelding was in a different heat today and as a result won, taking out Heat 10 on Jul 15 along the fence under light riding. The full-brother of multiple-winner Gem Dealer ($82k earnings) was a $150k MM Yearling purchase and looks to have a bit of ability. Watching.

BALLARAT - 17 July 2020


DANCINGMIRACLE took the short way home in Heat 1 over the 1100m on Jul 17 to beat all home along the rail. The un-raced daughter of So You Think will most likely get over a bit of a distance which makes the jump outs not as useful, regardless, she looked to have a nice action as she hit the line with some pace.

COPPER FOX ran over the top of them in Heat 7 on Jul 17 after travelling wide and settling a couple lengths back. He did have a fitness edge, having been two runs into this preparation but didn’t handle the Heavy9 track at all last start. He’ll be better suited third up on a dry/soft track rather than the Heavy so expect an improved performance.


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