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Weekly Review - July 31 to August 6

CRANBOURNE - 31 July 2023

PHARARI has looked like a nice moving filly in both of her jump outs wins, cruising to victory in a Jul 17 jump out before her work in Heat 11 on Jul 31. The filly allowed the leaders to get on with it in the early stages when getting on the back of Clinton McDonald’s filly but she was too classy late, cruising to the line for victory in a very visually pleasing performance in right on average time for the morning. A $140k purchase, she looks a nice mover for the Maher/Eustace and First Light Racing combo.


MISTAVAIN debuted in the Showdown at Sandown, finishing 4th by only 3.4L before heading to the Anzac Day Stakes Listed where failed and was tipped out. The stable clearly had an opinion of him to run him in those races though, returning for a classy victory in Heat 12 on Jul 31 over 800m. His first jump out this prep, but he looks in good order and keen to keep a close eye on him.


BALLARAT - 31 July 2023

BENDIGO - 1 August 2023

EL PODER DEL SOL was superb on debut at Flemington back in May, coming from last to finish 4th over 1400m when clocking the meetings fastest L800m/600m/400m/200m, a very impressive feat considering the day included winners such as Sigh and Pinstriped. The now-3yo colt was given a let up, returning in Heat 6 on Aug 1 where he was again super, cruising out the back in the early stages and showing that superb closing speed as he got up over the top late to win. He’s the full-brother to stablemate Virtuous Circle, who went on to finish 2nd in the ATC Derby so it certainly wouldn’t surprise to see this colt do similar. Big watch.


KEEP YOUR COOL put in another nice performance at the jump outs, backing up her Jul 20 win with another win in Heat 8 on Aug 1 as she sat outside the leader throughout before coming to the middle of the track and really letting down over the concluding stages. As mentioned following her first jump out, she was a $190k purchase and her owners include the likes of Mr W Bourne and Ciaron Maher Racing, so she’s certainly a filly to keep a close eye on.


TIMEONLEES cruised to the line untouched in her first jump out on Jul 20 and then showed a lovely turn of foot in Heat 16 on Aug 1 over the 1000m. The daughter of Turn Me Loose showed super early speed, getting to the front with ease and cruising in the lead throughout but it was her work late once she was put under pressure that impressed, opening up a margin to suggest she can do it at both ends. She looks to go well.


Some others to note:

RIPROAR closed well to finish 3rd in Heat 4, won by the 7-start maiden EXTREME EMOTION who also looked nice.

MAD MAX looked good in his first jump out, winning Heat 7 really nicely.

MORRYL MORAL was super in Heat 10.


PAKENHAM - 2 August 2023

This was a super return jump out from RAETIHI, closing from the back to win Heat 9 on Aug 2 impressively. A 7-start maiden, this son of Savabeel is one to watch into another jump out ahead of her return.

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