Weekly Review - November 2 to November 8

MORNINGTON - 4 November 2020

COOLSHOT put them away in Heat 3 on Nov 4 (purple) as well as you want to see and did so in nice time. It was an improvement to his first jump out on Oct 21, the 3yo gelding put away the small field in a matter of strides but the field did include 2x un-raced horses and a maiden which is a slight query. Regardless, this was a nice bit of work.


CAULFIELD - 4 November 2020

ETHICAL SOLUTION rounded the field beautifully in Heat 2 on Nov 4 (navy with white V). The 4yo mare was a huge price in her first up run for the new stable, and will be a big watch second up at 1400/1600m in a BM70.


VESPERTINE just continued to kick away late from the field in Heat 7 on Nov 4 (black). She jumped cleanly in this heat to take up the lead and every time someone looked like getting close to her, she just slowly edged away and really at no stage looked like losing. She was quietly ridden to win by several lengths and really go through the line. Her debut run was a 3rd to Crosshaven before running into Albarado, Alcyone and Choir. So her form is certainly franked there. She looks to have come back in good order ahead of her 3yo campaign.


Ridden in the middle stages, TYPHOON HARMONY displayed a fair turn of foot in Heat 10 on Nov 4 (white/green). After sitting 2L or so off the leaders, the 4yo gelding was urged along and put up at least 5L on those leaders, really kicking away and attacking the line hard. It’s also encouraging that he ran the quickest time of the day too and only his first jump out.


MORTLAKE - 4 November 2020

BONDI BEAU (green) took off in Heat 3 on Nov 4 and looked like he wasn’t going to be caught, but IN HOT WATER (yellow) was always only a couple of lengths behind him and snuck up the rail to win. The one we want to follow is 3rd place, the un-raced SIRILEO MISS (pink) who had up a lot of ground to catch these break away leaders. It’s worth following all of these three runner’s.

Hard not to miss the baldy face on RARE HARE (green) when making plenty of ground late in Heat 5 on Nov 4 (hand-timed 48.9s). It’s only the first jump out for the 3yo son of RELIABLE MAN, and it’s certainly worth nothing he is a half-brother to CRACK ME UP so he certainly comes from a nice family. Huge watch.

MR MIDORI started $1.90 on debut but managed to find two better to finish 3rd despite beating 4th by a massive 6L. We haven’t seen him since then, returning to win a jump out on Oct 26 before taking out Heat 7 on Nov 4 (orange) at Mortlake comfortably in front of the likes of KURAMAE and MISS DAMITA who are both well rated horses. He’s a must watch this coming prep at the country tracks.

Super jump out by KEV’S GIRL, leading from start to finish in Heat 10 on Nov 4 (blue) to defeat FABIAN’S SPIRIT (who was 2nd in a BM64 just over a month ago) and LOVE IN THE CITY (who was race fit having raced on Nov 2). The un-raced 3yo daughter of STAR WITNESS showed a ton of speed to take up the lead along the rail, getting home in 47.4s which was in the quickest couple of jump outs on the day similar to TAVISAN earlier. She won under very minimal riding in an impressive bit of work.


BENDIGO - 6 November 2020

This was a very impressive bit of work by this 3yo son of Moshe. In Heat 2 on Nov 6, CHUCKANEV (yellow silks) misses the kick by at least 7-8L but manages to make up all of that ground without being put under any real pressure. He even runs out of room late when searching for a gap between horses. An eye-catching first jump out.

He has had plenty of jump outs now, but this was probably the most impressive for EL SALTO. The 3yo gelding took out Heat 8 on Nov 6 over 1000m in a slick time of 59.78s, the quickest of the 1000m heats that day and certainly above average. This follows quietly ridden jump outs when 3rd on Oct 14 and 2nd on Oct 26. He can’t be far away now you’d think…


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