Weekly Review - October 5 to October 11
CRANBOURNE - 5 October 2020
ALWAYS IN MOMENT started a $3 favourite on debut but pulled up with an irregular heart rhythm - a clear forgive run. Back to the jump outs to get the all clear, the 3yo filly travelled nicely throughout Heat 4 on Oct 5 (black) but ran into a bit of trouble in the last 100m. She was able to eventually get through the gap and liked how she stuck the neck out to win. The outside in pink (Tobytoff) has since ran 3rd in a maiden. Expecting a much improved performance second up.
Her first jump out on Apr 20 was 4th to two subsequent winners while 3rd place finished 2nd first up. She then won a jump out impressively under a strong hold on Apr 27. These were ran under her breeding Magnus x Little Artist. The mare then returned as a 4yo in Heat 5 on Oct 5 (white/red/black). MISS ALBANIA travelled super to finish 3rd alongside the impressive gelding Shevrolet but a long way back from first who was a break away winner in super quick time for the day. This looks like a nice mare that will be competitive early in her career.
Very hard to ignore the run MISS KANSAS put in down the middle of the track in Heat 6 on Oct 5 (red/blue & white sleeves). The 3yo filly moved so effortless through the line under a super strong hold - a super first jump out back.
Another Enver 4yo mare that has been putting together super jump outs. LINDHOUT (breeding of Time For War x My Ransom) was ordinary in her first jump out on Sep 7 but then put them away over 1000m on Sep 14. Given a few weeks to freshen up, she’s returned to put them away again, this time over 800m in Heat 7 on Oct 5 (white/red/black). She was given a couple of niggles in her two most recent hit outs, but responded nicely in both and has to be one to follow into her debut.
KYNETON - 5 October 2020
MAGNALICIOUS, the $30k 3yo daughter of Magnus was 3rd in a Jul 7 jump out before winning a Jul 28 ahead of Villa Villekula (who then won a maiden by 3.5L) and the 72-rated Mount Kilcoy. These were ran under her breeding Magnus x Canadian Legacy. Put away for a small break to return with another nice jump out win, leading all the way in Heat 3 on Oct 5 (yellow) (hand-timed 51.1s for the 800m). After showing some real nice gate speed, she looked quite green but could be one that might have some ability for George Osborne.
LOVIN’ LAUGHS won a Bendigo jump out Mar 19 nicely but hasn’t been since since. Returning in Heat 4 on Oct 5 (red), the un-raced 4yo gelding again looked impressive winning. He sat on the outside of the leader, was given a push a couple of times in the straight and responded each time by edging forward. It looked to be a nice time for the day too, with the 800m being ran in 49.5s (hand-timed). Watching for a second jump out.
CAULFIELD - 6 October 2020
In her last start, EXQUISITE BEAUTY blew the start and was never in it at all. The two starts prior to that she was building nicely, all on rain affected tracks where she'll be better on top of the ground (1 win and 3 placings from 7 starts on a good track). Back to the jump outs to tick the legs over and ensure she doesn’t miss the kick again, she finished 2nd in Heat 2 on Oct 6 (yellow/blue) in the clear fastest time of the day by 1.2s and won by known jump out speed machine Sartorial Splendour. Big watch next start.
ANIRISHMAN looked super winning Heat 3 on Oct 6 (white). The 4yo gelding was terrible first up so given some time (5 weeks) and returned in nice order here, bouncing out of the gates to the lead and winning under a super strong hold. He will be improved second up.
The time was on the slower side for the day, but the $85k 3yo THE DEC closed well in Heat 8 on Oct 6 (pink) to win. The 3yo also closed well in Sep 15 and Sep 28 jump outs and looks like a nice prospect for the Price & Kent yard. Watching here.
RAYSIM (pink) and SIR WARWICK (yellow) jumped out together over 650m on Sep 29 before both going to the line alongside each other in Heat 9 on Oct 6 in good. They cruised away from the rest of the field to clear 3rd by a good 3-4L. Both also have only had the two career starts and will have come on going into this prep and are worth following.
BALLARAT - 7 October 2020
We put RECIPROCATION on the watch list after a Sep 22 jump out and he did himself no harm with a 3rd in Heat 2 on Oct 7 (blue). He was hard-ridden here, but it’s a key to note the track was a Heavy8 and he finished behind the 84-rated Ken’s Dream and 75-rated Snapdancer who are both nice horses themselves. He’s one we are keen to follow into his debut, not to mention the Toronado’s are flying.
The maiden CHEER FOR ME jumped well to the front along the fence and led from start to finish to win Heat 3 on Oct 7 (blue & red sleeves). The 3yo gelding did so under minimal pressure and the Heavy8 track was no issue at all. Noting he had no blinkers in this jump out either that went on last start too. Lightly raced, he can improve first up.
Loved how INNER SPIRIT extended late in Heat 4 on Oct 7 (green) after travelling on speed outside the leader but proved much superior over the concluding stages. The un-raced 3yo colt was a $180k purchase was also 3rd in a Sep 22 jump out the ridden quietly on speed. This looks like a colt more than capable of winning on debut.
FLEMINGTON - 9 October 2020
ZOUSHINE led them up in Heat 3 on Oct 9 (green/white), holding on to win (ahead of the smart Rock The Ring) and looked to get through the line with pace despite being eased up late. The 3yo filly is still a maiden after 4 career runs in SA, all of them turning into good form. Her first two career runs were 2nd’s to Ecumenical (then won the Group 3 Breeder’s Stakes) before a 2L 3rd to Forever Free and then finishing 6th in the Group 3 National Stakes behind the smart Extra Time. She was also on speed in a Sep 25 when finishing 2nd in okay time for the day but very testing conditions. Like her racing pattern as she’ll settle in the first couple so hopefully we find a winnable maiden first up.
ZOUGAZEM had a nice first jump out back in Heat 5 on Oct 9 (grey/black with black sleeves) after a very good debut win ahead of a lot of subsequent winners. He was held up from the 400m to the 200m, got out late to just win quite impressively. Form wise, the following horses in their finishing positions this race all won within their next three starts - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th. Following him this upcoming prep.
Always have to note down the winner of a 2yo heat when they run the second fastest time of the morning… the 2yo son of I Am Invincible, TREPORTI took out Heat 6 on Oct 9 (navy blue) quite well in the end. He showed some good speed to win along the rail, sitting just off the leaders early and looked to have some left in the tank. A $600k buy at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sales, he might have some ability.
He’s always shown good ability at the jump outs and he was good on debut at Flemington before pulling up lame in his latest run. A noticeable gear change for BETTER KICK when winning Heat 7 on Oct 9 (blue/yellow/black) from his Sep 25 jump out, being the blinkers. POTENTIA showed great gate speed to lead this heat for most of the way, but it was this 3yo gelding who showed some nice late speed, albeit under a little pressure, to come over the top and win nicely. Following him and keeping an eye on the gear changes, he can win a maiden.
Loved the way VIOLINIST quickened away from the rest of the field in Heat 9 on Oct 9 (red/yellow). The Group 3 placed 3yo filly led them up along the rail but very quickly put a gap on them in the straight before being eased down late. Looks like one that has come over from SA and after a very quiet Oct 2 jump out, she looks to be ready to go. Wonder if we will see a maiden before she competes in town...?
Think FIGHTING JACK can break the maiden early this preparation. The 4yo gelding travelled super in Heat 13 on Oct 9 (orange with white sleeves) when leading from start to finish along the rail. He looked to do a bit wrong still but only his first jump out back and he’ll come on from this.
Going to be confident in saying STILL BE FRIENDS wins first up. He didn’t make the field the other week and was scratched from a race last week due to the Heavy8 track at Mornington, instead electing to jump out and win (again) Heat 16 on Oct 9 (navy blue) in the fourth fastest time of the day, beating Bungalow Bill. He’s been gelded and jumping out as good as you possibly could (jump outs on Sep 11 and Sep 18), very very keen.