Weekly Review - September 21 to September 27

CRANBOURNE - 21 September 2020

No surprise to see WRITE ENUFF (pink) clock the fastest time of the morning, winning Heat 1 on Sep 21 over 800m in a slick 45.58s. This 3yo mare is quite the ‘jump out specialist’ and today’s jump out obviously not exception.

Mentioned in our review after a Sep 7 jump out, PEARL SONG (pink) was again impressive when 2nd in Heat 5 on Sep 21.

The 3yo gelding FAR ENOUGH (black with blue/white sleeves) looked quite smart winning Heat 6 on Sep 21. He is a half-brother to the Freedman trained Office Jim and even trialled well as a 2yo on Mar 3, Feb 17 (2nd) and Nov 4 (3rd). Only his first jump out back this prep, potentially saved for the spring as he looked a big horse with a nice action when finishing under a hold. Quite like this runner.

Following REALISM (white with red/black sleeves) who closed super in a quick heat, Heat 7 on Sep 21. Despite only placing in 3 of her 10 career starts, the 5yo mare has never finished worse than 6th, with 4x 4th finishes. Look for her over 1400m-1600m.

Pushed out, but KURNELL (green) won Heat 8 on Sep 21 well in good time. The 5yo led them up in a Aug 24 jump out on the synthetic but was overran late by superior runners in Kaplumpich and Free To Move. Last prep he was 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd and 1st before a disappointing run in his latest that resulted in him being spelled. Very consistent, a bm58 first up over 1000m (potentially at Cranbourne) would be very suitable.

SEYMOUR - 21 September 2020

Big win by KOOTARA in Heat 1 on Sep 21. The 5yo mare was way too speedy when clocking the 800m in 46.17s, a very nice time for the morning and a good 2s quicker than any other heat that morning.

GEELONG - 22 September 2020

The 3yo colt YESUGEI holds a derby nomination and looked very comfortable when effortlessly winning Heat 3 on Sep 22. He had a series of jump outs at Flemington on on Aug 21 and Aug 14, but the 800m was obviously too slick for him. He didn’t beat much here but always have to respect Danny O’Brien when he nominates for a big race and that improvement once he did step up to the 1000m.

ARARAT - 22 September 2020

DAUNTING MAGIC (dark blue) was away poorly in Heat 8 on Sep 22 but made up a lot of ground in the straight when he was asked for an effort. The 3yo Magnus gelding came away from the pack in good fashion to catch the break away leader and just steal a win on the line… a fair turn of foot. The heat was also ran in nice time around that 1:02.00s mark (hand-timed). This follows a Jul 1 jump out where he was cleanly away but heavily restrained by the jockey and overracing for the first 200m of the jump out before being allowed to run and finishing off nicely to win. He went to the line with Amalfi Spritz who has since ran 2nd in a maiden.

RECIPROCATION (dark blue) is a half-brother to Divine Miss Magnus (who won 1 of 3 career races) and Kakanui ($100k in prize money). The 3yo Toronado gelding looked quite nice when winning Heat 1 on Sep 22, travelling 3-4 wide for a majority of the trip under a hold before coming over the top of the field down the outside. He did it tough in this heat and still went through the line well held. Only the first jump out back this prep after a pair of jump outs earlier this year on Mar 31 (went to the line in 4th with Loe who won first up) and Mar 13 (3rd). Following this gelding.

CAULFIELD - 22 September 2020

No surprises to see SARTORIAL SPLENDOUR way to slick for them in Heat 1 on Sep 22, running the 650m in the fastest time of the morning at 39.15s.


Only a 650m jump out, so will need to see another jump out over some distance to get a good gauge but did like the win of DEAL FLOW (red/white) in Heat 5 on Sep 22. The 3yo filly was green but looked to be a nice mover. Worth watching.


Clinton McDonald’s runner under the breeding STAR WITNESS x BAIL OUT (pink) was a sizzling winner in Heat 6 on Sep 22 in a time that was only 0.03s slower than Sartorial Splendour… Having also won a Sep 10 jump out, we must keep our eye out for the breeding of this runner.


FLEMINGTON - 25 September 2020

BEACH LAP (blue with blue/white sleeves) looked very comfortable up the straight in Heat 1 on Sep 25, going across the line under a strong hold in a very slick 47.06s that was 1s quicker than the other two 2yo straight heats.

GRAND SCHOLAR (yellow) has been a very nice return after a pair of jump outs, the most impressive being the win in Heat 4 on Sep 25 in the quickest 800m time of the day.

Not a super quick time for the day at 48.99s, but liked the way INDUSTRIAL (red with red/white sleeves) moved in Heat 6 on Sep 25 behind a smart sprinter in Graff. The 4yo gelding was slowly but managed to pick them up nicely along the inside and looked to be a nice mover. He’s had 3 starts as a gelding for a 1st, 2nd and 4th so certainly travelling very well since that gelding. He’s also only had 1 start in VIC for 1 win and is only 58-rated, so expect a CL1 or BM58/BM64 first up.

She had absolutely no room or luck in a Sep 18 jump out but flew once she did find room past the straight. In Heat 7 on Sep 25, CRYSTAL STAR (orange with white sleeves) took up a more forward position to finish around the mark in nice time for the day. The half-sister of winners Sharpness ($140k earnings) and Commanding Wit ($227k earnings) as well as the older sister of Crystal Chief who has $50k earnings as a 3yo already. That turn of foot in the first jump out was electric, and pretty keen to follow her into her debut.

Big improvement for INDEPENDENT WOMAN (red) today. The 3yo filly was pretty ordinary in a Aug 28 jump out but the blinkers went on and she has lead and won Heat 9 on Sep 25 in good order. Expect the Redoute’s Choice’s filly to do much the same on debut, lead with the blinkers on and be in it a long way.


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