Icksta had his first jumpout for the prep this morning at Moruya (video above). He only had one gallop heading into this jumpout so we asked his jockey to give him an easy run. He jumped well but just lost focus a bit as he rounded the turn. The horse on his outside was quite wayward but Pat pushed him up into the gap. This is all good practice for a green horse learning to race and he did his best work over the last 200m which is good to see.
He pulled up good and will have a second jumpout on the 10th of December. We are aiming to give him his first start at Moruya on the 22nd of December over 1300m.
Abundance had his second jumpout for the prep this morning and he travelled very well to the line (video above). He ran the fastest time of the morning: 800m in 45.82 seconds and the last 600m in 33.36 seconds.
Abundance is entered to race at Sapphire Coast on Monday in the Class 1 over 1200m.
Bong Bong Picnics is a must for every racing fan. Held near Bowral, a massive crowd lines both the inside and outside rail for the length of the straight and the Cup now attracts quality city horses.
Maddy Wright rode our three runners, kicking off with stable pony Depreciation. Wearing his custom made “Shamus” browband pink bridle, he pushed through a tiny gap between runners to run 3rd in a blanket finish.
Georgian Court ran a super race in the hot Cup field to place 4th and Sarzana won the last race of the day convincingly.
Maddy rides all of Sarzana’s trackwork so it was wonderful to see her ride her to victory and Sarzana’s owner Melissa was on course to cheer her home.
Sifu is coming along very well and will start 3/4 pace on the grass on Tuesday. She is keen to work and has been getting some variety to her week by trail riding through the bush.
We are planning to jump her out on the 10th of December. The video above is her coming off the track on Saturday morning after doing 1/2 pace 1000m.
Maddy Wright got to ride one of her favourites to victory when Sarzana took out the Class B over 1200m at Bong Bong on Friday. Maddy does all of Sarzana’s trackwork and she gave her a great ride to finish off a fun day at the Picnics.
The video of her race is below with the crowd lining the both the outside and inside fence for the whole length of the straight:
Resort pulled up okay from his race at Rosehill on Wednesday and was moving good when he cantered on Saturday. The race was run at a walk in the early stages, making the sprint home too fast for Resort to be in contention. We were disappointed Resort’s jockey wasn’t able to make is a true staying contest which would have suited him better. An audio report from his jockey is below:
We are planning on dropping him back to country grade in the Federal at Canberra on the 15th of December over 2000m.
Pinch Passion is back at the stables after a three month spell. He is starting 3/4 pace this coming week. He is building up his fitness and strength on the track and he loves his river days (at the back in the video above).
Pauper is coming along great as he heads towards the Highway Handicap at Rosehill on the 30th of November. The video above is his gallop on Friday where he was hard held and working strong to the line. The nominations will be out on Monday and fields published Wednesday morning. Tommy Berry has been booked to ride.
No Emotion is back at the stables after his spell. He enjoyed his break in the paddock with Chairman’s Choice and he is starting to look better now his summer coat is coming through. We are aiming to have him ready to race on Moruya Cup Day on the 6th of January.
Icksta had his first gallop for the prep on Saturday (on the outside in the video above). He is ready to have an easy jumpout on Tuesday (26th November). He will most likely have a second jumpout on the 10th of December before he heads to the races.
Hay Bale has returned to work after his short freshen up and he is working well. He is moving good in his trackwork and he is fresh and happy around the stables. We are aiming to race him in the open sprint races over the summer at Moruya and Sapphire Coast starting with the Christmas Flying at Moruya on the 22nd of December.
Gossip is back at the stables after a short two week break in the paddock. She pulled up with cardiac arrythmia at Sapphire Coast at the end of October. She looks like the short break has done her good, her summer coat has come through and she will be resuming pace work this coming week. She will need to trial before she races again.
Georgian Court and Maddy Wright did us proud at Bong Bong running 4th in the Bong Bong Cup. In a strong cup field, that set a new track record, she had an outstanding run (green cap on the outside in the photo above).
Fantini is coming along great as she builds up her pace work. She is powering through her 3/4 pace and will be ready to gallop this coming week. We are planning on jumping her out on the 10th of December.
Crown Dancer had a set back with a foot abscess that required her to have a few weeks off from trackwork. She is back doing 3/4 pace now and will be ready to have a jumpout in a couple of weeks.
Chairman’s Choice is back at the stables after his three week spell. He is quite round after being in a grass paddock and he has been a lot more keen and playful at trackwork since his return so we think the spell did him good. The video above is him walking to warm up before trackwork.
Bring Me Some arrived at the stables last week and he has settled in great. He is very quiet and sweet and is a real pleasure to work with. He is just cantering for the first three weeks to build up some fitness before he starts fast work. He is the black horse in the video above.