Tornac had some mild swelling in one of his knees this week. It was checked by the vet and there is no problem but we don’t want to run him on a very hard surface for his next start. After his last run at Canberra, we had planned to either turn him out or race him at Canberra on Canberra Cup Day. Since there is no rain forecast and the track will likely be dry, we are going to turn him out for a spell and bring him back when the Highway Handicaps are back on and the tracks are softer. He will go out for four weeks.
Sifu has pulled up fine from her disappointing run at Goulburn. She was very flat in the closing stages which was out of character for her. She will be nominated for the 1200m maiden at Canberra on the 7th of March.
Real Salty has pulled up okay from her first race. She is still eating well and she looks very good physically, she is just a little frazzled from the experience. She did some 3/4 pace work on Friday morning and she was keen to run. We will gallop her on Tuesday with a race saddle on. The race saddle she wore at Canberra was tiny with a narrow girth and we think the change in gear was what upset her in the mounting yard. After Tuesday morning we will decide if she will race again this prep or go for a break.
No Emotion will start galloping next week as he heads towards a jumpout on the 9th of March. The video above is his 3/4 pace work on Saturday morning.
Legislation is coming along well with building his fitness. He will do one more week of cantering before he starts some pace work.
Jauhera continues to build her fitness by cantering each morning at trackwork. She has settled in very well and she will step up to some pacework in a couple of weeks.
Desert Flame had a couple of days off from trackwork this week with some bruising in her feet. She will start working again on Monday and we will aim to have her racing at Sapphire Coast on the 26th of March.
Cosmic Barb will travel to Goulburn on the 11th of March for her second barrier trial. She had her first fast work on Friday morning since her trial at Canberra and she was keen to gallop. She is experiencing some stiffness as her body adapts to the harder work but we will press on and continue to build her education and conditioning. She is still lanky but she is not dropping any weight with the step up in work and she is still eating very well.
Hoystryke is racing tomorrow at Canberra (Race 5 at 3:24pm). Please click below for her video update:
Tornac is racing tomorrow at Canberra (Race 1 at 1:04pm). Please click below for his video update:
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Blackhill Kitty is racing tomorrow at Canberra (Race 2 at 1:39pm). Blaike McDougall is riding her from barrier 8. Please click below for her video update:
Sifu is entered to race at Goulburn on Sunday (Race 7 at 5:12pm). She has been working well since her good performance at Canberra. She is eating up and she looks great. Jess Taylor is riding her again and she has barrier 10. It is quite a strong maiden but we are happy with how she is going and think she will run well. Please click below for her video update:
Please click above for No Emotion’s video update.
Chairman’s Choice is entered to race at Queanbeyan on Monday (Race 5 at 3:55pm). It is a colts and geldings BM50 so he has 62.5kg but the weight spread is not very big and it is not a strong field. He will be ridden by Shaun Guymer and has barrier 6. His recent trackwork has been good and he seems to be back to himself now after feeling a bit off at the beginning of the month. Please click below for his video update:
Liberata returns to the races on Monday at Queanbeyan (Race 4 at 3:20pm). She will be ridden by Aaron Sweeney again and it looks like a very good race for her. Her trackwork has been great since her win at Sapphire Coast. Please click below for her video update: