Shrug had her first jumpout for the prep this morning at Moruya (video above). She has only done a couple of gallops at trackwork so she was a bit puffed when she won her heat. We are very happy with how she is coming along and we will decide over the next few days if she needs a second jumpout or if she will go racing.
Gossip ran a good jumpout this morning at Moruya, finishing second in a slick heat (video above). It was especially good to see her finishing off strong. We will nominate her for Wagga next Thursday (13th February) in the Class 1 1200m.
Bring Me Some had a good jumpout at Moruya this morning, winning his heat. The video above is his jumpout followed by the onboard video from the helmet camera his jockey was wearing.
He pulled up well and will aim to race at Sapphire Coast on Saturday 15th of February.
Shrug’s return to training was interrupted by the bush fire evacuation but she is doing 3/4 pace now and is nearly ready to jumpout.
Sarzana returns to the races this weekend at Sapphire Coast. She is entered both days and the weather conditions will determine which race she contests. She finished 2019 on a hot streak with a series of good performances and it will be good to see her back at the races.
Resort will race in the Sapphire Coast Cup over 2200m on Sunday 2nd of February (Race 3 at 2:35pm). He will be ridden by Shaun Guymer from barrier 7 with 61kg.
He is carrying a lot of weight and it has been 6 weeks since his last start but he has been working very well at home and the race is winnable if it plays out in his favour.
Pinch Passion galloped very well yesterday morning and will be aiming to return to the races on Friday 7th of February at Canberra.
No Emotion is entered to race at Sapphire Coast on Sunday 2nd of February in the Class 2 1200m (Race 8 at 5:40pm). He will be ridden by Shaun Guymer from barrier 12 carrying 57.5kg.
We are very happy with No Emotion’s work and his condition leading into this race and think he will perform well.
Living Doll had a good gallop yesterday morning and is aiming to return to the races at Goulburn on Sunday 9th of February.
Legislation is coming along good and is ready to start some 1/2 pace next week. He is a lovely horse who is very easy to work with and should be able to work up through his pace work and build his fitness quickly.
Icksta is racing on Sunday 2nd of February at Sapphire Coast over 1400m (Race 1 at 1:25pm). He will be ridden by Shaun Guymer from barrier 7, carrying 58.5kg.
Icksta will wear the winkers for the first time in a race after trying them in his jumpout last week (jumpout video below).
Heavenly Thunder is entered to race at Sapphire Coast on Sunday 2nd of February in the BM58 over 1000m (Race 4 at 3:10pm). Jess Taylor will ride her from barrier 1 with 57.5kg.
Hay Bale continues to work well since returning to the stables. He is aiming to race at Kembla Grange on Saturday 8th of February over 1000m. The camera caught him mid-yawn in the photo above, he must have had a big morning.
Gossip will have a jumpout next week before she goes racing. Her recent gallops have not been as strong as we would like heading into a race and we think a jumpout will sharpen her up.
Georgian Court is entered to race on the weekend at Sapphire Coast. She is accepted in the BM58 1600m on Saturday and the Country Magic BM58 1400m on Sunday. The weather conditions will determine which day she runs with extreme forecasts for Saturday.
Georgian Court will then head back to the Picnic circuit with Yass and Crookwell on the horizon. She is currently leading the Picnic Championships point score with 16 points. The point score determines the eligible runners for the Picnic Championships race later in the year.
Georgian Court was a cheap purchase that has been a good earner for the stables. We picked her up in September 2018 for $2,600 and she has won over $37,000 since then.
Fantini is ready to make her racing debut this weekend at Sapphire Coast. She is entered both days, in the 900m Maiden on Saturday (Race 1 at 1:41pm) and the 1000m Maiden on Sunday (Race 2 at 2:00pm). The race and the barrier on Saturday look to be the better option but the weather conditions forecast for Sunday are much cooler. We will wait until Saturday morning to make the final decision.
We have been really pleased with Fantini since she had a short, two week break in the paddock in early January. She has returned much stronger in her mind and better able to cope with the challenges of training. We think on her ability, she should perform very well but it is hard to know how horses, especially fillies, will cope with their first day at the races.
Chairman’s Choice is entered to race on Saturday 1st of February at Sapphire Coast in the BM58 over 1200m (Race 6 at 4:46pm). He has drawn barrier 11 and Shaun Guymer has been booked to ride with 60kg.
There are extreme weather conditions, including bush fire risk, forecast for Sapphire Coast on Saturday so if the conditions are not suitable, he can race at Canberra next Friday (7th of February).
We were very pleased with his recent jumpout and want to place him where the conditions allow him to run well. His jumpout video from last week is below:
Bring Me Some had a solid gallop with No Emotion on Wednesday morning (black horse on the inside in photo above). He is now ready to have a jumpout in preparation for going racing. Bring Me Some had his first visit to the river this morning and as expected, he was perfect.
Airfree will make her long awaited comeback to racing on Sunday 2nd of February at Sapphire Coast. She hasn’t raced since August when she bled at Randwick. She will contest the $50,000 Bega Sprint (Race 6 at 4:25pm). Jess Taylor is riding her and she will jump from barrier 8 carrying 54kg.
We are really pleased with how Airfree has been working and although it is a strong race, we think she will run well. She has good first up form and she has done plenty of work in the lead up to this race with the required barrier trial and the hold up due to the recent bush fires. The photo above is at the river on Wednesday morning.