Shrug has three more weeks spelling in the paddock before she returns to training. She is moving considerably better and the bruising in her feet that was giving her trouble, has all but gone. Each time she gets new shoes, her feet look better and we hope she will be more comfortable working after having a good break.
Sarzana has been back in work for two weeks and she is building up her fitness cantering each morning (video above).
Resort is nearly half way through his spell and he is loving his holiday in the paddock. He has befriended the cows in the paddock next door and spends all day eating grass near them. He storms around at feed time and still thinks he is the best, even in the paddock.
Pulla Swifty had a disappointing performance at Sapphire Coast but her jockey reported that she had choked down in the race and this likely explains her dropping out.
We will give her another start at Canberra on the 24th.
Pinch River had a very impressive jumpout on Tuesday morning, performing up to the level we know he is capable of from his previous form.
He won the jumpout by a huge margin, running the 800m in 45.81 seconds and the last 600m in 33.60 seconds.
His race at Hawkesbury was a disappointing result but it has helped his fitness enormously and he recovered from the gallop almost instantly.
He will be nominated for Randwick on the 25th.
Pinch Passion has a frustrating race on Tuesday at Kembla Grange, unable to get into clear running early enough to run into contention. He finished off brilliantly when he did get out but it was too late to figure in the placings.
He had an easy wade at the river on Wednesday (video above).
He will be nominated for Canberra on the 24th and Nowra on the 26th and will go to the most suitable race.
Pauper is doing very well at the stables following his bleeding attack at Kembla races on Tuesday. He recovered very quickly and is just having a few easy days resting at the stables before he goes to the paddock on the weekend for his two month spell.
Minnie Malachi started 3/4 pace work on the grass this week (video above). She is naturally very fit and has no trouble with the step up in work. She continues to work towards a jumpout in mid June.
Millijule is aiming to continue the best form of her career when she races at Goulburn on Friday. From the two starts she has run this prep she has scored a second and a win and we expect her to run well at Goulburn from her work and her attitude.
Malachi Crunch is enjoying a short break in the paddock with his friend Depreciation. Both boys are due back at the stables next week.
They both earned a little holiday after very successful preps (Depreciation won at Crookwell in March and Malachi Crunch won at Moruya in April).
Malachi Crunch will be back at peak fitness in time for the Moruya meeting at the end of June.
Living Doll had her first jumpout of the prep on Tuesday morning (video above). She was given an easy run because she had only done two track gallops in the lead up.
She finished in 1st place running the 800m in 46.68 seconds and the last 600m in 34.36 seconds.
We are planning on giving her a second jumpout on the 28th before she returns to the races at Sapphire Coast on the 9th of June.
Judy in Disguise has been visiting the river (video above) as part of her recovery from her first race Sydney way of going at Bega on the 5th. She had quite a bit of trouble taking the turn but when she balanced up, she worked home brilliantly into 2nd place.
She is nominated to race at Kembla Grange on Tuesday 21st of May.
Jeddah Aheadah has recovered from her win at Canberra last week extremely well. Her gallop this morning was very strong (video below) and she should be primed to return to the races at Canberra on the 24th of May.
Last week we welcomed a lovely new horse into the stable called Hay Bale. He is a very well performed gelding from Victoria who was previously trained by Robbie Griffiths.
He has settled in to his work wonderfully and is quickly becoming a stable favourite thanks to his relaxed attitude and friendly nature.
Heavenly Thunder has come through her victory at Sapphire Coast very well. She had a very tough run but has bounced back and races again on Friday at Goulburn. She had her first visit to the river this week and once she was in, she was very good. The river is an excellent tool for horses like Heavenly Thunder that work very hard on the track and it gives them something different and easier to do.
Georgian Court has pulled up well from her jumpout on Tuesday and went to the river on Wednesday morning for a recovery session (video above).
She wasn’t asked to do too much in the jumpout and will have a second hit out at the jumpouts on the 28th before she goes racing on the 9th of June at Sapphire Coast.
Duck Gold returns to the stables at the beginning of next week to resume training. She has been in the paddock for 4 weeks and we are looking forward to having her back in work.
Dream Fields is doing well in the paddock and is now into his second week of spelling. He is moving around fine and is enjoying his time on the grass. He calls out and comes running to the feed bin every feed time so he should be able to fill out a bit over the next six weeks.
Airfree continues to build up her fitness this week. The video above shows her leading Pinch River on the bush trail on Thursday morning.
Airfree is back in work at the track. She is her usual fiery self and is working and eating very well. She will do another two weeks of cantering before she starts fast work (video above).