Pauper started pace work again this week and will have a gallop on Saturday. The video above is his 3/4 pace from Thursday morning. He is coming along great as we aim for Rosehill on the 30th.
Fantini stepped up to 3/4 pace work this week (she is closest to the camera in the video above). She will be ready for a jumpout in earlier December.
Legislation is entered to race at Kembla Grange on Saturday (Race 4 at 2:49pm). He has barrier 2 and Jess Taylor is booked to ride.
He had his final gallop on Tuesday morning (on the outside in the video above). We worked him with a mate and he travelled strong to the line.
He is feeling very well heading into Saturday’s race and we think he is a good top three chance.
Abundance had an easy jumpout at Moruya this morning (video above). He hasn’t done a lot of pace work this prep so he wasn’t asked to do too much during the jumpout. He sat 2nd for most of the 800m and worked into the lead up the straight. They ran the 800m in 47.37 seconds and the last 600m in 34.36 seconds.
He pulled up very well and was hardly blowing by the time he got back to the stalls. He should be ready to race at the beginning of December and we will aim to take him to Sapphire Coast on the 2nd.
Resort has pulled up great after his race at Rosehill on Saturday. We were very pleased with Resort’s run. He jumped excellently and put himself in the first bunch of the field. The pace was very muddled throughout but Jess Taylor gave him a great ride and he battled away up the straight to finish 7th, beaten 4.5 lengths in a tough field.
An audio report from Jess is below:
Resort had a walk and a pick of grass on Sunday and a wade at the river this morning. We are planning on returning to Rosehill on the 20th of November to race in the BM70 over 2400m. Jess had been booked to ride.
Fantini started 1/2 pace this week and she is working well. She also had her first ride on the bush track which is going to be a great help in keeping her relaxed and interested in training by giving her a break from trackwork each week. She is on the outside in the video above from Tuesday morning.
Pauper is back at the stables after his short freshen up and now starts his preparations for the Highway Handicap at Rosehill on the 30th of November. The video above is his cantering on Tuesday morning.
Instruments claimed her maiden victory on Tuesday at Sapphire Coast and she loved her first river recovery session (video above). On their first trip to the river, we make sure they have two experienced friends to go with. Instruments went with Living Doll (who is leading the way) and Georgian Court (who is keeping her company and giving her confidence in her new surroundings). Making the river a relaxing place for the horses is an important part of what makes it a useful training tool.
Sifu is back at the stables and she has really done well during her short break in the paddock. We turned her out after her jumpout to give her mind a break but she has filled out and matured in her body as well.
She has resumed cantering (video above) and after only three weeks in the paddock, she will be able to build up to a trial quite quickly.
Legislation had a good gallop on Thursday morning (video above) as he prepares for the races at Kembla Grange next weekend (16th of November). He has been a bit sore through his wither but the physio visited him yesterday and he was much better this morning.
Icksta has been building up his 3/4 pace each fast work morning and he is coming along great. The video above is his 3/4 pace on Thursday morning. He should be ready to have a jumpout next fortnight on the 26th on November.
Airfree started 1/2 pace this week and will be ready to step up to 3/4 pace next week. She is a trackwork machine and her fitness is building quickly.
Abundance is coming along very well, building up his 3/4 pace work. He will have an easy jumpout on Tuesday next week (12th November) at Moruya. The video above is his 3/4 pace work on Saturday.
He also had his first trip to the river this week which he really enjoyed (in the middle in the video below). The river is an excellent tool we use to help the horses recover from gallops and races.
Resort is entered to race at Rosehill in the Country Classic on Saturday (Race 5 at 3:15pm). Jess Taylor is riding him and he has drawn barrier 6. We planned Resort’s prep with this 2000m country only race as his goal and he has been improving at home and at the races heading towards Saturday’s race. His gallop on Tuesday is the video above and he is fresh and well. With such good prize money, the field is strong and we think Resort should be able to finish in the top six.
After running a number of placings, Shrug claimed her maiden victory at Sapphire Coast last week. She has been haunted by hard luck stories every run this prep but she was able to stay out of trouble and with a brilliant ride from Jess Taylor, she won pulling away from the field. She is tiny but very tough for a three year old filly. We have decided to send her to the paddock for a break and she will be back at the beginning of December.
Fantini continues to work well as she builds up her fitness by cantering each morning. She is eating great and should be ready to start some 1/2 pace next week.
Shrug races on Thursday at Sapphire Coast (Race 2 at 2:35pm). Her final sprint up video from Tuesday is above. Jess Taylor will be riding her and although she didn’t draw a great barrier, it is not so important from the mile start where there is long straight run.
Heavenly Thunder is stepping up to the Highway Handicap at Rosehill on Saturday. She has drawn a good barrier and has no weight. It is a big field so there should be plenty of early speed allowing her to settle and sprint home. Her last two races have been very good and we think she is up to this grade when she settles and races her best.
The video above is her final gallop on Tuesday morning.
Icksta started half pace this morning. He was suffering from a bit of muscle soreness last week as his body gets used to being back in training but he has pushed through well and is stepping up to start fast work now.
Instruments returns to the races on Thursday at Sapphire Coast (Race 2 at 2:35pm). She has barrier 7 at Pat Scorse is riding. Her final hit out on Tuesday morning is above. She is on the outside of Clergyman who is also racing tomorrow. We are very pleased with how Instruments has trained on from last race and expect to see further improvement tomorrow.