Airfree

Airfree

Airfree had a sprint up on Wednesday morning (video above) in preparation for her Highway Handicap race on Saturday. She worked the final two furlongs in:

11.20, 11.25

She has barrier 3 in the Class 3 1300m at Kensington. We also have her nominated for Kembla Grange on Saturday but the race in Sydney looks very suitable.

Airfree

Airfree has been working towards her next race start well this week. We are going to nominate her for the Highway Handicap at Randwick on Saturday and also for a BM64 1300m at Kembla Grange on the same day. We have her nominated for Warwick Farm on Wednesday but the field is too strong so we won’t accept there.

The nominations for the weekend will be released on Monday morning.

Airfree

Airfree has recovered from her race at Canberra very quickly, which probably suggests she was unable to gallop to her full potential on the Synthetic Acton track. She will gallop tomorrow morning and we are still planning on working towards the Highway Handicap at Randwick on the 17th of August for her next start.

Airfree

Airfree is back to herself after her tough first up win at Nowra. She had a very easy week to recover from the bottomless track conditions but she is back to normal now and has resumed pace work. The video above is her 3/4 pace this morning (Thursday).

We will nominate for Canberra on the 26th but at this stage we are leaning towards taking her to the Highway Handicap at Randwick on the 3rd of August.

Airfree

Airfree is working well as she heads towards her first start for the prep at Nowra on Friday 5th July. She galloped with Hay Bale on Friday (video above) and they worked to the line strongly in 11.83, 11.10.

We are looking forward to Airfree returning to the races and aim to see her back in Sydney racing well this prep.

Airfree

Airfree had another solid jumpout this morning at Moruya. She jumped with the field but was a little slow to muster in the first few strides. She travelled at the back of the field and worked home well in the straight. The jumpout was run in the very good time of 45.84 seconds over 800m and 33.74 seconds for the last 600m.

Airfree is aiming to resume racing this prep at Nowra on the 5th of July.

The video of this morning’s jumpout is above and the helmet camera video is below.

 

 

Airfree

Airfree had a good solid jumpout this morning (video above and helmet camera video below). She worked to the line strong and finished off great.

We have a few options for her first race start this prep:

  • Highway Handicap 1200m at Randwick on 22nd of June
  • BM64 1000m at Kembla Grange on 27th June

We will see how she pulls up from today’s gallop and decide later this week where will be best to kick off her prep.

Airfree

Airfree started pace work on the grass this week and is coming along well. She is aiming to have a jumpout on the 20th of June.

Airfree

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

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).

Airfree

Click above for video update on Airfree

Airfree

Airfree has come through her trip to Randwick on the weekend excellently. She is fresh as ever and full of beans. She will have a gallop on Saturday and we are planning on racing again at Kembla Grange on the 15th.

Airfree

Click above for a video update on Airfree.

Airfree

Airfree is ready to race at Sapphire Coast on Sunday after her gallop with Lincoln Cash Man on Tuesday morning (video above). Both horses worked really well and they came home in the following sectionals:

17.04, 15.23, 14.15, 11.57, 11.49

She went to the river on Wednesday morning (video below). She likes to follow the other horses when she is wading in the river and we think she has figured out if she stays in another horses wake it is easier to walk than if she has to break through the water herself.

Airfree

Airfree has pulled up very well from her race at Moruya on Monday. The video above shows her following Living Doll through the river on Tuesday morning. It was a frustrating run with nothing going right but she will be ready to race again at Sapphire Coast on the 3rd of February at the Showcase meeting.

Airfree

Airfree is entered to race at Moruya on Monday. She had a solid gallop with Resort on Tuesday morning (video above – onboard Airfree). They worked home the last two furlongs in:

11.77, 11.41

Airfree was wearing her tongue tie in this gallop and will continue to wear it at the races.

She went to the river on Wednesday for a recovery session (photo below) and she will sprint up on Friday morning for her final hit out.

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Airfree (centre)
Airfree

Airfree has pulled up very well from her race at Moruya on Monday. We were delighted with how she finished off with such good late acceleration. The best news is she recovered very quickly afterwards and looks to be fully over the heart arrhythmia that halted her preparation at Goulburn last year.

She will aim to race again in the Class 2 1200m at Moruya on Narooma Cup Day 21st of January. She has been doing some easy trackwork and trail rides (video above) this week.

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This great photo from Bradley Photographers (above) shows her determination and how close she came to running down “The Crunch”.