Airfree is back at the stables after a five week spell in the paddock. She had a really good break but unfortunately, she got a foot abscess over the weekend and will need a few more days off before she can start trackwork.
Airfree has fully recovered from her race at Nowra. Her eye is 100% now and she has been working well. We have her nominated to race this weekend in the Merimbula Jazz Cup at Sapphire Coast on Sunday (1600m). We have also thrown in a nom at Randwick on Saturday in the BM78 1600m in case she gets way too much weight on Sunday.
Airfree lines up in the Nowra Cup this weekend. Click above for video update.
Airfree is on track to contest the Nowra Cup on the 24th of May. Click above for video update.
Airfree has pulled up great from her Moruya Cup victory. A video update from this afternoon is below:
Airfree has pulled up great from her win last week. She recovered from the run the fastest of all our runners and she now heads towards the Moruya Cup on April 12th.
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Airfree has come through her race at Canberra on the weekend very well. She is moving good and has bounce back quickly.
We are panning on stepping her up to 1400m next start and are aiming to race her at Sapphire Coast on the 27th of March.
We are relieved to say we think Airfree is back to herself again and is ready to race. She has responded to the recent physio work better than any other horse we have treated and her pace work is up to her best. The video above is her sprint up on Thursday morning.
She is racing at Canberra on Sunday 8th of March in Race 1 at 1:20pm. She has barrier 5 and Jess Taylor is on board. We expect to see Airfree racing up to her true ability again on Sunday.
Following Airfree’s race at Sapphire at the beginning of the month, we weren’t happy with how she was stretching out in her work and she looked to be sore in her back. She was given a week of lunging so she could be worked without a saddle and rider on to give her back a break and she had a visit from the physio last week.
Since the physio treatment, and with the ongoing stretches and exercises she has been give to do, she is moving a lot better and was able to do some 3/4 pace on Tuesday morning. We think she will be right to race again next week and plan to nominate her for Canberra on the 8th of March.
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.
This morning a number of horses had their first gallop since returning to work after the bushfire evacuation. Airfree led the way and Resort followed close behind in the video above. Airfree sprinted great out of the turn and Resort wound up in the straight, chasing her down.
Resort will aim to race at Sapphire Coast on the 2nd of February in either the Sapphire Coast Cup over 2200m or the Bega Cup over 1600m.
Airfree will have another gallop before we decide to race her either in the Town Plate at Bega on the 2nd of February or the Highway Handicap at Warwick Farm on the 8th of February.
Airfree has come through her jumpout very well and her trackwork gallops continue to impress (video above). She is trialling at Moruya on Sunday and we can’t wait to get her back to the races.
Airfree and Icksta jumped out together at Moruya this morning. Airfree is in the lead on the rail and Icksta is sitting at the rear and works home into 2nd in the video above.
Airfree had a good hit out and is ready to trial at Moruya on the 22nd to be reinstated to race on Moruya Cup Day in January. She has been working very well at home and we are really looking forward to her returning to the races.
Icksta was thrown in the deep end today, racing Airfree who has won three races, and the other horse has won four races in its career. Icksta’s jockey did have to give him a hustle up coming out of the turn but he worked home well and he punched through the middle of the field, which is great practice. This heat was the fastest of the morning with the 800m ran in 46.84 seconds and the last 600m in 33.27 seconds.
Icksta definitely showed improvement from his first jumpout and he will now aim to race at Moruya in the 1300m Maiden on the 22nd of December.
Airfree has started galloping and she is ready for a jumpout on Tuesday next week. She is coming along very well and we will aim to trial her at Moruya on the 22nd of December.
Airfree is doing 3/4 pace on her fast mornings now and will be ready to jumpout on the 10th of December. She will do one more week of 3/4 pace before she starts galloping. The video above is her marching off the track after cantering.
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.
Airfree is churning out the laps each morning building up her fitness after her two month spell. She has slotted straight back into the stables and is coming along great.
Airfree is back! Her new shoes were fitted this morning and she is ready to return to trackwork tomorrow morning. From theses photos, she looks pretty pleased about it…
Airfree has three weeks to go of her spell before she is allowed to return to the stables. She is very well in the paddock and is really enjoying her break. We are looking forward to having her back in work.
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:
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.