Chairman’s Choice had a strong jumpout this morning. He didn’t wear his blinker as we will save them for raceday but he still settled good and finished off strong. He is on track for the Highway at Rosehill on the 11th.
Chairman’s Choice has settled back in and has been working very strong at trackwork. He is full of attitude since he got back. We are planning on jumping him out on the 1st of July as we head towards the Highway Handicap on the 11th at Rosehill.
The video below is his pace work this morning. He had his winter coat clipped off last week and he looks great.
Chairman’s Choice is racing on Monday at Moruya in the Class 2 1650m (Race 5 at 4:05pm). He is stepping up in distance and Shaun Guymer returns to the saddle. We have been pleased with his work between runs and expect him to continue to improve.
Chairman’s Choice has recovered very well from his good performance at Moruya. He is nominated to race again at Sapphire Coast on Monday 2nd of March. The video above is him at the river on Wednesday morning.
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:
Chairman’s Choice had his first gallop this morning since the bushfires interrupted his preparation (video above). We are planning on jumping him out on Thursday morning before deciding how soon he will race. There are options at Bega at the beginning of February and Canberra the following week.
Chairman’s Choice had his first gallop of the prep this morning (included in the video above). He just coasted working on his own but it was a good first hit out. He will start galloping with a mate as he gets closer to racing.
He is still on track to have a jumpout on Christmas Eve at Moruya. He is holding good condition and his attitude has been great since his spell.
Chairman’s Choice is back at the stables after his three week spell. He is quite round after being in a grass paddock and he has been a lot more keen and playful at trackwork since his return so we think the spell did him good. The video above is him walking to warm up before trackwork.
Resort and Chairman’s Choice galloped together this morning in preparation for Canberra races on Friday (video above, Chairman’s Choice is on the outside). Both horses worked well to the line and have really picked up in their training heading into this next race. The race fields will be published tomorrow.
Chairman’s Choice has pulled up okay from his race at Moruya on Friday. We was a bit stiff on Monday at trackwork but has since come good and is back to himself again. From the wide gate, Shaun gave him a dig out of the gates to find a position but it caused him to over race a bit and left him flat in his sprint when he hit the straight. Link to race replay
An audio report from his jockey is below:
We will aim to race him again at Canberra on the 25th over 2000m.