Georgian Court had her final gallop on Tuesday morning before heading to Sapphire Coast on Saturday (video above). They have been getting quite a bit of rain at Bega, which should suit her perfectly. She is dropping back to 1600m and has been kept fresh since her last start.
Georgian Court has pulled up well from her excellent 3rd place run at Nowra on Monday. She went to the river this morning and will continue to work away from the track this week, either at the river or on the bush track, with the aim of backing up at Moruya on Monday.
Georgian Court is one of those mares that is very well suited to the Moruya training environment because she works too hard to go to the track every day and the variation we can offer in her training really helps her to perform on race day.
Georgian Court had a super gallop on Thursday morning (video above) in preparation for the races at Nowra on Monday. It has been raining and the softer track really suits her as can be seen in her beautiful action in her track gallop.
She has drawn an inside gate at Nowra and it is a Heavy 8 at the moment so we think she should perform well.
Georgian Court is going to do a quick back up between runs when she returns to Sapphire Coast on the 2nd. With only seven days between races, she will just trail ride and wade at the river to keep her fresh. Hopefully she can go one better than her Boxing Day second place.
Georgian Court is entered to race at Sapphire Coast on Boxing Day in what looks like a very suitable race for her. She is also entered for Moruya on Sunday, which is a much harder race but is has been raining at Moruya and she really needs a wet track to perform well.
We intend to race her at Sapphire Coast unless Moruya is a Heavy track.
Belle Tournure kicked off her prep with a brilliant victory at Sapphire Coast on Monday. It was a tricky day of racing with the track heavily favouring leaders but Belle was able to defy the pattern of the day and come from behind to win. Robbie Brewer gave her a perfect ride and her determination got her over the line.
Belle has pulled up well and will aim to race again at Moruya on the 23rd of December.
Pulla Swifty settled quite well in her race but couldn’t make up any ground in the finish. She is ready to step up in distance now and will plan to race over 1300m at Moruya on the 23rd.
Millijule was unable to make up ground from the corner and battled away to finish 6th. Her racing style is not well suited to Sapphire Coast when it is playing in favour of leaders because she needs such a long wind up. She has pulled up well and went to the river this morning with Georgian Court who also raced on Monday. Georgian Court had an awkward run and would really prefer a wetter track.
Belle Tournure galloped this morning in preparation for racing at Sapphire Coast on Monday. She worked on the course proper and her furlong sectionals were:
14.38, 14.05, 11.90, 11.88
She is entered in the BM53 1208m (race 5 at 4:10pm) and has drawn barrier 1. Robbie Brewer will be riding her for the first time and we think she has a good chance.
Georgian Court galloped behind Belle and she is also racing at Sapphire Coast on Monday. She is in the Class 1 1208m (race 6 at 4:45pm) and Pat Scorse is riding her. The track is currently rated a Soft 5 and Georgian Court likes it as wet as possible.
Georgian Court had her second start for our stable at Moruya, stepping up to 1425m. We were hoping for a Heavy track for this girl but the meeting ran on a Soft 7. She showed good improvement from her previous start and finished 4th. She will race again at Moruya on Melbourne Cup day.
Unbridled Princess stepped up to 1650m but with the blinkers on she went too hard early in the race and then faded out in the finish. Her owners have made the decision to move her on to a new home so she will go up for auction this month.
Pulla Swifty continued her perfect run of wide barriers and hard luck runs but managed to finish 5th in the 1200m Maiden. She copped some interference but lifted again in the closing stages and had a very good run under the circumstances. There is a race for her at Sapphire Coast on 1st of November.
Millijule ran her heart out in the BM58 1650m and finished 2nd. She is 7 years old now but still has a great zest for racing and always tries her best. She will race again at Moruya on Melbourne Cup day.