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Hoystryke kicks off her prep in the 1200m Maiden at the Moruya Showcase meeting on Monday (Race 2 at 1:35pm). She will be ridden by Aaron Sweeney from barrier 8.
Her final gallop was on Tuesday (on the inside in the video above). We have been very pleased with Hoystryke’s trackwork and her two jumpouts this prep. We plan to settle her at the rear of the field, where she is comfortable, and have her use her good turn of foot to finish off in the straight.
The video below is her relaxing at the river on Wednesday (she is closest to the camera).
Hoystryke had her second jumpout for the prep at Moruya this morning (video above). Over the 800m, she doesn’t muster very quickly and she found herself out the back, some distance off the other runners on the turn. She has a good turn of foot and she was able to pick them up in the straight, finishing in 2nd place.
Her best results have been when she is ridden completely cold in the early stages, like she was today, and hustling her early doesn’t seem to suit her. She had a good blow after the jumpout and will be fitter now as she heads towards the races at Moruya on the 4th of January.
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Hoystryke had a solid jumpout at Moruya this morning. She is in the pink colours on the outside in the video above. She was strong to the line and her fitness and recovery were good. We are much happier with how she is going this time in.
She will aim to have another jumpout on the 16th of December.
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Hoystryke returned to the stables this week. Click above for today’s video update.
Hoystryke had her first trip to the river last week and she was very happy wading through the salt water (she is at the back in the video above). She is in race 2 at Moruya tomorrow.
Hoystryke is racing at Moruya on Sunday in the Maiden 1310m (Race 2 at 1:25pm). She has barrier 5 and Blaike McDougall is riding her.
We are planning on riding her dead cold, out the back, and see if she can finish off like she did in her first start for us. A couple of times at trackwork, she has held her breath in her gallop. We think keeping her totally relaxed in the early stages of the race is the best way to help this, because she already wears a tongue tie.
Hoystryke has pulled up fine from her run on Tuesday at Moruya. We are going to freshen her up and drop her back in distance to work on getting her to finish off properly. We will aim to race her again at Moruya on the 16th over 1300m. Click above for video update from this morning’s trackwork.
Hoystryke is recovering well from her race on Saturday. She had an easy morning on the bush track on Wednesday (she is following in the video above).
Unfortunately, the Moruya races were called off this week so we have Hoystryke entered to race at Kembla Grange on Saturday (race 2 at 1:09pm). She has barrier 6 and Shaun Guymer is riding her. If the conditions are too wet at Kembla on Saturday morning, we have her entered at Goulburn on Monday as a plan B.
Hoystyke partnered Pahang in a gallop on Saturday morning. She is on the inside in the video above. She has been working well since last start and is nominated to race at Moruya on Monday next week.
She is lovely and calm all the time and really saves her energy for galloping. She went on a trail ride with Kattegat last week (she is following in the video below).
Hoystryke has pulled up great from her race at Canberra. She is an eating machine and she is moving very good in her trackwork. We will aim to race her again at Moruya on the 13th of July.
Hoystryke had a gallop on Saturday with Sifu and she is not fit enough to go to the races this Sunday. We will give her a couple more weeks work and aim to race her at Canberra on the 19th of June. She is quite a heavy filly and she is a very good eater. She sounded quite fat inside when she galloped so she just needs more work than the lighter framed fillies.
Hoystryke had her first morning on the track today. She is on the outside in the video above. She is confident and forward going.
Our new horse Hoystryke has settled in great in Moruya. She is a lovely looking horse, she is very friendly and she eats everything she is given.
She spent the first few days walking (video below) and starts trackwork next week.