I Am Bolt

I Am Bolt

I Am Bolt had a much improved jumpout this morning at Moruya (his rider is wearing pink in the video above). He got out of the barriers a lot cleaner and was able to have a good hit out. He needs to improve his fitness a little more before going racing so we will trial him after Moruya races on the 13th of May.

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I Am Bolt had his first jumpout back this morning at Moruya (his rider is wearing yellow with a black cap in the video above). When he jumped out of the barriers he trod on his front heel and stumbled. He regained his balance and finished the heat but his rider did not push him out because he was feeling the cut heel. He was moving fine this afternoon and it is an injury that will heal quickly with no work lost.

We are planning to barrier trial him next week on the 2nd of May.

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I Am Bolt returned to the stables yesterday and had his first canter this morning. He is moving well on the track and is striding out normally after his work. He will need a couple of weeks slow work and then we can get him going again in preparation for the races.

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I Am Bolt had a successful jumpout at Moruya this morning (video above). After his disappointing first up race performance, we wanted to jump him out to make sure he was right before starting him again. He went around to the gates without incident, loaded well and jumped cleanly. He fought his rider, throwing his head up for a few strides when he was asked to come back between the other two runners on either side of him but he settled and travelled well to the line, winning the heat.

We will see how he is over the next few days but we are planning to race him at Goulburn on the 7th of February.

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I Am Bolt has been consistently working well at trackwork for a more than a week now so we are ready to try him at the jumpouts tomorrow. He will aim to get to the barriers very calmly and quietly and see if he gallops more controlled and balanced, like he has been in trackwork.

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I Am Bolt returns to the races to start this prep in the BM58 over 1010m at Moruya on Monday (Race 5 at 3:20pm). He will be ridden by Shaun Guymer from barrier 3.

He did his final sprint up on Wednesday morning (video above). We have been very happy with his jumpouts and his trackwork gallops going into this race. He has a good barrier but we don’t anticipate him being able to lead this field as there is a lot of early speed. We plan to be positive from the gate and take up a position in the first four from the start. We think he is a good each way chance on Monday.

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I Am Bolt had his second jumpout for the prep at Moruya this morning (video above). We asked his rider to give him a good hit out and he finished off great in first place over the line.

He is aiming to race at Moruya on the 4th of January.

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I Am Bolt had a good jumpout this morning at Moruya. He is in the pink colours on the outside in the video above. He wanted to get charging but came back to the rider when asked in the middle stages of the run. He was strong in the finish, taking the lead as they crossed the line.

He will have a second jumpout on the 16th of December and is aiming to race at Moruya on Cup Day on the 4th of January.

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I Am Bolt returned to the stables this week. Click above for his video update.