Icksta

Icksta

Icksta will have his first jumpout for the prep at Moruya tomorrow morning. We have been very pleased with how Icksta has come back this prep and his trackwork has been great so far. He is looking much better in the Summer months than he did through Winter and has grown into a nice strong gelding.

Icksta

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Icksta

Please click above for Icksta’s video update

Icksta

Icksta is coming along very well. He is doing 3/4 pace on fast work mornings and is quickly building up his fitness. He is the second horse in the video above doing 3/4 pace on the B grass. We anticipate he will be ready for a jumpout at the end of the month.

Icksta

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Icksta

Click above for video of Icksta’s gallop this morning. He is nominated for Sapphire Coast on the 29th.

Icksta

Click above for Icksta’s video update.

Icksta

Click above for Icksta’s video update

Icksta

Click above for Icksta’s video update

Icksta

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Icksta

Icksta did a nice steady working gallop on Saturday morning (video above) in preparation for racing at Moruya tomorrow.

Icksta

Icksta is stepping up to 1605m on Sunday at Moruya (Race 3 at 2:05pm). Shaun Guymer is riding him from barrier 12. We had planned to race him in the 1310m race but the 1605m ended up much weaker so we have opted to step him up.

A number of the horse he raced last time are in the race and we think he should be fighting out the finish.

Icksta

Icksta had a good performance at Moruya on Tuesday. Missing the two races in July due to weather saw him a bit underdone in the closing stages of the race but he still ran well and will improve off that race. He is aiming to race again at Moruya on the 16th. Click below for a video update from trackwork this morning.

Icksta

Icksta is racing at Sapphire Coast on Sunday (Race 2 at 1:50pm) in the maiden over 1408m. He has a wide barrier but they have a long run from the barriers to the first corner so he should be able to find a spot. His trackwork has been very good and if he can find a bit more luck in running than his last race, we think he is a good each way chance.

The video above is his gallop on Tuesday (he is on the inside). The video below is Icksta on the bush track yesterday morning (he is leading).

Icksta

Unfortunately, we didn’t get to start Icksta at Moruya races this week as they were abandoned due to the wet weather. He will be entered to race at Sapphire Coast on Sunday the 26th of July.

Icksta

Icksta continues to improve in his work and mentally as he gets into this prep. We are very happy with how he is going as we head towards Moruya races next Monday. The video above is him walking this afternoon.

He is becoming a lot more mature and professional in his attitude. He is leading on the bush trail in the video below which was taken last week.

Icksta

Icksta has come through his second jumpout much better. We have nominated him to race on Friday at Moruya but there is a chance he will be balloted because there are so many horses entered. If he doesn’t race at Moruya, we will nominate him the following week. 

His gallop this morning was very good (he is on the outside in the video above) so hopefully he gets a start on Friday.

Icksta

Icksta had a really good jumpout this week (video below). He was quick away and finished off great to win his heat. He will race at Moruya next Friday over 1200m and start to build up his distance to a more suitable race over further.

800m – 47.82, last 600m – 34.92

Icksta

Icksta had a good first jumpout for the prep at Moruya this morning. He jumped with the other horses, dropped out to settle at the rear, and finished off good in the straight. The video is below.

He will have a second jumpout on the 17th before he goes racing.

Icksta

Icksta will jumpout this Thursday. He had a practice jumpout on Saturday morning and he was quick out and strong in his gallop.

A video of the jumpouts will be available on Thursday afternoon.