Icksta

Icksta

Icksta had his first jumpout for the prep this morning at Moruya (video above). He only had one gallop heading into this jumpout so we asked his jockey to give him an easy run. He jumped well but just lost focus a bit as he rounded the turn. The horse on his outside was quite wayward but Pat pushed him up into the gap. This is all good practice for a green horse learning to race and he did his best work over the last 200m which is good to see.

He pulled up good and will have a second jumpout on the 10th of December. We are aiming to give him his first start at Moruya on the 22nd of December over 1300m.

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Icksta had his first gallop for the prep on Saturday (on the outside in the video above). He is ready to have an easy jumpout on Tuesday (26th November). He will most likely have a second jumpout on the 10th of December before he heads to the races.

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Icksta has been building up his 3/4 pace each fast work morning and he is coming along great. The video above is his 3/4 pace on Thursday morning. He should be ready to have a jumpout next fortnight on the 26th on November.

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Icksta started half pace this morning. He was suffering from a bit of muscle soreness last week as his body gets used to being back in training but he has pushed through well and is stepping up to start fast work now.

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Icksta has settled back into stable life very well. The video above is him returning from trackwork this morning.

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Icksta is back at the stables and has resumed trackwork (video below)

He looks like he has grown during his break and we think the spell has been really good for his development. He will do at least three weeks slow work before he starts any pace work.

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Icksta is nearly ready to come back into work and will return to the stables next weekend. He has been having a great time in the paddock, putting on weight and filling out into his frame.

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Icksta has been eating everything since his third place run at Moruya on Sunday but when he went for a canter on Wednesday morning, he was a bit sore in his off front shin. We will turn him out to the paddock to give him time to fully recover and resume his training in approximately eight weeks.

We are very pleased with how he has come along since arriving at our stables and we think the break will give him time to grow and mature.

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Icksta had his final hit out on Tuesday morning (video above) as he heads towards the Moruya races on Sunday.  He worked with Instruments and they ran up the final two furlongs in:

12.39, 11.76

His work is improving each gallop and we are looking forward to him racing on the weekend. We have taken the blinkers off him for Sunday. The fields will be published on Thursday morning.

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Icksta is coming along well this week with another two gallops at trackwork. The video above is his gallop on Tuesday morning with Instruments (he is on the outside in yellow). He is eating everything and is starting to come out of his shell, playing with his neighbours and even acting tough at feed time. We have him living next to Malachi Crunch now who likes to interact with his neighbours a lot so Icksta is having plenty of fun with him.

Nominations for Moruya will be released on Tuesday morning.

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Icksta had his first gallop at Moruya this morning. He worked with No Emotion and travelled well. The video above is his 3/4 pace on Tuesday morning (he is on the inside in yellow). Each time he does fast work on the grass track he is picking up the bit and travelling better. He is still learning to attack the line and only goes as fast as he is asked to at this stage but he is balanced and tractable and his lovely nature makes him very obliging.

We are still aiming to race him at Moruya on the 18th of August.

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We were delighted to welcome Icksta to the stables this week. He has settled in great and is very relaxed in his new environment, especially for a two year old. He has been eating everything and has happily worked on the track each morning. He did some 3/4 pace on the grass this morning (Saturday) and he was very professional. The video above is his first morning cantering and below is him coming off the track the same day.

At this stage, we will aim to race him at Moruya on the 18th of August over 1300m.