Icksta

Icksta

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

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Click above for Icksta’s video update.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Icksta started 3/4 pace work and is coming along great. He is on the outside in the video above.

He had his winter coat clipped off this week which allows us to dry him more quickly after he is worked and keeps his skin in better condition through Winter by not being wet for so long each morning.

We are aiming to jump him out on the 3rd of June.

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Icksta is now into week 4 of this preparation. He started pace work this week and is coming along well.

Click above for video update.

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Icksta has been back at the stables for a week and he is cantering each morning building up his fitness (video above). He looks to have grown and filled out during his break and he has settled back into his stable life routine very well.

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Icksta returns to the races at Moruya on Monday in the 1425m maiden (Race 4 at 3:25pm). He has barrier 10 and Shaun Guymer is riding him. We have swapped his winkers for blinkers this start and he galloped wearing the blinkers on Tuesday. He continues to work well between races and is showing good toughness for a young horse. He is looking great and eating very well.

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Icksta continues to learn his trade and improve with more work and racing. The video above is him tracking Living Doll at a gallop on Tuesday. He is aiming to race again at Moruya on the 16th of March.