Malachi Crunch is back at the stables after a short 10 days in the paddock. He managed to stack on the weight around his belly even though he was only on the grass for such a short time. He did some 3/4 pace on Saturday and he felt fit and fresh so it shouldn’t take too long to strip off the extra kilos.
He is aiming to race at his favourite track, Moruya, on April 9th.
Malachi Crunch is racing today at Nowra. He will be ridden by Pat Scorse to take 1.5kg off his high weight. He had a solid sprint up with Lincoln Cash Man on Friday (video above) and should perform well today.
Malachi Crunch had his first outing to the river this week and he was perfect. He confidently led the way through the water, followed by Georgian Court and Depreciation (video above).
We were very pleased with Malachi Crunch’s effort in the Narooma Town Plate, especially since it was his first race over 1300m. He has always been a short distance sprinter but as he gets older, he is learning to settle and stretch out the distances he can race over.
At trackwork, Malachi Crunch always does the bare minimum and barely makes it around to the exit before stopping. His rider, Maddy, filmed the video below from her helmet camera on Saturday morning showing the effort needed to make it the last 200m in a slow canter. Sometimes it is hard to believe he has won 5 races.
Malachi Crunch has hit the lead in the chase for the Moruya Jockey Club Horse of the Year with his victory on Monday.
We love this photo from Bradley Photographers of Archie with his amazing owner Melissa returning to the yard after his win.
Robbie Brewer is riding an incredible strike rate for our stable at the moment and the last four times he has worn the pink Electrick Bloodstock colours he has cross the line in 1st place, an unbelievable achievement.
The Crunch is back in work after a three week break in the paddock. He stacked on the weight eating grass non-stop while he was on holiday so he will spend the next month slimming down and building his fitness to prepare for the summer racing at Moruya.
It was a busy day of racing for our stable at the September Moruya meeting.
We had two runners in the 1425m Maiden, Unbridled Princess and Sarzana. Unbridled Princess had a tough run, sitting wide the whole race, but she showed some improvement to finish 10th. She is still racing greenly and lacks confidence under pressure. She will race again at Moruya on the 14th of October, stepping up to 1650m and the blinkers will go on.
Sarzana was having her first start for our stable but she got wobbly and faltered mid way up the straight. She recovered very poorly from the race and we have turned her out for a spell. She will be back in four weeks to start afresh.
Pulla Swifty stepped up to 1200m and drew a very wide gate again, as has been the case for her whole career. She pushed forward to sit outside the leader and put up a great race to finish 4th, beaten 2.7 lengths. Her race craft is really starting to improve and she will race again at Moruya on the 14th of October, again over 1200m.
Georgian Court was our other new runner, having her first start for our stable in the 1200m Class 2. We elected to go forward from the wide gate but she was run off her feet and faded out to finish 10th. She will race again at Moruya on the 14th of October and would really appreciate a wet track.
Malachi Crunch put in another wonderful run on his home track to finish 3rd, beaten only 1.1 lengths. He has been up racing since February this prep and has achieved six top 4 finishes, including one win. He will go to the paddock for a break before the summer racing begins.
Millijule was the final runner for the day and she also put in a really pleasing run. She finished off the last 50m like a steam train and was only beaten 2.6 lengths, but ended up 10th in the bunched finish. She will race again at Moruya on the 14th of October and looks to be in for a good prep.