Minnie Malachi started 3/4 pace work on the grass this week (video above). She is naturally very fit and has no trouble with the step up in work. She continues to work towards a jumpout in mid June.
Minnie Malachi has started pace work this week and is going well (video above). She will continue to build up her fitness and should be ready for a jumpout in mid June.
Minnie Malachi has started her fourth week of slow work and is coming along well. She will be ready to start some pace work next week. She is much more professional in her attitude this preparation and she has been sound and happy since resuming work.
Minnie Malachi only has one week of spelling left until she returns to the stables. She is moving really well now (click above for video) and she looks well rested.
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Minnie Malachi has been in the paddock for a week and is starting to move around a bit better. After going shin sore in her first jumpout, she has been a bit lame but she is on the improve.
Minnie Malachi & Molosso Mimosso went to the jumpouts at Moruya this morning.
Molosso Mimosso was significantly improved from her last jumpout a fortnight ago. She jumped with the other runners and worked well to the line. She will go to the barrier trials at Canberra on the 22nd to be passed to start racing in NSW. Molosso wore a tongue tie today and it will stay on for the trial.
Minnie Malachi had her first ever jumpout and she did very well. She was ridden by Pat Scorse and he was surprised it was her first time because she jumped with the field, was very balanced and sprinted well to the finish, just getting a bit tired at the very end.
Assuming she recovers well from today, Minnie Malachi with have a second jumpout in a fortnight.
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Minnie Malachi’s first jumpout ended in a bit of a mishap on Tuesday morning.
She was brilliant in the race day stalls (photo above) and good going up to the start. When she was behind the barriers, waiting to load, she reversed into the rail and scared herself, jumping forwards and losing her rider. She ran back to the mounting yard without injuring herself but she did lose a shoe so was unable to do the jumpout.
She has been trackworking well since Tuesday and will gallop on Saturday morning. We will take her back to the jumpouts on the 12th of February.
Minnie Malachi continues to improve each time she gallops. The video above is from Saturday morning (she is on the outside). She also galloped on Tuesday morning and both times she worked home in an 11 second furlong.
We are planning on taking her to the jumpouts on Tuesday at Moruya for her first outing. She will just be there for practice, not to break any records, and to have a good experience.
It’s been another big week for Minnie Malachi. With so many new things to learn, she is busy learning her trade each day.
She galloped for the first time this week, running up the last furlong on the B grass. It can take a while to learn how to balance at a full gallop carrying a rider but she was very good. She is confident, travels straight and has a good action.
She went on another trail ride and also had her second jumpout practice at the barriers (video above). She was quicker to jump than her first attempt and was very easy to load into the gates. The lead horse is Shamus (Depreciation) who is very experienced and was having his final sprint up before racing on Monday so he didn’t wait for her this time. Each time they jumpout when they are learning, they get a bit quicker and using an experience horse like Shamus to show them the ropes is far more effective than rushing them out of the gates.
Minnie Malachi has had a huge week at the stables. She went on the grass track for the first time on Monday to have a look around and then did her pace work on the grass on Tuesday morning. She was ultra professional and travelled straight and forward with confidence.
On Thursday she did barrier practice for the first time since coming to Moruya (video above – she is closest to the camera). We use our stable pony Shamus (horse in the middle) to give our learners something to follow and chase when they do barriers. Minnie Malachi loaded into the gates on the first attempt and was very sensible waiting patiently with the barriers closed. She hesitated momentarily when they flew open but was quick to muster and chase down Shamus.
This morning she went for her first trail ride on the bush track and she was an old hand, super confident and calm about the new experience.
She is coming along very well and we are aiming to jump her out in early February.
Minnie Malachi is building up her pace work at the moment. She is very balanced and she is coming along well. She loves having a sun bake during the middle of the day.
Minnie Malachi commenced pace work this week and is gradually building up her fitness. She started with 1/2 pace and will work up to some 3/4 pace next week. She is confident working on her own or with a friend and she is coming along quite well.
Belle Tournure has been taking it very easy since her win at Sapphire Coast, walking and wading at the river. She resumed trackwork on Monday with some cantering. She is aiming to race again at Moruya on the 23rd.
Minnie Malachi has nearly done two weeks of cantering (click above to view video) and she will start some 1/2 pace on Thursday morning.
Minnie Malachi and our Artie Schiller filly “Charlotte” have struck up an instant friendship. They spend their day grooming each other, taking naps together and keeping each other company.
Minnie Malachi has started cantering and Charlotte is planning on jumping out on the 11th of December.
Bonnie, the full sister to Malachi crunch, has been registered to race with the name:
She has just returned from a spell to commence her second prep. She will race under a lease and more information can be found by emailing email@example.com
“Bonnie” has gone to the paddock for a break. She had completed months of pre-training in Sydney before arriving at Moruya and as it is her first ever prep, she has done enough and will benefit from a holiday. Just like her full brother, Malachi Crunch, she walked into the paddock and put her head straight down to start eating.
Malachi Crunch’s full sister “Bonnie” arrived at the stables this week. She is four years old and has been in pre-training at Hawkesbury. This video is her first morning at Moruya trackwork (yellow vest).