Horse Updates

Dragon's Breath

Dragon’s Breath had a really pleasing jumpout at Moruya this morning. He was quick out of the gates and he galloped strong to the line, winning his heat. The video is below, he is sitting on the outside of the leading group..

He is ready to go to the barrier trials now to be passed to race. Depending on how he recovers from today’s jumpout, he will trial at either Goulburn on the 12th or Canberra on the 19th.

We are really happy with the progress Dragon’s Breath has made this prep.

Sifu

Sifu is entered to race at Canberra on Wednesday (Race 3 at 1:39pm). She has barrier 5 and Jess Taylor will be riding her. There are six first starters in the field. She has come back from her short break in the paddock great and her work has been very good. She had a gallop on Saturday and we are very happy with her heading towards her first race start. 

She is a very hot filly so we have organised the clerk of the course to help her get to the barriers. We expect her to sit up near the front during the race. It will be her first trip away from home and we are unsure how she will cope with the whole race day experience but if she doesn’t find it too overwhelming, we think she will race well.

No Emotion

No Emotion is having a lovely break in the paddock. He doesn’t usually spell good on his own and typically prefers to have a friend in the same paddock but he is really happy on his own this time. Perhaps his confidence is up and he doesn’t need a mate so much now.

Living Doll

Living Doll and been moving good since she returned to the stables last week. She had her Winter coat clipped off today to help her to dry each morning and to keep her skin in good condition through the colder months. We are aiming to race her in the Federal at Canberra on the 19th of June.

Legislation

Legislation is glad to be having a rest in the paddock. He was quite stiff after such a long journey to Bathurst so being free to roam around the paddock and stretch down to eat grass all day will be the best thing for him.

Kattegat

Kattegat in nominated to race in the Highway Handicap on Saturday at Randwick. He had a solid gallop with Fantini on Friday and we have decided to add the tongue tie to his gear as he is making some noise. He cantered in the tongue tie this morning and he didn’t resent it. He will do his final gallop on Wednesday wearing it. The fields will be published on Wednesday morning.

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.

Hoystryke

Hoystryke had a gallop on Saturday with Sifu and she is not fit enough to go to the races this Sunday. We will give her a couple more weeks work and aim to race her at Canberra on the 19th of June. She is quite a heavy filly and she is a very good eater. She sounded quite fat inside when she galloped so she just needs more work than the lighter framed fillies.

Hay Bale

Hay Bale is jumping out this Thursday. His gallops last week were good and the jumpout will give us a gauge on his fitness. There is a race for him at Canberra on the 19th of June if he performs well on Thursday.

Gossip

Gossip is going great as she heads towards her first 1600m race at Sapphire Coast on Sunday. She has never looked better in her coat and she has been very fresh at trackwork. She will have one more gallop before Sunday and if she can finish off like she did last start, she should run well.

Georgian Court

Georgian Court is aiming to race at Sapphire Coast on Sunday over 1400m. Her trackwork has been good and she likes the Bega track so we are expecting another good performance from her following her Moruya 3rd place last start.

Fantini

Fantini has been galloping great heading towards her second jumpout this week. She is back on her food and is moving good. We expect her barrier manners to improve this jumpout as she got better each time during last prep. Aaron Sweeney, who rode her to win last prep, is coming down to Moruya to do the jumpout.

She galloped with Kattegat on Friday last week. She is on the inside in the video below.

Duck Gold

Duck Gold has been keen in her pace work and is working towards a jumpout on the 17th of June. She has been away from the races for over 12 months so she will need to barrier trial as well before she can race again. We will aim to trial her at Moruya on the 26th.

Dragon's Breath

Dragon’s Breath had a practice jump out of the barriers on Saturday morning and he did a great job. He really got on the bit and his rider had a task pulling him up. He has been more switched on in his gallops too so we are looking forward to jumping him out on Thursday morning this week.

Chairman's Choice

Chairman’s Choice is loving his break in the paddock. He’s been leaping and zooming around each time we pull up to feed him.

Boomahnoomoonah

Boomahnoomoonah has pulled up great after her barrier trial. She was moving well during her canter this morning and we plan to press on to her first race start.

The photo below is her in the race day stalls at Goulburn waiting for her trial.

Boom and Zoom

Boom and Zoom started 3/4 pace last week and she is building her fitness quickly. We are aiming to have her ready for a jumpout on the 17th of June.

Airfree

Airfree has fully recovered from her race at Nowra. Her eye is 100% now and she has been working well. We have her nominated to race this weekend in the Merimbula Jazz Cup at Sapphire Coast on Sunday (1600m). We have also thrown in a nom at Randwick on Saturday in the BM78 1600m in case she gets way too much weight on Sunday.

No Emotion

No Emotion races at Canberra on Friday in the BM60 1400m (Race 5 at 2:55pm). He had a solid sprint up on Tuesday morning (video above) and went for a trail ride today for his recovery day.

He will be ridden by Robbie Brewer who has a good connection with the horse. He has again drawn a wide barrier and will jump from 12 but we are very happy with his work since his last start and expect another good performance on Friday.

Fantini

Fantini had a jumpout at Moruya this morning. She reared in the gates and unseated her rider. Fantini was uninjured and completed the jumpout no problem. She will have a second jumpout in a fortnight on the 3rd of June.