Ollie the Third galloped on the course proper on Friday. His furlong sectionals for the last 1000m were:
13.32, 13.15, 12.67, 11.53, 11.90
Joan Constance did some 3/4 pace on Thursday morning after pulling up well from her run at Canberra last week. She will race again at Sapphire Coast on the 29th.
Malachi Crunch and Denman Quality have both pulled up well from their race on Monday at Moruya and enjoyed a trail ride on Thursday morning.
Ollie the Third is now back in work after injuring himself at the beginning of July. He will be returning to the races at Sapphire Coast on the 29th of July.
Pulla Swifty is now up galloping and will be ready to barrier trial in the next couple of weeks.
Cletus Brown has now finished four weeks of slow work and he had his tendon re-scanned today. The report from the vet was very positive and hardly any damage is visible now on the ultrasound.
He will now go to the paddock for three to four weeks and then he can start a proper preparation.
Denman Quality had his final gallop this morning before he races at Goulburn on Friday and it was his best work so far this prep. He was very controlled and finished off strongly:
16.34, 13.15, 10.98, 11.01
We finished off June with a great day at Moruya races on Friday.
Airfree was our first runner and with a terrific ride from Jess Taylor she was able to claim the win and break her maiden. It was only her fourth start for her new group of owners and she also scored a BOBS bonus of $5,000. She has pulled up really well and she will plan on racing again at the next Moruya meeting on the 16th of July.
Belle Tournure was up next and she nearly made it a double, just getting pipped on the line. Jon Grisedale gave her a great ride but the winner was closing fast and just got up in the final stride. Belle had four weeks since her previous start and she did an excellent job. She will also aim to race again at the next Moruya meeting.
Calm and Serene kicked off her prep over 1425m. She usually drops out the rear of the field when she races up over her staying distances but being first up she sat a bit closer and the change in race pattern found her out in the finish. She still finished off well considering and she will now step up in distance. We are aiming to race her at Canberra on Friday 13th July.
Mitali Assa Vedo was also first up when she started in the 1300m Open. She bungled the start after getting upset in the gates and was straight out the back of the field. Jess Taylor gave her a great ride from where she was positioned, cutting the corner and making a strong run up the inside to finish 4th.
Overall we were really pleased with all our runners.
We had six horses entered but Malachi Crunch and Denman Quality were emergencies and failed to get a start. They are both entered to race at Goulburn on Friday 6th July.
Our Artie Schiller 2YO filly “Charlotte” (outside) is back in work. She had nine weeks in the paddock and she has returned to the stables much taller. She has started cantering and will hopefully get up to some galloping this time in.
Pulla Swifty started 3/4 pace this week and she is coming along great. She is wearing the earmuffs and tongue tie each morning at trackwork now and it is making a huge difference to her behaviour.
Living Doll had another wonderful performance on the Acton track at Canberra on Friday. She has had five starts for our stable and finished top 3 four times.
She drew a wide gate and was held out in the early stages as a couple of other runners kicked up on the rail. She fought hard in the finish with Jess Taylor aboard to finish in 3rd position.
She has pulled up well and will return to Canberra in three weeks. She doesn’t like soft tracks so the Acton will be her best option over Winter.
Belle Tournure galloped on Friday morning, working from the 1000m mark on her own. Her furlong sectionals were:
13.96, 12.66, 11.89, 11.05, 11.82
Her work has been very good and she will be entered to race at Moruya on Friday 29th June.
Cletus Brown (pink vest) is coming along great. He has started some cantering this week and his leg is holding up very well.
He has been gathering fans at trackwork, often receiving comments on how beautiful he is and how well he holds himself when he works. His behaviour has been excellent considering he had such a long break and we will reassess his tendon at the end of next week after he has completed four weeks of slow work.
Airfree (inside) and Malachi Crunch galloped together on Friday morning, working from the 1000m mark. The furlong sectionals were:
16.32, 14.29, 13.06, 11.51, 11.70
Both horses are aiming to race at Moruya on Friday the 29th of June. They have also been nominated to race on Thursday 28th at Kembla Grange to give us a second option with track conditions being quite soft around the district at the moment.
Unbridled Princess is coming along very well this prep and is now ready to start some pace work. She is looking much stronger and she is working with a lot more purpose than last preparation. We are looking forward to seeing some improvement in her racing in the coming months.
Denman Quality had another good jumpout this morning. He travelled hard on the bit the whole 800m and finished off well. He will be nominated to race next Friday at Moruya to kick off his prep.
Mitali Assa Vedo was also jumping out for the second time and she worked home nicely. She will also be nominated for Moruya on the 29th.
Calm and Serene had her first jumpout for the prep and she was very fast away from the gates. She was not pushed out in the finish and she pulled up very well. Today’s jumpout has been good for building her fitness and she will start her prep at Moruya on the 29th.
Ollie the Third, Malachi Crunch and Joan Constance on Thursday morning.
Millijule had gone to the paddock for a few weeks. Her foot has come good but she is still not 100% sound so we will give her some time walking around in the grass paddock to recover.