Horse Updates

Pulla Swifty

Pulla Swifty is enjoying her spell and is due back at the stables mid February.

Duck Gold

Take a look at the wonderful bush trail we have access to for our horses’ relaxation days in the video above. Filmed on a Cambox helmet camera, onboard Duck Gold and following Georgian Court, as they wind their way through the trees.

Belle Tournure
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Belle Tournure (centre)

Belle Tounure is back at the stables after a week in the paddock. Above is a photo of her leading the way out of the river on Wednesday morning. She is aiming to start at Sapphire Coast on the 3rd of February.

Airfree

Airfree is entered to race at Moruya on Monday. She had a solid gallop with Resort on Tuesday morning (video above – onboard Airfree). They worked home the last two furlongs in:

11.77, 11.41

Airfree was wearing her tongue tie in this gallop and will continue to wear it at the races.

She went to the river on Wednesday for a recovery session (photo below) and she will sprint up on Friday morning for her final hit out.

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Airfree (centre)
Living Doll, Sarzana

Living Doll is entered to race at Moruya on Monday in the BM58 over 1020m. She has a lot of weight but with Pat Scorse’s claim she will carry 60.5kg.

She galloped with Sarzana on Tuesday morning (video above) and they worked home in very quick time:

17.15, 14.11, 14.10, 11.51, 10.96

Sarzana is also entered to race at Moruya on Monday over 1210m and we think she is knocking on the door to break her maiden status.

Millijule

After 27 weeks in training, Millijule has come to the end of her prep and has gone to the paddock for a well earned rest. This preparation she won at Moruya on Melbourne Cup Day, setting a new Class record and she placed 2nd, also at Moruya.

Millijule is a 7 year old mare but she still really enjoys getting out on the track each morning and she loves to run so she will return to the stables for another preparation before a breeding career is considered.

Georgian Court
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Depreciation (L), Airfree (C) & Georgian Court (R)

Georgian Court has pulled up well from her excellent 3rd place run at Nowra on Monday. She went to the river this morning and will continue to work away from the track this week, either at the river or on the bush track, with the aim of backing up at Moruya on Monday.

Georgian Court is one of those mares that is very well suited to the Moruya training environment because she works too hard to go to the track every day and the variation we can offer in her training really helps her to perform on race day.

Malachi Crunch

Malachi Crunch is preparing to take on the Narooma Town Plate on Monday over 1300m. It will be his first test at the trip when he steps up from his win over 1200m last start.

Malachi has been allocated minimum weight so Brock Ryan is back on board. Brock rode Malachi Crunch to his first three career wins, two of which were at the Moruya track.

Tuesday morning’s gallop video is above where he worked from the 1000m with Lauren Davies’ horse “Clergyman”:

15.41, 14.50, 13.78, 11.76, 11.18

He took his little sister, Minnie Malachi, for a trail ride on the bush track to recover on Wednesday morning:

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Resort

Resort had a good gallop with Airfree on Tuesday morning (video above). He worked into the bit the whole way and was strong to the line. They worked home in:

11.77, 11.41

Resort is entered to race at Moruya on Monday and will appreciate the step up in distance.

He will sprint up on Friday morning for his final hit out.

 

Millijule

Millijule is entered to race at Nowra on Monday in the BM58 1600m. She galloped on Tuesday (video above) and worked the following furlong sectionals from the 800m mark:

15.32, 14.23, 12.81, 11.51

She had a sprint up this morning and is ready to go.

Resort

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Resort has pulled up great after his 3rd place run on Monday. He can be seen storming home down the outside in the Bradley Photographers image above.

We will aim to race him again at Moruya on Monday the 21st of January in the second heat of the Stayers’ Series. We will also nominate for the Narooma Cup on the same day in case it turns out to be a better option.

Minnie Malachi

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.

Malachi Crunch

Malachi Crunch has hit the lead in the chase for the Moruya Jockey Club Horse of the Year with his victory on Monday.

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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.

Sarzana

Sarzana has recovered well after her race at Moruya on Monday. She ran a really good race and we are confident she will break her maiden very soon. She took a couple of days of easy work to fully eat up but she is back to herself now and ready to tackle the 1200m Maiden at Moruya on the 21st of January.

Living Doll

Living Doll is preparing to race again at Moruya on the 21st of January in the BM58 over 1010m.

Her hard fought 2nd place at Sapphire Coast at the beginning of the month was her 10th top 3 finish out of the 13 races she has run since joining our stable just under a year ago. She is incredibly consistent and has amassed $44K in prize money this last 12 months.

Georgian Court

Georgian Court had a super gallop on Thursday morning (video above) in preparation for the races at Nowra on Monday. It has been raining and the softer track really suits her as can be seen in her beautiful action in her track gallop.

She has drawn an inside gate at Nowra and it is a Heavy 8 at the moment so we think she should perform well.

Duck Gold

Duck Gold returned to the stables this week and has done a couple of days of slow work. She has grown so much over the last six months and is really turning into a nice horse.

She will be aiming to do her barrier trial this prep and possibly have her first race start.

Belle Tournure

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Belle Tournure has gone to the paddock for a week after her unbelievable performance in the Moruya Cup on Monday. We couldn’t be prouder of Belle’s effort in the Cup and we are now going to map a path to the Country Championships heat.

The beautiful photo below from Bradley Photographers¬†shows Belle’s gutsy attempt to fend off the eventual winner on her outside.

 

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Airfree

Airfree has pulled up very well from her race at Moruya on Monday. We were delighted with how she finished off with such good late acceleration. The best news is she recovered very quickly afterwards and looks to be fully over the heart arrhythmia that halted her preparation at Goulburn last year.

She will aim to race again in the Class 2 1200m at Moruya on Narooma Cup Day 21st of January. She has been doing some easy trackwork and trail rides (video above) this week.

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This great photo from Bradley Photographers (above) shows her determination and how close she came to running down “The Crunch”.

Airfree

Airfree had a good hit out with Resort this morning up the home straight (video above). They worked the last two furlongs in:

12.43, 11.43

She will be taking on the BM58 over 1200m on Monday at Moruya.