Real Salty

Real Salty

Real Salty had her second jumpout at Moruya this morning (video above). Shaun Guymer came down to Moruya to ride all our jumpouts and he rode Real Salty in a race saddle to practise the smaller saddle and girth on her. She was much better than at her first race start when she really disliked the small saddle. She jumped well and led the heat. She started to float in the straight so Shaun just pushed her to the line to keep her focused and on task. The heat was run in a good time and we are happy to take her racing off today’s performance. We plan to take her to the Maiden over 1010m at Moruya on the 25th of June.

Real Salty

Real Salty is having her second jumpout on Wednesday this week. Shaun Guymer is coming down to ride her in a race saddle to prepare her for her return to the races. She had a solid gallop with Boom and Zoom this week and is doing very well this time in.

Real Salty

Real Salty had a good performance at the jumpouts this morning at Moruya (her rider is wearing pink in the video above). She was a little nervous in the gates but she jumped well and just got a little tired in the closing stages. She has not done much galloping yet this prep so her fitness is still improving. She will have a second jumpout on the 2nd of June.

Real Salty

Please click above for Real Salty’s video update.

Real Salty

Real Salty has pulled up okay from her first race. She is still eating well and she looks very good physically, she is just a little frazzled from the experience. She did some 3/4 pace work on Friday morning and she was keen to run. We will gallop her on Tuesday with a race saddle on. The race saddle she wore at Canberra was tiny with a narrow girth and we think the change in gear was what upset her in the mounting yard. After Tuesday morning we will decide if she will race again this prep or go for a break.

Real Salty

Please click above for video update on Real Salty. If she doesn’t gain a start tomorrow at Canberra, we are planning to take her to Goulburn for a barrier trial on Sunday afternoon.

Real Salty

Real Salty will start her journey to a race start on Wednesday morning when she has her first barrier trial at Kembla Grange. She had a good jumpout at home and it is time to step up the pressure with a trip away and a trial in a bigger field and a more serious environment. The fields will be published on Monday afternoon.

Real Salty

Real Salty had a solid jumpout this morning at Moruya (pink colours, grey cap in video above). She loaded into the gates perfectly but reared twice while she was waiting. She was in the air when the gates opened so she missed the start by about a length. She quickly picked up the leader and worked strongly to the line.

She is moving good this afternoon but we will have to see how she is over the next couple of days. We will aim to trial her within the next fortnight.

Real Salty

Real Salty is coming along great and had a nice gallop with two mates on Saturday morning. She is having a jumpout tomorrow and the video will be posted around lunchtime. She is still achy occasionally as she continues to grow but she never stops eating and she has a cheerful and willing attitude.

Cosmic Barb, Real Salty, Times Change

Our three young fillies are all back in work and started half pace this week. In the video above Times Change has the rider with the blue cap with white pom pom, Cosmic Barb has the black striped cap and Real Salty has the blue and white cap.

Cosmic Barb missed a couple of days early in the week with a foot abscess (following all the rain we have had) but she caught up no problem and is progressing great.

All three girls have returned this prep much more focused and mature. They are building up their pace work and will be on the grass track next week.

Real Salty

Stella has been given her official race name. Our first choice “Stella Impact” was not available so she will be named “Real Salty”. It is a clever fit given her sire is Real Impact and her dam is Saltator.

Stella has a week and a half left of her spell. She is in the same paddock as Cosmic Barb and they have been getting along great, sharing feeders and relaxing together. Stella is on the left in the photo above.

Real Salty

Our Real Impact filly, Stella, had her first jumpout at Moruya this morning (she is on the outside in the video above). There was a scratching, so there were only two in the heat. She was very professional, balanced and strong to the line. Her heat was the fastest of the unraced heats.

We are going to turn her out for four to six weeks. She has done a brilliant job this prep. She pushed through her growing pains to stay in work for nine weeks. We are very happy with her barrier education and she is galloping well and looks to have good ability.

She is still eating everything at every meal but her condition is starting to drop off so it is time for her to have a break. From her performance this prep, she looks like she will get to the races next prep and race as a two year old.

Real Salty

Stella, our Real Impact filly, had another good week. The video below is her 3/4 pace on Tuesday morning.

She had a practice jumpout of the barrier and galloped up 400m this morning. She is second from the camera (blue helmet cover) in the video below.

We are planning to press on to the jumpouts on the 6th of November where she will gallop over 800m. She is currently having a growth spurt which means she is a bit tired and sore and she spends a lot of time lying down. We will have to take the next couple of weeks day by day depending on how she is coping. She is still eating really well.