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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.
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 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 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 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Stella has progressed through another really good week in her education. She galloped the last furlong of her pacework on Tuesday morning showing excellent co-ordination.
This morning she had a practice jumpout with two other young horses and our stable pony Shamus. Shamus is extremely quick out of the gates, often jumping a length in front when he was racing, so we use him to teach the young horses. Shamus is closest to the camera in the video below and Stella is to his left. She was the quickest to jump of the three babies and she galloped up the 400m, chasing Shamus well. This group will have another practice next week.
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Our Real Impact filly “Stella” completed her first prep at our Moruya stables and went to the paddock yesterday. She did eight weeks of trackwork, including three gallops and barrier education. The video below is her barrier progress in the space of only two jumpout practices.
She has done an excellent job this prep and we think she should be able to get to a trial next time in. She will be spelling for 4 weeks.
Stella is coming along great. She had barrier practice at the end of last week and she was very calm to load and stand in the gates. She started some light galloping this week, just running up the last furlong (video above – she is on the outside). The video below is her walking in the courtyard and as you can see, she is holding her condition well as she steps up her work.