Sifu had her first jumpout for the prep this morning at Moruya (video above). She it jumping very well and travelling great during the run but she needs more practice behind the barriers. She has a lot of nervous energy which means she finds being in the race day stalls and waiting behind the barriers a bit stressful. We will most likely have her accompanied by the clerk of the course when she trials to give her confidence between the mounting yard and the barriers.
Sifu has been building up her pace work and should be ready to gallop at the end of next week. She is coming along great and we are very happy with her. Click above for video update.
Sifu continues to work well and she is ready to start pace work on the grass track next week. She is developing into a really nice looking horse and it will be good to see her work through her pace work over the coming weeks.
We couldn’t be happier with how Sifu is coming along. The change in her behaviour since her spell has been incredible. Last prep she was frequently upset doing simple things but she has really turned a corner and is much more mature and professional now. She still has the occasional shy or zoomie, like at the end of the video above, but overall she is like a different horse since her break in the paddock.
She has one more week of cantering before she starts pace work.
Sifu is back at the stables after an eight week spell for shin soreness. She has really developed and grown and she looks much more mature. She is currently building up her fitness by cantering each morning. The video above is her trackwork on Wednesday morning, she is on the outside.
Sifu is starting to feel the work after her jumpout. We gave her an easy week last week to help her recover and she was much better this morning. We will do some more barrier practice tomorrow morning to try to improve her manners, especially behind the gates and then try to get her through to the barrier trial on Sunday.
She is still eating brilliantly and gets her work done on the track but she will probably need to go to the paddock after the trial to give her growing body a rest. She is developing into a really nice looking horse and she is keen to run and compete with her mates so there is lots to look forward to in the future.
Sifu had her first jumpout for the prep at Moruya this morning. Her jockey is wearing orange in the video above and she finishes 2nd. Both the horses she was against have already raced in their careers.
She was a little fired up behind the gates but she loaded and jumped well. She settled nicely at the rear of the field and worked home well in the straight. Her rider reported she was a bit floaty in the straight, meaning that she wasn’t driving hard for the line, but she ran straight and made up ground.
The 800m heat was run in 47.35 seconds, with the last 600m in 33.37 seconds.
We are aiming to trial her at Moruya on the 22nd.
Sifu is planning to have a jumpout on Tuesday next week. She missed a couple of pace work days over the past two weeks because the bush fire smoke was too thick but she has been keen and working strong so an easy jumpout should be no problem for her. We are aiming to barrier trial her at Moruya on the 22nd if she comes through her jumpout well. She is the outside horse in the video above doing 3/4 pace work.
Sifu is coming along very well and will start 3/4 pace on the grass on Tuesday. She is keen to work and has been getting some variety to her week by trail riding through the bush.
We are planning to jump her out on the 10th of December. The video above is her coming off the track on Saturday morning after doing 1/2 pace 1000m.
Sifu is back at the stables and she has really done well during her short break in the paddock. We turned her out after her jumpout to give her mind a break but she has filled out and matured in her body as well.
She has resumed cantering (video above) and after only three weeks in the paddock, she will be able to build up to a trial quite quickly.
“Opal” had her first Moruya jumpout this morning. She loaded into the gates perfectly and stood up well. She was a little slow away but that will only take a couple more practices to get up to speed. She travelled very nicely throughout and finished off strong.
All her gallops since arriving have been good and today she performed with the added pressure of jumping out of the barriers. She is a very nice filly and should be ready for a trial later this month.