Tornac continues to think he is the best since his win at Moruya. According to his rider “he thinks he is it and a bit”. We have him nominated for 1200m races on Saturday and Sunday this weekend at Sapphire Coast. We will accept in both and pick the best race for him. Fields are published on Thursday.
Times Change continues to do well this prep, eating up and building her education on the track. She had a solid gallop with two mates on Saturday where she travelled confidently between the other two horses. She is having a jumpout tomorrow morning and the video will be posted around lunchtime.
Sifu has recovered well from her first up run at Moruya. She had an easy week last week as we tried a few gear changes. She will have a gallop tomorrow and we plan to race her again at Canberra on the 5th of February.
Resort has pulled up well from his last race and will head to Sapphire Coast for the 2200m race on Sunday. He won this race in 2019 and ran 3rd in 2020. He has been working great at home and a return to one of his favourite tracks should see his racing results improve.
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.
Pahang has bounced back from his Moruya race very well. He is nominated to race again this weekend at Sapphire Coast. We have him in the Class 1 1400m on Saturday and the Country Magic 1400m on Sunday. We will pick the most suitable race for him when the fields are published on Thursday morning.
No Emotion continues to do well since his return to the stables. After such a long break, he will do another two weeks of cantering before he steps up to pace work.
Merdeka is fast becoming a stable favourite with her laid back nature. Her gallop on Saturday was good and she has a beautiful action that gives a great feel when she gets up to full speed. She is nominated for the 1400m maiden at Sapphire Coast on Sunday. Nominations are out tomorrow and fields will be published on Thursday.
Liberata had two good gallops last week and we have decided to nominate her for Sapphire Coast on Saturday in the 1200m maiden. She has been doing everything right at home and with only the short break in the paddock in December, we think she is ready to go to the races. The fields will be published on Thursday morning.
Icksta will have his first jumpout for the prep at Moruya tomorrow morning. We have been very pleased with how Icksta has come back this prep and his trackwork has been great so far. He is looking much better in the Summer months than he did through Winter and has grown into a nice strong gelding.
I Am Bolt has been consistently working well at trackwork for a more than a week now so we are ready to try him at the jumpouts tomorrow. He will aim to get to the barriers very calmly and quietly and see if he gallops more controlled and balanced, like he has been in trackwork.
Heavenly Thunder continues to work well and will step up to start galloping at the end of this week. She is aiming to have a jumpout on the 10th of February.
Hay Bale has been working well since his run in the Moruya Cup and will step up to 1600m for the first time at Sapphire Coast on Sunday in the $80K Bega Cup. The nominations will be out tomorrow and fields published on Thursday morning. Hopefully he gets a favourable barrier to press forward and take up a good position.
Dragons Breath had an easy week after his race at Queanbeyan and he has bounced back great. He is an eating machine and he appears to be taking the racing in his stride more now that he has had a few starts. He is nominated for the 1200m maiden at Sapphire Coast on Saturday. The fields will be published on Thursday morning.
Cosmic Barb has been struggling to shake a cold and her cough is lingering at the moment. We had planned to jump her out this week but we will delay those plans until she is fully recovered. Her gallop on Saturday was a bit lack lustre so we will let her get back to full health and jump her out on the 10th of February. Otherwise, she is eating great and developing well physically with the work. She is building muscle over her hind quarters and although she is still very lanky, she has a lovely long stride.
Chairman’s Choice has pulled up great from his first up run at Moruya and is fresh and happy. He is nominated for the Country Magic on Sunday at Sapphire Coast. The step up to 1400m will suit him and he has won at the track and distance previously. The nominations will be out tomorrow and the fields published on Thursday morning.
Boomahnoomoonah continues to do well at home in her trackwork and her attitude. She wore the blinkers for the first time this morning doing her slow work and she will gallop in them tomorrow with the aim of wearing them at Sapphire Coast on the weekend. She is nominated for both days, 1600m on Saturday and 1400m on Sunday. We would like to try her over the longer distance this prep but will pick the best race for her. The fields will be published on Thursday morning.
Boom and Zoom has recovered well from her run at Nowra and has been working good at home. She is nominated in the Class 2 1600m at Sapphire Coast this Saturday. The fields will be published on Thursday morning. She is one of the higher rated runners in the nominations and she has won both her previous starts at the track.
Blackhill Kitty has been doing everything right at trackwork and has been nominated to race this weekend at Bega. She has been working on being more settled in her trackwork and she is now much more relaxed when she is asked to sit behind another horse. We have her nominated both days of the two day carnival and will pick the best race for her.
Airfree has been working well at home since her race in the Moruya Cup. We have her nominated in the $80K Bega Cup this Sunday over 1600m. There is some rain forecast for this week, especially towards the end of the week, which would suit Airfree. The fields will be published on Thursday morning.