Click above for a video update on Millijule.
Click above for a video update on Airfree.
Unfortunately, the track was too wet to race Living Doll at Kembla on Saturday so we will nominate her for Nowra on Sunday the 17th of February.
Click above for a video update on Minnie Malachi.
Pinch River has settled in very well and has now done nearly two weeks of slow trotting and cantering and trail rides. He had a long spell so he will do at least 4 weeks of slow work before staring pace work.
Click above for a video update on Lincoln Cash Man, Ollie the Third, Jeddah Aheadah and Joan Constance.
Sarzana has pulled up well from her last race and she did some 3/4 pace on Saturday morning (video above).
She will aim to race again at Canberra on the 22nd or Nowra on the 25th of February.
We welcomed three lovely new horses over the past fortnight:
Joan Constance was in training with us over the 2018 Winter before going to stud. She did not go in foal so she has returned to training and she looks better than ever. She had six weeks of pre-training before travelling to Moruya so she can start pace work straight away.
Jeddah Aheadah is a Class 1 Pierro mare with good Victorian form. She has come to us with only two weeks pre-training so we will be starting off her fast work in about a week. She is a beautiful grey mare and is very sweet to work with.
Pinch River is a very exciting horse to have the opportunity to train. He won at Listed level in Queensland and is returning to training after a year off with hoof problems. He is a powerful looking Denman gelding and he has slotted back into training life brilliantly.
Resort finished our weekend at the two-day Bega Carnival with victory in the Sapphire Coast Cup.
Pat Scorse gave him a brilliant ride, letting two tear-away leaders go and rating him perfectly. In the end he won by nearly 3 lengths in front of a big group of excited owners.
Resort has been struggling to jump well from the gates but he got away beautifully on Sunday and it made his job so much easier, not giving the field a big head start.
Georgian Court and Sarzana had good place runs over the weekend and overall, the team performed very well.
Lincoln Cash Man has improved with each pace work over the past fortnight and he was strong to the line on Tuesday morning when he worked with Airfree (video above). They worked from the 1000m mark in the following sectionals:
17.04, 15.23, 14.15, 11.57, 11.49
Lincoln is entered to race at Sapphire Coast on Saturday. He went to the river on Wednesday for a recovery session (photo below – notice the photo bombing fish in the top left corner).
Ollie the Third also galloped on Tuesday morning in preparation for racing on the weekend at Sapphire Coast (Sunday). He worked with Resort over 1000m (video below) and they ran the following sectionals:
17.22, 16.23, 15.06, 11.59, 11.17
Ollie marched straight into the river on Wednesday morning even though it has been six months since he was last there (photo below – leading).
Sarzana is ready to tackle a Class 1 at Sapphire Coast on Saturday following her maiden victory at Moruya last week. She galloped with The Amazing Tahlia on Tuesday (video above) and she was strong to the line running the following sectionals:
15.41, 14.48, 12.73, 10.95, 11.32
Sarzana will step up in distance to 1400m this start.
Airfree is ready to race at Sapphire Coast on Sunday after her gallop with Lincoln Cash Man on Tuesday morning (video above). Both horses worked really well and they came home in the following sectionals:
17.04, 15.23, 14.15, 11.57, 11.49
She went to the river on Wednesday morning (video below). She likes to follow the other horses when she is wading in the river and we think she has figured out if she stays in another horses wake it is easier to walk than if she has to break through the water herself.
Resort is entered to race in the Sapphire Coast Cup on Sunday at Bega.
He had a solid gallop with Ollie the Third on Tuesday morning (video above) and they worked home in the following sectionals:
17.22, 16.23, 15.06, 11.59, 11.17
Resort went to the river for a recovery session on Wednesday (video below) and he will have a sprint up on Friday.
Living Doll and Malachi Crunch galloped together on Thursday morning (video above).
They worked from the 1000m mark in the following sectionals:
16.82, 15.71, 14.67, 11.78, 11.51
Living Doll is planning on racing at Kembla Grange on the 9th and Malachi Crunch is aiming to race on the 5th, also at Kembla Grange.
Pauper continues to build his fitness by cantering on the track each morning. He went on his first trail ride on the bush track on Thursday morning (video above). He was a bit nervous and kept looking behind him to check he wasn’t being followed but he was well behaved and will be much more relaxed next time.
He has been enjoying a sun bake during the day (horse on the right in the photo below) and is always hungry.
Georgian Court had her final gallop on Tuesday morning before heading to Sapphire Coast on Saturday (video above). They have been getting quite a bit of rain at Bega, which should suit her perfectly. She is dropping back to 1600m and has been kept fresh since her last start.
Minnie Malachi’s first jumpout ended in a bit of a mishap on Tuesday morning.
She was brilliant in the race day stalls (photo above) and good going up to the start. When she was behind the barriers, waiting to load, she reversed into the rail and scared herself, jumping forwards and losing her rider. She ran back to the mounting yard without injuring herself but she did lose a shoe so was unable to do the jumpout.
She has been trackworking well since Tuesday and will gallop on Saturday morning. We will take her back to the jumpouts on the 12th of February.
Living Doll recovered from her victory on Monday with a trip to the river the next morning (photo above). Despite the heat this week, she has bounced back very well and is a very tough mare.
She is planning to race again at Kembla Grange on the 9th of February.
Georgian Court had an easy week following her run at Moruya on Monday. She went to the river, on a trail ride and did some cantering. She is aiming to race again next weekend at Sapphire Coast.
Ollie the Third galloped this morning on the course proper (video above). He has such a long stride, he can be deceiving to watch and is often going faster than he looks. He will be nominated for Sapphire Coast on the 3rd of February.
Ollie has slotted back into our stable very well and really enjoys living in his yard, annoying his neighbour all day by stealing his fly mask repeatedly.
Lincoln Cash Man also galloped this morning with The Amazing Tahlia (video below – Lincoln is on the inside).
They worked over 1000m in the following sectionals:
14.00, 15.79, 14.30, 11.72, 11.76
Lincoln worked quite well but could have travelled in to the bit harder. He will be nominated for Sapphire Coast on the 2nd of February and he will have another gallop on Tuesday.