Race 1 - Hugh Bowman Hall of Fame Trophy (1400 METRES):
FOLLOW: Independent Road - 1st. All credit to the winner from the Lindsay Park team who settled last off a moderate tempo and reeled them all in rather softly in the end. This was only start number 2 and he'll only improve with a bit more time with the potential to get over more ground. Nice horse.
FORGIVE: Feign - 5th. Not doing herself any favors with her starts but was also held up at a vital stage in the straight and whilst not beating the first few home, should have finished a little closer. There's some ability there but she might be another prep away.
FORGET: None. Get the feeling a good chunk of these will be better as 3yo's.
Race 2 - Brent Thomson Hall of Fame Trophy (1400 METRES):
FOLLOW: None. No knock on the winner Kings Brook who put them to the sword but query on how well most of this beaten brigade are going. Pretty weak race for mine.
FORGIVE: Ice Girl - 4th. Strange tactics not to find a prominent spot from gate 1 and did lose further ground at the 1000m. Left herself with a fair bit to do but got home well and was probably the run of the race outside the winner. Deep into her prep but is holding her form. Also put a line through the runs of My Biddy - last (on the quick back-up, pulled up wi...