Race 2 - (1500 METRES) - EXASPERATE - 3rd. Trainer: Matthew Brown.
Showed some potential in his second prep before a failed spring attempt but has looked a different horse this time in, especially since the second up kill when they made a slight gear change and this was a tough card to be holding ground on the inside so there was plenty of merit to the run. The winner is Saturday class whilst this 4yo will find winnable races with his low rating and they may look to stretch him out a shade further now he's settling better.
Race 5 - (1500 METRES) - DALMATIA - 6th. Trainer: Leon & Troy Corstens.
A filly that looks as though she'll get over ground and her breeding strongly supports this being by High Chaparral whilst her dam is a half sister to three stakes winners including Abbey Marie and Runaway. This was a handy enough midweek field where this girl was ridden quietly and was another making good ground on the inside which wasn't the place to be. Was only second up and will come into her own once she gets over further.
Race 2 - (1200 METRES) - TWENTYFOUR CARAT - 4th. Trainer: John O'Shea.
Was a 800k purchase this impeccably bred colt by I Am Invincible and out of a mare by the superstar producer Shantha's Choice (...