Horse To Follow: Very biased here in Tosen Stardom as stated yesterday I have a small share in him. First up taking on BHB at his favourite track and distance with BHB being rock hard fit 3rd up and took the all the straight to nab Tosen on the line. Provided he doesn't meet Winx will be super hard to beat next time.
Ride of The Day: Jason Collett on La Bella Diosa who pulled their pants down in the Surround Stakes over more fancied rivals.
Run Of The Day: Sheidel, they rarely lead and win Oakleigh Plates but she did and ran electric time overall so burnt the candle at both ends.
Forget It Ran: Single Bullet, I don’t think it handled the track at all but still finished just of the winner. Think will improve greatly if can find a dry track next up.
Caulfield – Saturday 25 February
Race 1 – BOOM TIME $8.50, won from GOLDSTREAM, PILOTE D’ESSAI.
Boom Time was unwanted in the market being $4.20 out to start at $8.50. Best supported runner in the race was the stablemate Pilote D’Essai who was $6 into $4.60. 2nd placegetter Goldstream was well supported opening $6 into touch $4.60 before starting at $5.
Race 2 – BENZ $4.80, won from HARD PROMISE, DERRYN.
Best supported runner Benz got the money being $7 into $4.80. Heavily supported Yulong Yongxing also had strong support opening at $11 and starting at $7. The placegetters both drifted slightly in the market.
Race 3 – FARSON $2.20, won from CLIFF HANGER, CAPTAIN RHETT.
Market was stifled by the winner Farson who was always well supported opening $2.30 to start at $2.20. Bold Presence and Bint El Bedu both had some early support but ended up starting at opening quotes.
Race 4 – SAVANNA AMOUR $5.50, won from ELLICAZOOM, OREGON’S DAY.
All runners tightened late with the late scratching of the favourite Fuhryk. Best supported outside the scratching was the winner Savanna Amour $8.50 into $5.50 and Jennifer Lynn $5 into start at $3.80. WA visitor Ellicazoom was friendless opening $5.50 before starting at $10.
Race 5 – BLACK HEART BART $1.90, won from TOSEN STARDOM, ECUADOR.
BHB was very solid all the way through being $1.80 out $1.90 on the back of solid support for best backed runner Turn Me Loose who was $7.50 into $5 before starting at $6.50. Tosen Stardom was $12 out to start at $17.
Race 6 – STRATUM STAR $6, won from HUMIDOR, THE UNITED STATES.
The winner had some fans opening at $7 into $5 before starting at $6. Jameka was best backed being $4 into $3.60 with some support early for Humidor before he got out late to start at his opening quote of $5.50 so the stable backed the right one.
Race 7 – CATCHY $4.20, won from PARIAH, FORMALITY.
Easily the 2 best supported runners filled the first 2 places. Pariah was the best supported runner being $7 into start $3.80 fav with Catchy next best supported at $5.50 into 4.20. Only other runners with any real support were Formality and Property so the money was right in the finish.
Race 8 – SHIEDEL $7.50, won from FAATINAH, EXTREME CHOICE.
Sheidel was easily the best supported runner opening at $11 and touching $6 before starting at $7.50. Extreme Choice had very solid support all the way through opening at $4 starting at $3.60. Faatinah was friendless opening at $26 before starting at $51.
Race 9 – SILENT SEDITION, won from THAMES COURT, MISS ROSE DE LAGO.
From the time markets opened the one they wanted was Silent Sedition being $2.25 into $1.90. Thames Court had no support and was $5.50 out to start at $8.50 with Miss Rose De Lago always being solid around the $9.50 mark.
The Money Was Right: Shiedel was $11 into $7.50 in a Group 1 and didn’t let supporters down.
Left It In The Bag: Pariah was $7 into $3.80 but just found Catchy a touch too good to leave the money in the bag.
Friendless : Boom Time was unwanted with very strong money for the stablemate but proved too strong in the first.
DOOMBEN – Saturday 25 February
Race 1 – PAH TERIE $6.00, won from LADY LARK, RUBY RED HEART.
Pah Terie had some fans supported from $7 into $6 to score well from Lady Lark and Ruby Red Heart who opened at $2.20 touched $1.65 before easing slightly to jump at $1.95. but was no match for the winner.
Race 2 – PINCH RIVER $13, won from ESPIRITU, STRATURBO.
Pinch River was strong winner of the second despite drifting from $8 out to $13. Quatronic was the dominant favourite, $2.20 into $2.05 but was the last to finish.
Race 3 – EXPLOSIVE ONE $20, won from HI SON, SENTIMENTAL PRINCE.
An open market in the third with Sentimental Prince support from $5.50 into $4.20 to start favourite and just miss out finishing third behind Explosive One who was supported from the opening quote of $34 into $20. Runner up Hi Son was $19 into $15, while Sabhkat was supported from $5 into $4.40.
Race 4 – NICCANOVA $1.95, won from DON’T DOUBT DA WIFE, MISS KINDILAN.
Punters found their range in the fourth race with Niccanova $2.30 into $1.95 as a dominant favourite and scored accordingly. Don’t Doubt Da Wife opened at $4.80 before easing to $6.
Race 5 – CYLINDER BEACH $3.20, won from SIEGFRIED, WHISKEY ALL ROUND.
Cylinder Beach $4.20 into $3.20 and Siegfried $4 into $2.70 were the two clear top picks with punters, with Cylinder Beach proving too strong.
Race 6 – COURTZA KING $9, won from DREAMS APLENTY, JUST ORM.
Dreams Aplenty was the horse to beat in the eyes of punters, with solid support opening at $2.60 touching $1.90 and then starting at $2.40. However, Courtza King grabbed the prize ahead if the favourite despite the big drift from $6.50 out to $10. Bold Adventure received good backing opening at $5.50 and tightening to $3.90.
Race 7 – TYZONE $6.50, won from RHYME NOR RHYTHM, HEROIC ACTION.
Similar outcome to the previous race where the $3.10 into $2.25 found one better, this time in the form of Tyzone who opened $7, was tightened into $4.60 before easing back out to $6. Just A Bullet was another who had good support opening at $17 and jumping at $8.50.
Race 8 – CRAIGLEE WANDOO $26, won from SHEISWHATSHEIS, I AM THE SCULPTOR.
Tough finish for punters with outsider Craiglee Wandoo saluting at $26. Placegetters Sheiswhatsheis was $4.60 into $3.20 and I Am The Sculptor was $7.50 into $4.40 but could not reel in the winner.
The Money Was Right: Explosive One was always well supported being $34 into $20 and getting the money in the 3rd.
Left It In The Bag: Plenty of contenders here with Ruby Red Heart, Siegfried and Rhyme Nor Rhythm all in the final.
Friendless: Pinch River was $8 out to $13 before saluting.