Race reviews for Scone, May 13th 2017.
Race 1 – Kia Ora Stud (2200m)
Interlocuter (2nd) – Stick with this hot pot, found the front a touch early at the top of the straight and although beaten by an outsider, there was a big margin back to 3rd. His prior runs in Australia have been very good and I’m expecting a return to the winners’ list soon.
Race 2 – Star Turn @ Vinery (1100m)
Ozark (1st) – Was tucked away back on the fence in the run and was needing luck. Into the straight the rider was able to hook him to the middle and he sprinted quickly in the final 200m to claim the leader and win the race. Impressive performance and no reason why he can’t go on.
Race 3 – Woodlands Stakes (1100m)
I am Excited (3rd) – First starter who was tapped 3-4 wide in the run and was entitled to knock up into the straight. She kicked strongly down the straight to hold onto 3rd place. Very brave performance and she just might have a bit of ability. Won’t be $21 next start. Keep following.
Race 4 – Denise’s Joy (1400m)
Gibraltar Girl (9th) – Last on turning and was flattened when looking for a run at the top of the straight, then once clear ran into another brick wall and went to line under a tight grip. Total forget run and can be followed with confidence next start.
Race 5 – Inglis 3yo Guineas (1400m)
Nothing of note in this race.
Race 6 – Luskin Star Stakes (1300m)
Snoopy (2nd) – First-up and settled just behind the speed, and pulled to the centre of the track to make his run. He hit the line well but was just no match for the king of Scone, Clearly Innocent, who flies at this track. Fitter for that effort and a good second up record will see him in the money again next start. Keep following.
Race 7 – Carrington Stakes (1400m)
Daysee Doom (1st) – Just so honest. Settled behind a good speed and sprinted quickly when the gap appeared and just held on in the last 100m. Has finished no worse than 5th in her career and no reason to jump off her yet after another brave victory today. She will give you a great run for your money.
Race 8 – Huawei Handicap (1400m)
Nieta (4th) – Sent out a short-priced favourite and was a victim of the pace of the race. They ran home in a slick 33 seconds for the final 600m, so she had little to no chance of running them down. She ran on well to finish 4th. In a more genuine run race she will be back in the winner’s circle soon. Keep following.
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