Caulfield and Rosehill race reviews

Caulfield review from Rick Williams Race 1. 1400M The Age Good Food Guide Plate AND ROCK            CHRIS SYMONS    1st   $18 PLUCKY BELLE  LUKE NOLEN         2nd   $1.50F HURRIYET           BEN MELHAM       3rd   $20 Plucky Belle was backed off the map here and was a bad way to start the day for punters who took the shorts. She raced outside the leader and it was pretty evident at the 200m that she was gone and wasn’t going to win but I thought she did a good job to fight on for second. And Rock looked to be a bit of a wet tracker but was able to prove us wrong. She enjoyed a really nice run and was good enough to push them all out of the way on the turn, get off the fence and hit the line really well for a top win. Hurriyet was towards the tail throughout and unleashed a excellent run to record the best sectionals. Worth noting: It’s worth doing a little research here and following the horse that beat And Rock last start by three lengths. Race 2. 1100M Sportingbet Sprint Series – Heat 1 Handicap MISS BINDI             DWAYNE DUNN       1st  $12 STATUS SYMBOL  CRAIG WILLIAMS   2nd  $17 HAPPY ANGEL       CRAIG NEWITT        3rd  $6 Yet another well backed Moody runner and another disappointing effort. This time it was La Praline who looked to box seat and get the run of the race but was out sprinted in the straight. The slowest last 400m of this race was 22.42 by Big Spirit and the fastest was 21.53 by the winner Miss Bindi who has done very well during her break. The third fastest final 200m was ran by Gail who was last throughout and clocked 11.02. She is only going to improve on that run and can’t wait to see her line up over 1400/1600. Worth noting: Despite where they finished all of these ran well against the clock. Race 3. 1400M Pin & Win For Epilepsy Handicap LITTLE TYCOON   CHRIS SYMONS      1st  $7 I’M DISCREET        ADAM MCCABE       2nd  $16 SIMPLY PUT           STEPHEN BASTER  3rd  $11 Little Tycoon was given a gem of a ride here by Chris Symons and when she had her chance to go she let down, took the gap and finished too strong scooting home her final 600m in 33.79. I’m Discreet and Ocean Challenger set a solid clip throughout and the effort of I’m Discreet to keep fighting and hold second was really good. Ocean Challenger was unable to hold on for a placing but she is ready to win now. I thought Simply Put ran a really good race to. Midnight Martini was a little wide and she hit the line very well and registered the third best final 600m in 33.94 from a midfield run and Placement was second best with 33.92 but was from the back and was entitled to do so from there. Worth noting: Another race where they all ran well against the clock. Most will stay racing on Saturdays but watch for the ones who were a little outclassed to drop back to mid week grade. Race 4. 1200M H.D.F. McNeil Stakes GOLDEN ARCHER       LUKE NOLEN     1st  $3.90 CROSS OF GOLD           JAMES WINKS    2nd  $26 VATICAN                      CRAIG WILLIAMS  3rd  $41 Moody finally booted one home here when the model of consistency Golden Archer was able to lead all of the way in the McNeil and hold off a fast finishing Cross Of Gold. It was yet another really strong performance by Golden Archer who has only lost three times, two of those behind Sepoy. Thought that Michael Walker provided the slaughter of the day on Metonymy. He chose to sit outside the leader and stable mate Golden Archer and simply used up far too many petrol tickets. She is a filly that can sit just off the speed and really let down well but that wasn’t possible. Do You Think worked home really well first up against the clock and he will be ready to win next start when he gets out to 1400m. Worth noting: Golden Archer did it with 57.5kg and worth following the form out of Cross Of Golds RB58 win at Geelong on August 9th. Race 5. 1700M National Jockeys Celebration Day Stakes TESTASCANA     LUKE NOLEN       1st  $2.50F LAKEDRO            CHRIS SYMONS   2nd  $9.50 TANBY                  MICHELLE PAYNE  3rd  $18 Thought we found one here in Vesper that would end the winning run of Testascana but he was softened up a little early after jumping well and faded on his run late. He is a very nice type who would have finished much closer with different tactics and he can be forgiven. Testascana was unable to cross them when jumping and was given a gun ride by Nolen. He edged around the field on the turn and was too good for them. He is better than I thought. Lakedro is running really well this time in and he is very close to a win. Was very happy here with the run of Light Vision also. The 1700m was always going to be too short for him and the opposition just too quick. Once he gets to 2000m again he will be very close to a special depending on his opposition. Worth noting: Rebel Soldier ran pretty well despite finishing 8th. He clocked the second best 800m and that was clearly his best Australian run to date. Race 6. 1400M New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes KING’S ROSE     LUKE NOLEN   1st   $7.50 HEART OF DREAMS       DAMIEN OLIVER   2nd   $2.60F RED COLOSSUS           CHRIS SYMONS   3rd   $13 After a slow start to the day Moody made it three in a row when his kiwi import King’s Rose ran her last 400m in 21.92 to nail bridesmaid Heart Of Dreams. It was an impressive effort by King’s Rose who was again given a nice ride by Nolen. She was a Grp 1 winner as a 3yo in NZ over 1400m and is a multiple Grp 2 winner over 2000m. She had now had 13 starts for seven wins and from what we witnessed I think she will be winning some more races for sure. Old Heart Of Dreams was gallant as he always is but he just lacks that real burst over the final 200m and he always finds one better. Mind you he still beat the rest of them. Red Colossus returned with an excellent run and he looks set for a very good campaign. No problems with him getting over more ground and a little tick for him at WFA now. Rekindled Interest went forward and I thought he fought on pretty well for a horse racing against his favoured pattern. All of the stayers worked home well and clocked some geed sectionals. Worth noting: King’s Rose could be anything. Race 7. 1100M Slickpix Stakes ATOMIC FORCE    DAMIEN OLIVER   1st  $5.50 TESTA MY PATIENCE    PETER MERTENS  2nd  $18 CHOSEN TO FLY    CRAIG WILLIAMS   3rd  $12 Avenue was well backed here, led to the turn and looked like someone shot her not long after. I think she is done. Atomic Force was sensational. They ran time here and he was able to really let down and he sprinted away from them in the end. He covered his final 400m in 22.79 and he will be winning more races. Thought Testa My Patience was brilliant. He was last all of the way and he was the only one to make ground as he stormed home late. His sectionals were off the charts and he is a horse who will race on pace as he gets out further. He has certainly improved during his break and he needs to be followed very closely. Worth noting: Testa My Patience sectionals – 1000m 54.81, 800m 43.32, 600m 32.47, 400m 21.70, 200m 11.18. Race 8. 1400M E A (Ned) Wallish Fallen Jockeys Memorial Handicap PINNACLES     CRAIG WILLIAMS   1st $12 RIGHTFULLY YOURS  DANIEL STACKHOUSE   2nd  $5EF LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT   CHRIS SYMONS   3rd  $21 Well Pinnacles doesn’t win out of turn and his effort to basically lead all of the way and hold off all challengers was good and deserved. His form had been pretty good prior. Thought that the run of the race was the Ellerton/Zahra trained Lucky Eighty Eight who was sensational and probably would have won had he got the split at the right time. He continued to improve late last year and has obviously improved further during his spell. He will only get better as he gets out over more ground and he does look to love his hometrack at Flemington. Luen Yat Forever worked home well and will take benefit from that and Rightfully Yours was good in running second and that run will really top him off for his next start. Worth noting: Make sure you put Eraset in your blackbook. His run was really good. Follow: King’s Rose, Testa My Patience, Eraset, Lucky Eighy Eight, Light Vison Forgive: La Praline, Vesper, Metonymy ————————————————————————– Rosehill review from Todd Burmester Race 1 – Fillies and Mares BM 85 1st Emerald Downs   Glen Boss 2nd United Harmony   Brenton Avdulla 3rd Girls Go Racing    Blake Spriggs Phenomenal Lass worked harder to find the lead and was a sitting shot in the straight. Even so, she didn’t find a great deal even under the circumstances. The first two home had good runs back in the field and sprinted well in the straight. Girls Go Racing got back and ran on as usual. Hollyweird had a good run in transit but did little in the straight. Follow: United Harmony Race 2 – 3yo BM 75 1st  Just The Tonic  Chris Munce 2nd  Rekindled Alliance  Corey Brown 3rd  Isle Be Ready  Glenn Boss Just the Tonic sat 2nd in the run and had a good turn of foot in the straight to hold off a fast finishing Rekindled Alliance who looks a decent horse in the making. Doctor Doom sat 3 wide all the way and you can forget it went around. Gliding finished the race off very well Follow: Just The Tonic, Rekindled Alliance and Gliding Race 3 – BM 90 1st Raspberries  Kerrin McEvoy 2nd Altius  Corey Brown 3rd I’m Imposing  Hugh Bowman Altius was sent out what I thought was ridiculous odds here. No doubt he is a horse with ability but this was definitely the best opposition it has faced to date. Raspberries sat back in the field and sprinted well in the straight to get the win. This is a horse on the way up, and you get the feeling it will be even better next start. I’m Imposing also fits the category of those that will be better next start, a very good run. Future Solution had betting support but couldn’t go on with it in the straight, and Lamasery got home well down the outside at its first run back from a spell. Follow: Raspberries, Lamasery Race 4 – BM 79 1st Tamanu Park  Kathy O’Hara 2nd Diamon Jim  Glen Boss 3rd Dancing Attendance  Nathan Berry Tamanu Park had the fitness of having had starts over further distance and that stood it in good stead here. It sprinted well in the straight and might be an improving horse. Diamond Jim ran well, whilst Dancing Attendance missed the start but finished off well, it may have been closer with a clean get away. Akinoshirabe was disappointing after running well last start, whilst Home On A Wing never found clear running in the straight and its run can be forgotten. Follow: Tamanu Park Race 5 – The Run To The Rose 1st Smart Missile   Glen Boss 2nd Helmet  Kerrin McEvoy 3rd Foxwedge  Corey Brown The talk of the town will now be Smart Missile, who certainly turned in an unbelievable effort to win this race. You would think he has big things ahead. The run of Helmet is not to be dismissed lightly however as he didn’t have clear running in the last 100m. I thought he was virtually the equal of the winner and will be improved. Foxwedge ran very well and is clearly also a smart horse, whilst Karuta Queen has any amount of speed and did kick well early in the straight but could not go on with it. Follow: Smart Missile and Helmet Race 6 – The Premiers Cup 1st  Break Card  Jay Ford 2nd  Praecido  Tom Berry 3rd  The Verminator  Glyn Schofield Break Card has been racing very consistently lately and sometimes without luck so deserved to get the win here. Praecido ran on well but is a bit of a non winner, whilst The Verminator is always consistent and ran well for 3rd here. Hume found plenty of support in the betting run, and box seated but could not make enough ground up the inside in the straight. Hidden Gem was finding the line well down the outside after getting a mile back. Follow: Hidden Gem Race 7 – BM 90 1st  Balavan  Brenton Avdulla 2nd  Stratford  Rod Quinn 3rd  Gybe  Glen Boss Balavan found a fairly easy lead in this race, and kicked well in the straight to win. Stratford travelled kindly and looked likely to make a race of it early in the straight but realistically never threatened the winner. Gybe was a bit flat footed until late in the race when she found the line very well and perhaps wants further. Sikka got far too far back and Swift Judgement found the line well off a long break and will be improved Follow: Gybe and Swift Judgement Race 8 – BM 80 1st  Into The Sun  Rod Quinn 2nd  Renewed Vitality  Brenton Avdulla 3rd  Spot The Rock  Corey Brown Into The Sun had a pretty cushy run just off the pace but got the job done in the straight. Renewed Vitality finished the race off very well, whilst Spot The Rock was on the pace all the way and kept going ok, this being its first run from a spell it will impove. Dailika led and ran well, you get the feeling it is nearing a win if it can get things its own way in front. Russian Jar was also first up and finished off very well. Follow: Spot The Rock, Dailika and Russian Jar Specials from the meeting: Raspberries, Lamasery, Helmet, Tamanu Park, Swift Judgement, Dailika.