Race 3. 1400M BLAKES MARINE BENCHMARK 85 HANDICAP
GLINTZ BRENTON AVDULLA 1st $4F REGAL BANTER COREY BROWN 2nd $7 STATUS QUO GRANT BUCKLEY 3rd $11
This race we were able to see the real Glintz bounce back to his best. His two runs prior this campaign had been very poor when he led and then faded badly on both occasions. O’Shea did some investigating and applied the tongue tie and it worked a treat. It was a lovely ride by Avdulla also. They jumped out well and he went straight to the front and he was able to kick on the turn and hold on for a good win. He is a very promising horse and if he can continue to race like he did and improve he will be winning more races very soon.
Race 6. 1600M XXXX GOLD HAWKESBURY ROWLEY MILE KEEPIN’ THE DREAM PETER WELLS 1st $12 ALTERED BOY JOSHUA PARR 2nd $7.50 PURENESS TOMMY BERRY 3rd $4.80
Always a good competitive race this one and Mr Unforgettable went around as favourite and failed to run a place. Pureness who was coming off a run in the Doncaster took up the lead throughout under the guidance of Tommy Berry. They didn’t need to work to hard to get the lead nor did they go too hard out in front and he was unable to produce a sprint and get away from them on the turn and he did well to hold on for third.Keepin’ The Dream is starting to make a habit of winning these types of races. He did what he does best and that’s appear at around the 150m and blow them away. It was a lovely ride by Wells and he is certainly an underrated galloper. Altered Boy did well and ran on strongly for second.
Race 7. 1400M BLACKTOWN WORKERS HAWKESBURY GUINEAS PIMPALA SECRET GREG RYAN 1st $21 SPEEDINESS COREY BROWN 2nd $9 STEPS IN TIME CHRISTIAN REITH 3rd $3.40F
Pimpala Secret was coming off a 1400m win at Bathurst against the older horses and was given a gem of a ride by bush king Greg Ryan. They jumped well and were in a prominent position throughout. Heading to the turn Ryan let him go and he put a few lengths on them and then nothing was able to run him down as the break was too big. Speediness was well found by some punters and was backed into $9 before the jump. He was going around with the blinkers on for the first time and I thought his effort was pretty good. Steps In Time looked to be in a great spot to win the race but was just unable to really let down in the going and was probably steered a little poorly by Reith who may have done things a little differently if he had his time again.
Eagle Farm Race 7. 1200M BRISBANE RACING CLUB VICTORY STAKES BUFFERING LARRY CASSIDY 1st $3F ATOMIC FORCE GLEN COLLESS 2nd $3.90 AZZALAND SHANE SCRIVEN 3rd $7.50
Really impressed with the win of Buffering here first up. He won exactly how you want a really good sprinter miler to win. He looked to be locked into a battle halfway down the straight with the Galaxy winner AtomicForce and was far too strong pulling away to score a very convincing victory. Atomic Force ran really well and you can’t knock his effort. His chances diminished as the track was getting better and although he didn’t win he still ran a really good race to finish second. Azzaland continued on his excellent return backing up his two consecutive wins with a G2 placing. Thought Woorim went well also. He is a horse with a devastating sprint but keeps striking wet tracks, get on him when it’s dry.
Caulfield Race 6. 1800M Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation Cup BOOM ‘N’ ZOOM LINCOLN COFFEY 1st $15 VIVID VIXEN CRAIG NEWITT 2nd $1.85F ORONERO DEAN YENDALL 3rd $26
This was an excellent win by Boom N Zoom who was coming out of the Flat Chat race, the form looks to be holding up well. Great ride by Coffey who knew what this guy was capable of and settled him back in the field before letting him go in the straight and hitting the line really well to win. Stable have a very high opinion of him and he does looks to have a heap of genuine improvement to come. Vivid Vixen had the run of the race but she just looked to hit a flat spot from the top of the straight to the 100m before she got going again. Thought she raced like she was looking for more ground. Oronero did well to finish third after the run he had and he looks as if he is ready to pop up and win a race like this.
Horses to follow: Glintz, Curtana, Buffering