Weekend Runners Review
Feb 19, 2012
This weekend saw us with four runners, last start Sunshine Coast victor, Chipp'n Away, Politely, and two new acquisitions to our team, Vaarwel and Purettan.
First of our weekend runners was the family owned Chipp'n Away in Race 5 at Doomben, ridden by Chris Munce, he began brilliantly from barrier 11, with a great piece of riding from Chris, was one off the fence within the first 200m. Upon straightening it looked as though he would greet the judge first, if not for the favourite, who was a shade better on the day. Chris also commented that he may be looking for the extra furlong now. Providing he pulls up well, Chipp'n Away will go around next Saturday in a 1200m No Metro Win race, all things being equal he should be ultra competitive again.
Race 7 at Doomben, and we had Politely run. His form this time in has been ultra consistent without a victory, and has been up a long while now. Yesterday he raced a little tired, he was beaten just a touch under 4.5 lengths into 6th and will head off for a well deserved spell. I must give the owners a mention for this horse, and they are; Pam Beer, Pat Clingly, Kate Clingly, Sandy Ingwersen, Pat James, Vicki Philp, Tricia Rollason, Belinda Skepper, Glenys Thompson.
All of the ladies head to the races for a day on the wines whenever "Bob" as Politely is known around the yard, runs, Its fantastic to see the women enjoying their racing so much, We are very greatful for your support!
Race 8 at Doomben and we had the newest addition to our yard race, the Ghostly Grey, Purettan. Ridden by Paul Hammersley, he was 3 and 4 wide the entire trip, from barrier 9. He hit the front half way up the straight, only to be run down in the shadows of the post, and giving the winner 3 and a half Kilograms. We were extremely proud of his effort, next time out hopefully he draws a gate and he will be very hard to beat. Thanks to the owners for the opportunity to train Purettan, I'm sure we will build on his already impressive record in quick time.
Last but not least, we had the one runner at Gold Coast, Vaarwel.
Another new addition to our stable, bought from the Magic Millions Tried Horse Sale, for $15,000. In Race 5 at the Coast, he was well supported in the market, and justified the odds, with a commanding victory, he jumped well in the 900m scamper and aided by a superb Matthew Paget ride, ran away to win by 4 and a half lengths in slick time, we went to the races very confident after a nice trial, so to see him win first up for us was a big bonus as he has plenty of improvement and is only lightly raced, onwards and upwards, and Im sure the owners are going to have a cracker of a time racing him!