May 19, 2012
Today we had 2 runners, Rocksan in the Doomben Roses and Three Red Roses at Gold Coast, who was first up.
Rocksan ran 8th, beaten less than 2 lengths, she began brilliantly today and was in a positive spot as the speed was slow, which is unusual for her, the field sprinted for home 800m out and left her flat flooted, Jeff Lloyd told us when arriving back to scale she needs a genuine tempo in her races, and to be ridden quieter in the run to produce her best, we will monitor her closely before deciding on an Oaks start, she will improve further next prep so we have to be mindful of that.
Three Red Roses was resuming today, and was in another slowly run race, where the stayer wanted to get going keenly during the run. I think we should discard that effort today, and really look for her once we get to 2000m-2400m, she will be heading towards the Grafton Cup, and I believe she will win her fair share this time in.