Jan 22, 2017

IT was 5 years ago that the stable last ventured across the Bass Strait to take on the Tassie locals. That trip ended up with STRATO MOSTRO running an inglorious 7th in the 2012 Hobart Guineas.

Wind the clock forward 5 years and we are back in the Apple Isle..this time with our Hungarian import THUNDER TEDDINGTON.

He lines up in tomorrow's Summer Cup on route to the Hobart Cup which is the grand final in 2 weeks time.

After boarding the Spirit of Tasmania on Wednesday night, Teddy arrived in Davenport on Thursday morning before being floated to his new home at the famous Seven Mile Beach just outside Hobart.

"He had a light trot and canter on the beach yesterday and again this morning and will do very little between now and race-day"

"He is dropping back from 2800m to 2200m so I have kept him very fresh going into this race".

"Our main aim is the Hobart Cup so tomorrow's race is a warm up run. I am not expecting him to win but it would be nice to see him hitting the line late on route to the grand final in 2 weeks".

Above: Teddy enjoying his new surrounds

Above: On route to Seven Mile Beach


The stable will have not one but two debutants lining up in the 2yo fillies race at Seymour on Monday.

Redoutes Choice x Show Stealer filly KARDASHING was a $170,000 buy from last years Magic Millions Sale and has showed good ability in her trials and jumpouts to date. She ran second in her official trial and has the advantage of barrier 2 on Monday.

Above: Kardashing posing for the camera

Our grey Excelebration x Velvet Cream filly SMOOTH CELEBRATION was a $60,000 purchase fro the Inglis Classic Sale and is improving with each outing however she has drawn awkwardly in barrier 9.

"I don't think there is much between our two fillies however I would have a slight leaning towards Kardashing with the good draw."

"I have high expectations for our two girls but Monday is certainly not their grand final. Both fillies give me the feel that they will improve out to 1200m and 1400m so Monday's race is a stepping stone to some bigger and better races down the track."

Above: Smooth Celebration


Iron mare VIOLENT SNOW is headed to the paddock for a short break. After wins at Moonee Valley and Caulfield this preparation, she has deserved a break.

"She was just starting to show some signs that she needed a rest so she won't be running today at the Valley. She will have a month in the paddock and be back racing over the winter".