Oct 16, 2015

As we all know, there are more lows in racing than highs and as a trainer and an owner, you have to roll with the punches and not dwell on the disappointments too much. Last Saturday was one such day with ZASORCERESS primed for a huge run in Adelaide. Unfortunately, she was scratched at the barriers and months of hard work went down the drain. She will bounce back bigger and better so look out for her in the Autumn.

We have some great chances over the weekend and I would like to think that there is a winner or two amongst them. The action begins tonight withSANG CHOI BAO and UNLAWFUL lining up under lights at Cranbourne.

SANG CHOI BAO (pictured below at trackwork this morning) could have run last weekend in the Apache Cat Classic but has been saved for a softer assignment tonight. He is well up to winning tonights race but will need luck. He will get back and we've just got to hope that he has time to reel in the leaders in what should be a hotly run 1000m dash.

UNLAWFUL (pictured below winning at Mornington) strolled in last start and it's good to have her back in form after a frustrating month where she was hampered by feet issues. Tonight's race is a big step up in grade but she drops significantly in weight and will run out the 2600m with ease. With a $20k Vobis Gold Bonus on offer, it would be a nice race to win!


Our first 2yo runner of the new season steps out tomorrow which is always exciting. THE SEDUCTRESS (Snitzel x Five Star Belle) was a $170k yearling at this years Magic Millions Sale and makes her debut at Bendigo tomorrow. Owned by JWR's first ever Ladies Only Syndicate, a win tomorrow would go along way to qualifying her for the $2.5 million 2yo Magic Millions Classic in January.

She has an amazing attitude and is a real professional which will take her along way tomorrow. She is not an overly big filly but she hits the ground running and will be super competitive tomorrow. The horse which beat her home at a recent Cranbourne trial (MISSROCK) won the Debutant Stakes last weekend so the form around her is pretty strong. Good luck to all the girls!

Our other runners at Bendigo are 4yo Volksraad mare RISQUE BUSINESS (pictured below) who is highly regarded by the stable. She wasn't at her best last preparation but has come back in fine style so look for a good showing. BEARISH might not have won a race this preparation but she's proven to be the most resilient horse in the stable coming up for her 13th run this campaign. If any horse deserves a win, it's the big Bear!


Black Stardom was a moral beaten last start at Kyneton but gets his chance to atone at Seymour on Sunday. He isn't the easiest horse to ride but Brad Rawiller rode him perfectly last start without winning. He retains the mount and it will take a good horse to beat him barring any bad luck.


The stable had eight horses head to the Balnarring trials during the week with some good performances across the board. Stable favourite DANGER CLOSE trialled nicely and looks set for a big campaign. He will resume next Friday night at the Valley. SPRITELY GIRL will be competitive wherever she goes first up after winning her trial easily.

We have a strong bunch of 3 year olds fillies this season with some nice prospects due to debut over the coming months. Pins filly LADY PROVOCATEUR and unnamed ARTIE SCHILLER x BETTENCOURT filly were impressive at the trials whilst Street Cry filly (BACKSTREET LOVER) has been burning up the track at home and will jumpout next week.