JWR WEEKEND PREVIEW: CAN PURITAN WIN THE GUINEAS PRELUDE?
Sep 25, 2015
The stable is starting to really fire with city winners last week with GODPSIEL and again this week with German import ALLANO winning in great fashion.
The stable has a big couple of days with four runners at the Valley tonight and the exciting PURITAN running in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude tomorrow.
PURITAN READY TO RUMBLE
The bar rises again for exciting three year old Beneteau gelding PURITAN (pictured below) as he takes on Australia's best colts in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. He lost no admirers after a luckless 4th in the Danehill Stakes last start and looks primed to go even better tomorrow.
"He had no room in the Danehill and found himself in an akward pocket for much of the race. For a green horse having his second start, it was a huge effort to pick himself up and still hit the line. I think he will be much better suited around the bend at Caulfield" said Warren.
FRIDAY NIGHT @ THE VALLEY
Sang Choi Bao (Race 5) - going super and trialled the house down at Cranbourne last week. The big query is the track bias. If they are winning from the back with the rail out 5m, he should be right in the finish.
Nina Rules (Race 6) - a big night for Two Bays Farm and the Hannemann brothers with Nina Rules (pictured below) lining up in the Group 3 Champagne Stakes for the three year old fillies. She has a big task in front of her but she has trained on nicely, the winkers go on and she will be ridden for luck from barrier 1 hoping to run a place at big odds.
Magnatune (Race 7) - back to his favourite track with Regan Bayliss aboard. They are a lethal combination! If the track had been soft or heavy, we would have been very confident but still a top 3 chance on the drying track.
Longchamp Belle (Race 8) - hasn't been far away all preparation but she finding it difficult to break through. She loves the Valley but is another one that would have been better suited on a softer track. If she gets an easy time in front, she will give plenty of cheek with young Brandon Stockdale in the saddle.
MAGNORMOUS HEADS TO GEELONG
MAGNORMOUS will be our sole runner at Geelong on Sunday. Chris Parnham rode him last start and suggested stepping him up to 1400m so we are hoping Chris is right! He steps to 1400m and is perfectly drawn so let's hope he can get the chocolates.
ALLANO COULD BE THE REAL DEAL
German import ALLANO looks the real deal after a slashing win on Wednesday. He put the writing on the wall with a big run on debut and backed it up with a strong win over 2000m.
A son of Japan Cup winner and champion racehorse LANDO out of a stakes winning BAHRI mare, Allano is bred to go 2400m and beyond. "He was one of the cheaper imports to come out to Australia this year and arrived with a pretty low rating so he was never going to be a Cups horse this spring. The prices for the German horses went through the roof after the success of Protectionist but this fella was still quite reasonably priced having landed in Australia for $250,000".
Unlike some of the other imports, Allano didn't arrive with any great fanfare or grand expectations. He was lightly raced in Germany and had showed enough to think that he would be a handy city class horse in Australia that might progress to higher levels. Based on his first two runs in Australia, he looks well up to listed and possibly group level so it's pretty exciting for the owners who took a big punt buying him.
Allano will now head to Caulfield in a few weeks for a 2400m race before eyeing off a possible start in the Group 3 Bendigo Cup. "He loves the big wide tracks so Bendigo would really suit him. So would Flemington" smiled Warren.
KHAL DROGO REWARDS CARTEL'S PATIENCE
The trip to Hamilton on Monday was well worth it with Khal Drogo (pictured) breaking through for a much deserved win.
The win was a fantastic result for owner Alex Cartel who races Khal Drogo in his yellow and red horseshoe silks. The horse had 12 months off with knee surgery but Alex has stuck fat and it was a nice reward for his patience.
Alex has been a great supporter of the stable for many years having being involved with horses like Viking Turf Belle, Jayconi, Danger Close, Longchamp Belle etc.
VIDEO: PENTIRE COLT UP FOR THE FIGHT
Every owner wants a Derby runner! Well here is your chance to get involved with a colt that has Derby bloodlines. We have 3 shares available in our lively 2yo PENTIRE colt who is enjoying his spring break! As you will see from the video, he doesn't mind the ruff and tough stuff which is always a good sign!
Above: Sang Choi Bao ready to rip at the Valley
Above: Old favourite Danger Close should be back at the races in late October
Above: Charlotte Warren gives Mo Mo a dash up at Denistoun Park