JWR WEEKEND PREVIEW

Aug 21, 2015

A big weekend coming up for the stable with runners at Moonee Valley and Moe on Saturday and five runners entered for Cranbourne on Sunday.

MAGNATUNE RETURNS TO THE VALLEY

The last time Magnatune and Regan Bayliss teamed up at Moonee Valley, Magnatune strolled in by 6 lengths! Whether he can repeat that performance on a firmer track is the big question but don’t rule him out...he should give plenty of cheek with only 54.5kg on his back!

MOE SATURDAY

Magnormous (Race 3) – a lightly raced Magnus 4yo who has his share of ability. Had no luck first up and expecting him to be very competitive tomorrow. Definitely worth throwing in your trifecta with the Mick Price filly Invincible Heart the one to beat.

Baron Manfred (Race 6) – was scratched from Seymour on Thursday for this easier assignment. Had no chance at Bairnsdale (second up) when got out of his ground on a leader biased track. Gets his chance to re-bound tomorrow.

Unlawful (Race 7) – looks in great order after a freshen up. Will need the run tomorrow over 1600m so look for her second up once she gets out to 2000m.

CRANBOURNE SUNDAY

Sister Close (Race 2) – has always showed good raw ability but has hasn’t yet put the score on the board. She is improving with racing and a win isn’t far away.

Above: Sister Close to wear a one-eyed blinker on Sunday

Airlie Magic (Race 3) – the daughter of Magic Albert has furnished into a great looking filly. She found herself in an awkward position on debut and never got warm. Looking for an improved showing on Sunday in a lower pressure race.

Maconsilia (Race 7) – racing well without winning. Will go forward and should give a great sight. Any sting out of the track would help his chances.

Bearish (Race 8) – is backing up quickly after a poor showing at Bairnsdale earlier in the week. Is better than recent performances show but needs a soft track to show her best.

Black Stardom (Race 8) – big strong horse who has thrived in his first full preparation at Denistoun Park after transferring to us half way through last preparation. He looks set for a good preparation and will be hitting the line hard on Sunday over 1200m.

TRIAL WATCH

We had seven horses trial this morning at Cranbourne. German import ALLANO was impressive in his 1550m trial hitting the line nicely. He will make his Australian debut in the coming weeks.

Three year old Beneteau gelding PURITAN was ultra impressive winning his heat with ease. He looks a horse with enormous potential and he is another one to debut in the coming weeks.

Zabeel filly ZASORCERESS was the most expensive yearling filly ever bought by JWR but looks to have her fair share of ability. She had a quiet trial but is shaping up as an exciting staying prospect.

Above: Allano and Jake Noonan at this mornings trials

Above: Puritan gets a pat from his owners after his good performance at the trials

Above: Airlie Magic enjoying a Friday morning dip at Balnarring