Aug 01, 2015

The 2014/15 racing season is over and it was certainly nice to finish on a winning note with our final runner for the season (GODSPIEL) winning in great fashion at Sale on Thursday.

It was a terrific week for Mark Leo's Delbridge Racing who not only race GODSPIEL but also progressive filly PARALLEL LINES who won at Cranbourne on Wednesday.

It has been an amazing month for Parallel Lines. She won her maiden at Echuca in mid-July, ran a slashing race at Caulfield last Saturday before backing up with a gutsy win on Wednesday.

I can’t remember the last 2yo filly which I backed up with after a three day break. We might have to do it more often

"She had no hope at Caulfield last weekend. They walked for the first half of the race and she zoomed home from the back running the fastest last 600m. She ate up and bounced out of her box on Sunday morning which prompted me to back her up".

Your on a hiding to nothing backing them up so it was a relief when she won. She collected over $25k in Vobis money on top of the winning cheque so it was a great result and very exciting for all the owners".

Parallel Lines is now in the paddock having well deserved rest and will come back for a cameo in the late spring.

Above: The boys from Visy had a longer than expected lunch break after watching their filly Parallel Lines salute at Cranbourne. 


A big thanks must go to Gary Shearer, the original trainer of 6yo mare Godspiel.

Gary had done a great job with Godpsiel winning a number of races with her but suggested sending her to us to re-charge her batteries. She was going through the motions and Gary thought a sea change would do her the world of good.

Godspiel put the writing on the wall with a fast finishing second at Echuca earlier in the month and delivered the good with a tough win at Sale yesterday.

She has really enjoyed the beach life down here which helps these older horse. We have had excellent success turning around some of these older horses like Godspiel and Zululand with regular beach work


If the forecast rain arrives in Adelaide, look for a big run from Longchamp Belle. She has been super consistent this preparation and a win is not far away.

"She needs to find the lead. I was a little critical in Damien Oliver's ride last start when he took a sit. If she gets her way in front, she will be hard to beat".


We had a number of horses jump out at Mornington during the week. German import ALLANO had an easy trial and is on track to make his Australia debut in late August. He is an outstanding looking stallion and gives every indication that he will stay all day.

Other horses to impress were 2yo filly NINA RULES who won her trial nicely and looks set for a big campaign after running second at Sandown earlier in the year. Bianconi mare BEEN SCENE continues to impress. She had a terrific preparation in the summer/autumn and looks to have found another length this preparation.


If you don’t receive an owner update next week, you can blame Racing Manager Juls Hay. He has headed off to Bali with his partner Charlotte for a week of R&R and will be back on deck on Monday 10 August. Forgive us for the shortage of owner communications over the next week but if you have any urgent matters, please don't hesitate to call Jason.