JWR WEEKEND PREVIEW: HOPES RISE FOR PARALLEL LINES
Jul 24, 2015
When PARALLEL LINES drew barrier 15 in a field of 15 for her big race at Caulfield on Saturday, you could hear the collective sighs from her owners! I am sure they were all shattered and waiting for the email advising them that she would be scratched.
After doing the form, looking at the speed map, considering her other race options (or lack thereof) and making a quick call to Mark Leo from Delbridge Racing, the decision was made yesterday to run the filly. Whether the decision proves right or wrong will be known tomorrow at 12:35pm.
The pre-race report was sent to Parallel Lines' owners watering down their expectations. Nothing worse than disappointed owners after a race.
Take Sister Close yesterday. She was a great chance and capable of winning the race at her best. But her wheels spun around the bend and greeness cost her from winning. She is still 6 months away which is no consolation to the owners who ventured to Pakenham expecting victory. Her day will come and the Pakenham defeat will be a long lost memory. Racing is all about highs and lows.
Back to Parallel Lines. Expectations have risen ever so slightly with the news that there are 4 early scratchings. There may be more in the morning. She is now jumping from barrier 11.
The owners are two minds now. They have only backed her for the place. What happens if she wins at big odds? The decision is easy for the ever optimistic owner. A small wager goes on the nose!
Whilst all this is going on, Parallel Lines is having a pick of grass and a roll. Her confidence is high after a win at Echuca. Tomorrow could be a turning point in her short career. A big run will confirm that she's up to this level. A disappointing run will leave the owners with that empty feeling. Some owners will stay upbeat and take the positives. Others will blame the wide draw and bemoan the fact that apprentice Jye McNeil rode her.
At the end of the day, we are not dealing with robots and training and racing is not a pure science. It is a game of many variables and loads of luck. It's not easy being an owner..there are more defeats than victories.
The odds are stacked against Parallel Lines tomorrow. But that won't stop her expectant owners having a bet and enjoying a beer at the track..that what racing is all about and any victory is the icing on the cake Good luck!
STABLE DOUBLE AT SEYMOUR
It was a great weekend just gone with Baron Manfred (pictured below) and Brahms Prospector winning in super fashion at Seymour. Khal Drogo ran an honest third and Tillaconi probably needed the run when finishing 4th. Well done to all the winning owners.
See article - http://jasonwarrenracing.com.au/stable/news/id/782...
PENTIRE COLT UP AND GOING
Pentire has been one of the great stallions to stand in New Zealand. King Mufhasa was a multiple group winner in New Zealand who travelled to Australia with great success. Zarita was a fantastic mere for Pat Hyland whilst Rangirangdoo was one of the early horses which put Chris Waller on the map.
Our Pentire x Blinding colt is up and away and worked stylishly around the track this morning - see picture below.
This colt is out of a young mare who was Group 1 placed and hails from a strong black type family (see pedigree below). He is terrific value at $75,000 with 10% or 5% shares available at cost.
Please contact Julian on 0427 662 977 if would like to get involved.