Hororata and Wyndham
After a busy week with sales and the like, the attention now returns to the racetrack with runners engaged tonight at Hororata and Wyndham tomorrow. John takes a look at the 11 runners engaged for the stable this weekend.
Race 4 - Surfin Swift and Kabet. "I was pleased with the runs of both fillies at Ashburton. Surfin Swift was forced to do work midrace and then had to sit outside Adore Me yet still managed to run the mile in 1.53.8. I have been pleased with her work since. Kabet was saved for the one run and stormed home late running 2nd. Her work has been good also. I expect big runs from both fillies."
Race 5 - Kaiteri Bay. "He has had a short let-up since Nelson in early January. He went good at last week's Rangiora trials and is at least a good place hope."
The night finishes for the stable with 3 runners engaged in Race 8. "Radar has been running good races of late, but may notice a jump in class this time. His manners always give him a chance of running in the money. Samuel James has really hit a purple patch of form. If he reproduces his runs of late then he is clearly a winning hope again.
Samuel James winning at Addington last start for David Butt.
Win 10 of his career and $70,991 in stake-earnings.
Our fresh up runner in this race is Ten Diamonds, who returns after a horror trip up north. She again, went round at the Rangiora trials last week and trialled up well. She is a class mare and if she can produce anything resembling her best efforts will be a definite eachway chance".
Race 6 - Return To Sender - "he takes on Group 3 company in the Kindergarten. I was pleased enough with his run in the Sapling. He appears to have progressed well since then, but obviously it is pretty hot company. I will be looking to press forward again at the start".
Race 7 - Better Than Money and Blazin N Cullen - "both horses have drawn ideally. Blazin N Cullen did all he had to last start at Waikouaiti. Better Than Money is back to his super consistent form and is drawn to lead. It is hard to separate the two who are both winning chances".
Race 8 - Elios - "I was a little disappointed with the run last start. In saying that he is still learning what this game is all about. He trialled nicely last week and has done well on previous trips down south. He must definitely be an eachway chance."
Elios leads with a round to go last start at Addington.
Race 9 - Hurricane Bromac - "He takes on some good ones in the Wyndham Cup. He is going a lot better though than what his form reads. If he steps and is able to get handy he could easily run a placing."
Posted: Fri 22 Feb 2013