Winners keep coming for the stable
In what was a comparatively quieter week for the stable, after two weeks of circuit racing, there was still some good sucess on the track.
At Friday's Addington meeting two of the better performers for the stable this season, Crackaheiny and Lauramegan both continued to do a good job, with convincing victories. Crackaheiny was able to lead and dominate in his race, defeating two other promising types easily in The Brigadier and stablemate Lumos. This is his 4th win from 8 starts this preparation. He has also recorded 3 placings. He is clearly one of the more exciting intermediate grade horses going around and is now assessed as a C3 horse.
Lauramegan cast aside early pressure to lead comfortably and while taken on from the 800m by Dexter and the Cran Dalgety trained Mac Bubbles, her staying strength was again to the fore, running the 2600m in 3.14.7, home in 57.5 and 28.2. From 6 starts this time in she has won the 4 races and has 2 second placings. She is now assessed as a C5 mare.
Sunday's Oamaru meeting saw another good run from Graduate Under Fire, who ran a nice race for 3rd behind outsiders Alateros and Cam Before The Storm in the Oamaru Cup on the grass over the 3000m.
In the trainers premiership, the Robert Dunn stable managed to claw back another win on the dominant Purdon/Rasmussen team. As we near the halfway point in the season:
Purdon/Rasmussen - 57
Robert Dunn - 53
Mark Jones - 40
Dexter Dunn - 69
Ricky May - 55
John Dunn - 49
An intriguing battle is unfolding in the junior driver premiership, with a big advantage to Sam Ottley slowly being eroded away:
Sam Ottley - 18
Andre Poutama - 15
Sailesh Abernethy - 15
Brad Williamson - 15
Posted: Mon 20 Jan 2014