Wesley Silcox and Superintendent do job as expected

Tonight's winning runners for the stable - Wesley Silcox and Superintendent -both look runners to follow throughout the spring after strong winning performances.

Wesley Silcox was only having his fifth race start, but he looked like a horse going places bigtime, recording his fourth win. After being eased out of the gate, he was salled to the lead at the 2000m. From there he dominated proceedings and despite some midrace pressure, was able to run home in 800m 56.4, last 400m 27.1. "He just jogged it," enthused Robert after the race. "John felt like they had only run about 3.20 and was very surprised to hear that it was actually 3.13."

Wesley Silcox recording win four at just his 5th race start      

Later in the programme, the much awaited debut of Superintendent went without a hitch. The big American Ideal 4yr old stepped well and was in front after 250m. As soon as he got the lead, he was able to keep rolling and ran consistent 30 second quarters throughout, eventually winning by nearly two lengths in 2.29.4 for the 2000m stand. He now looks likely to replicate some of the early talent that he showed at two, that eventually led to his sale for big money. He is sure also to be much more suited to the longer 2600m trips.

      

American Ideal 4yr old gelding Superintendent does it in style 1st up for stable  

In terms of other stable runners for the night, there were mixed fortunes: 

Race Three - Analeigh faded out after working hard over the mile.

Race Five - K C Monet ran a solid race for 4th, beaten just under 2 lengths after burning early. Florin battled strongly for 5th after getting back from a wide frontline draw.

Race Seven - Jivin Cullen ran an outstanding second to impressive winner Arden Rooney after looking the winner on the turn. The race was run in an astonishing 2.18.5, just over a half second outside Auckland Reactor's New Zealand allcomers mark. Lumos was a well beaten 4th, some 28 lengths off the winner after engaging in the early burn for the lead.        

Posted: Fri 03 Oct 2014

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