Rangiora Workouts Results 25 January
There were a number of interested syndicate members from the Super Seventeen syndicate at today's Rangiora workouts. One of their charges Tuapeka Trick (in photo with Nigel Armstrong) made his track debut, running a nice third behind another two year old making his track debut from the stable in Henry Hubert. Both horses really pleased John in their first time at the workouts.
"Henry Hubert never left the markers throughout. The pacemaker went clear by a couple of lengths at the top of the straight and we were able to get a gap to open up and got up to win."
"Houghty (Ross Houghton) got a nice run on the markers too with Tuapeka Trick but popped off the rails into the breeze. He fought on really well for his third placing."
"There is not too much between the two at the moment. They are both pretty green still, but are learning all the time which is great."
The workout was won in a handy 2.33.7, the last 800m in 56.8 and the last 400m in 28 seconds.
Two year old trotter Sundees Son was a workout winner also today in a two horse heat.
"He went really good too. He broke early, but then trotted well after that."
Sundees Son was bred by bred by and is owned by Colin Hair who owned Uncas that raced out of the stable until last season.
Two former southerners that are now part of Diamond Racing Stables are The Honey Badger and Crackamoa. The Honey Badger was a handy two year old out of the south last season, winning on debut at Wyndham. Formerly trained by Tony Stratford, today's workout was his second for his new stable after a 4th placing at last week's workouts. John was impressed by his run.
"He was a lot better than what he has been like at home where he is very lazy. He did it pretty easy today and seems a nice horse."
John was also pleased with the run of runner up Crackamoa. Formerly trained by one of his owners Brad Morris, he has won the one race from 18 starts. But on his run today, another win shouldn't be far away. The workout was won in 2.32.8 for the 2000m mobile, the last 800m in 56.8 and the last 400m in 27.5. Both horses won't be far away from the races.
The final runner today was Bite The Bullet, a horse on the way back after a long time away from racing.
"He was a lot better today," said John.
"He really blew out badly first time back last week and this was a good improvement."
John intends to apply a patient approach with the horse to get him back to some of the form he showed last season as a three year old.
Posted: Wednesday 25 January 2017