Borntobeastar another three year old trotter on the rise
The respective Westview Super Seventeen and Witches Of Westview syndicates have had a good run of late with wins by both Tuapeka Trick - Omakau and Feel The Money - Nelson. Today at Rangiora, it is the third of their runners Borntobeastar that will look to build on an excellent resumption at Motukakara last week.
Borntobeastar had the four starts last season as a three year old, for a first up third. She always looked to be a filly that would benefit from time and was given a big lead in to her resumption last week. On that occasion, she trotted well throughout, launched a big run from the 500m, to lead turning for home and fought gallantly for her third placing behind Speedy Command and BJ Lindenny, both of which had race fitness on their side.
Today's field is very similar to that faced at Motukarara and it won't be easy with 15 starters and having to overcome the unruly on what is usually a track that favours those that are handy turning for home. Howver, this is yet another step in her education and her chance to see how she is progressing compared to other stable three year olds in Valloria and Sundees Son, that have both proven themselves already.
As with last week at Mot, it is probably BJ Lindenny that appears the toughest to beat from a favourable frontline barrier draw. Win, lose, or draw, one thing is sure, there will be a big contingent of fans there to support their budding young star today.
There are five other starters from the stable today. The best of these, may well be Onedin Reign in Race Four. Not helped in any way with the draws in her first couple of starts, she produced two tough runs for second, on this course behind To Ri Elsie and at Addington behind the impressive Jazzy Star. Today, she again comes up with a poor second line draw, but on class alone, must still be the one to beat, particularly if John is able to get any sort of run into it. The consistent Immortal Change from the frontline may be the toughest to beat.
Loveyoutodoit faced a tough field first start out of maidens at Mot. She never got into the race after getting too far back. Today's field looks a far better proposition and if she can step well from her second line barrier, she may still be able to get a decent enough run through. She will need luck, but does appear up to most here and is at least a place hope again today.
Diamonds N Cash has done a superb job for Breckon Racing since trekking south a couple of months ago. He has great manners and is tough. He takes on a strong field on today's Amberley Cup, but deserves to go out as one of the more favoured runners. As mentioned earlier, this is a track that favours runners handily placed on the turn and you can be sure that John won't miss a beat in this regard.
The cup is a really good field with a host of other chances including Baileys Knight - going for four in a row, My Wee Man, Don Domingo and Micky Gee.
Bonnie Highlander has proved somewhat of an enigma in her four starts this time in. She will go out as one of the better supported runners in Race Nine. The key for her today will be the first 200m. Once safely away in her races, she has trotted well, but in her two misses this preparation, she has made mistakes early on. She is a mare with huge ability and if she gets it all together early on, then she is a big winning hope. This is a really open field though with a number of in form trotters.
Our final stable runner today is De Lancome in Race Eleven. She has continued to race well since her Timaru maiden win and has good gatespeed that she has used effectively. From barrier eight today, her task is that much tougher, but she is sure to go another good race and is another place chance.
Posted: Tue 06 Feb 2018