Good night for the team at Alex Park
It was a cracking night for the team at Alexandra Park last night with the three winners for just six starters. Resonate gained an overdue win in the intermediate ranks, while Pretty Majestic continued a great run since crossing the Tasman winning the faster class trot. Passion And Power was much too good for the two year olds in the last despite having to overcome an outside barrier.
Resonate and stablemate You Really Got Me totally botched the stand start in their trot over the 2700m, settling down up to 90m off the early pacemaker in Safrakova. With a solid clip up front, Resonate had plenty of work to do to haul up the early mistake makers. He was still a good 15 lengths off the leader with a mile to go, with You Really Got Me on his back. A lap out from home, You Really Got Me had slotted into a handy spot three back the inner after taking shortcuts, while Resonate had closed also to a spot four back the outer.
Able to find the back of Magnafique from the 600m, Resonate got the perfect drag into the race, to be up challenging four wide as they straightened for the run home. Despite losing the ground that he had early, he quickly gathered up his opposition, before running away a convincing two and a quarter length winner in 3.33.5 for the 2700m. Stablemate You Really Got Me was late finding gaps on the inner and closed well for 7th, only beaten five lengths.
The win was the the second for Resonate from 23 starts and takes his stake-earnings to up over $54,000.
It was a big effort for Resonate to win after doing a big stretch early
Two races later and it was the turn of our two faster class trotters in Pretty Majestic and Woodstone. While both trotters stepped well from theiir 50m handicap, Woodstone blotted his copybook early in the race going off stride after about 400m, taking little part thereafter.
Pretty Majestic was able to make light work of her handicap and by the 1800m had joined the back half of the field for driver Dylan Ferguson. Patiently handled, Pretty Majestic was up breezing outside second favourite Kenny's Dream with a round to go and locked horns with that mare turning into the straight. After a good old set-to all the way to the line, it was Pretty Majestic that proved too tough, going to the line a half head victor in a smart 3.25.7 for the 2700m.
This win, the eighth of her 31 start career takes her stakes won to over $140,000. She continues to do a superb job for owners Yabby Dam Farms.
Pretty Majestic takes her earnings to over $140,000 with a tough win last night
Our final runner of the night was two year old filly Power And Passion in the last. This time up against the colts and geldings, the task appeared a much harder one than her first start lead and dominate scenario.
Caught wide early, she was still wide but with cover as the field came down the straight the first time. Three wide on her own at the 800m driver Peter Ferguson was having none of that and asked the Art Major filly to stride out, taking the lead by the 600m. Despite all the work that she had done, it was evident by the 400m, that she was travelling much too good for her rivals and when she was let down in the homestraight produced a margin of six lengths by the finish, having run home her last 800m in 57.1, the last 400m in 28.1.
If the first two winning performances are any indication, the Neumanns and their good friends are in for a hell of a season with this girl.
The three wins for the night took the stable tally for the season up to 56 wins, just four behind the Purdon/Rasmussen stable.
Too much Passion And Power with this girl last night
Posted: Sat 15 Feb 2020