Christmas 2014 Update
Dec 23, 2014
Merry Christmas to all Trotter Racing Owners and Friends hoping that you enjoy the festive season. The November/ December months have seen some excellent performances from the team and there is genuine excitement that the best is yet to come especially with the young unraced team.
Cyclone Jess kicked off Cup week with a dominant victory at Ballarat over 1200m. The drop back to 0-58 and addition of the visor did the trick and she duly bolted in. She then headed to Sandown back to a 0-64 class in a strong field to run probably her best race of the campaign to finish second. She has now gone to the paddock for a well deserved break after a long campaign where she continued to race consistently winning 2 races.
Cyclone Andy is back in work on the water walker and will be under saddle shortly. Given plenty of time to overcome knee surgery the dual city winner is thriving up at Kilmore.
Bergerac Rose has improved everytime she has stepped out. After a nice second on a shifty track at Geelong the daughter of Testa Rossa went to Moonee Valley over the mile in a strong maiden. She sat outside the leader and stuck to her guns all the way to the line to finish third beaten just over a length. Bergerac Rose has her hoof firmly on the till and a win is just around the corner.
Marvellous Choice despite an encouraging preparation leading into her first up run has simply failed to fire. Her 2 runs in have been disappointing and hoping that with blinkers and a change of routine this will switch her back on mentally and back in winning form. She is scheduled to run early January.
Remount the project horse passed with flying colours scoring his maiden victory at Avoca in fast time. The big grey showed good promise until disappointing when stepping up to 1600m. In hindsight this was the wrong move as he looks to be a jump and run sprinter. It was a good piece of training by Michael to get the son of Dash For Cash to drop back to 1100m and get the money. Jack Hill shot him straight to the front and he did it at both ends to score well. The second horse came out and won its next start impressively which is encouraging. The bold front runner is currently enjoying a short spell and will resume work in early January.
Zombie Queen the first runner for Ultra Thoroughbreds headed to the spelling paddock unlucky to still be a maiden. At her second up run she was home for the tea money before My Obsession jumped out the ground to beat her in the last hop. It went on to win again and place in town. Then in what looks to be the form maiden of the summer she was run down by subsequent city winner Cool with dual city winner Spanish Love finishing well behind her and other winners have since come out of the race. She did a great job in her first campaign and will go through her grades next time in.
Exciting times ahead with the unraced brigade with an impressive debut from I Am Invincible 3 year old I Am Bacchus. After missing the start copping a severe bump on the turn he picked himself up to flash home for third beaten less than a length at the 50-1. He will be thrown in the deep end and tackle city company at Moonee Valley on Saturday 27th December.
Another of the unraced Plot The Course is enjoying a spell after 2 jumpouts gaining his barrier certificate along the way. His last trial before going shin sore was very impressive. He will return in early January.
The Turffontein progeny have had a good run of late and he is currently second on the leading second season sire list behind I Am Invincible. We are wrapt to secure horses from the above mentioned sires prior to them proving themselves. There is no doubt they will be very expensive at the upcoming yearling sales. Our Turffontein Amicable Agreement 2 year old is an absolute cracker we love him and have high hopes. He will return to work in January and there is still a few shares left in him however whatever is left we will be more than happy to take such is our opinion of him. See link for details
Toyed after a disappointing first up run and ok second up run returned to form with a very good second at Benalla. It was a month between runs for the 5 year old mare after pulling up with back and muscle soreness. She still is wanting to lay out and Michael will continue working on getting her right which should see her go close in the next couple of runs.
This is just a run down of a few of the team that have been in work over the last few months.