Apr 08, 2015
Our small stable has a busy 48hours with three runners stepping out over the next couple of days. Consistent mare Cyclone Jess is the first of these at Seymour Thursday. Scratched on Easter Monday for this race she unfortunately has to contend with an outside draw, however drops back to a Benchmark 64. Last time she ran in that class she was a dominant winner in very slick time at Ballarat. Jordan Childs takes the reigns again in the Rising Stars apprentices only race and he is very familiar with her preferred racing pattern. A repeat of her last run at Sandown would see her in the finish.
Michael has two runners at Geelong on Friday. Zombie Queen for Ultra Thoroughbreds resumes after a very promising first campaign where she was unlucky not to break her maiden with two excellent seconds. Beaten in probably one of the best form maidens of the summer by city winner Cool and beating home multiple city winner Spanish Love, Zombie Queen has come up well this time in. A recent jumpout has her fitted up for her first up assignment over the 1100m in the small field. She should prove very hard to beat on what she has shown so far.
Remount will be looking to make it a stable double in race 5 over 1100m. He too is first up after breaking his maiden at Avoca over the same trip prior to spelling. After trying to make him into a miler we soon realised that he is a sprinter and best to use his brilliant gate speed and ability to travel up on the pace over the shorter trips. After a chequered start to his career he enters his second campaign a much more settled,mature and stronger horse. A recent impressive jumpout followed up with some solid gallops have indicated to all that he has improved this time in. At the good odds the stable is expecting him to run well. He missed the run at Donald when Jack Hill had his fall and was due to ride him in the next race. We hope that Jack continues to make positive progress with his recovery and in the interim Craig Robertson warms the saddle.