Into The Black Book – Belmont Park


The OzRace Team comment on the ones to follow from the Saturday meeting at BELMONT PARK

Saturday 7th October 2017


“Three runs back from a break have been solid and he should be ready to step up to 2000 metres or beyond fourth up next start. Loves a middle distance and this fellow did win three straight 2200-metre events at Ascot when last in work. Follow next two.” – Thoroheads


“charged home to finish second after striking interference early in her 1400m event. The chestnut, who has shown potential since running second at Ascot in her debut, is primed to break maiden status. She has been a Belmont Park placegetter in each of her past two starts for veteran trainer Hec McLaren.” – Ernie Manning


“has done a good job in his two outings since returning from a short break and looks ready to produce a peak performance next start. No doubt the astute Jim Taylor will place him to advantage and a win doesn’t look for away at all.” – Thoroheads


“displayed quality when finishing powerfully to record a close second at her first start in more than nine months. The Adam Durrant-trained mare had won the Jungle Dawn Classic in addition to running seconds in the Starstruck Classic and La Trice Classic at her previous three starts. She dead-heated for fourth in the 2015 Winterbottom Stakes.” – Ernie Manning

“looks to be well ahead of prep plans when flashing home from last to get within a nose of quality opposition first up – the Al Maher 6yo will again be a main contender in the fillies and mares feature races this Ascot season – a must follow.” – Chris Blackwell


“Showed a bit as a three-year-old and has recorded four top-three finishes in five outings this preparation. Handled the rise in distance and class comfortably, when chasing home Entrechat on Saturday, and we appreciated the way he fought out the finish after being under pressure a fair way from home. Will be hard to beat in whatever middle-distance events he lines up in next start.” – Thoroheads


“seemed to be in serious trouble on the turn before storming into contention late – the Heritage 8yo has been well managed by Lindsay Smith with ample time between runs proving the tonic for this resilient performer – likely to pop up again without surprising.” – Chris Blackwell


“began awkwardly and then stormed into third place. The widely-travelled gelding is sure to appreciate a step up from Saturday’s 1000m. He raced in Hong Kong after an Adelaide win and Victorian placing during early stages of his career. Imported to WA last year, has won twice at Belmont in addition to running four city placings.” – Ernie Manning


“Injury-riddled sprinter with plenty of talent and his two runs back from a decent absence have been full or merit. Had to do a bit of heavy lifting in the run on Saturday and was zapped late by the rails-in-run winner, so with these solid hit-outs under his belt he should have the perfect platform to launch third up next start.” – Thoroheads




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