Upcoming runners 09 and 11 February 2018

Friday 09 February 2018
 

GALLANT ECLIPSE
Race 2: Restricted Maiden - 1200m

Horse no: 7
Time: 7.20 PM
Jockey: M RODD (57 kg)

Ocean Park (NZ) x Gio (NZ) 3yo gelding. He's been working well on the training track and is in nice condition. The race tonight looks to be a strong race, however he's drawn nicely in barrier 1 and has pacifiers on for the first time, which should help. With some luck in running he should finish off strongly.
 

MR HANKS
Race 5: Class 3 - 1200m

Horse no: 7
Time: 8.50 PM
Jockey: B VORSTER (53 kg)

Showcasing (GB) x Zafonique (NZ) 3yo gelding. He's in great condition and has come through last week's barrier trial well. With Barend Vorster on board he gets a nice light weight of 53 kgs and he's drawn fine in barrier 6. On paper there looks to be a bit of speed in the race; as this is his first race of his preparation after a break, we might ride him patiently and hopefully he finishes off well.

 

Sunday 11 February 2018
 

GRAN TORINO
Race 5: Class 3 - 1000m
Horse no: 5
Time: 2.55 PM
Jockey: C GRYLLS (54 kg)

Bel Esprit (AUS) x Final Act (USA) 4yo gelding. He's come back fit and in good form after a short break and had a nice trial last week. The race over 1000m on Sunday might be a little sharp for him, but he's drawn nicely in barrier 1 and and will hopefully put in a strong run to start his preparation.
 


THE GOLDEN GOAT
Race 10: Class 4 Non Premier - 1200m
Horse no: 5
Time: 5.40 PM
Jockey: APP R ZAWARI (-2 kg) (55.5 kg)

Per Incanto (USA) x Seebright (NZ) 5yo gelding.He's in good form and has been working nicely during trackwork. He ran well in his last start over a shorter distance and the step up to 1200m should suit him. We have Apprentice R Zawari on board, who takes off 2 kg which will help; with a bit of luck he should finish off strongly.