Yard to the Post @ Warwick Farm

Race Day: Warwick Farm on Saturday, 10 February 2018

Kementari win

Exciting three-year-old KEMENTARI returned from a spell with a big win for Godolphin on a day of racing that played second-fiddle to the off-track action that was to come later in the evening.

The Inglis Riverside Stable project was more than ten years in the making and today was the grand opening of the first yearling sales. Many of the 6,000 attendees at the track more excited about the $100,000 thoroughbreds on offer in the evening session than the chances of winning big on the punt.

On the track, nothing came close to KEMENTARI in the Group 3 Eskimo Prince for three-year olds, while Golden Slipper winner SHE WILL REIGN had to be ridden along to make sure she won the restricted Inglis Sprint over 1,100 metres.

Off the track, Orbis Bloodstock Hong Kong paid $480,000 for a Brazen Beau colt, while Australian-based Boomer Bloodstock paid $475,000 for an I Am Invincible colt. Five I Am Invincibles were sold at an average of $327,000, with more to come on the programme as the sale continues today.

Check back for a full review of the races Monday 5pm.

 

photo: @atc_races



Track Info

RailTRUE
ConditionsSOFT 5 to GOOD 4
WeatherFINE, WARM
BiasOFF RAILS

Race 1 THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS NSW LONHRO PLATE

From Maiden to Listed in one leap

fair tempo
Bias: off-rails

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 77269 Sandbar Brad Widdup Christian Reith 8 56.0
2 10108 Satin Slipper Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 9 56.0
3 74984 Oxford Tycoon Kim Waugh Joshua Parr 2 56.0

In The Running

OXFORD TYCOON took up the running and as soon as he crossed MAKE 'EM CRY, the Waterhouse and Bott galloper pulled up quickly ##(green inside horses). SANDBAR up outside the lead with SATIN SLIPPER trailing up just off them with some cover three wide.

The Result

SANDBAR (1st) kept lifting to win, just beating home SATIN SLIPPER (2nd 0.2L), who was brave too. OXFORD TYCOON (3rd 1L) holding on to a place.

The Interest

SANDBAR had controlled a steady speed to win a Canterbury maiden in average time before this, but that doesn't mean it was a weak race, the trifecta from that 19th Jan Maiden all coming out and winning since! SATIN SLIPPER doing enough first-up and OXFORD TYCOON just running out of fitness on debut. Two very strange events in the race for the last two horses, firstly PHONEME (9th 10.8L) carrying a large towel to the 250m mark which Declan McDonough had forgotten to throw off as he missed the start! A $200 fine for the Irishman and a few cranky punters the result. Also MAKE 'EM CRY ##(green inside horses) very unprofessional when having to race inside horses and refusing to go. More schooling Gai please!


Race 2 DAVALI THOROUGHBREDS CUP

From hopeless to a hat-trick!

fair tempo
Bias: off-rails

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 9422 Beijing Board James Cummings Tye Angland 8 57.5
2 46680 Multitude Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 6 57.0
3 10830 Xebec Chris Waller Declan McDonogh 1 57.5

In The Running

MULTITUDE too up the running and got easy sections before GREAT GLEN moved up and put some pressure on mid-race, a FAIR tempo overall.

The Result

BEIJING BOARD (1st) moved up three wide on the turn and stayed on best to edge out MULTITUDE (2nd 1L), who fought on well from on-pace. XEBEC (3rd 3.5L) had his chance chasing behind.

The Interest

The BEIJING BOARD +(heat stress) and MULTITUDE form had been stamped by THE GAVEL coming out and winning recently, BEIJING BOARD getting the job done for the third time in a row after some awful form early in his career, he's now a stayer with promise. MULTITUDE very brave over 2400m, a distance he wasn't proven at. XEBEC had his chance and may be better suited to 2000m or 2200m, he did peak over 2500m once in Europe too. CHATELARD *(checked) #(raced keenly) (not ridden out) a complete forgive. GREAT GLEN +(heat stress) might be fitter next time too, he was coming off a freshen into this.


Race 3 INGLIS SPRINT

Put in and take out for She Will Reign backers

fair tempo
Bias: off-rails

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 70369 She Will Reign Gary Portelli Ben Melham 1 54.0
2 77269 Acqume Brad Widdup Corey Brown 6 54.0
3 64985 Limbo Soul Tim Martin Adam Hyeronimus 4 54.0

In The Running

SHE WILL REIGN was urged to lead at a FAIR tempo and DIAMOND TATHAGATA moved up on her outside.

The Result

SHE WILL REIGN (1st) edged wider into the better ground, kicked and held them off. ACQUME (2nd 1L) clearly best from the pack. LIMBO SOUL (3rd 2.8L) safely held back nearer the inside.

The Interest

Not much to say here apart from SHE WILL REIGN is better than these and ACQUME is a better animal at Warwick Farm, she needs to try and take her form elsewhere. LIMBO SOUL +(heat stress) and ZA ZI BA (4th 2.9L) both put in short sprints, LIMBO SOUL with an excuse due to the hot weather.


Race 4 TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 1810 Star Boy Brett Cavanough Jay Ford 2 53.0
2 40679 Under the Thumb Sue Grills Joshua Parr 5 56.0
3 9616 Try a Lil Harder Rodney Northam Ms Rachael Murray 16 53.0


Race 5 INGLIS CLASSIC

More patience from Parr beats Clark on the fav'

strong tempo
Bias: 4w+

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 68643 The Enzo Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 7 56.5
2 37865 Sanctimonious Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 11 56.5
3 8148 Pembroke Castle Chris Waller Blake Shinn 12 56.5

In The Running

A mad rush for the lead, BALLISTICA moving up with SUNFIGHTER, TA CHANSON (very wide), MOMENTUM FACTOR and SNICKI MINAJ. Tim Clark got SANCTIMONIOUS going out very wide on the turn.

The Result

THE ENZO (1st) surged through the pack out wider to win, going to the line with a brave SANCTIMONIOUS (2nd 0.2L) *(wide turn). A gap back to PEMBROKE CASTLE (3rd 1.5L).

The Interest

A messy and very testing race and perhaps the two strongest horses found their way to the front. THE ENZO had been hitting the line well and came through a high quality Maiden to win this $250,000 race. SANCTIMONIOUS very strong out so wide, Clark riding him like he was 3L better than the rest and he still almost won. The wide bias and strong tempo were ideal for him though. SNICKI MINAJ *(stuck wide) (4th 1.7L), MOMENTUM FACTOR (5th 1.9L at 100/1!) the best on-pacers. NOW OR NEVER *(bias against) (6th 2.2L) finished off well up the inside. I STOLE YOUR LOVE had zero chance after beind badly held up on the turn and others had a story to tell also. Check the stewards report.


Race 6 AQUIS FARM ESKIMO PRINCE STAKES

James Cummings excited about his future star

fair tempo
Bias: off-rails

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 9422 Kementari James Cummings Glyn Schofield 3 56.0
2 6290 Siege of Quebec Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brenton Avdulla 6 57.0
3 9288 Brave Song Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 7 56.0

In The Running

ANOTHER SIN rolled along at a FAIR tempo, some pressure from SINGLE BULLET #(keen) and SIEGE OF QUEBEC *(stuck wide) on his outside.

The Result

KEMENTARI (1st) peeled out from midfield and powered past for a big win. SIEGE OF QUEBEC (2nd 2.8L) fought on pretty well after getting stuck wide and BRAVE SONG (3rd 3L) ran on OK.

The Interest

This son of Lonhro is a star in the making, the edge off the track seemed to help and he has huge upside into the Autumn. A horse that could be an absolute wet-tracker is a good one to play in early April markets! Not too much love lost for SIEGE OF QUEBEC, who will be better with more luck *(stuck wide) and a bigger track. Ready for 1400m now! ASSIMILATE (4th 3.7L) and LORD CECIL (5th 4L) *(off rails bias against) did enough fresh and look to have come back well also, just not as well as the winner.


Race 7 YARRAMAN PARK BREEDERS CLASSIC

Waterhouse and Bott's mare too strong when it counts

fair tempo
Bias: off-rails

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 77288 Prompt Response Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 2 56.0
2 36276 Egyptian Symbol Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 6 55.0
3 67147 Danish Twist Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 1 55.0

In The Running

MEMES took up the running at a FAIR tempo with BONNY O'REILLY just off her and PROMPT RESPONSE next in line.

The Result

PROMPT RESPONSE (1st) came wider and was too strong to the line, holding off EGYPTIAN SYMBOL (2nd 1.3L), who had sprinted well from the turn out wider before peaking. DANISH TWIST (3rd 1.7L) balanced up and surged late.

The Interest

A perfect ride from Shinn on PROMPT RESPONSE got the job done here, a mare that was very honest last prep without winning. She had too much surge over the final 200m for EGYPTIAN SYMBOL, who is known for sprinting and peaking on her run, which occured again after she took off on the turn with no cover. DANISH TWIST strong to the line. SLIGHTLY SWEET (5th 2.9L) came back well too. NETTOYER (8th 5.3L) +(lost plates) hit the line well enough.


Race 8 BOWNESS STUD MILE

Tim Clark handed the race on a platter

slow tempo
Bias: off-rails

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 71625 Show a Star Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 6 53.5
2 2968 Supply And Demand Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 5 61.0
3 50708 Testashadow Gary Portelli Jean Van Overmeire 1 61.0

In The Running

SHOW A STAR took up the running at a SLOW tempo only, looking like he was going quicker in the run, but only running 12.3s right until the 400m mark. They all stacked up on the turn as the sprint went on.

The Result

SHOW A STAR (1st) kicked on in the straight to win. SUPPLY AND DEMAND (2nd 1.3L) chased honestly and TESTASHADOW (3rd 4.1L) was out-sprinted down the straight.

The Interest

COOLRING was out of form, AUVRAY first-up (needs furher) and it looks like TESTASHADOW was a bit dour stepping back from 2200m at the Gold Coast (clearly not at his best). That left SHOW A STAR and SUPPLY AND DEMAND to fight it out, the very solid SHOW A STAR enjoying a 7.5kg weight pull and nice easy lead. SUPPLY AND DEMAND has had some hoof issues and did pull up lame though +(lame).


Race 9 SLEDMERE STUD DASH

No Folly for this sharp sprint specialist

fair tempo
Bias: off-rails

Place Silk Horse Trainer Jockey Gate Kgs
1 4044 Fickle Folly Sue Grills Corey Brown 9 53.5
2 9825 Hieroglyphics Anthony & Edward Cummings Jason Collett 11 55.5
3 5130 Khalama Shane Nichols Brenton Avdulla 6 53.0

In The Running

JUST A BULLET rolled at a FAIR tempo in the lead, FICKLE FOLLY and STRATURBO tracking up just behind the leader. DAL CIELO stayed in the barrier and didn't race.

The Result

FICKLE FOLLY (1st) edged wider into the better ground and won well, driving clear from HIEROGLYPHICS (2nd 1.3L) and KHALAMA (3rd 2.8L) chasing from the pack.

The Interest

The money came and Corey Brown gave FICKLE FOLLY a lovely ride near the pace. She was simply too good for these today after getting stuck wide last start and beating the talented I Thought So the start before. HIEROGLYPHICS produced a great run fresh once again, while KHALAMA could have competed for second if she got clear running *(held up slightly). DAL CIELO repeated his vanishing trick from a recent barrier trial ##(didn't jump) and has to go back to the trials again. ARTLEE (8th 4.4L) just fair running on up the inside *(bias against).



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