Variety Club wins G3 Firebreak Stakes
Feb 14, 2014
South African Horse Of The Year, Variety Club, tonight won the G3 Firebreak Stakes in Dubai, wearing the Triabit. Jockey Anton Marcus took the lead early and and was in control of the race a long way from home, before accerating in the straight to record an impressively fast win.
Trained by Joey Ramsden, Variety Club's win tonight at Meydan takes his record to 15 wins from 20 starts. What makes this win even more impressive is that Variety Club was starting first up, from a break of eight months.
Knoydart wins Listed Hareeba Stakes
Feb 12, 2014
Knoydart today won the Listed Hareeba Stakes at Mornington, wearing the Triabit. Despite a tardy getaway from the barrier, Knoydart was able to round up his rivals and produce a withering burst of speed in the straight to win convincingly.
Darley's Paul Snowden was very pleased with the way that Knoydart was able to overcome his tardy start to register such a strong victory. Jockey Nash Rawiller was also full of praise for Knoydart, pegging him as a possible Group 1 winnder in the future.
The Stephen Theodore-trained Don’t Get Excited ran second, to complete a Triabit quinella in the race.
Thunder Fantasy wins G2 Autumn Classic
Feb 08, 2014
Thunder Fantasy, trained by Anthony Cummings and ridden by Mark Zahra, today won the Group 2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield, wearing the Triabit. In second place was the favourite, Rock Hero, completing a Triabit quinella in the race.
Thunder Fantasy was bale to turn the tables today on Rock Hero, who had beaten him twice over the spring. Thunfer Fantasy was third in the VRC Victoria Derby last November and has proven that the result in that race was no fluke.
Prince Of Penzance wins Listed Morning Cup Prelude
Feb 01, 2014
Darren Weir continued his great training run, with Prince Of Penzance today winning Listed Morning Cup Prelude. Wearing the Triabit, Prince of Penzance was able to settle nicely and burst away in the straight.
Prince Of Penzance was ridden by Michelle Payne. She setlled him three back on the fence and allows him to just switch off during the run, before unleashing a powerful sprint coming into the straight.
Shamal Wind wins Listed WJ Adams Stakes
Feb 01, 2014
Shamal Wind today won the Listed Robert Taranto WJ Adams Stakes by a long head at Caulfield, wearing the Triabit. Coming from last with just 400m to go, Shamal Wind was just too powerful on the line for the rest of the field.
Trianed by Robert Smerdon, and ridden nbeautifully by jockey Ryan maloney, Shamal Wind was sent out at 9/1, with the fancied runner of the race, Lord Of The Sky, starting at odds on but never really a threat. Overcoming a difficult barrier, Shamal Wind was a class above her rivals today.
Bull Point wins Group 3 Manfred Stakes
Feb 01, 2014
Bull Point today won the $135,000 Group 3 Manfred Stakes at Caulfield, wearing the Triabit. Tarined by Gai Waterhouse and widden by Damien Oliver, the son of Fastnet Rock won well, drawing clear to win by more than a length.
Damien Oliver was able to position Bull Point beautifully on the home turn and he was too strong for the rest of the field, drawing away toward the line. Already a Group 1 placetter, Bull Point was Oliver's choice for the race, opting for him over Prince Harada. Bull Point will probably head toward the Australian Guineas now.