Archive for the ‘2010-11 Season’ Category

Belmont Win For Watermans Bay

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

WATERMANS BAY lined up in a competitive nursery handicap at Belmont on Saturday, over 1000 metres.

The race was run at a good clip, with Gracetown setting the early pace. Troy Turner managed to settle WATERMANS BAY in a close-up 5th place until the leaders began to weaken in the home straight. The complexion of the race changed then, with Checkpoint moving into the lead, and Troy mounting his challenge. WATERMANS BAY sprinted well and, staying on strongly, drew away for a cosy 2 lengths victory.

This was an impressive win by the Eternity Range gelding, and Peter is already eyeing better races at Ascot for him, which should delight owner-breeders John and Sharon Molloy.






Sherann Swims To City Win!

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

In wet conditions SHERANN contested the Perth Racing Punters’ Club Handicap over 1200 metres at Belmont.

A fast early pace was set by School Rumble, which allowed Troy Turner to settle SHERANN in 5th place on the outside. There was little change in the order of the race until the home turn when the field spread out across the track. Troy asked the Favelon mare to sprint and, revelling in the track conditions, she chased down the leaders and withstood the late challenges of Extra Beat and Incoherent to win by a short neck.

This was a well-deserved win for SHERANN, an honest mare who has been struggling under big weights in her recent races. As she just loves wet tracks, a wet winter may allow her to win again for owners Sheryl and George Armstrong and Terry Condipodero .

Winning Debut For Waterman’s Bay

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

WATERMAN’S BAY made the long trip to Northam on Thursday to make his racecourse debut in the Avon Valley Maiden over 1100 metres.

The race was run at a good tempo, with the field taken along by Ave The Snip and Flying Metal. As the runners turned for home Troy Turner moved WATERMAN’S BAY up to follow the leader Ave The Snip. The two horses had a great battle over the last 150 metres, with WATERMAN’S BAY defying his inexperience to win by a head.

This was a super debut for the home-bred gelding, who should give his owners John and Sharon Molloy lots of fun in the months ahead.

Precious Win For Snippets

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

After her recent unlucky 2nd at Northam, PRECIOUS SHIPPETS was made favourite for the Lenny Shilling Tribute Maiden over 1200 metres at Pinjarra.

William Pike was taking no chances of the filly being hampered this time, and quickly took up a forward position, just behind the leader Miss Sixty.

PRECIOUS SNIPPETS strode along in 2nd place until William pressed the button 200 metres from home. The Snippetson filly quickened away in good style to win by an easy 2 lengths.

Owner Ned Brazzalotto was on course to enjoy his first success with our stable. Hopefully there will be many more to follow!

Alls Good Takes Out Last Of Bunbury Season

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The final race of the Bunbury season was the Craig Noble Memorial over 2019 metres, and our representative was ALLS GOOD, ridden by Troy Turner. The race was run at a moderate pace on the dead going, with the stable companions Time Bandit and Super Hawk leading the way, and ALLS GOOD well positioned in 6th place. The complexion of the race did not change until well into the home straight, when Troy angled his mount out to make a challenge to the two leaders. ALLS GOOD responded well to Troy’s urgings and battled on bravely to win by a neck from Backstreet Jazz.

This victory was a perfect way to finish the Bunbury season, as the event is one of Bunbury’s longest-standing trophy races.

ALLS GOOD’s win was richly-deserved, and rewarded the patience of owner Owen Lindsay and his partners.

Black Blast Doubles Up At Ascot

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Following his last start win at Bunbury, BLACK BLAST was one of the fancied runners in the Handicap over 1200 metres at Ascot’s midweek meeting.

After an even break, Paul Harvey managed to position BLACK BLAST in the middle of the field as the leaders Cobble Lane and Osh Empire set a good pace up front. On straightening, the field bunched up and Paul got a lovely run through and the gelding quickened away impressively to win by 2 lengths.

This was BLACK BLAST’s second successive victory and Peter will hope to step the horse up to Saturday class in the near future.

Aha Cup Day Win For Black Blast

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

In the Eaton Tavern Handicap over 1200 metres at Bunbury, BLACK BLAST was equal second favourite behind the odds-on Lovabruchill.

After a messy start, with the favourite missing the kick, Master Tenby took up the early lead, with BLACK BLAST positioned just behind. There was no change until 150 metres from home, when Jason Whiting drove BLACK BLAST into the lead. The Blackfriars gelding finished his run off well to win by an easy 2 lengths from Miss Schumacher and the fast-finishing Lovabruchill.

Peter was particularly delighted to train the winner for the Smith family at Durham Lodge, as BLACK BLAST is their first winner from our stable.

Le Sacre Sprints To Maiden Win

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The stable achieved a winner and a 3rd, on an incident-packed day at Bunbury, with racing held in sweltering conditions.

After MISS DAFFODIL had run her usual honest race to come 3rd in the 3 year old and upwards maiden over 1200 metres, we had a winner in the next race.

LE SACRE was unfancied in the 10 horse field for the 3 year old maiden, also over 1200 metres. The early pace, set by Royal Edict and Hurricane Blast, was only moderate, and Jason Whiting had the gelding beautifully positioned in 3rd. This proved to be an extremely fortunate move, as the 4th horse, Calitorio, fell at the 900 metre point, bringing down the next three horses, and interfering with the other back markers. Meantime the front runners were making the best of their way home, and 200 metres from the post Jason asked LE SACRE to quicken, which he did in great style to win his race by a comfortable 1/2 length from the fast-finishing Whatever Trevor.

A great win by the Oratorio gelding, and this is another horse which should give owners John and Sharon Molloy a great deal of fun.

Ragtrader Breaks Through At Bunbury

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

On Transpacific Raceday at Bunbury the stable had a good day, with a winner and two 3rds.

In the 1200 metre all age maiden our runner, RAGTRADER, was quietly fancied, with William Pike aboard. The Knowledge gelding was sent straight to the front by William, and this proved to be a winning decision. Several of RAGTRADER’s opponents tried to pass him but the horse, under his jockey’s hard riding, led all the way to win by a long neck.

RAGTRADER’s win ended an unlucky spell for the stable, and his victory gave Peter special pleasure as he had bred the horse, and shares ownership with his great friends, the Screaigh family.

Later in the meeting ZARATINO finished 3rd in the 1200 metre 3YO handicap, and LUKASTON also ran well to finish 3rd in the 2038 metre staying race.