Archive for the ‘2011-12 Season’ Category

PLACID ARK TRIUMPH FOR WATERMANS BAY

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

WATERMANS BAY was an unfancied runner in the Listed PLACID ARK STAKES at Ascot.

The race was run at a fast pace, with Flying Affair and the odds-on favourite Night War contesting the lead. Troy Turner settled WATERMANS BAY at the rear of the field with plenty of cover.

As the field entered the short Ascot straight Night War appeared to have the race at her mercy, but Troy angled his mount out to make a challenge down the outside. The Eternity Range gelding answered his every call, and gunned down the tiring favourite to win, going away, by 1 1/4 lengths.

WATERMANS BAY’s victory gave owner-breeders John and Sharon Molloy a great thrill, and they can look forward to more fun with their exciting young galloper, who has only had five career starts.

ANOTHER BUNBURY DOUBLE! HEY BLONDIE …..

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The stable only had a small team on United Crane day at Bunbury on Sunday, but finished with two winners!

In the first race, the United Crane Hire Admin Maiden over 1200 metres, our runner HEY BLONDIE was a hot favourite. The newcomer Sparta Belle set a strong pace from the barriers, so Jason Whiting positioned HEY BLONDIE in second place. The order did not change until well into the home straight, when the Royal Academy mare strode past the pacemaker to win in facile fashion by 2 3/4 lengths.

HEY BLONDIE is a promising horse, and it was great that Owen Lindsay and his mother Joyce were on course to enjoy their mare’s first win.

….. and LOUISIANA LADY

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Part owner David Michael and his wife Leena welcome their winner home

In the second race of the meeting, the United Crane Hire Picton Depot Maiden over 1200 metres, LOUISIANA LADY was unfancied after her luckless run last time out.

Alan Kennedy did well to position the mare midfield from her wide gate, and was content to sit off the very fast early pace. The leaders soon weakened, and Alan brought LOUISIANA LADY with a storming run down the outside of the field to win by a convincing 1 1/2 lengths.

The Bletchley Park mare, bred by Alan Anderson and his friends, has been an unlucky horse, and she thoroughly deserved this win. Hopefully she will continue to progress now she has broken through.

HAT-TRICK FOR PRECIOUS SNIPPETS

Sunday, November 13th, 2011
William Pike gives owner Nat Brazzalotto his opinion after PRECIOUS SNIPPETS’ win

PRECIOUS SNIPPETS was a hot odds-on favourite for the tabtouch.mobi handicap over 1400 metres at Ascot on Saturday as she attempted to maintain her winning run.

The race was run at a very slow pace, with Mavromata leading, and William Pike settling PRECIOUS SNIPPETS in behind. Not surprisingly, the field bunched early in the home straight, and for a second the mare looked in trouble, but William had the situation under control. PRECIOUS SNIPPETS responded well to a hands and heels ride, and stuck her neck out to win by 1/2 length from the game Mavromata.

William stated that this win was the mare’s best yet, and that 1400 metres was  no problem for her as she continues her run of success this prep.

Owner Nat Brazzalotto is thoroughly enjoying PRECIOUS SNIPPETS’ achievements, and still pinching himself, as he bought her as a foal off the internet!!

FRIAR’S DAY AT BUNBURY

Friday, November 11th, 2011

After SATELLITE CITY had run a close 2nd in the first race, we had to wait until the eighth race for a winner.

FRIARDAY returns to the parade ring after his win

FRIARDAY was an odds-on favourite for the Legends Bar and Bistro Handicap over 1690 metres. The Blackfriars gelding has a habit of getting back in his races, and today was no exception, but once the field straightened for home, FRIARDAY soon gobbled up his opponents and won by an effortless 2 3/4 lengths.

This giant gelding should continue to give his owner/breeders, the Galante family, a great deal of fun as he matures into a stayer of note.

Ascot/Bunbury double on Melbourne Cup Day

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Melbourne Cup Day proved a good one for the stable, with two winners, two 2nds and a 3rd!

MIDNIGHT WHISPERS is led in by her happy owners

PRECIOUS SNIPPETS was a warm favourite to continue her winning ways in the Yellowglen Vintage Perle Handicap over 1200 metres at Ascot. Lisetta set her customary fast pace and led the field well into the home straight. William Pike settled PRECIOUS SNIPPETS mid-field, then angled out at the 200 metre mark to make her run. The Snippetson mare quickened in great style to win by 2 1/2 lengths, running away from her toiling rivals. PRECIOUS SNIPPETS should continue to work through her classes.

At Bunbury, HEY BLONDIE and LE SACRE both ran encouraging comeback races, both finishing close up 2nds, while DOMERIN was just outgunned in the closing stages to finish 3rd in his event. All these horses have their hoof on the till, and should win shortly.

MIDNIGHT WHISPERS was having only her second ever start in the Brikmakers Maiden over 1100 metres. The Zedrich 3 year old filly was unfancied in the betting, but she belied her odds by making all to win by an easy 1 1/4 lengths from Blue Sasso.

MIDNIGHT WHISPERS gave the Musson family – Steve, Brett and Callum – and their good friend Brandon Walker a great thrill, especially as it was Brett and Callum’s first ever winner. Luckily they were on course to welcome home their winner, who should continue to progress this prep.

Winning double kicks off Bunbury season

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The stable was well represented at the opening of the new Bunbury season.

LOUISIANA LADY just missed out in the second race finishing 4th, beaten less than 1/2 length in a bunch finish, but the stable didn’t have to wait long for its first winner of the day, when the odds-on favourite FRIARDAY won the City and Regional Fuels Maiden over 1420 metres. Despite a slow start the Blackfriars gelding was too classy for his field, and won by an effortless 2 lengths. FRIARDAY was home-bred by the Galante family and is a promising sort who could develop into a useful stayer in the future.

In the last race of the day PRECIOUS SNIPPETS was favourite to win the Ausmic Pest Control Handicap over 1200 metres. The Snippetson mare did not let her supporters down, as she strode away to win by 2 1/2 lengths under a positive ride from William Pike. PRECIOUS SNIPPETS has made a cracking start to her racing career, having already won two races and been placed twice out of her first five starts. Owner Ned Brazzalotto can look forward to a lot of fun in the coming season.

SCOPAROCKET Wins First 2 Year Old Trial At Larkhill

Monday, September 19th, 2011

SCOPAROCKET (SCOPACIRI from LA ROQUETTE) led all the way to win the first 2 year old trial at Larkhill this morning. The flashy-looking bay colt strode out impressively under jockey Troy Turner to create huge interest in first season sire SCOPACIRI.

Also in the trial SCOPAWIN, by the same sire out of metro mare DAUWIN, ran 3rd.

Breeders wishing to use the exciting new stallion SCOPACIRI should contact Peter Giadresco, 0417 961323, or Lesley Rintoul, 0417 3154412.