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Another bonus for BRUCIE

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Western Racepix. More photos available at www.westernracepix.com

Sunday was Northam’s popular Toodyay meeting, and the stable had two runners in the Radio West Northam Handicap over 1,350 metres – OUR BRUCIE BONUS and SEACHANGER, neither of which was fancied.

The early pace in the race was set by Lord Hatras and My Charader, with the stable’s two runners at the back. Before the turn chances of victory looked slim, but OUR BRUCIE BONUS moved through the field smoothly and set off after favourite Popacorka. He collared the leader 100 metres from home, and ran out an easy winner by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Jason Whiting. SEACHANGER ran on to finish a promising 3rd.

A good win for OUR BRUCIE BONUS, only second up from a spell, which gave connections hope that he might stay further this prep.

Well done to Peter and Matt for getting the Spirit Of Bunbury homebred to gain his third victory. Hopefully there may be more to come!

 

CHARGER’s Belmont success

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Photo courtesy of Western Racepix. More photos available at www.westernracepix.com

On a slow track, which he doesn’t really like, WILD CHARGER scored a deserved success at Belmont on Saturday.  The consistent gelding faced a competitive field in the Tabtouch – Your Industry Your Tab Handicap over 1400 metres.

In the early stages of the race WILD CHARGER was anchored at the back by young jockey Lucy Warwick as Rouge Dior cut out the early running. On entering the home straight the field spread out, looking for the best ground, so Lucy took WILD CHARGER to the outside of the field, down the centre of the track. The horse responded well to pressure and swept past his rivals,  to win by a short neck despite the late challenge of On The Ropes.

Owner Professor John Yovich, in his post-race interview, spoke proudly of the very game WILD CHARGER, and was also fulsome in his praise of Peter and Matt’s training of the old horse, and Lucy Warwick’s good ride.

After a short break WILD CHARGER will return for another Ascot campaign in the spring.