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Caulfield National Jockeys’ Trust Race Day

February 2nd, 2013 0 comments

There have been quite a few small fields lately, but today takes the cake. The main race has only one starter! There were heaps there, trying to get a look at that backside again, maybe for the last time. It still looks pretty powerful and the horse strode out quite well. In fact the horse, Black Caviar, beat nothing and won in a hand canter. Could be worth following. The doyen of horse watchers, Les Carlyon was there, and thought the mare had probably been spending a bit of time out in the sun as her coat colour seemed slightly lighter. And maybe she could still lose a few kilos, although there are still a couple of weeks to go till the Lightning. I asked Les if he would keep on racing her and he said he would. She can only produce one foal a year whereas a stallion can produce a hundred. And they all have to lose sometime. No point in just trying to keep the record intact when you’ve got a good one.


Not much else to report. An interesting gear combination of cross-over nose band, tongue tie, and winkers on the unraced two-year-old colt Present Glow. No wonder he was lolling his tongue. You’d think he could have a run or two first before loading him up with stuff. And only two bets for two collects on two winners, Winta Chiller and Future Solution. I was going to back The New Boy, but $1.30 the place was a bit short, so Future Solution ended up solving my problem. Second week in a row!


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