After a good few weeks on the track for BLUE SKY BLOODSTCOK graduates we have another exciting week coming up!
This week we have GERVAIS (below as a yearling) set to head to Sandown on Wednesday for Race 1: The Cove Hotel Handicap over 1800m.
Last start at Moonee Valley the three year old son of Rip Van Winkle was slightly disappointing, but not all went to suit and now with the step up in trip on a bigger track we are confident of a more forward showing for the Danny O’Brien trained New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale graduate.
Another runner we will have this week is out lightly raced Choisir mare FLEURIEU who will head to Hawkesbury on Saturday over 1100m in a Filly and Mares maiden for trainer Gai Waterhouse.
While Redoute's Choice four-year-old ORPHEUS has been nominated for two races in Melbourne on Sunday with a decision to be made later in the week as to which he will head towards for Paul Messara.
Taking a quick look back at some recent results highlights how well the team is progressing.
Having his first start for the Heath Conners yard, STERNO put an outstanding effort to claim the Tobin Brothers Benchmark 64 Handicap (1100m) at Werribee.
Asserting his superiority, Sterno charged away to win impressive by one and three quarter lengths from race favourite Diamond Baroness, with a wide margin back to the third placed Holy Heart.
It was a really classy performance and we are looking forward to him having his next starts. To read a recap on the win, head over to ‘Sterno Salutes First Up For Heath Conners.’
SANTA ROCKS (below) was an impressive winner second up this time in, racing over 1550m at Canterbury last Friday night.
Team Hawkes Post Report: “The mare has come through the run quite good. It was a really good effort on the day, she had a nice run throughout and she hit the line really good the last 100 metres.
"We will see how she progresses before deciding where to go next and we will advise.”
The now four-year-old mare has appreciated the time and patience by both her trainers as well as owners, so a massive congratulations to all.
To read more about the win of Santa Rocks, head to our recent story 'Christmas Comes Earlier For Blue Sky Owners.’
While it wasn’t a winning performance, the run of SUNDANCE on debut last Saturday at Doomben was a great effort.
Going down by a narrow head margin to the previously raced Emtevee Queen, the effort was one that has us excited about the future prospects of the colt.
Our first horse with Toby Edmonds, we are really looking forward to seeing where this relationship can go, and who knows, we could have a Magic Millions 2YO Classic runner with our first horse in the stable.
On Monday at the Randwick barrier trials POLAR STAR (Lonhro x Polar Success), who was purchased in conjunction with Gai Waterhouse at this year’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Vinery Stud had his first appearance, pleasing all with a nice third over the 730m, finishing three parts of a length behind stablemate Northern Fire.
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