Extreme times ahead
BLUE Diamond Stakes winner EXTREME CHOICE is gearing up for a Spring Carnival campaign and Mick Price travelled him to Moonee Valley last Tuesday in preparation for his first up run the Group 1 Moir Stakes at the Valley at the end of the month.
The three year old son Not a Single Doubt partnered his stablemate LE BONSIR during their workout and the pair covered 800m in 53.11 their final 400m in 24.21.
Extreme Choice looks to be coming to hand very well add an exciting dimension to an elite group of sprinters in the Moir.
Tony McEvoy was another trainer to send horses to Moonee Valley last Tuesday and he paired up JACKSON with Saturday’s impressive winner HEY DOC.
They kept close company during their 1200m workout running the journey in 1.24.06 and their last 400m 24.62.
The victory of Hey Doc could prove a positive pointer to the prospects Jackson when he resumes in the near future following an encouraging trial at Tatura recently.
SARACINO appears to have settled in well to his Flemington base and the last start Group 2 winner
New Zealand stepped out in a jumpout Friday.
The three-year-old son of Per Incanto appeared to be travelling well within himself win his heat, over about 800m, and record 49.37 for the trip.
Trained in partnership by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman he is on a path towards the Caulfield Guineas is likely to have his first Australian start over 1400m at Flemington next Saturday.
Gai Waterhouse is assembling a strong team at her Flemington base and MAHATTAN VIXEN is ready to resume after a number of impressive gallops in recent weeks in addition to two jumpouts.
Last Friday she raced on the speed to win the quickest heat of the morning and stop the clock at 48.04 for distance of about 800m.
The daughter of Manhattan Rain looks to have developed nicely during her recent break and is sure prove hard to beat when she resumes in the next week or so.
MOSSBEAT is a recent addition to the Hayes and Dabernig training partnership with a recent trial and jumpout under her belt she is set to resume at Sandown tomorrow.
Just over a week ago she travelled easily to finish about three lengths behind stablemates METAPHORICAL and SHEIDEL in a jumpout on the course proper over approximately 800m.
The time for heat of 48.98 compared favourably with other heats conducted during the morning and Mossbeat looks in good shape for her first up run.
Extreme Choice is on track for his first-up run in the Moir Stakes