Magic sprinter is ready for his return
HEATHERLY and VEGA MAGIC starred at last Friday’s jumpouts with the former holding a narrow advantage the completion of
fastest heat of morning. The Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained daughter of Lonhro recorded 43.08 for the trip of approximately 800m which was about a second quicker than any other heat.
She is likely to resume at Moonee Valley later this month and in terrific shape to kick off another preparation.
The Hayes and Dabering partnership have plenty of options for Goodwood winner Vega Magic, including Caulfield this Saturday, and he also looks on track for another successful campaign.
The Team Corstens-trained KOBAYASHI is progressing well leading into his spring preparation and has two recent jumpout victories to credit.
After winning a jumpout down the straight couple of weeks ago he also led to win a heat on
steeple grass last Friday clocking 44.01 for the distance of about 800m.
Although he has been a bit slick for his opposition in the jumpouts mentioned he hasn’t been extended in winning those heats and is ready to run well when he resumes the next week or so.
TAHI was unable to secure at start at Flemington last Saturday but the son of O’Reilly, out of the Group 1 winning mare Glamour Puss, looks well placed in an alternative event at Sandown tomorrow.
Danny O’Brien has maintained his fitness with a jumpout following encouraging run down the Flemington straight and he is sure to prove hard to beat at Sandown. POTEMKIN has recorded consecutive victories for the Mike Moroney stable and he was kept up to the mark with a solid performance in a jumpout last Friday.
After sitting behind WILD HORIZON, an unraced three-yearold daughter of Fastnet Rock prepared by Team Hawkes, he finished alongside her and they stopped the clock in 44.90 for the trip of approximately 800m.
Potemkin steps up grade at Sandown tomorrow but still has plenty of upside and is capable of measuring up to the stronger company.
Nigel Blackiston presented GROOVIN’ in outstanding order to win first-up at Bendigo recently and the daughter of Mastercraftsman has trained on well since that victory.
She wasn’t out to run fast time last Tuesday and had plenty of Spring in her step after running 1000m 1.13.19 her final 400m in 26.83 on Tuesday morning.
Connections have a couple of options for her at Sandown tomorrow and she should prove hard to beat in whichever event they decide is the most suitable.