Martini set to shake her rivals after jumpout
BELLA MARTINI was scratched from last Saturday’s meeting at Moonee Valley but the Team Hawkes-trained daughter of Stratum looks in great order following her recent first up run and tuned up for her next assignment with an impressive performance in a jumpout last Friday.
She cruised along her heat over about 800m to hold a margin of just over a length from her stablemate SILENT ROAR at the conclusion of the heat and stop clock in 49.03.
She won Kewney Stakes over 1400m at Flemington earlier this year and is likely to line up in Saturday’s Let’s Elope Stakes over the same course and distance this weekend. OUR CROWN MISTRESS, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, and SHEEZDASHING, prepared by Mathew Ellerton Simon Zahra, were the standout performers at last Friday’s jumpout heats with pair crossing the line together in the quickest heat of the morning.
Both horses were asked for a bit of an effort over the concluding stages of their heat over approximately 800m which resulted in them recording 47.26 for their heat.
Both horses have been working in impressive fashion in recent weeks and should be forward enough to run well when they resume for their spring preparations.
Team Corstens gave RUNSON a solid hit out during last Friday’s jumpouts and he looks to be coming to hand well leading into his spring campaign.
In one of the quickest heats of the morning he rolled along on speed to hold a margin
about two lengths over the Lindsay Park-trained SOVEREIGN NATION as he passed the finishing post in the time of 47.65.
Runson has already won a couple of times when produced first up and is sure to give good account of himself when he resumes in the near future.
BRUTAL POWER is coping well with his first racing preparation and the Mike Moroney-trained son of The Factor is likely to head to Bendigo tomorrow for his next start.
Last Thursday morning he strode comfortably over 1000m and pulled up well after covering the journey in 1.08.14 and his final 400m 25.07.
The form around him has been holding up quite well and he should appreciate the step up to 1300m at Bendigo.
MIRIMAR, also prepared by Moroney, didn’t have the best of runs in transit last time out and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back to his best form at Bendigo tomorrow.
He is holding his condition well and was kept up to the mark last Thursday morning running 1400m in 1.38.68 and his 400m 25.42.
With recent racing under his belt he is right at peak fitness and ready to run to his best tomorrow.