Talented sprinter ready to make his rivals feel the Pinch
HE’S not a potential spring star but consistent sprinter Devils Pinch has signalled he’s ready for a first-up win with another solid jump out performance at Caulfield on Tuesday.
It’s been a month between trials and he put away the 800m heat in better than average time for the morning.
The gelding has already been three times city placed, a couple of them narrow defeats, and is a proven first-up performer.
Heat 1 (49.34): OAK DOOR landed in front of GREAT ESTEEM with about three lengths to MINNIE
DOWNS improving past ANNUS MIRABILIS and FLYING JESS. Oak Door broke right away midrace and scored easily by four from Great Esteem and Minnie Downs. Others: Lady Esprit, Berisha. Heat 2 (49.11): THE ANSWER MYFRIEND over raced a bit in front
from TYPHOON MONACO, TADDEI TONDO and DANUKI in a line. The answer my friend settled down a bit held about two on Taddei Tondo and Danuki. Others: Lovani, Rellson, Star Fortune. Heat 3 (48.17): ST SWITHUNS, SPOILS and POPOVICH contested the lead ahead of KING’S AUTHORITY. JUKEBOX got going in middle stages and railed underneath them all to hit the front and under pushes kicked away to beat St Swithuns and King’s Authority. Others: Twisting Typhoon, Lone Eagle, Motown Lil. Heat 4 (48.44): BLONDIE and DEVILS PINCH jumped best led from SHE’S SO HIGH and INDERNILE. Devils Pinch started to edge away late and beat Blondie a length with Inidernile and DIVINE JEWEL close up. Others: Beach Life, Ouyang Feng, Casino Fourteen. Heat 5 (48.84): NATCHWHALI headed ZHANG LIAO with EXPERIMENTATION (3c, Smerdon) three out and ALL TOO HARD/BAKARI (McCarthy) punching up inside.
MERCHANT NAVY headed the rest. Natchwhali raced clear late to down Merchant Navy closing well and Experimentation. Others: Den- mix, Exflytations, Nothin’ On Me. Heat 6 (49.16): WATCH MY SHADOW took it up from OMOROSE and JESSEJ three out. RESET/MEDIA STORM (Noblet) and MASUTA (3g, Ryan) sat a couple back. With most tested out Omorose just held on from Watch My Shadow and AEROPLANE closing in ahead of Jessej. Others: Margot, Dame Vassa. Heat 7 (48.33): TOTALLY KAPTIVATED showed speed to lead ST GALLEN (3f, Maher) with OUR BLANC CANVAS (4m, Price) improving and VOYANT next. Totally Kaptivated seemed to travel well and held a length on St Gallen also not asked and Voyant stoked up in third. Others: Futurist, King Kabuto, November Gale, Lady In Purple. Heat 8 (49.16): PASEO DEL RIO beat them out from VITRIOLIC ATTACK and RUBY RED SOCKS (3f, Oliver). A couple to SCHAPPOSE (3c, Price) and LINA’S HERO (3g, Vasil). Paseo Del Rio kept running and easily beat Vitriolic Attack by three with a similar gap to Ruby Red Socks. Others: Valiant Spirit, Villermont, Wahini Miss.
Heat 9 (48.94): Bunched group with ACUTUS (3c, Dwyer), PROUD
GENERAL, BAM (3c, Ryan) and PLATO basically in a line just ahead of SOMETHING SILVER. Bam was held together while Acutus and Plato were pushed up the hill with the latter winning narrowly. Others: Westerly Wind, Modernistic, Charleston Blue. Heat 10 (49.20): SHELLEY BEACH (3f, Webb) landed in front of RUBIKAT (3f, Sadler) with TAN TAT BLAZE (3g, Dwyer) and PANTONE wider out. Shelley Beach seemed to travel well held half a length on BLACK SAIL under more pressure and Rubikat a couple further back. Others: Aquanaut, Hostile Lily, Lilas.