Chap ready to make amends
CHARLIE CHAP ran last of 14 at $51 in the Group 1 BRC J.J. Atkins (1600m) at his last start before a spell but had some reasonable form against albeit B or C-Grade three-year-old’s before that.
Where he was last preparation, he was in another league to his four rivals winning his Hawkesbury trial by 2.7-lens (ears pricked the last 200m) on Monday morning.
Maybe he does have legitimacy to step up to better races this time in.
There were only nine heats held on Monday and Bjorn Baker and Deanne Panya combined to win four of them. Best of the quartet was THISTEL
DO, a replica Zariz son and thus polar opposite to his now almost white coloured brother Zaratone who won 17 times including a Group 3 and two Starlights.
Thistel do beat the three others by 3.3-lens without really turning a hair – not that the others did either but he was in control of things the whole way.
There is a 1000m maiden with his name written all over it. 1200m LIFE
LINE PRINCESS’S name on it, Panya steered the High Chaparral mare to a stylish 0.2-lens win in the opening heat.
The best thing about Lifeline Princess was the way she knuckled down to set out after the early leader and nail it on line. Plenty of authority in that display. Panya gave FOXY QUEEN every possible chance to win her heat and this daughter of Foxwedge duly obliged with a narrow but impressive win.
Foxy Queen twice trialled well (15-lens third to She Will Reign and Songlike/a close second to Za Zi Ba) before her debut last of 11 beaten 17lens at Rosehill on Feb 22.
Let’s wipe the slate clean and start again – a 1000m/1100m provincial maiden would be right up the alley.
Foxy Queen is bred to win races being out of a 1000m maiden winning sister to Group 3 winner Sugar Babe and thus grand-daughter of John Singleton’s former crack filly/mare On Type.
Baker and Panya’s remaining winner for mention was MONEY TRAVELS.
This unraced Snippetson threeyear-old gelding led and was headed in the straight but showed some ticker to fight back and take out the heat by a very narrow margin but desire he showed will certainly serve him well when his debut comes around.
One of Baker’s beaten division that warrants attention was REPRIMAND who finished second to KING’S TAR
IFF in Heat 6 but absolutely and definitely going better than the winner at the post.
Baker will no doubt looking for another 1000m provincial or country maiden to kick her off.