Bonny lass set to bounce back
BONNEVAL was deemed mildly lame by Racing Victoria stewards following last Saturday’s Caulfield Stakes but she has shown no signs of that in her subsequent work.
Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman afforded her a couple of quiet days after last weekend’s run before Kerrin McEvoy jumped aboard her this morning.
She appeared to pull up well after covering 1400m in 1.37.94 and her last 400m 24.93 with Baker and McEvoy having no concerns regarding her action.
She is sure to relish reverting back handicap conditions in tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup and boasts an outstanding record at 2400m.
JON SNOW, also prepared by Baker and Forsman, has come through last Saturday’s run in the Caulfield Stakes well and is right on target for
He looked strong and fit during Tuesday mornings light workout finishing off his session by covering 800m in even time.
He is a proven quality stayer and any rain that falls between now and Saturday only enhance his prospects in the Group 1 staying feature.
SPECTROSCOPE and ATARAXIA teamed up for a workout on Tuesday morning and James Cummings has both horses in great shape for their respective assignments at Caulfield.
They got into their stride from the 1400m mark and built momentum as they approached finishing post to cover the trip in 1.38.61 and their final 400m 24.71.
Spectroscope should appreciate the step up to 2000m in Coongy Cup while Ataraxia faces his toughest test to date in the Caulfield Claasic but should also appreciate the 2000m journey.
Cummings also paired up SPEEDWAY and BIG BLUE on Tuesday morning in preparation for speedway lining up in tomorrow’s Ethereal Stakes and they were set a similar task to Spectroscope Ataraxia.
Both horses worked impressively and quickened nicely over the concluding stages to clock 1.36.81 for 1400m and 24.16 for their last 400m.
Speedway, a daughter of Street Cry, is deep into her preparation but appears to be holding her condition well and should give another great sight this weekend.
CRYSTAL DREAMER has derived a good deal of benefit from his recent runs and training partners Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have him close to his top for tomorrow’s Caulfield Sprint.
He was kept up to the mark with a workout over 800m on Tuesday morning and had plenty of spring in his step after covering the distance in 53.77 and his final 400m 24.86.
The son of Stratum is drawn for a nice run tomorrow and is likely to go around at decent each-way odds.
Bonneval is likely to run in the Caulfield Cup despite being declared mildly lame after her last start.