CURRIE EXPECTING MORE WINS FROM GIRL IN A MILLION
BEN Currie expects there to be a few more wins to come for the flying filly Girl In A Million after yesterday’s Doomben success in the BM70 Handicap (1050m).
“She’s the fastest horse I’ve ever had anything to do with,’’ Currie said.
‘‘It’s just ridiculous how quick she is. I knew she’d cross them.
“If you look at her in the coat, she’s still got plenty of improvement too.”
Since 1050m races started at Doomben in August 2014, 13 horses have won from gate nine or wider in 163 races, so Girl In A Million’s effort to cross from the nine alley is a noteworthy one. ORMAN DOUBLE DASHING JIMMY Orman delivered a reminder of his skills with a winning double at Doomben.
Both wins were for Neil and Helen Owen, who are among the biggest owners associated with the Rob Heathcote stable.
Orman has won three consecutive races on Manias (pictured), delivering a flawless display on each occasion.
In the case of Lordag, he was able to end a 608-day and 18-run losing sequence.
Orman was a runaway winner of the Queensland Metropolitan apprentice title in 2015-16, but has struggled for quality rides since coming out of his time.
He rode just six Saturday metropolitan winners between April and the end of August this year.
But with the support of Heathcote, he’s made a flying start to September, winning three races for the stable and another for Michael Lakey on Final Zero last week.
“Jimmy’s riding with a lot of confidence at the moment and he’s doing a great job on these horses for me,” Heathcote said. SYMPHONY DRIFT SO BIG BETFAIR reported Royal Symphony touched $15 “in the run” before a freakish escape to win first-up at Flemington yesterday. That was after he’d been backed from $2.20 to $2 before the jump.
Winx is also turning out to be a good horse for punters who are prepared to wait until after the jump this preparation. She touched $3 with the exchange in the run yesterday.
The $15 for Royal Symphony though is hardly the biggest “drift” in Betfair’s in-the-run market.
Betfair noted the mighty grey Chautauqua was “matched” at a price of $800 before unleashing in this year’s T.J. Smith at Randwick.
Bookmakers have slashed Royal Symphony’s Caulfield Guineas price to $2.80.
That does seem an overreaction, given there’s still four weeks to go.
The rivals he will meet on Guineas day will be vastly superior to the lot he accounted for yesterday.