Solarize among the contenders
Holly Locke’s four-year-old Solarize is among the contenders for tomorrow’s MGM Bulk Handicap (1108m) at the Bunbury Turf Club.
Despite running on gamely during his second place finish to Gessato on February 13, the plucky galloper was unable to hold on in the closing stages.
Mitchell Pateman will get the mount today and in a positive omen for the Locke stable, his last ride aboard the four-year-old was second to Alyawarre Miss on November 24 in Bunbury.
Another runner to consider is James Grieve’s mare Cockyjoy, who will be keen to rebound from her disappointing seventh to Fairview last start.
Although the mare had solid line speed for much of the journey, she really tapered off when the heat came during the final 200m, which was very uncharacteristic, considering the fouryear-old had entered with two wins from her opening three starts.
Justin Warwick’s filly Snippiranha also holds solid claims, however Jarrad Noske will have to negotiate a tough draw from barrier two.
Earlier in the day, the MGM Limestone Maiden (1008m) will be a busy one for Capel’s Lou Luciani, with three from his stable — Wild Star, Peace Prize and Movenza — all keen to open their accounts against fellow newcomers.
Holly Locke’s runner Solarize gets pipped by Gessato at the Bunbury Turf Club on February 13.