So­lar­ize among the con­tenders

South Western Times - - Sport - Justin Fris

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.

Pic­ture: Justin Fris

Holly Locke’s run­ner So­lar­ize gets pipped by Ges­sato at the Bun­bury Turf Club on Fe­bru­ary 13.

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