Bonsai’s the boy to beat
THE Kevin Lamprechttrained Bonsai Boy looks hard to beat at Pioneer Park this afternoon.
He will step out in the Southern Cross TV Maiden Hcp (1100m) and might just be the horse to change the fortunes of the stable.
Lamprecht has one win on the board this season, a string of minor placings having plagued the stable.
Bonsai Boy made his race debut at Pioneer Park in mid October when he contested an 1100m Maiden Hcp.
He was all at sea that day but his work over the final 200m was good.
He gained a tremendous amount of knowledge through that effort and it showed next time out.
Bonsai Boy faced the starter three weeks later and despite being beaten, he gave warning of things to come.
He came from well back but finished strongly in running second behind Mystic Obsession, with Saint Pulse third.
Those two horses have both won since and the form lines that run through Bonsai Boy will add a touch of confidence to punters today.
Craig Lloyd, who has based himself in Alice Springs for the final few meetings this year, will partner Bonsai Boy.
Good galloper Ripley’s has been disappointing in three runs back from a spell and there is no denying it.
He looked like being a pretty smart horse when he arrived here but never quite reached the top of his hill.
He gets the services of in form apprentice Raymond Vigar today and that may be the key that unlocks the best of Ripley’s ability.
He worked home well last week behind Princess Zietta, and there is another race in him it might be this week when he takes on the OAMPS Insurance Hcp (1200m).
The Will Savage- trained Lago Como won a three horse maiden last Sunday by four lengths. He will line up again today in the Unibet Hcp (1200m) and he will have to go up a level or two to win, but he has the ability.
Lago Como is a former Victorian galloper and he will win a few races here before his time is up.
Faster Stronger (Rian Mageean) winning the Arafura Tree Services Handicap (1200m) from Powlett (Alana Brown) at Fannie Bay yesterday