Kementari impresses in final hit- out before Manikato mission
SHAYNE O’CASS HEAVY rain meant that only five trials were able to be completed at Royal Randwick last Monday morning but thankfully for KEMENTARI fans, his heat was one of those that did go ahead.
Given the amount of rain before, during and after Monday, the track was a Heavy 9 which posed no issue for the star Godolphin stallion and son of Lonhro.
Glyn Schofield had him parked third, three horses off – a line he held in the run to the line.
It was perfect trial case of nothing ventured but plenty gained as his spring campaign goes on.
Kudos to heat winner POETIC CHARMER in the Redzel colours. The son of Your Song is doing everything right ahead of his impending return to racing.
It’s too late now, but the thirdplaced QUACKERJACK trialled like he would be hard to beat and so it was on Saturday.
This clearly a deep heat, Chris Waller saw to that, with his pair SAMBRO (5th) and
LEAN MEAN MACHINE (6th) both worthy of praise.
The first heat the morning was taken out by handsome FABRIZIO who has been away from the races since December 2 last year.
No doubt he’s been taken good care of by Tony Frazer at owner George Altomonte’s Corumbene Stud and is back ready to take up the bit again.
When Fabrizio leads, uncontested, in trials or races – there is only ever one outcome and so it was this 1200m heat.
Ron Quinton must have been over the moon with the performance of BETTY BLOOMS who races in colours of his beloved Dixie Blossoms.
This one is an unraced threeyear- old filly by that great racehorse and sire, O’Reilly.
Betty Bloom’s dam, Zambezi, is a Zabeel daughter of three times Group 1 winning mare Tall Poppy who counts the Thorndon Mile as one of those majors, thus emulating her mum, Fun On The Run, who won the race 11 years prior.
Last Monday, Berry Blooms put almost four lengths on the runner-up in an extremely impressive display of potential her part.
Granted trial pressure and race pressure are two different things but surely we can tick the ‘wet’ box for Betty Blooms if she goes to a projected sloppy Warwick Farm on Wednesday for her debut.
Clare Cunningham’s CRADLE MOUNTAIN is ready to come back a winner in the very near future and add to his superb record of 7s 4-1- 0.
He is 3s 2-1- 0 fresh and we must never forget he once ran 1:08.15 to win over 1200m at Randwick.
Our others from last Monday’s heats are; SAINT ANTONIO LAD, BLACK SUNRISE, PROVEN CLASS and the Japanese-bred WOLFE.