Begg’s colt to Write an­other Group 1 chap­ter

The Sportsman Midweek - - Trackwork - WAR­REN HUNTLY

WRIT­TEN BY ap­pears to have had a fault­less prepa­ra­tion lead­ing into Satur­day’s Group 1 Cool­more Stud Stakes and trainer Gra­hame Begg took the op­por­tu­nity to give him a look at the Flem­ing­ton straight course in a jumpout over 800m last Fri­day.

The son of Writ­ten Ty­coon looked most tractable shar­ing the speed and won the heat in

time of 46.14. Close up be­hind him a high qual­ity field were LONG LEAF, VOILA, LEAN MEAN MA­CHINE and ZOU­SAIN.

All horses men­tioned seemed to be trav­el­ling com­fort­ably and look ready to run to their best in the Group 1 event.

PA­TRICK ERIN and BRIMHAM ROCKS trav­elled to The Val­ley last Tues­day morn­ing for ‘ Break­fast with the Best’ and the Chris Waller­trained stable­mates were kept up to the mark with a work­out over 1200m.

They com­pleted their as­sign­ment in 1.21.06 with nei­ther horse be­ing placed un­der any real pres­sure in the home straight to run their fi­nal 400m in 25.04.

Waller has the two gal­lop­ers at peak fit­ness and they are sure to run well when line up next.

Pa­trick Erin will con­test to­mor­row’s Bendigo Cup while Brimham Rocks run in the Lexus Hand­i­cap this week­end. Saab Hasan gave ALL


easy time dur­ing last Fri­day’s jumpouts and she looked in good shape fol­low­ing her sec­ond trip to the jumpouts re­cent weeks.

Af­ter trav­el­ling a bit wide in the heat con­ducted over ap­prox­i­mately 800m on the steeple grass track, she was held to­gether over the con­clud­ing stages to fin­ish about two or three lengths be­hind HOLBIEN who stopped the clock in 45.36. Dur­ing her other jumpout, she rode speed and passed the fin­ish­ing post along­side Mal­ibu Style and is for­ward enough to run well at Bendigo to­mor­row.

BOLEK is ready re­sume and the Mike Moroney-trained gal­loper has been pro­gress­ing well in re­cent weeks.

Last Thurs­day morn­ing, he pulled up well af­ter cov­er­ing 1000m in 1.09.86 and his last 400m 25.57.

Moroney has given him a solid groundling lead­ing into his first-up run and al­though he will im­prove in fit­ness with a run or two un­der his belt he should give his back­ers a good sight when he re­sumes at Bendigo to­mor­row.

I AM EX­CITED has come through her last start vic­tory in ter­rific shape and David Pfi­ef­fer kept up to the mark with a jumpout over 800m down the straight course last Fri­day.

She main­tained a strong gal­lop all the way to win the heat in 46.61 from SANTA ANA LANE, who closed off in eye catch­ing style, with TRUE EX­CEL­SIOR and VIRIDINE fin­ish­ing be­hind him.

Pfi­ef­fer has a few op­tions for I Am Ex­cited over the week of rac­ing at Flem­ing­ton and she is sure to prove hard to beat in any race she con­tests.

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