Pinot is in fine form for Waterhouse ahead of Group 1 tilt
PINOT has been racing in a rich vein of form and co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott elected to bypass last Saturday’s Wakeful Stakes and head straight to Thursday’s Oaks.
She was kept up to the mark with a sharp gallop over 1200 last Wednesday and looked in outstanding order after covering the journey in 1.19.58 and her final 400m in 24.33.
The daughter of Pierro gives every indication she will run out the Oaks distance of 2500m strongly and is sure to prove hard for her opposition to run down.
DEBONAIRLY, also prepared by Waterhouse and Bott, has arrived at Flemington in terrific order and is ready to resume following two recent impressive trial victories in Sydney.
Last Wednesday she wasn’t out to run fast time and looked bright and fit running 1200m in 1.26.03 and her last 400m in a steady 27.87.
The daughter of Snitzel is already a stakes winner and looks a great chance to add more black-type to her pedigree page when she resumes over 1100m on Oaks Day.
The Mike Moroney-trained TRIBAL WISDOM is at peak fitness and heads to the Subzero Challenge for grey horses at Flemington on Oaks Day for his next start.
He galloped strongly over 1000m last Thursday and pulled up well after clocking 1.07.97 for the distance and 24.62 for his closing 400m.
The son of Makfi performed below expectations over 1600m at Moe last time out and may be better suited back at the 1400m trip on Thursday.
Moroney also prepares WAR LEGEND who has derived a good deal of benefit from his two runs this campaign.
He quickened up nicely approaching the finishing post last Thursday to clock 1.38.25 for 1400m and 25.17 for his final 400m.
Although he is yet to win beyond 1600m he has run well at 1800m and is in great order to step up to that distance on Oaks Day.
CARRAIG AONAIR is deep into his preparation but is holding his condition well and racing in good form.
Last Thursday he strode evenly over 1400m and looked a picture of health heading back to Hayes and Dabernig’s stables after running the journey in 1.38.50 and his last 400m in 27.43.
He steps back up to 1800m on Oaks Day and is sure to run well again.
Pinot is a leading chance in tomorrow’s Kennedy Oaks.