HIGH class mare HIYAAM kicks off her campaign at Moonee Valley tomorrow and goes into the last race with a really nice 1100m trial on her home track on August 7 where she was doing her best work late.
Trainer Mick Price took her to “The Valley” during the week to have a look around, running 1200m in 1.24.68, home last 400m in 25.32.
She will improve a heap on anything she shows here but follow her as she’s in for good prep.
Nice each-way value on offer for the stablemate HEPTAGON when he resumes in opening race tomorrow.
He scored an impressive trial on his home track on August 14, defeating Downhearted and Bons Away. Also won a trial back on the 6th at Cranbourne he’s been running good times in his work on the training track. The 2kg claim for Zac Spain is a huge plus.
PRINCESS OF QUEENS has been given a four week freshen-up by Price after she didn’t performed as well as expected first-up over 1200m at Caulfield.
She’s trained on well since and should be improved second-up in the Benchmark 84 for mares. Partnered up with last start winner RUN GYPSY RUN (also engaged in this) during the week on the Moonee Valley course proper over 1000m, recording a time of 1.08.53 and 24.51 last 400m.
After failing in a Group 1 two-year-old in March. Tavisan was sent to Price to commence his three-year-old career and he did it in style with an all-the-way win at Cranbourne, July 26 at his Australian debut.
He is facing a much tougher assignment in tomorrow’s Listed McKenzie Stakes run over 1200m but he was e Explosive last start and has a lot of upside.
Galloped at Moonee Valley during the week with Prairie Fire over 1000m, stopping the clock at 1.07.40 and 24.06.
This could be a tad ambitious this stage but there’s another win in him somewhere prep.
A bigger field with the speed on should suit BY THE GRACE a lot better this time out in the Hughes Limousine Hcp, 1600m at Morphettville.
Worked solidly over 1400m on Tuesday morning, home last 400m in 23.75 with head the chest.
Back to form and a live each-way hope again, especially if they go nuts up front.
As we’re light on numbers from Caulfield on Saturday, keep an eye the likely Mick Price runner OF IMPORTANCE, resuming at Cranbourne on Sunday.
Contested some good class races when last in work, well placed in Benchmark 64 company first-up. She’s shown a lot of zip two recent trials at home and all things point to her running well.