Force to Strike a winning pose
STRIKE FORCE is racing in good form and the Mike Moroney-trained galloper has shown a distinct liking for racing at Moonee Valley.
He was kept up to the mark on Thursday morning covering 1400m in 188.8.131.52 with his final 400m 25.57.
He strikes a strong field tomorrow but is in terrific order and ready to run to his best.
ALBURQ, also prepared by Moroney, performed well in the Magic Millions twoyear-old Classic at Ballarat and son of Rubick has come through that race well.
He looked bright and fit cruising over 1000m in even time late last week appears to be thriving during his first racing preparation.
He has always displayed a high degree of natural ability and is sure to give another great sight at Moonee Valley tomorrow.
Moroney has BARTHELONA coming to hand well for a summer campaign and he looked good winning a jumpout over about 800m last Friday.
He dominated his heat from the front to clock a winning time of 48.55 with THIRD COMING, trained by Mark Kavangh also running well to finish second.
Both horses look in great shape kick off their summer campaigns the near future and should be worth keeping on side when they resume shortly.
ITALIAN WITNESS, a two year old daughter of Star Witness from the Lindsay Park operation, recorded 47.98 in winning quickest of the jumpouts run over approximately 800m last Friday and connections appear to have a ready-made juvenile on their hands.
She travelled comfortably and worked strongly through the line to win the heat from BISHOP ROCK and TALENTED who were also responsible for encouraging performances.
The horses mentioned look ready to run well when make their debuts in the weeks ahead.
TIN HAT and YULONG WAIN, from the James Cummings Peter and Paul Snowden stables respectively, were a couple of others to stand out during last Friday’s jumpouts.
They crossed the line together in one of fastest heats of the morning to stop the clock 48.07 for the distance about 800m.
Tin Hat has already proved competitive against strong company and looks to have developed nicely during his recent break while Yulong Wain also looks to be progressing well leading into his second racing preparation.
The Mike Moroney-trained Barthelona is on track to impress over the summer.