南京夜网,南京桑拿网,南京桑拿论坛,南京桑拿夜生活

Powered by Hugesoft!

Chris Waller pleased Vanbrugh finds form

Trainer Chris Waller said he couldn’t put his finger on why one-time smart galloper Vanbrugh had lost interest in racing but was elated that the four-year-old had come back to form by winning Saturday’s Coongy Cup at Caulfield.
Nanjing Night Net

And Waller believes now that several options are open for the stallion, with the trainer mindful that group 1 victories are important for a later stud career.

Waller said he would now look west to the Kingston Town Stakes and the Railway Stakes as group 1 possibilities.

“We could look at the MacKinnon Stakes later in the spring but while it’s worth $2 million, it won’t be easy to win. But this horse, when he’s right, is a very classy galloper,” Waller said.

Vanbrugh loomed as the horse to beat in the closing stages when he wrestled the lead away from Tom Melbourne who was courageous in defeat.

And while lofty plans are being looked at for Vanbrugh and Tom Melbourne, the future of the one-time Australian idol racehorse The Cleaner is now very much in doubt.

Following his third indifferent performance, The Cleaner was a beaten fourth with 300 metres to go and showed none of his customary fight. His days of group 1 competitiveness appear well behind him.

After jumping well, The Cleaner went round to his usual role in front but coming to the home turn, it was obvious that he was beginning to struggle.

While The Cleaner did have to contend with a strong headwind during the middle stages of the race, so did the runner-up Tom Melbourne.

Vanbrugh, who opened at $4.60 but quickly blew out to $5, rewarded jockey Ben Melham with a handy ride and was too strong for Tom Melbourne who was backed from $5.50 to $4.80 while the favourite It’s Somewhat at $2.60 finished third.

Earlier in the day, jockey Dylan Dunn was outed for eight meetings for causing interference in the opening race on his mount Tris.

And 40 minutes later another top Sydney galloper returned to winning form when First Seal gathered in a close victory in the $200,000 Tristarc Stakes.

First Seal trained by John Thompson at Randwick who specifically brought the mare to Melbourne for the spring carnival and the upcoming Myer Classic at Flemington.

“She did a great job today. She finished powerfully and she’s having a bit of a blow so there’s a bit more improvement to come for her again,” Thompson said. “She’s a high class mare who will now go to the Myer Classic over the carnival.”

And it was another Melbourne victory for former Victorian jockey Blake Shinn who was successful on First Seal.

Shinn managed a winning treble when he scored on Jennifer Lynn in the opening race for the Darren Weir stable, he was then successful on a beautiful front-running performance on Good Standing in the Ladbrokes Classic and then he was again seen at his best when he combined with Thompson to win on First Seal.

Another former Victorian, Tycoon Tara was brave in defeat. After having to race in the lead down the side with the blustering wind in her face, Tycoon Tara never gave up and was only beaten in the final few strides.

First Seal started at $7 and was too strong for Tycoon Tara at $2.90 favourite with Pearls making ground to be third at $17.

Denmagic was also an eye-catching effort when fourth at $9.50.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Comments are currently closed.