Thursday 21st April 2022

Recap on Riverton,

It was one of those short trips that turned into a very long one with high winds causing power cuts and an abandonment the first day, then an injured jockey and another power cut the second day. The horses did well to cope saddles on saddles off and multiple truck trips over the 4 days but come race day things did not go to plan. 3rd place for Kikimora and a backwards ride on a fresh Petty’s Legacy was less than ideal. Onwards and upwards though and both horses and myself were very happy to get home!

Riccarton Saturday,

We are staying much closer to home this weekend for racing at Riccarton with four runners engaged for the meeting. The weather is very warm today and we are meant to be getting some showers tomorrow but looks as though the track will be good under foot for racing. First up we have a debutant in Goddard. He had a few trials under his belt up north before heading to us and found the line for 3rd over 1000m at the trials here earlier in the month. He lines up in the mdn 1400m with Dylan Turner aboard. Onto race 4 with Defiant for the 2yo 1000m race with a big field of 15 youngsters. A winning performance last start from this filly and cops a wide draw again but can stay out of trouble from there. Second Thought steps out to 2500m this week in the North Canterbury Cup with only the 11 runners. We think she will see the distance no problems at all and she does love racing at Riccarton. Bringing in the day is Feelin’ Fancy up to the 1600m this week in the last on the card. They went too quick for her last start over the shorter trip and we look forward to seeing her over more ground this week.

Defiant

A pretty swish looking form line so far for this Tavistock filly with a second and a win to her name. Her efforts were faultless last time out under Rohan Mudhoo so the pair will step out together again this week. A big line up of 2yo’s and another competitive race will unfold so all the very best of luck to her connections.

Second Thought

It’s a long way around the Riccarton course but this Ghibellines mare has thrived on distance thus far and looks to be an exciting staying mare in the making. Win lose draw she will head for a well deserved spell following Saturday’s race and has really put in some magnificent efforts this preparation. All the best to the Voice’s and the Arthur’s!
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