Sunshine Coast | Saturday, 27 February 2021
Race 3 – GLORIOUS RUBY
Glorious Ruby was thrashed by nearly five lengths, but nothing went right in the run and the winner (Sweet Dolly) is very smart and hard to chase down over the 1000m. She was caught wide and the jockey elected to snag back, but essentially it was a move that just halted her momentum and allowed the winner to snatch a winning break. Wouldn’t be surprised to see her step back up to 1100-1200 and be very competitive at a race in town, but drawing a better gate would be beneficial.
Race 7 – EPIC GIRL
A talented mare on her day when she gets things her own way. Ideally, she needs to get back to Doomben, draw well and have little pressure in front. On this occasion she was forced to work relentlessly from an awkward draw but kicked strongly in the straight to run second to an in-form and talented Doctor Zous. It was a run full of merit and it looks as though she’s not far from producing her best this preparation.
Sunshine Coast | Sunday 28 Feb 2021
Race 1 – TESUARA
It was a disastrous debut for Tesaura, who came into the race following a smart second in a trial. The 2yo filly had nothing go right at her first race start, with jockey Michael Rodd reporting the saddle slipped before she was caught wide throughout. She still had the audacity to run home strongly into third. Well worth following.
Race 2 – DANEZEL
This lightly-raced 4yo looks to be going places, notching up his first win this prep after contesting tougher assignments. He settled well back in the field and rounded them up, but it was the manner in which he used that momentum and maintained it right towards the line. Despite covering much more ground, he was tenacious in outgunning the second place-getter who had enjoyed a much more economical run.
Race 2 – DOUBLE’S CHOICE
Sneaky run by a $51 shot that will largely go unnoticed, particular as he comes from an unfashionable stable. He was lengths off the second last horse in the straight but really ground gone strongly to arguably finish as good as anything through the line. Worth keeping an eye on especially put to 1400m.
Race 3 – Master Tyler
Was no match for the winner as he ran into the well above average debutante Karaka Lad here. I very much doubt Master Tyler could’ve troubled the winner, but he was a touch unlucky in the run, caught wide on various occasions copping some trouble before the turn. His two trials before the debut run were full of merit. Breeding suggests he’ll get over a trip and has a nice action.
Race 4 – PATTY’S FORTUNE
Went around at a silly price and arguably should’ve finished a lot closer than a well-beaten fifth. He was stuck in an awkward spot before the turn and was forced wide leaving the 800m. The trouble didn’t stop there having some difficulties securing clear running in the early stages of the home straight. There was late money around for him suggesting the stable has got him in good shape.