Black bookers from last Saturday’s Caulfield meeting.

Black Booker #1

Ginger Jones (Race 6)

It was an impressive return to the races for Ginger Jones who won the benchmark 78 by 1.5 lengths on Saturday. She didn’t come up last preparation, failing to run a place at five her of her six starts. However there was strong market support to say she had returned in good order and was ready to run well on Saturday and that’s what she did. She got a relatively easy time in front but showed a good kick on straightening to win comfortably in the end. This race rated well and there is no reason why she can’t win again especially a race run at her home track of Caulfield where she is two starts for two wins.

Black Booker #2

Rudimental (Race 7)

This former French stayer trained by Matthew Ellerton & Simon Zahra had his third Australian start on Saturday.  He had been safely held at Warrnambool and Flemington in his two starts prior over 1700 and 2000 metres.  Rudimental appeared to relish getting to the 2400m for the first time on Austalian soil hitting the line hard from back in the field to only be beaten a length.  He looks ready to peak at his next start having now had a run over 2400m.

Black Booker #3

Sound (Race 9)

Michael Moroney’s Sound was resuming off a terrific spring campaign.  A campaign that featured a victory in the Group 2 Sandown Classic and a narrow second in the Group 3 Hotham Handicap.  He had jumped out well in recent weeks at Flemington indicating that he had come back in good order and after finding himself a long way back in the run made very good ground in the home straight in limited room.  A lovely pipe opener to his autumn campaign with staying Group 1 races such as the BMW & Sydney Cup no doubt in mind.