Horse Racing

Performance analysis for Wednesday, February 13, 2019

BY WES MARTIN
Contributor

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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RACE 1-$850-750,000 CLAIMING (THREE-YEAR-OLDS&UPWADS) 1400METRES/7FURLONGS

Reigning King, pursued closely down the backstretch by odds-on favourite Drummer Boy found little off the bit and was overtaken easily. Once in the lead it was a little surprising that Drummer Boy had to work so hard to get home by just over two lengths from Urban Principal.

RACE 2-$180-150,000 CLAIMING (FOUR-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1400METRES/7FURLONGS

Also Correct shook off the attention of Kunama at the top of the stretch and went clear to win by five and a half lengths.

RACE 3-MAIDEN CONDITION DIVISION I (THREE-YEAR-OLDS) 1600METRES/8FURLONGS

Having been up against the best in the juvenile campaign there was no question of opposing Rohan Kabir in this company and his six-length victory could easily have been doubled.

RACE 4-MAIDEN CONDITION DIVISION II (THREE-YEAR-OLDS) 1600METRES/8FURLONGS

Princess Ava took up the running 1000 metres out and turned for home in control. Crimson stayed on well in the last 300 metres but failed by two and a half lengths to make an impression on the improving Princess Ava.

RACE 5-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (4-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS/NW2) 1700METRES/8 1/2FURLONGS

Friendly Neighbour was held up off the pace set by Linda Wray until assuming the lead with 800 metres to come. Although turning for home clear Friendly Neighbour was only saved from a determined late flourish of Nala's Bushman by her momentum as she only got home by a diminishing neck advantage.

RACE 6-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (5YOS&UPWARDS/NW2) 1300METRES/6 1/2FURLONGS

Beltane was well ridden to land the odds having to cope with early pressure from Twilight Princess and Son of Spartacus to be on top turning into the home straight. Running well inside the last 200 metres Beltane was persuaded to stay on under pressure to last by three parts of a length from 61/1 outsider Astro.

RACE 7-$350-300,000 CLAIMING (3-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1100METRES/5 1/2FURLONGS

Mr Lyndhurst who was declared a late non-starter on December 15 last rewarded his backers and connections by making all the running without ever looking likely to be caught, scoring by one and a half lengths at 26/1.

RACE 8-$250-210,000 CLAIMING (3-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1500METRES/7 1/2FURLONGS

Photogenic and Top Eagle engaged in a battle for the lead with Unbreakable close up to the top of the stretch. The two front-runners continued their fight entering the last 100 metres but was worn down close home by Unbreakable for a prevailing margin of a neck.

RACE 9-OPEN ALLOWANCE (THREE-YEAR-OLDS&UP) 1000METRES/5FURLONGS STRAIGHT

Nuclear Flight led but curiously swerved left sharply to broadside Peking Cruz 350 metres out causing him to lose momentum. The rider on Campesino had a good view of the incident and made sure to capitalize by finishing second to get the benefit of Nuclear Flight's inevitable disqualification from first to be placed behind Peking Cruz who finished third.

RACE 10-MAIDEN CONDITION (4-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1000METRES/5FURLONGS.STRAIGHT

Debutant Kappone was backed to the tune of even money and looked a cut above the opposition by building up a seven-length lead with 200 metres remaining. Running greenly and tiring as well, Kappone allowed pursuer Cerasini to get up for a victory by a half a length. Cerasini with six second and two third place finishes in nine starts was certainly deserving of this while Kappone will surely benefit immensely from the experience.


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