So Far Sokool provides GEN X Partnership with 1st winner!

On Friday night at Moonee Valley, So Far Sokool gave her group of Gen X owners their first winner. Gen X was launched earlier in the year with the aim of getting the younger generations involved in racehorse ownership. 3 yearling fillies were purchased for the project and the stakes-placed 2YO (who is now 3 ) kiwi filly – So Far Sokool.

Since arriving at Archie Alexander’s barn in Ballarat, she has been a tough egg to crack. Archie has tried a multitude of gear changes including completely removing all headgear. This little kiwi almost had him stumped. Luckily for us, he has worked her out, resulting in a 2nd place in a Listed race at Sandown over 1400m in November and winning her next start. We are thrilled for the owners to have already experienced a winner and we hope they have plenty more wins in store.

Let’s have a quick look at where the remaining three fillies of the partnership are.

Magnus x The Girlfriend 2YO with Amy Johnston: Has commenced her 2nd race preparation with the Mornington trainer. Amy has had nothing but praise for this filly since she entered her barn. She is very professional in her work and we should see her having a race debut early next year.

-Entourage (Pierro x Rock Success) 2YO with Aaron Purcell:  How lucky are we to have a daughter of the leading 2nd season sire and sire of the Oaks-winning filly – Pinot. Entourage has pleased the Purcell camp and is in her 2nd race preparation following a nice spell. We should be seeing her debut during the Autumn.

-Star Witness x Elle’s Decree 2YO with Matt Cumani: This filly is reportedly flying. Matt has always considered her quite a forward type of 2YO and she will be nearing her race debut early in the new year. With the success of the Star Witness fillies over the Spring Carnival, fingers crossed she can live up to her breeding!

All of these fillies seem to be progressing very positively and we cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for the GEN X partnership.

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Courageous Tom hopeful of taking home his Group 1 victory

So Far Sokool will be starting off our weekend runners at Moonee Valley tonight. The race is over 1541m and following her previous start,  2nd in a strong Listed race, this little filly is going into the race with good form. She has drawn well, and Archie believes the track should suit her. We are hopeful of her performance tonight with all factors working in her favour.
On Saturday, we will be heading over to Perth to see Tom Melbourne endeavouring to get his first Group 1. Chris Waller believes that he is going into the race in a better condition than his previous outing where he finished 3rd in the Group 1 Railway Stakes.  It looks to be a very competitive race but we, as always, are expecting a strong performance.
We have two runners at Pakenham on Saturday. Grey Lion will be a leading contender for the Pakenham Cup which is a Listed event over 2500m. He was unlucky in his last start in the Ballarat Cup where the track was a heavy 8. Matt Cumani believes that Grey Lion will be hard to beat.
Tucano will be making the trip over 2000m in a benchmark 78. Matt Williams is hopeful this is a good race for the colt, although he could do with another run to reach his peak fitness.
After Night’s Watch’s tough and impressive run last weekend where he screamed home from last to first on heavy ground, he will be heading to Werribee over 2000m to hopefully, make a return to the Winner’s room!
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‘Kingston Town Classic 2017: Tom poised for breakthrough Group 1’

Please click here to read The Herald Sun’s article on Tom Melbourne.

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