The weekly review and preview

Monday November 21, 2016

A brief look back at our recent runners.

Manangatang (1st) ran an unbelievable debut race over 1700m at Lingfield Park on Tuesday. Being last at the turn, he made up solid ground in the last 300m to storm home for the win.

Gallic Chieftain (4th) finished the race very strongly at Sandown on Wednesday over 1800m, he is looking for further and will improve off this run.

Araaja (2nd) impressed in her 2nd race, showing good turn of foot and staying ability over 2000m at Toulouse on Thursday. This filly is an exciting, full-sister to Tom Melbourne, with a bright future ahead. She will now have a well-deserved break before coming back for her three-year-old season.

Plymouth Road (8th) did not have an easy time from a wide barrier and hard track on Friday night at Moonee Valley over 2040m. This boy prefers the softer ground and is looking for further.

Mobaco (6th) showed some slight improvement at Ballina on Saturday over 1600m.

Scherzoso (2nd) charged home in the Listed Ballarat Cup over 2200m on Saturday, unfortunately, finishing 2L off the winner. Ben Allen put in a terrific ride to get Scherzoso in a good position from gate 16.  He is a very consistent performer who keeps improving and we look forward to his next run!

Lidari (12th) did not perform to expectations in the Ballarat Cup, he may have struggled backing up from his run in the Eclipse Stakes. Weir will now give him a few quieter weeks.

Lord Van Percy (9th) ran a serviceable race in the Ballarat Cup. This boy keeps improving each start and he is now ready for his feature race, the Pakenham Cup over 2500m.

Coming up this week….

La Dalliance is set for her stable debut for Archie Alexander at Bendigo in a 1400m maiden on Thursday.

Praecereus has been nominated for a BM64 over 1300m at Bendigo on Thursday. This boy trialled well and should put in a solid performance in his first up run for this preparation.

Our Bazaar is set for a BM78 over 1600m on Saturday at Moonee Valley. This will be his first run since April.

Renew may start at Moonee Valley on Saturday in a BM78 over 1600m. Stable debut for Darren Weir and first up run since February. Let’s hope to see this fellow back in the winners circle soon.

Master Zephyr has been nominated for a BM90 over 2040m on Saturday at Moonee Valley.

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