Caloundra Wrap Up

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Again a tough wrap up as many horses didn’t handle the heavy track, but I will pick a few out that will be in the blackbookers article later in the week, and a few to forgive.

*It was looking good for ‘The Punt’ sections quaddie on the weekend after we did the hard work and got the $18 winner in the first leg, but it always hurts when a longs $60 pop knocks you out at the end!


Race 1: What was Anthony Allen thinking on VIPERA GOLD? He is a decent young jockey but he gave this one a sore back! He gave it absolutely no chance and her run was one of the best of the day.

Race 2: GREY ASSIGNMENT, TOPPING and AUSWORLD are all tough horses who slogged it out better than the rest. They can all continue on with successful preps.

Race 3: I’ve always said THE RINGMASTER is a far better horse when he is chasing instead of sitting on pace, unfortunately I thought the task 1st up on a heavy track would prove too much. Happy to be wrong as this is a nice horse and as per usual he will win his fair share this time in work. I’m not sure where they will go but he wouldn’t be out of place in a Ramornie.

Race 4: FUSIL DE EVE got the chocolates for Jason McLachlan in the race named after his father. It was a good effort to hold off the challengers. HOLEY GADOLEY put in his solid run as he always does, but ON THE DECK is the horse to follow with a really good run stepping up in grade.

Race 5: A lot of flops in this race. The winner TUSKAGEE HAWK is very progressive and I’m sure the best of her will be seen next prep. DOUBLE IMPACT relishes the wet but is always underestimated. The 1600m sees him right out but he can win over the trip at this level in the future. Don’t be surprised if a horse like VENTURE ON may go down and win the Grafton Guineas 1600m.

Race 6: BELLTONE was simply too good for this lot. He was ridden a treat by Munce and he deserved the win. It also brought up Munces’ 100 metropolitan winners for the year, a great achievement! JETSET LAD again tried hard but couldn’t match the winner.

Race 7: SHENZHOU STEEDS stamped himself as serious race horse here. It was a very weak edition of the Caloundra Cup, but the way he dashed away says a lot about his quality. Apparently the stable are weighing up the Grafton Cup, or to put the horse away for a little while with the spring in mind. Surely you go to Grafton? He loves it up here, big straight suits the horse and it’s worth over $100,000. No brainer for me, but they know the horse better than us.

Race 8: An absolute blowout to end the day!! Three roughies filled the placing’s and punters went home with their pockets empty (well most did). DARTH looked to have the race in his keeping at the 100m but was grabbed right on the line by Jeff Lloyd on CORONER. It was an advantage to be as far out as possible and SHADOW BUSTER also come extremely wide to run into the placing’s. It may be a coincidence but I feel Troy Hall who trains from the track, and who knows the track better than anyone may well have had the game plan for his two runners to come the widest and it worked well!

**Still to come this week on brissyraces- Interviews with trainers leading into the weekend + Blackbookers to follow and more, so don’t forget to check in each day!