Glenlogan Park newsletter- Runners for Saturday

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**Our mate Steve Morley from Glenlogan has hooked us up with the Glenlogan news and interviews he has done on runners this weekend!


SHOW A HEART has a couple of his big Spring Carnival guns kicking off their preparations this weekend, with Heart Of Dreams set to lead the way down in Melbourne and Woorim looking to kick things off in Brisbane.

The Mick Price trained Heart Of Dreams will contest the main race in Australia tomorrow, the $200,000 G2 Memsie Stakes from Caulfield, and a recent soft trial performance showed he is ready to put his best foot forward once again this spring.

The 6YO son of Show A Heart has been one of the very few real constants in Victorian weight-for-age races over the last 3 years, having won almost $1.6million for his owner Larry Bartle and his family.

“Obviously he has plenty of improvement left in him,” Mick said. “But he is going very well and I am quite happy with where he is at considering we have some big carnival targets in sight.”

Heart Of Dreams had his final piece of fast work at Cranbourne last Monday when he was let cruise to the line to finish 3rd behind another Show A Heart G1 winner in Tooorak Toff.

“D. Oliver rode him in the trial and was very easy on him,” Mick added. “He just jumped, grabbed hold and then let him coast to the line under his own steam.

“He has come through that hit-out in really good fashion and he appears ready for another strong campaign.

Heart Of Dreams has been one of the real flag bearers for our stable for quite a while and he looks as keen as ever to keep things going.

“However, he has only won the once  in 7 first up efforts so I suppose that is something punters need to consider when assessing his chances tomorrow but he should get a good run in transit and you know he will give his best.

“He may be a little vulnerable over the final 100m so we would like to see him jump well and settle just in behind the speed. I think he is an excellent chance to finish top 3 and a real winning hope if things fell our way.”


SHOW A HEART’S other G1 bound son resuming this weekend is the Robert Heathcote trained “running machine”, Woorim.

The exceptionally talented sprinter is fast gaining a reputation as the most explosive finishing galloper in the country and Heathcote is hoping to have that power ready to peak in Melbourne on September 24.

“I am really happy with him,” Rob stated earlier in the week. “After the Stradbroke we gave him 3 weeks in the paddocks at Washpool Lodge just relaxing and he seems to have come back mentally fresh but really switched on.”

Woorim will be asked to lump the top weight of 61kg tomorrow in the Brisbane Open Handicap (R7 over the 1200m) but has drawn the inside barrier.

“Tomorrow is far from grand final day,” Rob added. “It is step 1 in a carefully thought out plan that we have had on the table now for 12 months.

“The weight is a big impost, and it would be some sort of effort if he was to win on Saturday, however quality horses can do extraordinary things – and we have already seen Woorim deliver on that in the past.

“If he is not too far off them in the run then when Damian (Browne) hits the ‘go button’ he may well just have too much class on these and run right over the top of them.

“But win, lose or draw tomorrow I just want him to come through in good order as our goal is to have him firing for the (G1) Sir Rupert Clarke (1400m) in late September.

“I have no question he should have won that race last year (finished a close up third) and the owners (Ross and Judy Cutts) and myself have been focussed on getting revenge ever since.”


BRADBURY’S LUCK’S youngster Ice Planker emerged as a genuine Melbourne Spring Carnival contender during the week when he absolutely demolished his rivals at Morphetville by an ever widening 5 length margin.

The 3YO grey gelding was purchased by Robert Smerdon from the Glenlogan Park QTIS Magic Millions draft last year for $40,000 – but there is little question that figure will be recouped many times over in the not too distant future.

Ice Planker recorded an overall time, and sectional comparisons, that indicated he has much bigger fish to fry and it will be no surprise to see him play a prominent role in some of the 3YO stakes races in Victoria over the next few months.

FALVELON is another Glenlogan Park sire that has tasted good interstate success during the past week, with a couple of impressive victors in NSW flying the flag for him.

Alumbrado, a lightly raced 5YO gelding from the Kim Waugh stable, has been a model of consistency for his connections having thus far won, or placed, in 9 of his 14 career starts.

The son of Falvelon took out the final event from Canterbury on Wednesday whilst the following day Rubypeeptoes showed her rivals a clean pair of heels at Gosford as she bounded away to an easy victory over a quality field of youngsters.

RED ELEMENT is currently locked in a “much discussed” battle with the Hunter Valley stallion Duporth to claim the title as the “best looking son of Red Ransom to be standing at stud”.

The Glenlogan Park sire has been leaving foals this season that are drawing rave reviews from all breeders right across the country and he appears to be imparting all of the quality and good looks that he himself possesses onto his offspring.

Red Element was one of the most patronised first season sires in Australia last year and he is an absolute chance of taking out the Champion First Season Sire title in a few years time judging by the impression his first crop of foals are leaving.

If you have not yet voted, please click on this link – …. And don’t forget to vote for the one of the very best looking animals you could ever hope to lay eyes on – Red Element!

JET SPUR only had runners in two races at the Gold Coast last weekend but, not surprisingly, managed to claim a winning double – and the outstanding young stallion has a great chance of repeating that feat again this week.

Last Saturday Jet Spur’s 4YO pairing of Power Of Ed and Tabassi proved classes above their rivals as they took out the second and third race that program respectively. Both look set for good campaigns as their trainers are doing a good job placing them.

Helen Page is steering the ship for Power Of Ed and seems to have really found the key to him this preparation. “Last time in the jockeys kept suggesting he would be better suited over ground so we kept stepping him up but the results didn’t come,” Helen said. “This time however I have just been aiming at the sprints and he is really thriving.

“I will probably just keep taking him through his grades and getting his confidence back.

“He was really dominant last weekend and has come through that run in terrific order. I think he will have one more run down here at the Coast before we head to town but we know we have a galloper with lots of natural ability and a great finishing burst.”

Tabassi’s trainer, Mathew Dunn, has earmarked an Eagle Farm start for his mare next Wednesday and she is sure to be competitive over the 1200m.

“She has got a terrific record,” Matt said. “She has won 3 of her 6 starts, finished an unlucky 2nd on another occasion and was not beaten far behind Excellenates on one of her unplaced runs.

“She has really blossomed this preparation and she seems to be getting much stronger as she gets older. She will run well again next week providing we draw a nice gate and the track is not too rain affected.”

This week sees another two Jet Spur 4YO’s lining up at the Coast. Both are last start winners, both have an exceptional turn of foot and both can absolutely win again tomorrow.

Flying Minstrel is a galloper who has had a massive, and well-deserved, wrap on him from the moment he first hit the race track.

The impressively built gelding will be lining up in R4 over the flying 900m as trainer Trevor Bailey uses this event as the final stepping stone to bringing him back to the city.

Thefifthhole is the other Jet Spur gelding lining up on Saturday and, if he can overcome some of his greenness issues, can prove too strong for his opposition in the last event from the Coast.


ROTHESAY is a stallion that will prove to be one of the most popular in the country this season – and for very good reason!

As one of the most naturally talented gallopers we have seen for plenty of years, he also boasts an awesome physique, blue-blooded pedigree, amazingly accessible service fee and is by one of the hottest sires in the country.

Just a couple of the mares that arrived for him during the past week include Peruzzi and Shindig.

Both were racemares of the highest calibre, both have left group winners and the latter already has two sons at stud. There is no question Rothesay will get every chance to be successful as breeders from all over the country are showing their support.

FALVELON kept his amazing winning run rolling along last weekend with a pair of impressive 3YO winners.

Peppered Black took out the big QTIS race at Doomben when he ran out the 1615m too strongly for his opponents.

The son of Falvelon had been desperately unlucky the start before but gave nothing else a chance as he parked in behind the speed and then sprinted way too quickly for his rivals once they hit the straight. Peppered Black gave the impression that the 2000m would prove no problems in the future and he has come through the run in excellent order.

A little later in the day Falvelon also claimed the other 3YO QTIS race, but this time at the Sunshine Coast night meeting.

Gelded son Faverock was having only his 2nd career start but proved way too classy for the opposition as he posted an ever widening 3 length victory under little pressure from his jockey. Expect to see him in town very shortly.

BRADBURY’S LUCK and Falvelon will both have terrific chances tomorrow to add to the QTIS race domination that the Glenlogan Park stallions currently have as both have very good hopes in the opening event from Doomben.

Bradbury’s Luck’s 3YO gelding Lucky Tycoon unleashed a “back me next start” effort two weeks ago when he was desperately unlucky not to win after drawing the outside barrier and then being held up badly on the point of the turn.

Lucky Tycoon charged home from the rear of the field on that day to finish a narrow, and rapidly closing, 2nd against most of Saturday’s opposition. If he has any luck at all in running tomorrow he should prove very, very hard to hold out.

Falvelon also had a runner in that race who was luckless, March To Victory.

The Alan Bailey prepared gelding was caught wide without cover last start but battled strongly to the line, indicating the step up to 1200m should be ideal.

Tomorrow he has drawn really well in barrier 2 and, if the track is not too rain affected, can definitely figure in the finish.

OTHER GLENLOGAN PARK bred runners lining up that will have real winning chances at Doomben tomorrow include Jet Spur’s 4YO mare Lines Of Time in the 3rd race, Falvelon’s 5YO gelding Panningen in Race 4 and Show A Heart’s flashy gelding Seventh Heart in the final event on the card.

Show A Heart’s Group winning gelding Rightfully Yours will be another with a terrific winning hope. The Mick Price prepared 7YO will carry the topweight in the last race from Caulfield tomorrow, the $70,000 Handicap over 1400m, but has bounced back strongly from his first up run and should give a tremendous sight against this quality opposition.

Finally, Show A Heart will also have a great chance of taking out the 6th race from the Gold Coast tomorrow with two very strong hopes – Fractions and Noble Jester.