Norocos aiming at black type after great win

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Well the main talking point out of the weekend was Norocos upsetting the red hot favourite Cape Kidnappers in the last race of the day. She is a horse who does build into form and she was simply outstanding on the weekend. Her trainer Norm Hilton thought it would be a task to beat the favourite too. “All the hype on the favourite, I thought it was unbeatable. I knew she would race well though. There is a Listed fillies and mare race coming up we will go to.” Hilton said

What struck me about the win was that Cape kidnappers was right on his game because they beat the rest of the field by 3 ¾ L, and Norocos still had a length to spare over the runner up. She can run a good race in the listed event next time out.

Hilton does a great job with his team and has a few very good horses at the moment, one of them being Bam’s Boy who was narrowly beaten in town two Saturday’s ago. “He will be a good little horse. He ran a good race there the other day but just had to burn a bit of petrol early from the outside alley. You will see him in two Saturday’s time in town over 1000m.”

The two stable stars are Bold Glance and Carry Me Bluey and unfortunately we are only likely to see one step out in the coming months for our carnival. Norm is very happy with Carry Me Bluey and said he will probably kick off in the Bribie handicap on the 14th of April. He went through his grades terrifically well last prep and I have no doubt this will be his time to shine. The unfortunate news is Bold Glance seems to have a throat problem and is looking at time on the sidelines and possibly retirement, depending on what the vets say. That is a real shame and he has been such a good, honest horse over many years. Of course he won a Magic Millions cup and a great 3rd in a Doncaster as a couple of career highlights, and let’s hope he gets back to the track at some stage.