Tatts market movers and Glenlogans latest

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Doomben

5/13 Secret Garden $21 to $13

8/7 Sinister Prince $6.0 to $4.6

 

Warwick Farm

4/2 Streama $1.9 to $1.85

 

Flemington

2/4 Halle Rocks $2.9 to $2.4

4/10 Over Quota $21 to $17

5/5 Emmalene $10 to $9

6/9 Kings Rose $29 to $23

6/14 Bel Sprinter $7.5 to $6.5

9/15 Zabisco $8.5 to $7.5

 

 

 

HEARTS ARE THUMPING!

Tomorrow’s $1million G1 Newmarket Handicap has drawn together a cracking field of sprinters – in fact, with the exception of Black Caviar, the very best of the best will be lining up in what is widely regarded as Australia’s best sprint event. From the capacity field of 23 starters, only three sires have multiple runners – Redoute’s Choice, Fastnet Rock and Show A Heart.

Both of Show A Heart’s youngsters, Woorim and Toorak Toff, are already G1 winners and both have been aimed specifically at the Newmarket for well over 6 months.

Woorim, a last start booming winner of the G1 Oakleigh Plate, will be hoping to give Qld’s number one trainer Rob Heathcote his second victory at the highest level and the stable reports their charge has done everything right over the last fortnight.

“It is probably a statement used too often but I can honestly say I don’t think we have ever had Woorim going any better than he is now,” Rob said. “The key to this horse is getting his feet right and once that box is ticked he is usually a very happy horse.

“His trackwork on Tuesday morning was as good as he has ever delivered and he seems to be thriving in his Melbourne environment.

“This field tomorrow is as strong as you could ever hope to meet but, in saying that, I don’t think I would swap my guy for any other.

“I think Woorim showed everyone in the Oakleigh Plate that he can reel off sectionals that very few, if any, can match and we will just have our fingers crossed that he is within swooping range as they get to the 300m mark.

“The big questions for Woorim are going to be how he will cope with the straight track and where he will have to launch from having drawn a barrier (2) that is probably not going to be of much assistance.

“The facts are though that every time Woorim has got to the outside at the top of the straight, and had an uninterrupted run at them, he has never once failed to win. If he puts a horse in his sights he just keeps going until he mows them down – no matter how unlikely the task appears.

“We saw him do just that in the Oakleigh and hopefully he can adjust to the straight track racing and Damian (Browne) can negotiate a course that will allow him to charge late again on Saturday. He just needs daylight and he needs a pack to chase.

“If those two pieces of the puzzle fall into place – then I am sure it will be heart-in-the-mouth stuff again but he will give them all plenty to think about.”

Show A Heart’s other runner is the already dual G1 winner Toorak Toff.

The Rick Hore-Lacy trained entire was earlier this week announced as retiring to stud in Victoria (Rosemont Stud) at the completion of his racing days and the flashy chestnut was tuned up for tomorrow’s assignment with a slashing jump out at Caulfield over 800m earlier in the week.

“Everything has gone according to plan,” Hore-lacy said. “The horse is in apple pie order, his bloods are spot on and he seems to really have his mind on the job at the moment.

“As a two time Group one winner he has understandably been given plenty of weight and I do think this is an outstanding field – with chances everywhere.

“However all you can do is get your own horse right and then hope that things fall into place onto the day.

The Toff looks an absolute picture and I am sure he will really take the eye of everyone once he steps into the birdcage.

“We will be there to give it a shake and he is a genuine contender in a very open race.”

FALV’S FAB FIVE!

In an incredible display of consistency and class, Falvelon, in the space of just 2 days had runners in 5 races – and won the entire 5!

Falvelon has long been recognized as one of the very best winner-getters in the country, and this was never more evident than last Tuesday and Wednesday when he took out 4 races on the card at Townsville and then backed up the following day at Eagle Farm with a very progressive youngster in the city.

Kicking off the day for him in far north Queensland was the ultra impressive 2YO Sizzlelon – who gave nothing else a chance as he scorched over the 1000m for trainer Roy Chillemi to win in a hand canter.

Next cab off the rank for Falvelon was the Gary Dickson trained 3YO filly Ultrazonal, who also scored over the flying 1000m and could not have been more dominating.

Rounding off the day for one of Queensland’s very best sires was a “Craiglea double” – with first Craiglea Gee Tee and then Craiglea Fighter giving Stan and Marilyn Johnston and their trainer Peter Fleming a winning day.

“You have to love these Falvelon’s,” Stan boasted. “Every single one of them can run and we have knocked up winning this QTIS money with them. Having been born and raised at Craiglea we have always had a soft spot for Falvelon – but our love affair with him is only getting stronger.”

After his “4 from 4” effort at Townsville on Tuesday, Falvelon unveiled a gelding at Eagle Farm on the Wednesday that looks to have a very bright future. The Leon Morton prepared Ima Queenslander was having only his second race start (after delivering an eye-catching runner-up performance on debut 2 weeks earlier) but was never in doubt as he easily accounted for his opposition over the 1000m despite not really appreciating the Heavy 10 rating.

Ima Queenslander was purchased from the draft of Glenlogan Park at the Magic Millions QTIS Sale a few years ago and looks all set to give his owners a terrific ride and plenty of fun.

JET’S SETTED IN!

Jet Spur’s exceptionally talented 3YO filly Emmalene will tackle a strong field in the G2 Kewney Stakes from Flemington tomorrow, but trainer Liam Birchley is not running scared of any of his opponents and has drawn confidence from a powerful form line.

Because of a shockingly wide alley, the Jet Spur stakes winner had little choice other than to drift back to last in her latest outing, the G2 Light Fingers at Warwick Farm 3 weeks ago, before delivering a real eye-catching performance to charge home for 5th and bettering the final 600m, 400m, and 200m sectionals for all other runners in that event.

“We were obviously over the moon with her effort that day,” Liam said. “The way the race was run she just had no chance with it being dominated by on-pace runners.

“She had to get a long way back but when she saw daylight she charged and was picking them up with every stride.

“There were some very god horses that raced at Warwick Farm that day – and it gives you plenty of confidence to know she was matching it with every one of them sectionally.

“Saturday’s race is obviously one full of class – but our filly has her fair share as well and she has already beaten the early favourite (Shopaholic) here at Flemington in the spring.

“In saying that, Shopaholic looks to have improved quite a bit since then but I feel Emmalene has also progressed.

“The one thing I know is that this filly always gives 100% and, if she handles the trip down and all is in order, then I think she can make them sit up and take notice.

“I truthfully think she is a G1 horse of the future.”

WEEKEND WATCH!

GLENLOGAN PARK’S stallions will, as usual, have plenty of runners worth keeping an eye on over the weekend – but perhaps only the Group runners at Flemington will hold more interest to the farm than Bradbury’s Luck’s 3YO gelding Cash Luck – who will be making his Dubai debut in the Listed Al Bastakiya Stakes (1900m) from Meydan on Saturday.

The Michael Freedman trained galloper will be looking to cement his place in the $2million Dubai Derby on World Cup night and the stable have been very happy with him since his effortless victory in Singapore just over 1 month ago. “It will be a big ask,” Michael said. “But he is a talented horse on the way up and he deserves to get a shot at some of the better races.”

A couple of others worth keeping tabs on include Falvelon’s last start 2YO winner in Adelaide, Velonski, who will be lining up in R3 from Morphettville park tomorrow and Jet Spur’s flying machine, Thefifthhole, who will be looking to round the Doomben card off on the right note in R8 from that venue.