Weekend Wrap Up

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Well what do you say? She is simply a freak!

BLACK CAVIAR is back and as good as she has ever been. 55.42 was the official time and that lowered the track record. Nolen definitely kept her mind on the job but god knows what she would have run if he wanted to get serious. I love the fact there were actually people out there through the week looking to find reasons to knock her, and one of those being the fact she hasn’t got a track record to her name. If you were one of those people now is the time to crawl back under your rock!

The interesting question is whether connections go to the William Reid over 1200m that she would simply win as she liked, or do they go to the Newmarket at Handicap conditions and set her the biggest task she will have ever faced?? Although you’d love to see her win another Newmarket is it really necessary? She would have to lump 61.5kg+. That is almost unbelievable to think a mare could carry that and win. I have no doubt if they go that way it will potentially gut her and be her last start. I would love to see them go to the William Reid, T.J.Smith and round off the career in the Doomben 10,000. Of course that is what everyone in Sydney and Brisbane want.

The racing around Australia was super on Saturday.

PERON in Brisbane looked disappointing but her run was actually outstanding (taking nothing away from the winner- CARMORA who was also terrific). PERON lost all chance at the start when she turned her head and got back to near last in a race where they crawled along up front. She is high quality and will turn the tables next start.

We have a big Blackbook article coming up this week but feel CASH’N’STYLE is the other horse who is almost a good thing next start now he’s fully wound up and he may back-up this weekend.


In Sydney OVERREACH was outstanding in the 2yr old race while BENNETTA was simply too good in the Light Fingers. I have to admit as good as they were I felt the run of the day was probably REBEL DANE, his effort to come from last in a race it looked impossible to come from behind was breathtaking. He may bump into better horse next time but you would be game to say he can’t just keep winning.


There were a heap of good runs in Melbourne but we will probably highlight them in the Blackbook article.


*Hopefully punters followed ‘The Prophet’ and had something on ALZORA who paid $26. He has had plenty of value winners over the last 12 months and that just added to the list!tonygollan

*For those following the Queenslanders interstate I can tell you I caught up with Tony Gollan today and asked about SPIRIT OF BOOM’s chances in the Oakleigh Plate G1 first up this weekend at Caulfield. “Going really well and with luck in running I expect him to be very hard to beat.” Gollan said.