RECAP: ROUNDING OUT THE TOP 5
|1||1||Kingsman||Manor Park Stud||Nickole Bushweller||1:35.994|
|2||7||Rum ‘n’ Porn||Team Monkfish||Elmer Broersma||1:36.056|
|3||2||Not Very Good||Dopey Donkeys Digs||Leo Kroell||1:36.550|
|4||4||Flyer Crumpet||Dawg’s Ranch||Jan Thatch||1:37.507|
|5yo stallion from Manor Park Stud, Career earnings: $4,594,622
Overall rating: Grand(69) – Competitive
Comments: Jockey Nickole Bushweller and the 5yo Kingsman go together like love and marriage – or if you prefer, a horse and carriage. The pair look very likely to produce the goods to deliver a knockout blow again on Saturday. The 5yo son of Fanatic has won 12 of his 13 starts and his overall form and consistency is impeccable.
|5yo mare from Dopey Donkeys Digs, Career earnings: $2,039,500
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Fast finisher
Comments: The fast mare of Workshop Bruno, Not Very Good was not disgraced in the medium features last season and she looks set to produce another good performance.
|5yo mare from Ezulwini, Career earnings: $2,128,611
Overall rating: Excellent(62)
Comments: Endangered Prophet is another consistent galloper, but she does look held by Kingsman on their last course-and –distance clash.
|5yo stallion from Dawg’s Ranch, Career earnings: $385,500
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Fast finisher
Comments: The well bred stallion from the Dawg’s Ranch yard Flyer Crumpet has been placed in his recent starts, but looks well held in this company.
|5yo mare from Sycamore, Career earnings: $1,035,800
Overall rating: Grand(66) – Fast finisher
Comments: Hauroko just finished behind Flyer Crumpet last time, I expect them to be close together again.
|5yo stallion from Stud Trouville, Career earnings: $1,580,820
Overall rating: Reasonable(52)
Comments: Gracious Indifeet has the services of a pro jockey this time, but both need to up their game to be effective here.
7. Rum ‘n’ Porn
|5yo stallion from Team Monkfish, Career earnings: $1,673,584
Overall rating: Grand(66) – Stalker
Comments: Rum ‘n’ Porn has got to be a very frustrating horse for the stable, Team Monkfish has the services of top jockey Elmer Broersma, and they can have a say in the finish.
|5yo mare from Rockstar Racing, Career earnings: $1,838,557
Overall rating: Reasonable(54) – Unpredictable
Comments: Of It April Bint won her heat on Sunday, but needs to improve a few lengths to earn here.
10. Garlic Showgirl
|5yo stallion from Diet Coke Horses, Career earnings: $1,486,449
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Competitive
Comments: The Diet Coke Horse stable runner Garlic Showgirl, has it all to do with the apprentice on top. They will enjoy the outing though.