The Emerald Shoe – 25th March 2017

Emerald Shoe

A top class field awaits punters and it will be a mix of emotion, intellect and form that carves out the end selection. Ride The Lightning has demonstrated his ability to run to a decent rating at times. If he arrives in the mood, he may be worth including, but won’t have it easy. 

The last cup winner in the age group over this distance, No Nukes Hanover defends his title when he lines up in Emerald Shoe. With a couple of high flyers in the small field, the Nukes won’t have things his own way and this race has all the makings of a humdinger. The son of Kushiel, Ching Infinity is back in town and ran an impressive heat.

Bounty Hunter represents Angel’s Flight’s major hope of adding another cup this season, he was outpaced early in the 1300m heat but will be storming home late. Hilikus Coop’s daugher Beka Cooper could be something of a surprise package in the race.

Wormwood is highly thought of and must have every chance of winning. Morning Poke, Money Machine and Farhh Talented has been very consistent, and decent efforts is expected.

Race field

# Form Horse Stable Jockey Final Odds
1 3,4,4,5,2 Ride The Lightning Bristol Turks Versie Lauenroth N/A
2 3,1,3,1,4 No Nukes Hanover Happy Skipper Stable Chantel Paolello N/A
3 2,5,1,2,2 Bounty Hunter Angel’s Flight Nguyet Yelton N/A
4 1,3,1,3,1 Ching Infinity Manor Park Stud Lettie Damms N/A
5 3,6,1,2,3 Beka Cooper Speed Breed Kate Garre N/A
6 4,6,2,4,5 Morning Poke Sardean Lodge Carolee Letteney N/A
7 2,2,7,2,1 Wormwood trouble racing Michell Embelton N/A
8 8,2,2,1,6 Money Machine djs stable Tai Kasten N/A
9 1,2,1,1,4 Farhh Talented Chingford Stable Beata Lauer N/A


1. Ride The Lightning

5yo stallion from Bristol Turks, Career earnings: $2,215,644
Overall rating: Excellent(63) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Bristol Turks
Lineage:By What A Rush out of Iced Honey

Stable comments: – “Ride The Lightning is overdue a good performance in a final so I’m hopeful this is it. The heat run was ok, what I expected so I think if all goes well, he’ll be in the mix.”

2. No Nukes Hanover

5yo stallion from Happy Skipper Stable, Career earnings: $1,665,000
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Happy Skipper Stable
Lineage:By True Blend out of Sanremo

Stable comments: – “Ching Infinity is my top pick to win it. I’m looking for my stable to finish top 5. Good luck to all…..”

3. Bounty Hunter

5yo stallion from Angel’s Flight, Career earnings: $2,146,200
Overall rating: Grand(66) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by St Simon Racing
Lineage:By Blue Tyndareus out of Athena

Stable comments: – “Bounty Hunter enters the race in good form, but if the surface remain dead the advantage should be in Ching Infinity favor this weekend with the fast finishers bringing up the rear.”

4. Ching Infinity

5yo stallion from Manor Park Stud, Career earnings: $2,402,400
Overall rating: Grand(67) – Early sprinter
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by JEDIMIND
Lineage:By Kushiel out of Jefferson Starship

Stable comments: – “

5. Beka Cooper

5yo mare from Speed Breed, Career earnings: $1,147,850
Overall rating: Excellent(63) – Stalker
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Speed Breed
Lineage:By Hilikus Coop out of Brienne Of Tarth

Stable comments: – “Beka Cooper has an outside chance, but is definitely not the favourite, the competition will be fierce, but on raceday; anything is possible.”

6. Morning Poke

5yo stallion from Sardean Lodge, Career earnings: $881,311
Overall rating: Grand(65) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Sardean Lodge
Lineage:By Pocus Hop out of Golden Dawn

Stable comments: – “Morning Poke doesn’t seem to have the early speed of other horses, but he has earned his way into the final through seasons of consistency so fingers crossed and a LOT of luck needed here.”

7. Wormwood

5yo gelding from trouble racing, Career earnings: $1,802,911
Overall rating: Grand(67) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by trouble racing
Lineage:By Universal Blitz out of Hint Chamakh

Stable comments: – “

8. Money Machine

5yo stallion from djs stable, Career earnings: $903,966
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Needs space
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Reds Breeding Stud
Lineage:By Cyan Gates out of Dante

Stable comments: – “Not the horses best distance and will be doing well not to finish last. The horses to beat are”Ching Infinity” and “Wormwood

9. Farhh Talented

5yo mare from Chingford Stable, Career earnings: $484,203
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Unpredictable
Born:Fri 1st Apr 2016, bred by Troublemaker’s
Lineage:By Dodgers Here I Go out of Noble Blood

Stable comments: – “Has already run its final race and not expecting big things from my runner, Put your money on a different runner. Good luck to the other entrants in the race.”

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