The Golden Fleece – 25th March 2017

Golden Fleece

Oh Boy, Its Tough Today

Lupe Smouse partners the Woogle Wood-bred galloper, Belle Epoque who has won 9 of her nineteen starts, but is still in search of that first splash of paddock value enhancing black-type. From a decent draw, she looks a very big runner. The classy Whole Lotta Love is capable on her day and will be running at them under Domenic Turkin.

Addie Over Captain is a classy individual and has drawn well. With top jockey Malcolm Rolfson engaged, he must have an outstanding chance, to add to his trophy cabinet, the one to beat. The son of Lord Blackjack, Royal Flush never runs a bad race and is knocking hard for his second cup.

RCS Locos’s Bitzman is another serious factor and he could be the surprise package to upset the big boys.

Race field

# Form Horse Stable Jockey Final Odds
1 1,4,1,1,1 Belle Epoque Woogle Wood Lupe Smouse N/A
2 4,1,2,1,3 Whole Lotta Love Bristol Turks Domenic Turkin N/A
3 1,1,2,1,1 Addie Over Captain Addictive Racing Malcolm Rolfson N/A
4 11,1,3,2,2 Red Sky At Dusk Lozzy Stables Vicente Esquinaldo N/A
5 5,17,8,9,4 Mystro Ryder Back in black Mora Nam N/A
6 3,2,5,3,4 Royal Flush Blackjack Farms !Izetta Mormile! N/A
7 2,5,1,4,2 Perfecto Circular Dawg’s Ranch Nancey Seth N/A
8 6,2,2,3,3 Blitzman RCS Locos !Frankie Rodier! N/A


1. Belle Epoque

6yo mare from Woogle Wood, Career earnings: $2,644,701
Overall rating: Grand(69) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Woogle Wood
Lineage:By Afterburn out of Miesque Bolts

Stable comments: – “Addie must be the favourite, but Belle Epoque ran a decent heat considering I had left a bit to work with, so that was encouraging. Hopeful(ish).”

2. Whole Lotta Love

6yo mare from Bristol Turks, Career earnings: $2,954,920
Overall rating: Grand(67) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Journeyman

Stable comments: – “A brand new event in TK and I’m actually not sure on what to expect. Whole Lotta Love looks ready and can challenge but all will depend on the horse/jockey combo. This is a new pairing for this event so hopefully they’ll click when it counts.”

3. Addie Over Captain

6yo stallion from Addictive Racing, Career earnings: $3,720,780
Overall rating: Grand(66) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by St Simon Racing
Lineage:By Blue Tyndareus out of Blue Rhea

Stable comments: – “Strong field has turned out here for final aged cup for this crop of medium runners. Captain has been the standout so far and will be looking to add another cup to the cabinet. Top run in the heat with the fastest time. Captains favourite jock gets back on board for a final ride. Fast track could throw a few surprises and the Fast Finishers will be dangerous but still confident of a win here.”

4. Red Sky At Dusk

6yo mare from Lozzy Stables, Career earnings: $829,440
Overall rating: Grand(66) – Stalker
Born:Fri 8th Jan 2016, bred by Lozzy Stables
Lineage:By Galilei out of Scarlet Brigade

Stable comments: – “I’d like to think my mare Red Sky At Dusk ran a bit better in the heat than she had in previous world cup events but realistically she is up against it in the final. She has never made the top 5 money in this grade and it’s grasping at straws to imagine her doing so on Saturday. Woogle’s horse won our heat well and is my token selection for the final.”

5. Mystro Ryder

6yo stallion from Back in black, Career earnings: $1,659,654
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Back in black
Lineage:By Beef German Prince out of Feels Like

Stable comments: – “

6. Royal Flush

6yo stallion from Blackjack Farms, Career earnings: $3,588,971
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Blackjack Farms
Lineage:By Lord Blackjack out of Prancing Diva

Stable comments: – “This is will a top race, lots of talent running. Will be the final age showdown for this group of horses. Looking for a WR in this race to win, hoping that Royal Flush gets a good start.”

7. Perfecto Circular

6yo gelding from Dawg’s Ranch, Career earnings: $1,029,208
Overall rating: Grand(68) – Early sprinter
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by Photo Finish Farms
Lineage:By Shannons Rigid out of Seven Of Nine

Stable comments: – “

8. Blitzman

6yo stallion from RCS Locos, Career earnings: $3,265,382
Overall rating: Tremendous(70) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Jan 2016, bred by RCS Locos
Lineage:By Blitzkrieg out of Oceana Month

Stable comments: – “I expect Belle Epoque and Addie to battle this one out. Blitzman shouldn’t be far away but with a new jockey and an outside gate, its going to be tough.”

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