Leilani 9yo (Manor
Park Stud) Dirk
From the top stable in the game, Tripp Leilani is the premier
stayer in the game is a winner of 7 World Cups and one Classic.
Among those World Cup victories is 2 masters wins and with the
premier jockey on board Dirk Grano with no less than 15 victories
in World and Regional Cups this pairing even on slow ground looks
unbeatable this Saturday. Dance
Salacia 9yo (Prancing
Diva Salacia no slouch in winning World Cups 6 in all is a muddie
and with ground likely to be slow looks some chance of a top 3
in this Final. Has a very experienced jockey on board with a combination
of 5 World and Regional Cups to his credit so another good pairing
for this Masters Final, very much in the hunt. Yes
Sidney 10yo (woodchuckers)
This mare has placed in a number of the epic Regional races with
a 2nd her best result so this is a big step up from that level
none the less is very experienced and has a experienced jockey
on board so this unstyled mare might be in the mix for a top 5
Bellamy 7yo (BIG-B)
This young 7yo muddie is a winner of 4 World Cups in the age ranks
so without doubt its biggest test to date, but in the hands of
a multiple Cup winning trainer one can presume this mare will
be among those fighting it out for the minor money and will no
doubt in seasons ahead contest for a Masters title.
Peeling 9yo (Nashayman)
well bred 9yo stallion with a history of cup winners in the family
this stallion is no different
lussum peeling a winner of last season mato classic
and does carry strong league form into this final may find the
going tough but i am sure the trainer has lussum peeling primed
and i think this stallion a top 5 chance based on its recent form
Dog Food Factory) Jonnie
another 9yo stallion winner of 2 classic and a aussie epic in
the age ranks
so this stayer has nice history coming and and good recent form
if their is one query its such a heavy jockey on the light weight
huckleberry so he may tire late but given its a muddie you never
Peracles 9yo (Marcellas
a 10yo mare who run 3rd in her heat this is a big rise in class
on that heat and given her rating and style may just find the
runners a bit to slick on saturday even on soft ground .
Yet another 9yo and a muddie and out of the Smoggie stable a man
that knows how to get the most out of his runners no doubt. May
find this Masters really hard but you never know.
Cincinatti only a baby at 5yo ran a nice 3rd
last Saturday being a muddie the ground won't be a problem the
class of other runners might be but Racingstable still in Class
4 and with such a young stayer you have to admire him taking on
such a big challenge so Ihope his young stayer runs a nice race.
Reis 8yo (kingstown)
This 8yo stallion has nice recent form with a win
in last Saturday Classic heat being is out of the Kingstown barn
who also knows how to get the most out of his runners, but is
a touch underdone so may struggle late in the race.
Another very young stallion only 4yo, but given its not always
easy to qualify for a Masters for some this stable has taken the
chance to run this youngster. Huge test for Samson Razor and he
may finish at the tail end of the field but who is to say in the
future we won't see this young stud contest in a classic or another
November 13, 2014
Over Red this time paired with the dual Magic Mile winner Pursuit
maybe will find this race a tad short but this fast finisher did
run on for a nice 3rd
in her Heat.
The stable has been in good form of late so one would suspect Adlestrop
will again and be around the top 3.
Spirit is the sire here is another from the stable to step out
for another tilt at a Breeders crown this weekend. Danish Viking
had some good form leading into the Breeders and qualified with
on dead ground so on firmer ground will look to improve come the
Of Puppets (Bristol
This colt is out of Money
Immortal and has done well to date with 2 wins in its 5 starts.
Another fast finisher who on a dead track qualified with a good
Now its likely to be a good deck, Master of Puppets may find itself
in the money .
Farmhouse Stud) Tricia
Rush is the sire here and yet another from the Farmhouse barn
to run Breeders this season. Acceleration is no stranger to the
winning circle having won the 2yo
Breeders Sprint Cup last season. With a easy run in the Heat,
I have no doubt this colt will be primed for another shot at Breeders
Western has a lot to live up to as Carnival
Cruize is the dam a 4 time Cup winner. Western will continue
on with what has been a strong history of cup winners in this family.
Western comes in with a nice 5th
and yet no one can ever underestimate any runner from this stable
given its record in Breeders over many seasons.
Another sired by Gold
Rush this filly with strong form leading into this final, was
the winner of the Limited
2yo Breeders, also a winner of its Heat
last weekend, but for Jamesbrown this final will be his filly biggest
test to date .
Wind Stables) Donnette
Out of the very busy sire King
Of The Hill, Pom Queen with 3 starts and one win
did run a impressive 2nd
in her Heat. Based on that we can expect the very experienced Rhed
to send out Pom Queen and be in the mix for a top 3 if not a win,
would be a big highlight for the stable and add to a previous Breeders
win with Pride Gayride
Tango this filly has done well in her 5 starts so far with 3
wins, but did find the going tough in the 2yo Breeders Cup with
in the Final, comes in to this Final on the back of her Heat
win. She has a new hoop on board, but given her form to date could
still be in with some chance.
Red Lion (Greatest
Stable Ever) Jesus
This colt from both a sire
from the stable has struggled to date with a 9th
in his Heat, but this is a very seasoned trainer and his stable
has been able to produce many times in Cups so expect improvement
if not in this final, in the seasons ahead.
Sired by Symbol
Wednesday this colt up until an out of character 7th
in his Heat has been consistent with its best result 2nd in the
Sprint Breeders Cup so one would expect vast improvement in
this final. Given the recent success in Cups I am sure Alexander
will be looking to add to them this season. PEACE
Out of Lefty
Tadpole the young stud from Kings Crown barn caused what many
would of thought a upset in the Heat
last week. It was a very impressive effort from this Class 3 stable
which shows what can be done. Jumpin Frisk previous runs in a Cup
was last season's 2yo
Limited Breeders Cup with a 6th. This final will be its biggest
test and the trainer will be hoping for another good run from his
The Hun and Genevieve
a pair from the YellonkY, looks to have produced another good runner
with a good 3rd
in her Heat. With the stable having won a couple of Breeders' Cup
titles already, we can expect Young Boy to perform well with the
competitive streak kicking in late.
Well bred colt out of Guaranteed
one would expect a good runner. He may not yet of struck its best
form, but its early days and with a nice 4th
in his Heat and only 2 starts to date we may expect good things
from Drift It in seasons ahead .
Sane its great to see a Class 4 stable having a go. Untold Crescent
however, is not in the best condition and may be best rested, but
its in and I wish the stable well.
Delphia Scantling - this young stallion is out the multiple cup winning
Tiara. Regius continues the stables long line of competitive runners
to have hit the cup scene. He ran a nice 4th
in its heat with a nice draw. This early sprinter with better ground
may be around the top 5.
Bred out of Some
Ruler Xfactor, a consistant producer of some top breeding stock
and of course multiple cup winners. Kingslayer had a jockey change
3 runs back with Waitman hopping on board and has since produced its
best form. So after a strong win in the Heat
he must now be seen as a serious contender.
Park Stud) Deedee
Min Sofa is out of Addie
Over Red and to date has been the standout of his offspring with
3 cups to her credit. Min Sofa follows a long list of strong runners
to compete in the Breeders Cups and with the 2yo
Breeders already to her name one must think with top hoop Deedee
Lohrmann on board and a easy run for 3rd
in her Heat, she can rise to the top in what could be a tight Cup.
Out of Jelly
Grey II who has produced some nice runners and here with Kartalbatur,
we see a nice muddie that's produced its best form of late with 2
wins. The biggest battle this young stallion faces is the ground likely
good. It may curb Kartalbatur come race time.
Mr consistent is Lord Snowdon who has been in the money all 10 starts
and placed in a few Cups, but is yet to take out the big prize. Is
sired by multiple Cup winning sprinter Tantric
Wasted and has time on its side to produce a top result with a
on dead. This early sprinter on the more solid ground is in the mix.
Follow You (Moonlight
Is out of the stallion Dolby
Colorado. Maybe not the best known of studs, but has produced
a number of offspring, maybe none better than I'll Follow You. Has
nice form going in to the final with 2 wins
and a place from her last 3 starts. This is a big step on her previous
start, but I am sure her trainer will give her every chance on the
Morgan is the sire here and Chivalry an unstyled, is yet to find
its best form. None the less he made the final and with the stable
having had some Cup success you just never know how much improvement
may come from Chivalry.
Poseur Never (The
Willow's Elite) Delorse
Out of Sleipnir
who it self was very well bred. Zebra Poseur Never is in this final
via a 2nd
in her Heat Sunday. She has also placed in most of her starts to
date, so takes some solid form into the final, but with Gate 11
to contend with this may be her biggest hurdle. That said the mare
is in good hands and being a fast finisher it may yet finish high
up in this very competitive sprint final.
October 26, 2014
we saw the 12th running of the Epsom Derby with 15 starters,
3 late entries. With the track dead it gave many a fighting
chance. In such a even field we saw Cee Eee Oh start favourite
from Maybe Next Season, with Pleasure And Pain 3rd line of
Quarter: As the starter let them go, Cee
Eee Oh took off with Maybe
Next Season close behind. By the first quarter a group
of four, Maybe Next Season, Decidedly,
Trouble and Pleasure
And Pain were bunched with a small group in behind .
2nd Quarter: By 1200m mark Cee Eee Oh fell back and Warcraft
Haylees moved up to the front group which was running
a quick second quarter .
Quarter: At the 1600m mark B's
Brooke had moved with Kardinale
who had been last at the 600m mark, right up behind second
place Maybe Next Season, The pace runner Spell Trouble who
at the 1200m mark had kicked away to be clear leader by 9
lengths, was going into the last 600m with other early pacesetters
starting to feel the pinch.
4th Quarter: Kardinale took the lead by the 2200m mark with
Spells Trouble starting to tire. Cee Eee Oh and Zipper
Explosion had started their final finish by the last quarter
and were cutting down the margin on the two in front with
Jean thundering home late after being over 60 off the
lead at the 1400m mark. By the closing stages Zipper Explosion
nabbed Spells Trouble and Sleepy Jean. Cee Eee Oh settled
for 4th running the fastest quarter of the race, with Decidedly
again finishing strong for 6th with a fast last quarter. But
it was all Karindale's race winning by a big margin giving
his 7th World Cup. Being a 3 year old with more Cup competition
certainly anticipated by the YellonkY staff, we should be
in for some more exciting racing from this colt.
The photo finish shows in second place #10 Zipper Explosion,
third was #5 Spells Trouble, followed in fourth by #1 Sleepy
Jean and #2 Cee Cee Oh got fifth.
October 25, 2014 (Additional Entry)
This well bred filly out of Tangles v Nurse
Ratched had some early form as a 2yo running second in the Long
Breeders Cup and has had solid form since coming into the final
after a solid 4th in the Heat so given style and ground must be a show of a top 3
Eee Oh (Angel
This unpredictable colt is one out of left field won a coup
le of Regionals and 4th in his Heat .their will be many who will doubt this colt can do
well being unpredictable this colt may prefer the better ground,
but being out of the ever reliable angel flight stable we may all
And Pain (Sootie)
Another colt bred this time by the successful sootie stable is also
out of Tangles.
This obedient muddie has a couple of 3rd place finishes from the Grand
Prix and Epsom heat based on those runs another with a serious chance on the softer
BIG-B certainly no stranger to running a stayer has a supreme
record in staying races and now puts B's Brooke out in this
Epsom final. This filly had a solid
5th on good ground but now on a softer surface. This mudlark
is likely to give a bit more cheek given its experience so as always
another BIG-B to contend with.
This impressive colt showed early promise with a Breeders
crown it has since showed it will again contend after a good 2nd
place in his Heat this clover dip colt form just makes picking
the winner that much harder. Will certainly show in a tough final.
6. Decidedly (Cassie)
This jedimind bred colt does not have a lot of form to go off but
its one run in its heat was very impressive and ran the fastest
last qtr kind of makes one sit up and take notice.
Next Season (Goresbridge
This is a nicely bred filly out of the young stable stud Contrarian.
This filly takes in some strong form into the Epsom, a solid 3rd
from the 2yo
Breeders Cup and a 1st up a win in the Epsom heat. One feels
this filly has further improvement to come and will be in the finish
and may bring home the stable's first world cup.
Bred from the young stud Baracaspur this colt made its debut in a breeders heat. Has since ran a nice
4th in a regional and this mudlark makes the final after a 7th on good ground in its heat, but given the recent World
Cup victory by Sycamore this stable will be out to improve in
this Epsom final.
Now Saxton And made the final via the Sunday heats, had a very nice win and considering it was its first start over the distance it must
be giving this stable high hopes for the future. The major worry
here on the filly is its fitness not its ability.
This 3yo filly is yet to quite find its feet, qualified with a 7th, but is in the hands of the very experienced Zephyr who would be
hoping to see some improvement from the competitive filly. Time
will tell how much we see come the final.
This Class 4 stable has had solid results in recent time no more
impressive the Epsom Heat won in fast time by Visy Stoney. This well bred filly from Weston
Dix now heads into the final a reasonable chance. With such
a wide draw, may have to find that bit extra to make top 5
but already we have seen Visa's ability.
12. Kardinale (YellonkY)
This filly out of ghost rider has 5 starts to its credit. Karindale
has been a consistent performer in stakes races, but stepped out
for her first Cup start in the Epsom Heat for a solid 3rd.
With such a stable that delivers consistent performances Karindale
is another in the mix which makes tipping for this Cup all that
much more harder.
On Precious (The
Spirit Room) *New Entry
This 3yo colt has had 4 starts and is a late entry into this Epsom
final. He qualified via the Sunday Heat for a nice 2nd.
He will start the final not in the best of condition so may likely
will struggle in what appears a very strong field.
Money) *New Entry
This well bred 3yo colt is out of the Troublemaker barn. He cost a healthy 4.4 million. Daddy a Natural Champion has
run up until its 6th in the Epsom Heat 3 stakes races, but this is a step up in class
on the stakes races. But regardless he could be in the mix for a
top 5 finish.
Money) *New Entry
The second starter from the big money stable. Like its stable mate
she has experience from running stakes. With 5th in its Heat this filly a late entry may find the wide gate hard
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