Race Four Number 2 Mongolan Khan (5th):
There were better runs in the race, but I think this horse was very good considering he was terrible first up and there were real question marks on his desire and want, but he looks spot on for the BMW next week.
Race Five Number 4 Happy Clapper (5th):
Winx might well be heading to the Doncaster, but I am all over Happy Clapper. His effort again was outstanding from the back and attacked the line with real purpose. Just wait til he gets to the Randwick mile.
Race Ten Number 4 Amovatio (3rd):
Really solid run from this horse without much luck. Should have finished a touch closer but just couldn’t quite get to the outside when appearing to travel well. A win isn’t far away.
Race Four Number 8 Launched (6th):
He might have started as one of the outsiders, but I think he was very unlucky not to win. He got stuck behind a tiring leader when trying to poke through a narrow gap nearer the inside. Back to maiden grade and he’ll bolt up.
Race One Number 1 Gust Of Wind (Last):
Bit obvious I know…but even a drop back to mares grade couldn’t spark form from her. Perhaps she needs to go back to Melbourne?
Race One Number 2 Henwood (7th):
He will win again, because he is that sort of horse. But he can win without me. Too frustrating to follow.
Katelyn Mallyon at Bendigo:
Couldn’t split her two efforts on Wrtten and Nevis respectively. Both outstanding on speed steers and she is becoming one of the best in the business at steering a leader to victory. Great to see a powerful stable like Lloyd Williams use her when available and they got rewarded instantly.
There were a few ordinary steers this afternoon, so I couldn’t stand one out. Zahra on Hijack Hussy, Steve Arnold on Tivaci, Nick Hall on Duibio and Ryan Hurdle on Dashebo at Morphettville Parks.