Saturday was all about Day Two of The Championships at Randwick with Addeybb stealing the show in the feature. All that and more in this weeks edition of ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’.
English Duo Take Out Queen Elizabeth
Despite racing in England being stopped due to the Coronavirus, the Poms were on the world stage and dominating courtesy of Addeybb, who showed he is indeed world class with a brilliant win in the Queen Elizabeth (2000m) at Randwick, loving the wet conditions under Tom Marquand for William Haggas. Verry Elleegant was brave in second while Japanese raider Danon Premium loomed as the winner, but the wheels were spinning on the wet ground.
Legacy Sealed For Con Te Partiro
She struggled at Stud last year, was brought back into racing and at the end of the Autumn Carnival, Con Te Partiro is now a multiple Group l winner after dominating to take out the Coolmore Legacy at Randwick. She backed up super from the Doncaster last Saturday and was too good for a very gallant Funstar, who got a fair way out of her ground.
You’ve Done It Again Bossy Boy
Those words were ushered from the late Wayne Wilson after Glen Boss produced an amazing ride on Makybe Diva to take out the 2004 Sydney Cup and 16 years on, he won the race again, this time in a somewhat surprising result with Etah James getting the job done in what was a great training performance by the Maher/Eustace team given it was her first run since the Auckland Cup, some five weeks ago. The Chosen One got close while Raheen House and Mustajeer did themselves no favours in a severe bumping battle at the top of the straight.
PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK:
William Haggas is the trainer but enormous credit has to go to Harry Eustace, who has been away from home for a couple of months to look after both Young Rascal and Addeybyy. Young Rascal might not have won the Sydney Cup but Addeybb was simply stunning in the Queen Elizabeth and drawing clear from an elite field. Brilliant effort.
DEBUT OF THE WEEK:
Hard to ignore what Isotope did in the opener at Doomben. Led throughout but clearly what was impressive was the change up speed she produced when asked by Norhdurft for an effort. Ran one of the quickest L600m of the meeting and did it from the front. Didn’t beat much, but she looks very much above average.
RIDE OF THE WEEK:
The Oaks was over after 400m when Bossy got Colette got into a forward spot just off the speed. Put into the race to settle in the first half of the field, while the main threat Probabeel was back last. 600m out, it was race over. Just a matter of a margin. G Boss in a staying race is such a huge advantage, especially on big race days.
SLAUGHTER OF THE WEEK:
Gee there were a couple of ordinary steers in the 2YO Open at Doomben from Larry Cassidy aboard Charlie Scheme and Adin Thompson on Dusty Tycoon. Both didn’t want to ease back off the speed and as a result, they went nearly sub 34 for the first 600m. Crazy borderline stupid early speed. Both horses will sleep well tonight.
HORSES TO FOLLOW:
Eleven Eleven – Was there to win. Just ran out of condition late. Follow him as the prep goes on
Master Of Wine – He’ll win either the Caulfield or Melbourne Cup. Absolute star
Haky – Encouraging run by him. Sneaky Warrnambool Cup chance?
Baccarat Baby – Really good return by her
Bold Star – Good run by him given the leader has gone 33.4 L600m and Bold Star had 62kg
ONE MORE CHANCE:
Leiter – He’s a good horse…just clueless what the caper is about
Scarlet Dream – As the track got worse, her chances diminished. Give her another chance
Profit – Disappointing he got beat, but back up in trip next time, think he’ll win
NEVER EVER AGAIN:
Yao Dash – Just hasn’t come up this prep
Happy Clapper – He’s been a star for a number of years…but he’s not racing with the zest required for the top level
Pohutukawa – Terrible, again
Anjana – Was keen on her but gee she didn’t fire, much like the stable in Victoria at the moment
William Thomas – Tardy away yes, but got the dream run and didn’t finish it off. Can win without me in the future
Fidelia – In she goes again