We had a good day at the trials on Wednesday. They all stepped up from last week and most will be racing within a fortnight. Some could race next week but some of our horses don’t have suitable races on that programme and will wait another week.
ULTIMATE MACHETE did everything right at the trials. He stepped well and in a small field I just moved up in the middle stages and went to the line with SPANKEM who is also going well. I think they all finished in the first two or three and I was pleased with all the results.
Ultimate Machete and Spankem are likely to resume on October 5 at Addington.
Thefixer is fine. His feet were a little bit tender after his last run, nothing to worry about, but he will be given time to get over that before he races again.
INS AND OUTS AT ROLLESTON -Stable Manager Michelle Neilson
Trials This Week; Turn It Up, Kings Landing, Ultimate Machete, Ohanzee, Eamon Maguire, Where Ya Bin, Slingshot, Spankem, Ashley Locaz
Trials Results last week : The Moonshadow (Olivia) 1st 3.02.9 (25.8);Jack Jones (Mark) 1st 3.06.9 (26);Anthem (Olivia) 1st 3.04.5 (26.8) Major Coo (Tim) 2nd;All U Need is Faith (Mark) 1st 3.06.3 (26.3); Turn It Up (Mark) 3.09.1 20m (26) 1st,Ashley Locaz 20m 3rd; Ultimate Machete (Mark) 30m 1st 3.08.7 (28.1),Spankem 20m 2nd
Back in work
Funatthebeach, Elle Mac, Bubbled Up, Ultimate Sniper, Portalegre, Self Assured,Smooth Deal, Italian Lad, Pur Dan, Copperfield, Pacing Lou, Hold Thumbs, Woolfie Mac, Roll the Dice, Aqua Sancta.
Invercargill Saturday “They are an even lot and some I don’t know a lot about. I tipped Depend on Washie last time, it did nothing wrong, went close, and should be my best again. At Oamaru good each way chances. Mark has been working Dream About Me this week and tells me he is very happy with her and with those two runs under her belt she will be my best
12.10 Sherry Baby (5) Galloped at the wrong time lasts race. Does things right very strong chance
2.27:Boomer Bailey 10m Grouse old stayer always an each way show
3.47: Dream About Me (5) Working well and at best too good for this field
5.32 Flying Millie Mac (8) Last one better than it looked and worth another chance in this field
27 Group One winners for the 2017-1018 season.
In order: Chase Auckland (Sires Stakes: Woodlands Derby )-Lazarus (NZ Cup, Interdominion.Fremantle Cup, Hunter Cup) -Ultimate Machete (NZ FFA,Golden Nugget, Loans Sky Classic Partyon (Queen of Hearts)-Elle Mac ( Sires Stakes, Pascoe Oaks,Nevele R Final -Vincent (Auckland Cup) Luby Lou (Trotting Derby)-Princess Tiffany ( Caduceus Classic-Harness Jewels)-Kayla Marie (Sires Stakes Final) -Winterfell (Northern Trotting Derby,Harness Jewels)-Eamon Maguire (NZ Messenger, Harness Jewels)-Jesse Duke (Sires Stakes Final) Shez All Rock ( NZ Oaks, Harness Jewels) Enhance Your Calm-(Harness Jewels) Another Masterpiece Harness Jewels
Congratulations to all the connections involved
OUR SUCCESS IS A TEAM EFFORT
Matt Bowden (STABLE FOREMAN), Mike Woodlock, Dave Lewis, Rebecca Hendricks, Kerry Estreich (BLACKSMITH) , Olivia Thornley, Ashleigh Royal,
Carolyn Carney (OFFICE SECRETARY) Iva Junkova, Alison Ward, Terry Webster ,Hayden Cullen and Jack Ryder