Horse Racing

Performance analysis for Saturday, February 16, 2019

BY WES MARTIN
Contributor

Friday, February 22, 2019

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RACE 1-MAIDEN CONDITION (4-YEAR-OLD&UPWARDS) 1820 METRES/ 9FURLONGS &25YARDS

Estalita and My Son Bates went clear on turning down the backstretch and engaged each other in a duel which left the rest far behind. My Son Bates ran out of speed and stamina at the top of the stretch giving Estalita victory by 6 lengths.

RACE 2-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III (4-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS/NW3) 1200 METRES/ 6FURLONGS

Odds-on favourite El Profesor lost a tactical race with Miss Formality directly in front and stable companion Madam Secretary on his outside hemming him until 250 metres out with Son Son on the scene at this point as well. Eventually able to split rivals entering the last 200, El Profesor by then had a clear run at new leader Madam Secretary but failed by a length to get on terms.

RACE 3-$450-400,000 CLAIMING (3-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1000 METRES/ 5FURLONGS STRAIGHT

Well fancied Stanislaus unseated his rider in the first couple of strides while Zi Beast set a fast gallop until disappearing at the end of 750 metres. JamalJames, always traveling well, came to the front at the distance and ended up a comfortable winner with two and a half lengths to spare over Forest Rose.

RACE 4-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (4-YOS&UP-F&M/NW2) 1000METRES/ 5FURLONGS ROUND

It was a dominant performance by the lightly-raced Sea Swan, who led early and outclassed her rivals by 11 lengths.

RACE 5-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (5-YEAR-OLDS&UP/NW2) 1000 METRES/ 5FURLONGS ROUND

Princess Katriel (one to note) gave the field a huge jump, ran wide into the stretch but still managed to challenge the leaders before fading. Running prominently, Adoring Lady had First Selection and Ray Star as threats in the upper stretch but sprinted away to 6-length victory.

RACE 6-EILEEN CLIGGOT MEM. GRADE I (3-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1300 METRES/6 1/2FURLONGS

Peking Cruz went by early pacemaker Exhilarate in a fast gallop 750 metres out. Although turning for home a couple of lengths in front, Peking Cruz had no answer to the challenge of more illustrious stablemate Money Magnet's class and stamina and yielded the advantage by 1 lengths.

RACE 7-$180-150,000 CLAIMING (4-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1000 METRES/ 5FURLONGS STRAIGHT

Bullet Raj, seeking a sixth victory on this course from his last 11 starts, made no mistake. Although having his lead threatened by main rival Jason's Gold inside the last 200 metres, Bullet Raj was not to be denied in his comfort zone and got home by a a length.

RACE 8-MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (THREE-YEAR-OLDS) 1100METRES/5 1/2 FURLONGS

Soul Cure led on the outside of the attacking Sweet Like Sugar with Raw Liquid in close touch. Approaching the home stretch, Soul Cure shifted left causing the rider on Raw Liquid to take a sharp pull. Holding the lead in the last 200 metres, Soul Cure battled well but was worn down by Sweet Like Sugar who won by a neck. For the infringement, Soul Cure was disqualified and placed behind Raw Liquid.

RACE 9-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (4-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS/NW2) 1000 METRES/ 5FURLS.ROUND

Formal Gladiator led Golden Destiny with Nuclear Dan Dada close up to the top of the stretch. Under strong handling, Golden Destiny sprinted well enough to win by just over a length but Formal Gladiator could have used more experienced assistance from the saddle.

RACE 10-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE III (5-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARD/NW3) 1500 METRES/7 1/2FURLONGS

Seizing the initiative over 1200 metres out, Uncle Freddie had his advantage threatened by General Report and Fifty Cents to the distance. Entering the last 200, Uncle Freddie, although running strongly, was joined by Willowdene but kept on gamely under skillful handling to get home by half a length.

RACE 11-OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE (3-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1000METRES/5FURLONGS STRAIGHT

With four victories from five attempts at this distance, specialist Adonis was well in at the weights and although proving a bit difficult for his young apprentice rider, came home 3 lengths clear of main rival Ras Emanuel.


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