Race 5: 7-Bremer Babe (Clint Harvey)
Race 5: 1603m | FP: 9th of 12 | Jockey: Clint Harvey | STAB W48.50 P8.20
Slowly away and quickly eased back behind heels to settle 12th (2-wide). Held a similar position in the middle stages before being asked to improve in the 3-wide line from the 600m, swinging for home 10th (5-wide). Was asked for an effort at the top of the straight but was unable to accelerate sufficiently, and was working home evenly before losing momentum when having to avoid a fallen rider at the 150m. Regained her stride to finish 9th beaten 6.3L.
Stewards Report: Slow into stride. Raced wide from the 600m. Steadied outwards passing the 150m.
Bremer Babe was a bit stiff last Wednesday when appearing to be running on okay in the straight before having to avoid a fallen rider half-way up the straight.
Probably cost her between two to three lengths and that would have made the run quite respectable, considering she was coming from last at the 600m.
Jockey Clint Harvey reported that the run had some merit to it and we are looking at finding another 1600m race for her to contest in the coming weeks.
– Todd Harvey