Trial Report: Belmont 17/03/14
Mar 18, 2014
Heat 11: Pago Minx (Shaun McGruddy)
Heat 11: 1000m; 7 runners; Troy Turner
Jumped okay from 7 and pulled his way forward to lead, crossing to the rail in front at the 700m. Traveled well under a hold when in front (rail) turning for home and extended his lead shortly after straightening, cruising to the line unchallenged in the straight to win the heat by 3.0L.
Pago Minx's scored an impressive trial win and we are really looking forward to his first-up outing in the coming weeks.
This horse has come through the trial quite well but does tend to put a lot into his gallops and will, therefore, enjoy an easy week on the training track. We will select a suitable race for him and he should prove hard to beat when he steps out.
- Todd Harvey
Heat 13: Bremer Babe (Shaun McGruddy)
Heat 13: 1000m; 8 runners; Shaun McGruddy
Jumped well from 2 and was allowed to find her feet, drifting back along the rail to settle 4th in a fast run heat. Tracked into the trial nicely when 4th (2-wide) turning for home and she responded to hard riding, doing her best work on the line when finishing 3rd beaten 6.3L.
Bremer Bay's trial performance was solid enough and she is ready to head to the races now that she has two trials under her belt this preparation.
We are aiming her towards the 1400-metre maiden at Pinjarra Park on Sunday March 30 and jockey Shaun McGruddy will take the ride, after he was pleased with her efforts yesterday.
- Todd Harvey