Rundown: Northam 15/05/14
May 19, 2014
Race 1: 7-My Dirty Secret (Clint Harvey)
Race 1: 1100m | FP: 5th (of 7) | Jockey: Clint Harvey | STAB W20.10 P4.30
Jumped well from b3 and showed good gate speed to work forward and settle 2nd (2-wide). Held a similar position on the turn but appeared to be losing her position when 4th (2-wide) swinging for home. Was under pressure shortly after straightening and faded out of contention to finish 5th beaten 9.8L.
My Dirty Secret enjoyed a nice run in transit behind the eventual winner but she disappointed in the straight.
We think she is better than that and we are looking for a vastly improved performance when she steps out next in the coming weeks.
Race 3: 15-Pago Minx (Troy Turner)
Race 3: 1300m | FP: 5th (of 14) | Jockey: Troy Turner | STAB W65.50 P12.70
Only fairly away from b8 and was allowed to find his feet early, before dropping on to the rail and improving along the inside to settle 8th (rail). Began to lose his position from the 900m when dragged back by another runner but was still full of running when 10th (rail) swinging for home. Was asked for an effort at the top of the straight and quickened nicely between runners, making up good ground before peaking on his run at the 100m to finish 5th beaten 3.5L.
Pago Minx produced a much better performance and could have finished even closer had he not been held up behind a tiring runner on the turn.
Looks to have turned the corner and we're looking for him to go close to breaking through for a maiden win soon.
Race 4: 9-Blustery (Clint Harvey)
Race 4: 1300m | FP: 14th (of 14) | Jockey: Clint Harvey | STAB W56.90 P11.50
Slowly away from b12 but was able to drop in behind heels and cross to the rail, before improving inside runners to settle 9th (rail). Held a similar position in the middle stages but was under pressure from the 600m, struggling when 11th swinging for home. Faded out of contention in the straight to finish 14th beaten 29.3L.
Stewards Report: Slow into stride. A post race Veterinary examination revealed the filly to have returned with Cardiac Arrhythmia. Trainer was advised that the filly will require a Veterinary Certificate of Soundness including an ECG prior to trialling and will have to trial to the satisfaction of Stewards prior to racing again.
Blustery suffered a heart flutter at Northam last Thursday and will have to pass a trial at Belmont next Monday before she can race again.