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by Darwin Scribe
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vassilator
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

Re: Vassilator

Seemed to me he propped coming out of barrier and that was end of penny section. Plus as I have said he just does not go as well at Caulfield as he does say Flemington.
by Darwin Scribe
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vegas Knight
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Vegas Knight

Not disgraced. Finished seventh beaten 4.8 lengths and was certainly further back than that at 800m. Just could accelerate immediately like some of others but when found a bit of room hit the line well and again I reckon 100-200m past post he was with leaders. Just wants more distance as Col has alw...
by Darwin Scribe
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vassilator
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

Re: Vassilator

Good honest race at Caulfield and liked it for three reasons. First time past 1600m and he has finished on over the 1700 at though he will get 1800 -2000m. Secondly his record at Caulfield despite his second in the Caulfield Guineas is not exactly great...I think he is more a Flemington horse on pas...
by Darwin Scribe
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vegas Knight
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Vegas Knight

"Vegas Knight Raced ungenerously through the early stages before being allowed to stride forward passing the 1200m, then raced three wide without cover. Became unbalanced upon straightening when brushed by Conqueror which shifted out." At one stage it appeared he might have almost got on heels the w...
by Darwin Scribe
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vegas Knight
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Vegas Knight

This bloke has cost himself possibly a place in the Caulfield Guineas. Not sure of the balloting conditions but he has now won I reckon $65,000 which puts him further up in the field but quite a number above have won more. Maybe second in a G2 counts for something? Anyway his greenness and inability...
by Darwin Scribe
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vale Geoff Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Vale Geoff Lane

The Australian turf lost a genuine icon yesterday with the passing of a true gentleman....Geoff Lane. Unquestionably in my long association with the industry, Geoff rates in the top 2-3 apprentices of my time and later was a very good senior rider. I knew him personally from his visits to Darwin for...
by Darwin Scribe
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vassilator
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

Re: Vassilator

Gee I love the way this bloke is going. Never any good first or second up but third up at Flemington on Saturday he hit the line strongly for fourth and gives impression he is a different horse since being gelded. Does not seem upset racing near or on fence and I get impression when he gets to mile ...
by Darwin Scribe
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vegas Knight
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Vegas Knight

At my age (not telling) I could be accused of seeing things but for mine this bloke was looking for 1600m on Saturday. He was still wanting to go on with it as usual 50-100 past the post. And the other thing is do I detect that he takes perhaps 50m to begin a finish whereas others seem to get onto t...
by Darwin Scribe
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vassilator
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

Re: Vassilator

Loved the run on Saturday at Caulfield and thought the horse responded very well to Jamie Kah. I think sometimes it is worth trying to female rider of substance to see if they can stop a horse with traits. If Vassilator over raced Saturday it wasn't for long. The thing is this bloke really in the pa...
by Darwin Scribe
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vassilator
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

Re: Vassilator

Well nothing strange about him being unplaced first up behind Begoodtoyamother at Caulfield yesterday. Began fairly but he wanted to go as he does fresh and when Nugent took him over near rails he over raced again as he can do when near fence. I think he might be claustrophobic because his best runs...
by Darwin Scribe
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vassilator
Replies: 23
Views: 4056

Re: Vassilator

Well he is back at last and should be noted he has been gelded since last run. That should settle his racing temperament down a bit. He ran in a trial at Cranbourne recently against some slick sprinters and was a closing third beaten less than a length. He still had his winter coat on partly clipped...
by Darwin Scribe
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vegas Knight
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Vegas Knight

Sheez the difference less than half a length makes. Vegas Knight gets within half a length of Heirborn on Saturday and according to Raceform coverage of race for VK said "Should've won". So perhaps good thing Heirborn gets all the plaudits and they lay off VK but here is more ammo for you. The relea...
by Darwin Scribe
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Teodore Nugent - Zac Purton
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Teodore Nugent - Zac Purton

Brilliant ride on Jinda to win first at Flemington. Then most unlucky on Vegas Knight in next. Think the thing is the kid has really good balance and he is an equally very good thinker who does not appear to panic.
by Darwin Scribe
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vegas Knight
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Vegas Knight

Stewards Report from today's run at Flemington. Vegas Knight Began awkwardly. Raced keenly passing the 1000 metres when the tempo eased. Held up for clear running from the 500 metres until near the 400 metres. The head on in straight of Stewards vision shows 50m past post VK is in front and 100m pas...
by Darwin Scribe
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vegas Knight
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Vegas Knight

Wow. What an enormous run today at Flemington. Wasn't sure how it would handle a soft/heavy after a win on synthetic but fact Col ran it suggests it has perhaps shown a liking for sting out during trackwork. Also wasn't sure whether the plan would be to try and lead or take close possy up near lead....