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by Darwin Scribe
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vassilator
Replies: 18
Views: 3641

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: 3
Views: 65

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: 40

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: 3
Views: 65

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: 3
Views: 65

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....
by Darwin Scribe
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Why you should get into a horse with LL
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Why you should get into a horse with LL

Unashamedly because I am Col's cousin and because I felt before and soon after he began racing that Vegas Knight might be a very good horse in the making, I think he has another, the filly by Brazen Beau from Colerne. Now let me give you some figures first never released before but because I did som...
by Darwin Scribe
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Teodore Nugent - Zac Purton
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Teodore Nugent - Zac Purton

Nice pic of Nugent over concluding stages on Vegas Knight and I swear he looks like Zac Purton in the saddle in the pic. I saw Purton when he was riding at Coffs Harbour before becoming one of the great riders of the world and he impressed me with his balance in the saddle and the way he projected h...
by Darwin Scribe
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Vegas Knight
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Vegas Knight

Been watching this bloke for a while in jump outs and trials and felt he had more than average ability. Very green first start but still wanted to find line late then over raced next start but again wanted to find line. Today at Pakenham sensible ride by Nugent to take horse to front to eliminate an...
by Darwin Scribe
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Synthetic v Grass v Surface Condition
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Synthetic v Grass v Surface Condition

Intrigued by how some horses just go on synthetic but put them on grass and they do not do as well...particularly if the grass is soft/heavy. Few I think might be in this category. Two runs back Give Peace A Chance was a phenomenal third on synthetic and won on synthetic. Cardice just did not seem h...
by Darwin Scribe
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Brazen Beau stock firing
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Brazen Beau stock firing

Didn't beat much at Ballarat today but it was the way he won that impressed. Over-raced a fair bit in middle stages but once he settled into a rhythm in straight he put them to the sword quickly. In the end Mertens was easing it down with 50m to go and won with a fair bit in hand. Will make a nice t...
by Darwin Scribe
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Betty of Grable
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Betty of Grable

I am a bit non-plussed about her run last start. She looked a chance to me coming to turn but soon after looked to be not handling coming up hill to turn and whether she slipped, got on heels etc on straightening up it was a bit distressing to see Bowditch virtually slow her to a canter soon after a...
by Darwin Scribe
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Brazen Beau stock firing
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Brazen Beau stock firing

Col has a few nice youngsters by Brazen Beau and I honestly believe they will not be seen at best until they are three year olds. Dad was a handy two year old but he rose to an entirely new level as a three year old and I think this will be the case with his stock. Interestingly I looked BB up the o...
by Darwin Scribe
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Give Peace A Chance
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Give Peace A Chance

Absolutely huge run last night at Pakenham. I would estimate he was more than 12 lengths last at 800 but began to wind up after that but was till out near Melbourne suburbs on home turn. Fact it has finished third but beaten probably less than a Long neck shows the rate it finished. I think quite fr...
by Darwin Scribe
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Declaration of War's stock winning
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Declaration of War's stock winning

The previous post on this subject was written in November last year. Think it is fair to say now that DOW progeny are really starting to hit the ground. Some are winning at sprint distances but I think he is more likely to get middle distance and possibly longer performers and the more they have bee...
by Darwin Scribe
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Peko
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Peko

Brett Prebble told stewards he did not think she handled the soft going today at Sandown. Could not agree more. She did not long at all happy.