Vegas Knight

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Darwin Scribe
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Vegas Knight

Post by Darwin Scribe » Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:17 pm

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 any chance of kick back from loose surface and at same time being allowed to bowl along negated any chance of horse over racing. The way he responded in straight showed just how good he can be and will be when he matures. In fact close look at about 50 metres after finish and he still wanted to go on with job and was probably 7 0r 8 lengths in front. Think he won't be long in going for a spell and should mature into a very very nice horse.

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Re: Vegas Knight

Post by Darwin Scribe » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:09 pm

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. Instead Nugent opted to drop back and thought horse handled that well albeit I thought it got head up a bit near 800-600 for a fraction. Then on straightening up horse racing with it at rear also trying to make run may or appeared to take Vegas Knight out and baulk it for a run. When Nugent got Vegas Knight into clear it fair dinkum finished faster than Usain Bolt...so fast it managed to get third narrowly beaten by winner but 50m past post was a good two lengths in front and wanting to go on with it. I think myself the Autumn will be this bloke's go and the Australian Guineas would be perfect because we know now he can handle heavy or firm and he can handle the track. PS: Wonder how many noted his coat. Considering it is winter he looked a picture.

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Re: Vegas Knight

Post by Darwin Scribe » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:34 pm

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 past at least two lengths and surging further in front. Great signs

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Re: Vegas Knight

Post by Darwin Scribe » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:20 am

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 released sectionals show VK has easily the best figures coming over last 600 on a heavy in 35.10, the last 400 in 23.32 and the last 200 in 11.92. That much shows he can handle a soft 7-Heavy 8 and I think allowed galloping room by coming on the outside at Flemington he has a real motor. Any horse who can break 12 for the last 200 on such conditions has put in a great run.

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