Purrealist off to the Paddock

Promising colt Purrealist is on his way to the paddock with the spring in mind.

The colt, prepared by Danny O’Brien, turned in a superb run in last Sunday’s Group 3 The Jansz (1200m) at Morphettville when runner-up behind Gabbidon, who is bound for the Queensland winter carnival.

Purrealist, a half-brother to Racing To Win, was second around the turn but was outsprinted momentarily in the straight, as he was when winning on debut, but warmed up again late to run into second place and closing rapidly.

The stable have a high opinion of the Tale Of The Cat colt and expect him to measure up over further as a three-year-old.

“He ran a really good race, especially for a horse where the trip was too short,” O’Brien’s racing manager Aaron Corby said.

“The horse just wants more ground and doesn’t have that turn of foot but was really finding the line nicely in the straight.

“He’s heading down to (owner) Tony Santic’s “Makybe” property and will come back for the spring.

“He proved he’s got enough ability to warrant a shot at the good three-year-old races and we think he’ll be suited up to a mile.”

Also heading to the paddock is Juste Momente, who worked home well to finish runner-up in the Listed Laelia Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville. She, too, will be aimed at races up to a mile in the spring.

Meanwhile in Queensland the stable has reported Splashing Out pulled up slightly sore after a career worst 11th in last weekend’s Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) behind Santagostino.

The talented filly slipped upon jumping and was never in the race, finishing sixth lengths from the winner with muscle soreness. She will be monitored over the next week before O’Brien decides on her next run as she heads to the Oaks.

by Jason Hickson - RacingandSports.com.au

Read the full article here at RacingandSports.com.au

Derby Trial awaits Grinzinger Star

Derby Trial awaits Grinzinger Star
[12 Oct 18] Trainer Danny O'Brien will test three-year-old Grinzinger Star in the Geelong Classic on Wednesday week before deciding if he pushes on to the VRC Derby with the talented colt. The son of Reliable Man pulled out all stops for jockey Damien Oliver to secure his maiden victory over 2200m at start four on Friday at Ballarat.  more...

Synthetic form stacks up for Dawn

Synthetic form stacks up for Dawn
[01 Oct 18] Punters didn't have confidence, but Daily At Dawn defied a betting drift to notch back-to-back wins at Geelong on Monday. The stats on horses backing up a synthetic track win with a victory on grass next start is quite low, but the daughter of Dawn Approach proved too strong for her rivals in the 1200m BM58 event.  more...

Group Wishes for Flemington contender

Group Wishes for Flemington contender
[25 Sep 18] Promising filly Thousand Wishes will audition for a crack at a Group race when she steps out at Flemington on Wednesday.  more...