Welcome back to our tri-weekly racing news and what a weekend it was with exciting group one contests at our major Metro tracks over the weekend and below we will take a look at some of the horses to forgive and follow as well as Collett’s thoughts on King Colorado.
Horses to forgive and horse to follow from Saturday’s Racing
Really impressed by the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr trained Blazin Harry who had a great ride from Shinn before finding one better in Steparty when beaten just over a length with a big gap to third, when easily clocking the best late splits of the race. We had him in our Saturday racing tips and were unlucky not to get the win there.
Boonie had an ordinary Australian debut where he just bounded along but this weekend he went out, boxed along on the speed and had a strong kick to only go down in the last 50m. He should improve again third up and I expect a win is close.
Forgive Chandon Burj’s last run on Saturday at Flemington Racecourse. He ran totally against the shape of the race there and still came on so strongly, showing she is very much in order.
Annabel Neasham import remains undefeated in Australia
The Neasham trained import Fawkner Park has been outstanding since being brought over from England last year, winning back to back runs at Kembla Grange and Doomben before racing last weekend in a BM78 where he was honest as ever again, beating Naval College by ¾ of a length in a gutsy display. Neasham plans to race him again before a spell and we should all be watching closely to see what the camp has their eyes on for the Spring later this year. Link to Fawkner Park’s win on Saturday below. Whichever direction they may choose to push him I think we will see him taking out another race before the spell.
King Colorado set for more Black Type Racing?
King Colorado was ever so impressive a week ago when winning the Group one JJ Atkins over the mile at Eagle Farm and jockey Jason Collett suggests he is very excited for what’s to come.
"He's definitely one of the most exciting colts I've had anything to do with."
Was what Collett had to say off the back of that win. He further stated that "Golden Rose, Caulfield Guineas, Victoria Derby and maybe even a Cox Plate.” could be on the horizon for this very progressive Two Year Old.
King Colorado is currently a $26.00 chance in the Golden Rose in September with Playup, Bet365 and all major books. You can always check out our bookmaker Reviews at onlyracing.com.au to find where the best odds available on these future races are. I personally think that we should see King Colorado go back to the paddock for a few months and come back stronger for Group racing this Spring.