Krypton had his first start for the Darren Egan stable over 1400 metres at Balaklava yesterday after a thirty five week layoff. Three claiming apprentice Eran Boyd was up. The pair settled at the rear from the wide gate. Eran began working the gelding into the race before the turn. Knowing that Krypton had not previously raced in the Adelaide direction, Eran, a mollydooker, chose to use the whip in her right hand. Unexpectedly Krypton started to lay in up the straight. Eran was forced to stop riding on several occasions to straighten the gelding.
Mustang Schiller had raced clear of the field and it appeared that the race was over but surprising everyone Krypton took a run inside the short priced favourite and hit the line hard. The photo showed that he had done enough – just.
“That’s my horse!” exclaimed delighted owner Tanith O’Brien straight after the race.
“It was a god win,” said Darren after the race “Eran did a great job on him. Given the way he kept ducking in the straight most other jockeys would have given up on him. If he ran straight the margin would have been a lot further. He is still very new. He’s like that at the stables … He’s still like a two year old”.
A race replay can be found at this link: Race 8 Balaklava 04 Dec 2013
When the gelding first arrived at Darren’s stables he would walk the box. For a while Darren considered finding Krypton a goat for a companion. But thinking outside of the box Darren strung up a stuffed toy in the centre of his box. It did the trick. Krypton took to the toy and settled down. He is no longer a box walker.”
Five year old Krypton is by Hussonet and the first foal from Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm’s mare Encapsulate. Krypton is a half-brother to four year old Swipeline – a three time Morphettville winner for trainer Tony McEvoy.
Too Deadly trailed the fourteen horse field in the showcase 1,300 metre handicap at Seymour earlier today. Sent wide at the turn the gelding was urged to let down with typical Froggy Newitt vigour. His last fifty metres were dazzling. He closed quickly and was strong at the line to win by 1.5 lengths.
Too Deadly, by Street Cry from Roxy Express, was bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm. He was sold at Inglis’ 2009 Premier sale as a yearling for $32,500 to Eales Racing. In 2012 he was on sold to current trainer Grant Cravern. Today’s win was his third and took his career earnings beyond $150,000.
Apprentice Patrick Moloney rode a winning double yesterday for different stables at different venues. Both horses were bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm and presented at the 2011 Inglis Premier yearling sale.
Rapid link (pictured as a yearling), purchased and trained by John Moloney was first up after a spell at Kyneton over 1,100 metres. Patrick rode the mare three wide on the speed. She proved too strong in the concluding stages and ran away from the rest of the field to win by a length.
Velonski greeted in the winning stall by excited connections
Later in the last race at Cranbourne’s night meeting Patrick was on Greg Eurell’s Velonski. There was only one other horse behind Velonski in running, and as they bunched at the turn it appeared that he may need luck. But Patrick made the right move pushing him out to the middle of the track into clear running and the gelding displayed a quick turn of foot to win by nearly a length. In the winning stalls the pair were greeted by a crowd of excited owners and members of the Hancox Racing No 5 syndicate. It was Velonski’s fourth win and tipped his prize money beyond $120,000.
Jim was first past the post on debut at Singapore over 1200 metres last April. An objection from the second placegetter for interference in the straight was upheld and Jim was relegated to second.
Last Sunday Jim made amends. Trainer Cliff Brown elected to push Jim out to 1,800 metres. Vagner Leal took a hold on the gelding in the early stages before pushing him out at the turn. In a driving finished Jim found the front and managed to hold out the late closers.
Race replay: Race 11 Singapore 03 Nov 13
Cliff Brown purchased Jim (pictured as a colt in 2011) at Inglis’ Premier Yearling sales in Melbourne. Jim by Testa Rossa from Pride Of Encosta was bred and presented by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm.
Projects made it two wins in a row when he won a benchmark 70 rating race at Mornington last Sunday over 1,200 metres. Vlad Duric, who had ridden the chestnut to a convincing victory on Seymour Cup day just two weeks earlier, was on board again. Vlad had no intention of putting him in a cluttered position, and so from the wide gate he worked him to the lead. Rounding the bend Projects stole a break but the early work began to take toll. Coronation Shallan was swallowing up late ground. Projects dug deep to hold her out with 0.2 lengths to spare. Velonski also closed late to finish a further length back in third.
The $30,000 race was Projects’ fifth victory. The result completed a double for in form trainer Shea Eden who triumphed with Teretoa at Kilmore earlier in the day.
Returning to scale
Apollo’s Choice won at his only start as a two year old in a VOBIS Gold maiden at Benalla. Trainer Shea Eden spelled him and on Tuesday, nearly six months later, had him ready for his first start as a three year old. Shea cheap viagra canada had selected a VOBIS Gold 1200 metres at Kyneton.
This race looked a little tougher. Peter Moody had two runners. Previous winners Spirits Dance and Bedisguised who had won his debut race just three weeks earlier – by seven lengths and the form through Andrew Payne’s Newspaper looked strong.
With Chris Symons unavailable Shea was fortunate enough to snare pick up rider Brad Rawiller. Apollo’s Choice jumped well, but so did the rest of the field, and rather than being caught wide Brad brought Apollo’s Choice back in behind them. Taking the run along the rail Brad decided to follow the well fancied Newspaper into the race. It was a race winning decision. In the straight Newspaper had beaten off the rest, but Apollo’s Choice under hands and heels riding took the gap between Newspaper and the fence and was strong to the line. The colt won by a length and a half.
Michael Wood, Apollo’s Choice, Adam Zeliff
“Yes, I think he could be up to city class” said Brad after the race “and he will probably get further”.
“Great ride Brad” said Momentum syndicate member and part owner Michael Wood.
Apollo’s Choice was bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm. He is a colt by Choisir from Apolina – a full sister to Prince Rubiton who coincidentally won his second race at Kyneton.
Cosmic Kheleyf (pictured at Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm’s 2012 yearling parade) was sent out at bolter odds in a small field of 3yos over 1,000 metres at Morphettville yesterday. After settled at the rear of the field jockey Simon Price took an inside run to move up behind the leaders. When there was no further room on the rail the big black gelding muscled his way off the fence to tackle the front runners. Extending his neck he closed quickly to win in the final stride. Replay Race 3 Morphettville 19 Oct 2013
In just his second race start Cosmic Kheleyf became the sixty-sixth winner bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm. He was among Lauriston’s Magic Millions Adelaide yearling draft in 2012 and purchased by Oakbank trainer Scott Trenowden for $27,000. Cosmic indian pharmacy Kheleyf is by Kheleyf from Cosmic Express and appears to have a bright future.
Vlad Duric in the orange and green pushed Projects (pictured) forward during the early stages of the 1,200 metre 0-64 rating race today on Seymour Cup day. The chestnut settled just outside the race leader. He pounced at the turn and was never in buy viagra canada doubt on the way to the post. Projects won by a length and a half. “He and deserved the win,” said trainer Shea Eden, “he has issues and we have been very patient with him”.
Projects’ win today made it three from three for Shea. On Friday night Trinity House won the last at Cranbourne and yesterday Chilly Reception saluted at Bendigo.
Swipeline as a yearling
Yesterday last start winner Swipeline with apprentice Harry Coffey on board stepped out at Morphettville in the last over 1200 metres. Although slow to start Harry drove prednisone 100 mg Swipeline through the field early to lead. The pair controlled the race. The chestnut stole a big break at the turn. Runner-up Jimmy The Butch swooped from last to finish three lengths behind Swipeline. A replay can be seen at this link: Morphettville 12 Oct 2013 Race 8
Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm (LTF) bred Swipeline (by Sequalo) was purchased at Inglis Premier Sale in 2011 by trainer Tony McEvoy. Swipeline’s dam Encapsulate has a Bel Esprit colt at foot and was covered by Toorak Toff last Friday.
Spurparts (Jet Spur x Christiana) was another LTF bred winner on Saturday. He recorded his second win at Cairns over 950 metres.
Swipeline pictured as a yearling
Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm bred Swipeline was purchased at Inglis Premier Sale in 2011 by Tony McEvoy. Swipeline debuted as favourite in the $250,000 Inglis banner race on Cox Plate day later that year. He was the fastest finisher but had to settle for buy cheap propecia third.
Yesterday Swipeline enjoyed his second race win at Morphettville from just nine career starts. Once again he was the race favourite. Swipeline was not quick from the barriers but Jamie Kah pushed him up beneath runners from the inside gate to find the front spot. He maintained the lead throughout to the post managing to hold out the late closers by three quarters of a length.