On Wednesday 9th May 18 SILENTZ (4g Snitzel – Inthemix by Easy Rocking) stepped out for champion trainer Darren Weir in the last at Sandown – a benchmark 70 over 1300 metres. He was ridden cold by Brad Rawiller, last and out of the picture at the top of the home straight before he reeled out two sizzling late sectionals (10.54 and 10.91) to win by more than a length. The win made it two in a row for SILENTZ who won at Echuca a fortnight earlier. A replay showing the scorching turn of foot can be seen here: Replay: Race 8 Sandown 09 May 18
The following Saturday at Caulfield another Darren Weir trained Lauriston bred racehorse saluted in impressive fashion. Sent out as the race favourite PLATINUM ANGEL (3f Snitzel – Rapidement by Iglesia) with apprentice Ethan Brown found herself three wide in the back half of the field. After straightening she let down nicely to win comfortably by more than a length. It was the grey filly’s third career win and took her earnings to beyond $170,000. Replay: Race 8 Caulfield 12 May 18
CHIAVARI (6m Teofilo – Novagen by General Nediym) has performed admirably throughout her career for trainer Nick Harnett. Ridden among the forward group by Rhys McLeod challenges came from inside and out in the straight. But CHIAVARI was tough to outlast Strykinglee by 0.2 length. CHIAVARI’S fifth win took her career prizemoney to $280,000. Replay: Race3 Sandown 16 May 18
Debutant CARDINET (2f I Am Invincible – Spy Catcher by Tobougg) travelled to Wodonga to chase the extra VOBIS and VOBIS Gold bonus money on offer in the 2yo handicap over 1200 metres. Selected by punters as the race favourite the filly, with Jack hill on board, jumped well, and racing on pace managed to pull away in the straight to win by more than two lengths. It was an impressive start to the 2yo’s career and well placed by trainer Mick Price. The prizemoney and bonuses for the race totalled $59,000. Replay: Race3 Wodonga 19 May 18
EXPLOSIVE EVIE and GLORY BLAZE
Other recent winners bred by Lauriston were EXPLOSIVE EVIE (4m Choisir – Corinella by High Chaparal) for Tony Sears at Beaudesert on19 May 18 and GLORY BLAZE (Magnus – Here For Glory by Dehere) at Launceston for Angela Brakey on 13 May 18.