WALTONIA (3f Bel Esprit x Docalady by Stravinsky) had returned to the Romsey stables a much stronger filly after spelling and pretraining at the O’Brien family’s Lauriston Farm in Corniella. She prepared for this race with a solid jump out at Kyneton and her work had been pleasing at home. However, she had an outside barrier to contend with and she was meeting some fillies with a fitness edge on her.
Waltonia began well and quickly took the outside barrier out of the equation by crossing the field to sit outside the leader. She wanted to over race a bit in the early stages of the race, however, she eventually came back under her rider, Daniel Stackhouse, and travelled strongly into the straight. Daniel allowed her to balance up in the straight, then when he asked her to quicken, she quickly put a 3 length gap on her rivals to put the race beyond doubt. Daniel allowed Waltonia to coast over the final 50m as she went on to record a slashing 2 length victory.
Race Replay: 05 Feb 19 Warrnambool R5
The win sets up a good preparation ahead for Waltonia and she looks to have the scope to be able to progress through her grades.
The win also ensured the hot summer form of the Luke Oliver stable continued on. We have some nice horses coming through the stables at the moment and the team is working very hard to ensure the winners continue to flow in the upcoming months.
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