Keep an eye on: Blackbookers - 4th May 2022

Midweek racing in New South Wales took place at Canterbury, while in Victoria it was day two of the Warrnambool Carnival and we’ve got a horse to follow from each meeting.

SHOWMANSHIP winning the Hyland Race Colours (Bm84).
SHOWMANSHIP winning the Hyland Race Colours (Bm84). Picture: Racing Photos

Canterbury Race 6- Warrior Hero 

This looked one of the wins of the day at Canterbury from Warrior Hero, a three-year-old gelding by Snitzel and it appears as if the key to this horse is wet ground. He's now had six starts on rain affected ground for three wins and two seconds, and the form out of his heavy track runs is worth noting. He ran second on debut at Randwick-Kensington on heavy ground, beating home group two placed Port Louis before running second to listed winner and noted wet tracker Bacchanalia. This was his third attempt on heavy ground and the win was dominant from the front, beating a few handy types by good margins. No doubt Michael Freedman will be able to find plenty more wet tracks in New South Wales for Warrior Hero which should see him record more wins this time in.

 

Warrnambool Race 8- Showmanship 

One of the features of the Warrnambool Carnival is the listed Wangoom Handicap and given how long he'd had between runs, the horse to follow is Showmanship. Carrying 58kg on a heavy 10 track first up off an eight-month spell due to injury was never going to be easy and the market reflected that, drifting from as short as $3.30 earlier in the week to an official SP of $7.00. Despite the market wariness, the run was strong in defeat, picking his way through the field and actually taking the lead at the 200m mark before just peaking on his run late to run third behind two excellent wet trackers in Frankie Pinot and Inn Keeper. Prior to injury he was on a strong upward trajectory and an early favourite for the group one Rupert Clarke Stakes. If he can stay healthy heading into the Spring, there's no reason he can't deliver on his promise and be competitive in the group one handicaps.


Racing and Sports



Warrnambool

Wednesday, 04th May 2022

8
15:20
(local)

The Midfield Group Wangoom Hcp (LR)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $201,000
1200m TURF HEAVY
8
15:20
(local)
AUD $201,000
1200m HEAVY

The Midfield Group Wangoom Hcp (LR)

WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 8. FRANKIE PINOT (AUS) 5yo G
YOUR SONG (AUS) - MY LAST FLING (AUS)
MADISON LLOYD
T & C MCEVOY
$12.00
55.0kg
J S McDonnell, Mrs A McDonnell & Team McDonnell (Mgr: J S McDonnell)
2nd 9. INN KEEPER (AUS) 8yo G
HOST (CHI) - PETIT CADEAU (AUS)
LINDA MEECH
SYMON WILDE
$10.00
54.5kg
S W Wilde, C W Whitehead, S W Wilde, A C King, Mrs K M Wilde, Ms R M Wilde, Pcc Syndicate & D J Johnson
3rd 4. SHOWMANSHIP (NZ) 6yo G
SHOWCASING (GB) - KHALES (NZ)
DAMIEN OLIVER
DANNY O'BRIEN
$7.00
58.0kg
Peters Investments Pty Ltd

Sales Information

4th 15. TRIPLE MISSILE (AUS) 4yo G
SMART MISSILE (AUS) - TRIPLE LATTE (USA)
DECLAN BATES
LINDSEY SMITH
$11.00
54.0kg
5th 3. GREAT AGAIN (AUS) 9yo G
VISCOUNT (AUS) - FREE AT LAST (NZ)
WILL PRICE
LINDSEY SMITH
$31.00
58.5kg
6th 11. MYSTERY SHOT (AUS) 5yo G
SHOOTING TO WIN (AUS) - MYSTIQUE (NZ)
JARROD FRY
LINDSEY SMITH
$16.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

7th 12. PAUL'S REGRET (AUS) 5yo M
CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) - DENISON STAR (AUS)
DAMIEN THORNTON
PETER CHOW
$11.00
54.0kg
8th 10. BLESS HER (AUS) 5yo M
STREET BOSS (USA) - BLESSIT (AUS)
BLAIKE MCDOUGALL
CLAYTON DOUGLAS
$9.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

9th 14. LADY SOLLY (AUS) 6yo M
O'LONHRO (AUS) - RECESSION BUSTER (AUS)
DEAN HOLLAND
ADAM CHAMBERS
$61.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

10th 6. POLAND (AUS) 4yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - SUN SONG (AUS)
JORDAN CHILDS
MICHAEL MORONEY
$5.50
57.0kg

Sales Information

11th 17. NO SURRENDER (AUS) 4yo G
UNIVERSAL RULER (AUS) - DARK ATTACK (AUS)
CRAIG NEWITT
JACK LAING
$201.00
54.0kg
12th 7. WILLIAM THOMAS (AUS) 7yo G
NICCONI (AUS) - GIRLS ROCK (AUS)
ETHAN BROWN
LINDSEY SMITH
$21.00
56.0kg

Sales Information

13th 13. CHASSIS (AUS) 5yo M
AL MAHER (AUS) - POCO GUSTO (AUS)
JAMIE KAH
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$4.75
54.0kg

Sales Information

14th 16. SIMPLY OPTIMISTIC (AUS) 7yo G
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - IRON ROSE (NZ)
ALANA KELLY
BRENDON HAWTIN
$61.00
54.0kg

Sales Information