Keep an eye on: Blackbookers – 8th December 2021

Racing and Sports provides two horses to watch coming out of midweek racing on December 8.

Trainer : GARY PORTELLI after, ROYALZEL winning the E Group Security Hcp
Trainer : GARY PORTELLI after, ROYALZEL winning the E Group Security Hcp Picture: Martin King / Sportpix

Warwick Farm

Race 1: Fireburn

One to keep an eye on from Wednesday's Warwick Farm meeting is the Gary Portelli-trained Fireburn.

On debut over 1100m, the two-year-old filly jumped on terms in the small field but was quickly restrained by jockey Robbie Dolan in order of gaining cover.

Settling a clear last, Dolan improved the position of his mount passing the 600m but was soon checked when getting too close to heels.

Regathering her momentum, the daughter of Rebel Dane rounded the home turn the widest runner.

Although having next to no luck in what was a stop-start run in transit, the two-year-old was game enough to put in a resolute effort down the outside and continued to make ground on her rivals to the line.

Unlucky not to finish in the placings, the filly was beaten just under a length in fourth.

Fireburn's debut effort was extremely encouraging and full of merit. She will undoubtedly take great benefit from this run and prove tremendously difficult to beat next time out.

 

Warwick Farm

Race 6: Tonneofgrit

Another one that caught the eye from Warwick Farm is the Hawkes-trained Tonneofgrit.

Out of the Michael & Wayne & John Hawkes camp, the three-year-old gelding was one of the slowest away on jumping.

Under the heavy riding of jockey Josh Parr, the son of Winning Rupert was able to slide up from his inside draw and land just worse than midfield when settling.

Last on the rails when straightening the three-year-old was seemingly travelling, steadily making ground toward the inside but in dire need of clear running.

The gelding remained boxed up until entering the final 100m. Edging out off the leader's back, Parr was finally able to ask his mount for a full effort.

When popped the question the gelding let down powerfully in between runners, in what was a savage attack of the line.

Beaten half a length, there is little doubt that had Tonneofgrit attained clear running in ample time he would've won the race.

Third-up in his next run, Tonneofgrit will be cherry-ripe in his fitness and should prove extremely hard to hold out.


Racing and Sports



Warwick Farm

Wednesday, 08th December 2021

1
14:20
(local)

Harry Angel @ Darley Mdn

Age: 2yo Type: MDN
AUD $50,000
1100m TURF GOOD
1
14:20
(local)
AUD $50,000
1100m GOOD

Harry Angel @ Darley Mdn

Age: 2yo Type: MDN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. CALIFORNIA DEEPLY (AUS) 2yo C
DEEP FIELD (AUS) - MURTLE TURTLE (AUS)
KERRIN MCEVOY
PETER & PAUL SNOWDEN
$4.50
57.0kg
H Y S Liang

Sales Information

2nd 4. OKATAINA (NZ) 2yo C
SAVABEEL (AUS) - MYSTERY LAKE (USA)
REGAN BAYLISS
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
$4.75
57.0kg
Ms H Waterhouse, M J Chittick, A Leary, Mrs M N Annetts, W Lee, Mrs M Lee, Gurners Bloodstock Co (Mgr: M Ramsden), G A Ebbeck, Mrs R Winney, B Lawler, Dr C V Tan, H Tam, Ms T Poon, F T Liu, M Rennie, M J Weerden, Ms C P Y Wong & Acjc Sydney (Mgr: D You)

Sales Information

3rd 7. SHALAILED (AUS) 2yo C
SHALAA (IRE) - UNASSAILED (AUS)
HUGH BOWMAN
JOHN O'SHEA
$2.88
57.0kg
Finemore Thoroughbreds, Seymour Bloodstock, R A Aboud, B T Ennals, Mrs J R Ennals, M W Finemore, B M Scott, R B Gold, Mrs I O'Shea & A C Cassidy

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4th 9. FIREBURN (AUS) 2yo F
REBEL DANE (AUS) - MULL OVER (AUS)
ROBBIE DOLAN
GARY PORTELLI
$10.00
55.0kg
5th 3. HYDE (AUS) 2yo C
SNITZEL (AUS) - HELIX PARK (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY
ANNABEL NEASHAM
$4.50
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 5. OUR RUBIN STAR (AUS) 2yo G
RUBICK (AUS) - STAR PASS (AUS)
JAY FORD
MARK DE MONTFORT
$21.00
57.0kg