Keep an eye on: Blackbookers - 20th April 2022

Midweek racing took place at Bendigo and Canterbury on Wednesday, and we’ve got a horse to follow from each meeting.

KING OF PHARAOHS winning the Centre State Scaffolding BM64 Handicap in Bendigo, Australia.
KING OF PHARAOHS winning the Centre State Scaffolding BM64 Handicap in Bendigo, Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

Bendigo Race 7- King Of Pharaohs 

This was a dominant win first up as a gelding from the Lindsey Smith trained stayer, who went straight to the front and revelled in the heavy conditions to win by 3.5 lengths over 1500m. This is only the second preparation for the son of American Pharoah who did run fourth in the listed Geelong Classic last time in over 2200m, with Tulloch Stakes winner Character  finishing second there. The Lindsey Smith  stable is in red hot form, striking at 26% for their last 50 runners, including 8 winners from their last 17 runners. No doubt Lindsey will have picked out a race at the Warrnambool Carnival to target and with the form his stable is in, expect King Of Pharaohs to be ultra-competitive next start.

 

Canterbury Race 2- Political Debate 

The winner, Resonater, looks very smart for the G Waterhouse & A Bott  stable but Political Debate was a very good run for second and looks a Coolmore colt who will relish a rise in trip next start. James Macdonald was hard at him around the bend and he took a while to wind up, but his last 200m was quite good to grab second and on breeding the 1200m will be far too short. By So You Think out of a Zabeel mare, he's got 2000m and beyond in his pedigree so rising in trip next time out on a bigger track can see Political Debate hard to beat next time out.


Racing and Sports



Bendigo

Wednesday, 20th April 2022

7
16:30
(local)

Centre State Scaffolding-Bm64

Age: 3yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: BM64
AUD $35,000
1500m TURF HEAVY
7
16:30
(local)
AUD $35,000
1500m HEAVY

Centre State Scaffolding-Bm64

Age: 3yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: BM64
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 5. KING OF PHARAOHS (AUS) 3yo G
AMERICAN PHAROAH (USA) - MISS WITH ATTITUDE (AUS)
JARROD FRY
LINDSEY SMITH
$3.25
59.0kg
L Bibbo & Mrs C A Bibbo

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2nd 2. CONFRONTATIONAL (AUS) 4yo G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ZASTAVA (AUS)
BEAU MERTENS
J WARREN & D KRONGOLD
$6.00
62.0kg
J D Warren, G Harvey, D J Searle, Cranky Pants (Mgr: Ms G Dacakis), P J Graf, Mrs A M Hilet, D J Hilet, T Prodromou, B S Wilson, Mounting Hard Racing (Mgr: B S Wilson), Mrs A Graf, B W Myers, M B Felgate, S S Roth, D Padwick, S R Leoni & Dad Bodz Racing (Mgr: B K Semmens)

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3rd 3. BRAVE STAR (NZ) 4yo G
THE BOLD ONE (NZ) - KAI IWI LASS (NZ)
J ALLEN
Leon & Troy Corstens
$3.00
61.0kg
R Livori, Mrs M Livori, K N Good, Mrs D M Good, J E Healy, Miss K M Finearty, R Pezzano, Mrs D Hill, C Hill, S Groves, J W Humphrey, M J Sadler, D B Mortison, A S Hogan, C Cooper, Mrs G Borg, Regal Bloodstock (Mgr: M H Burckhardt) Bold Star Racing Mykonos & Sands Racing
4th 9. KARATEMISS (AUS) 3yo F
SCISSOR KICK (AUS) - TOTAL DISCRETION (AUS)
DAMIEN THORNTON
M J ELLERTON
$9.00
56.5kg

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5th 4. FUN LEGEND (GB) 6yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - BODY AND SOUL (IRE)
RHYS MCLEOD
NICK RYAN
$8.00
60.5kg
6th 1. THE DOCTOR'S SON (AUS) 7yo G
DR DOUTE'S (AUS) - KOUKLAMOU (AUS)
LEWIS GERMAN
J D WHITELAW
$13.00
63.0kg
7th 8. WANJIRU (NZ) 4yo G
COMPLACENT (AUS) - POROTENE BELLA (NZ)
LAURA LAFFERTY
DAVID BOURNE
$26.00
58.0kg

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