Stable Update

(as at Thursday 2nd July 2020) 


Fend Off (Boko)

Unfortunately Fend Off went amiss after running a very creditable second placing at Cranbourne on 17th May.

Xrays revealed a small bone fragment had become dislodged in his foreleg and veterinarians recommended a six week break to allow the injury time to heal.

Trainer Simone Walker reports that Boko is now sound in the paddock and a further Xray will be taken in the coming week to determine if the horse is ready to resume light work.


Naked Ambition (Star) 

Naked Ambition returned to trainer Dylan Stratford's stable at the Cranbourne Training Centre on Sunday 28th June. The filly thrived during her five-week break and she now starts a preparation which will hopefully see her compete in this season's three-year-old feature races which were postponed at the height of the Covid 19 outbreak.

Dylan is looking forward to the prospect of having Naked Ambition compete against the best of her own age and sex and is planning a campaign with the following targets in mind:

4 Oct   Cranbourne   $10,000   Aldebaran Park Starlet   

17 Oct   Melton   $60,000   Victorian Trotters Oaks   

30 Oct   Maryborough   $9,000   Aldebaran Park Gold Bracelet 

12 Nov   Maryborough   $10,000   Breeders Crown Heats 

21 Nov  Melton   $80,000   Breeders Crown Final   

31 Dec   Melton   $100,000 Vicbred Super Series Final


Classy Countess (Tess)

Tess returned to the Cranbourne Training Centre on 10th May to begin her next preparation with trainer Scott Ewen. 

The filly looks to have benefitted from her break and has been working strongly ahead of an anticipated public trial at Cranbourne on Saturday 18th July.





The Falcon Prince (Prince)

Prince was unplaced at his first two race outings and was sent to the spelling paddock on 14th April.

He resumed work on Monday 18th May in the care of his trainer Scott Ewen and is working up nicely.






Aldebaran My (Pattie)

This two year old trotting filly raced on three  occasions earlier in the season and finished unplaced after making a break in each of her outings.

Nonetheless, her driver Lisa Miles is confident that Pattie will make the grade as a two-year-old once she "learns the caper" and so the filly was given a let-up after her most recent run on 17th May.

Pattie returned to trainer Dylan Stratford's stables on 17th June and she will now be set on a program with the $50,000 Vicbred Platinum Series for two-year-old trotting fillies in September as her short term aim.



Copacabana (Lola)

Lola recently went to the spelling paddock after sustaining a knock on her hind leg after striking out in her yard at the Training Centre.  The filly does not appear to have sustained any significant injury but she does have some swelling around her hock and so a short let-up was deemed the most appropriate course of action by the club's veterinarian.



Somebeachsomewhere x Illawong Sister Styx Filly (Fizz)

As her name suggests Fizz is somewhat highly strung and Scott Ewen has identified that this filly will most likely benefit from a softly soflty approach to her training regime.

For that reason members shouldn't be disappointed if the best of this filly isn't seen until she is a three year old.

Fizz resumed training on 13th June after a short spell.