Great to see Fend Off win first up at Melton on Friday 13th March after returning from his injury enforced layoff.
Clearly he is a horse with more than his share of ability and hopefully he took some confidence from his success.
Simone is planning for Fend Off to have his next race in similar company at the Melton day meeting on Thursday 26th March.
Our three year old trotting filly Naked Ambition also made a successful return to the racetrack with an outstanding first up win in strong company at Melton on 5th March.
Settling towards the rear of the field in the early stages of the race, Star weaved a passage through runners in the final 400m to win comfortably on the line in a slick 2:01:7 mile rate.
The filly is now likely to have her next start in an open age event at Bendigo on Thursday 2nd April ahead of a number of her primary targets for the season in feature races for juvenile trotting fillies.
Amongst those targets will be the Shepparton Trotters Oaks Trial on 24 April, the NSW Trotters Oaks at Menangle on 2nd May, the Aldebaran Park Starlet at Cranbourne on 10th May and the Victorian Trotters Oaks at Melton on 30th May.
Classy Countess had her first race start at Geelong on 11th March. Unfortunately she was unplaced after galloping and breaking gear on the home turn when in a position to fill a minor placing.
Our trainer Scott Ewen has since made some gear alterations and will assess her work in the coming week before deciding on her next race start.
At this stage possible race options include a 1,609m event for 2yo's at Geelong on Friday 27th March and a 1,790m event on the middle night of the Mildura Cup Carnival on Thursday 2nd April.
Prince continues to make steady improvement on the track. In fact his trainer Scott Ewen is planning to take this fella to the qualifying trials at Cranbourne on Saturday 21st March!!
This two year old trotting filly successfully completed a qualifying trial at Cranbourne on Saturday 7th March. Her trainer Dylan Stratford is now increasing the filly's workload as we work towards another trial.
Lola went to the spelling paddock on 14th March for a short let-up. This filly is not as naturally forward as Pattie at this stage but Scott Ewen remains confident that she will make the grade as a late two-year-old or early three-year-old if given time to mature.
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.