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Melbourne Column by George Lucas

26-07-2012

 

Club Command drops back to a more suitable distance of 1400m in the Pommery Awards Hcp. Seven furlongs is probably as far as he wants it at this stage, Classy galloper who drops down to 54kg against the older horses and should roll forward from barrier 14 and be very hard to hold out. Tuesday morning he galloped over 1000m in 1.09.05 and 39.06 last 600m.Not the best work of the morning, but he's fit and ready to fire!
 
Cosmic Causeway should get conditions to suit in the BMW Hcp, 1800m, run on his home track. Slight concern that he's missed a run last week, however, he's been ticking over on the training track and should be close to peak fitness for this. Comes in nicely with 56kg and should be hard to hold out. Tuesday morning he worked over 1400m in 1.38.49 and 38.75 last 600m.


Wouldn't rule Volando out of calculations either. Back to form last start, scoring by an impressive 3L margin. Fit and working well. Tuesday morning she strode over 1400m in 1.39.30 and 40.22 last 600m.
 
Big watch on the debutant Conformist in the Natalie Hunter Hcp, 1000m. High priced full brother to Golden Slipper winner Stratum. His stablemate Planet Voyage has the score on the board already and just got run down over the concluding stages, in mid week company. They worked together on Tuesday morning over 800m, clocking 53.18 and 39.12 last 600m.
 
Aplogies for jumping on the Peter Moody wagon again, looks like the stable are in for a big day! Mareeza appears to be well above average and it's hard to ignore a horse who's won 2 from 2. She'll line up in the K Clements Hcp, 1000m. Wasn't pushed too hard on Tuesday morning, working with Convene over 800m clocking 52.36 and 38.08, in softish conditions.


The Smerdon runner, Bloomingdale Miss won't be a miden for much longer. Follow her over the coming months, she's got a stack of ability and in the right hands.
 
I'm making Dalswinston Road the "value" runner of the day, he'll start at a much better quote than the other Caulfiled trained runners in the N Latimer Hcp, 2400m. Took a while to break his maiden status, racing like a horse crying out for a mile and a half. Tuesday morning he worked over 1800m in evens and 25.22 last 400m, topping him off nicely.


Min River worked over 1800m in 2.08.21 and 37.36 last 600m. Repeat of last effort will carry her a long way here.  Genuine Spin meets her better off by 2kg on their last meeting. She worked with Catalina Sands over 1800m in 2.10.10 and 25.94 last 400m.
 
Forget Green Birdie went around last start. Sewards questioned D Oliver on his ride and were satisfied he was a victim of circumstances. Can improve here in the Bletchingly Stakes. Tuesday morning he worked home last 600m in 37.50. Will get a lovely run from barrier 2.


Heart Of Dreams resumes after almost 12 months off the scene. He's been in work at Micks for quite a while now and has done enough work to run a good race fresh. Tuesday morning he worked over 800m in 53.07 and 24.01 last 400m. 


Ready To Rip is the "right horse at the right time" to take out a race like this. Worked well Tuesday over 800m, clocking 52.19 and 38.20 last 600m.

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