Morning all

A little dreary from a whether perspective this morning at trackwork, given the rain we have been coping in the last day or so.

All horses went through their regular routines this morning, as they move forward into their campaigns.

The Bullet Train filly has been sent to the paddock for a well-deserved rest, she will enjoy the spring grass for the next month or so. With this rest we expect to see her gain good condition and put on a bit more size.

Riverside Boy is doing well in the paddock and he is set to return to the stable on the 22nd of this month for his second prep.

The stables new addition Triple Snitz came into work last Monday after having a spell, he is currently only doing slow work at the moment. Juana rode him this morning at she reports that he felt good feeling nice and strong which is good news moving forward.

Dane Thunder ran ½ mile evens this morning again with Juana aboard as she said he did this work this morning with ease. Shane reports that he has had a good week since last Sunday’s run eating up better than ever which is really positive.

So what’s happening this week?

Shane has a busy week ahead off to Swan Hill on Tuesday with a number of horses. With the transfer of today’s meeting from Kilmore to Pakenham synthetic Shane has decided not to run Theycallmethehoff on this surface, opting to head to Swan Hill on the turf Tuesday.

So Tuesday will see the following horses in action

Archie Luxury – Race 2 1200mtr 3 YO maiden, Don’tbabylon – Race 3 1200mtr maiden for fillies and mares,  Ask Patrick – Race 4 1200mtr maiden, and finally The Hoff & Ikura – Race 5 1200mtr BM58. At this stage Ikura is 3rd emergency for this race and given that there are a couple of scratching’s already in this race, Ikura should gain a start. So Tuesday will see Shane well and truly earning his keep, Shane is happy with all these horses and expects that all should perform well, good luck to all those connected to these horses.

Wednesday and Thursday will be business as usual, Friday however will see The Thunder entered for a BM70 1200mtr race back at Geelong on the turf. Provided that we make the field the horse will start again with Luke Nolen aboard. Shane is very pleased with how the Thunder has come on since Sunday, he has been doing very little work with him and the horse is still as fresh as a daisy feeling well within himself.

Good luck to the Thunders owners should he gain a start.

So a busy but exciting week ahead! Good luck to all connections, and until you hear from me next

Good Luck and Good Punting

Cheers

Mark Alderman

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