Good evening all

Busy week just gone for the stable with multiple runners.

Theycallmethehoff went round at Sandown on Wednesday at Sandown unfortunately with no luck, other than his first couple of runs at the start of this prep. the way his luck has been going since the first 2 starts it could have been raining “hot looking chicks and he would be hit in the head by my mother in law!”

Shane is going to give him a freshen up then look to take him to a weaker race hopefully for a kill to regain the Hoff’s confidence. A similar scenario applies to Ikura who didn’t run as expected on Thursday at Cranbourne.

The good news to take out of last week’s runs was that of Riverside Boy on Thursday, who turning into the straight you would have thought was going to run nowhere but at around the  250mtr mark picks up the bit and runs strongly through the line finishing 6th, but importantly running nice final sectionals, which is really positive moving forward. The Boy has headed to the paddock for a 6 week freshen up, the 1000mtrs might have been a little too sharp for him, but with the maturity he will take out of this prep. combined with the run on Thursday both Shane and I are confident he is a nice horse in the making, looking into future preps. we think he may be looking for a little further in his next prep. Find below a link to the Boy’s race.

Trackwork this morning saw business as usual with all horses going through their paces.

Dane Thunder ran with a galloping partner this morning and by admission of the track rider is going super doing the work required easy, he will have 1 more serious gallop and then be off to the trials. At this stage we will ask Luke Nolen to ride him in the trial to re acquaint himself with the Thunder. Shane is looking at a BM64 over 1100mtrs to kick the Thunders campaign off, again looking for a kill to build the horse’s confidence moving forward, at this point this start will be early in September. Provided all things going well in his first start there are multiple options for us to consider.

The Bullet Train Filly worked this morning with the Danerich filly these 2 are both two year olds  the reports back on both these girls is positive, both being a little bit full of themselves, the pair will do a little more work before heading out to the paddock in the coming weeks for a break.  When the break comes for both these girls we expect to see a growth spurt, post their current  work experience.

Typical of all the horse’s under Shane’s care the 2 girl’s as referred to above along with all racing stock have a really good nature, which is a testament to Shane’s ability which you can’t buy.

The Coming Week?

See’s 3 of our horses trialling on Monday coming at Cranbourne, Don’tbabylon, Archie Luxury and Ask Patrick all going well, post these trials’s, will see them all of them entered for races in the coming weeks.

Quiet this week from a racing perspective but busy moving forward.

Finally we added a new horse to the stable last week an ex Gai Waterhouse gelding by the name of Triple Snitz. He is a 4 year old gelding by Snitzel for those of you who open attachments there were a couple of photos of this bloke attached to last week’s email. He is now in the paddock for the next 4-6 weeks watch this space, this bloke is a nice type.

Until you hear from me next as always

Good Luck and Good Punting


Mark Alderman

0428 738 751