Afternoon all

Fairly routine week this week with all horses going through their respective routines without any issues. The Hoff and Ikura came through their runs without issue, both horses will line up next on turf tracks neither horse seem to like the going on the synthetic surface.

A couple of new editions to the stable Archie Magic a Street Boss gelding he is a nice type, Ask Patrick another gelding with his sire being Shinzig also not a bad type. Both these horses along with Dontbabylon will be off to the trials in the next week or so.

The Thunder is now up to evens, doing his work with ease. Since returning from his spell his has come on in leaps and bounds in maturity with Smithy reporting again to Shane towards the end of last week he has never felt better, which is great news as he moves closer to his next campaign. We will vary his prep this time enabling us to hopefully push deep into the spring and with some luck of which we had none last time in, bag a few nice races.

The Bullet Train filly is coming along very nicely this time in, with the track riders reporting despite only doing slow work at this stage of her career she is becoming a real handful wanting to pick up the pace. Shane will ride her a couple of times next week to settle her down and also asses her.

So what does the week ahead hold?

Riverside Boy will head to Echuca on Monday for his first start over 1000mtrs he is in race 1 for those of his owners who can make the trip. Shane reports that he has done nicely since trialling a couple of weeks ago despite drawing the car park he should be finishing strongly, best of luck to his connections.

The Hoff will go around in race 10 at Echuca on Monday over 1400mtrs, as mentioned earlier we expect that he will enjoy the return to a turf surface and with luck should be amongst it, good luck to his owners.

Unfortunately I can’t get there on Monday but I will be speaking to Shane after the races and will put out a brief update Monday evening.

Ikura and Rateriser will be nominated for races on Thursday at Warrnambool, best of luck to their respective owners should the pair gain starts.

Shane was out inspecting the weanlings again this morning both doing well, The Unemcumbered filly is really starting to come on she will make a nice speed on speed yearling prospect. Because the Helmet filly is so leggy it is hard to notice her development in comparison. Both horses are well boned and correct, I will be nominating the pair on Monday for next year’s Inglis yearling sails.

So a busy couple of months ahead for the stable with multiple horses coming to hand and headed to the races, exciting times.

Finally join me in wishing Michael (the stable form analyst) happy birthday for yesterday turning 30 and tomorrow see’s Shane click over another year., Happy Birthday boys and best wishes.

Best of luck to all owners with starters this coming week, until you here from me next as always

“Good Luck and Good Punting”


Mark Alderman

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