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Pretty Gully Salutes At Doomben

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TRAINER Stuart Kendrick declared there were bigger things in store for Pretty Gully after the Spinning World four-year-old won second-up from a spell in a midweek city race at Doomben.

"We'll look for a no metropolitan win fillies and mares race for her now,'' Kendrick said after she romped home by more than two lengths in the Ormiston College Fillies and Mares Class 4 (1200m) on October 23.

Formerly trained by Peter Moody, Pretty Gully has won four races since joining Kendrick Racing earlier this year.

Kendrick said he believed she could show her best this preparation.

"She was still a bit immature when we got her but still managed to win three for us,'' he said.


Hatzis is setting his sights on a metropolitan mile

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COMEBACK galloper Hatzis is setting his sights on a metropolitan mile after making it two wins from his past four at the Sunshine Coast on Monday, October 14.

After winning over 1000m when resuming from a long injury lay-off back in August, the six-year-old Spinning World gelding scored again in a Class 3-SW (1400m).

"He's won over further,'' trainer Stuart Kendrick said.

"We'll look for another 1400m race at the Sunshine Coast and then a mile no metropolitan win race in town,'' he said.

"He's had two wins since coming down (from Mackay) and a third and fourth in town."


Blakrho Notches Up Nice Win

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Blakrho scored a nice win at Orange 04/10/13 taking out PARKVIEW HOTEL CLASS 1 HANDICAP - 1000 METRES by 2 lengths over 2nd - Sheza Roughie and 3rd - Categorically.

The Scott Singleton trained Lonhro gelding has had his handful of challenges to overcome but now seems to be putting it altogether.

Owner George has to be congratulated for his patience as Blakrho has only been lightly raced having gone around 9 times for 2 wins.

Scott will now look to place him in a similar race in the weeks to come and hopes he can continue on his winning way.

Unlucky Rossa Delivers

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Promising mare Esprit Rossa returned a winner at Ararat in a 1300m Showcase after a disastrous unlucky run at Geelong where she sat behind the leaders on the rail and just could not get a run anywhere and basically went up the straight in 2nd gear hard held by Craig Newitt . Ridden by Dean Yendall at Ararat the mare settled off the pace and rounded them up to win in great fashion and proved her class on the day and put her campaign right back on track after some bad luck with tracks and weather which to date has hindered her program.


Patients Pays Off For Kendrick

TWO promising three-year-olds, Iron Jacket and Passatorio, are testament that it pays to be patient after providing Kendrick Racing with a double in successive races at the Sunshine Coast.

"Sometimes they just need a bit of time and if they've got ability it pays off,'' trainer Stuart Kendrick said after he won the first two races on Sunday, September 15.

Both were promising horses that Kendrick brought down to the Sunshine Coast from Mackay.


A Sunshine Coast Double to Stuart Kendrick and Owner

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A SUNSHINE Coast double to the combination of trainer Stuart Kendrick and owner-breeder Dalan Tamblyn was made that little bit more triumphant by the comeback win of Hatzis.

The six-year-old gelding won first-up after a lengthy injury-enforced spell before another Tamblyn-owned and bred mare Tambo's Jewel completed the double later in the night.

"Hatzis was one of the first horses he gave to me train,'' said Kendrick after the win at the August 31 night meeting.

"He had 12 months off after suffering a tendon injury. He did a great job to win first-up,'' he said.


Rock Finally Delivers Her Promise

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If there was ever an unlucky horse Promise To Rock fits the bill as she has been an extremely unlucky horse during her brief career however finally saluted in good style at Geelong. The daughter of the mighty Stallion Fastnet Rock who was purchased at the Easter Yearling Sales in Sydney always showed ability however was always going to be a time horse and she has matured slowly and has been very consistent through her short career.


Va Domenico Stakes

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VA PENSIERO has again defeated his more fancied rivals, this time recording his first stakes success in the Group 3 1100m Smithfield RSL Club San Domenico at Rosehill. The son of STRATUM was able to amble up outside the leader and displayed his quality by dashing home his final 600m in 34.39 seconds. He was able to hold the likes of Golden Slipper placed SIDESTEP and last start Rosehill winner WINDJAMMER at bay.

The race time was a touch quicker than that run by SNITZERLAND the year before, and the races honour roll confirms it is a quality event for these early 3yo's. VA PENSIERO will now head to the Group 3 1200m The Run To The Rose, before a decision will be made regarding a possible start in the Group 1 1400m Golden Rose Stakes to be run at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 14th September 2013.

Home Sweet Home

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GENKI MOOCHI raced in Australia as a 3yo with the stable for a short time. He had 3 starts for 1 win and 2 seconds and looked a colt with a bright future. The son of O'REILLY(NZ) found himself racing in Hong Kong not long after securing his Maiden victory at Hawkesbury, but failed to fire overseas. He has returned to Australia, now a 6yo, and seems to be recapturing some of his early form.

He stepped out at his third run back, in the ITI(NSW) 1200m Class 2 Handicap at Gosford, and secured a hard fought win with Kathy O'Hara in the saddle. His record on this continent is now 6 starts for 2 wins and 3 seconds, and he will hopefully continue his rise through the grades.

Show Day Prize

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Caballo Rapido earned himself a rest after his decisive victory at Eagle Farm on the big Ekka Day program 14/8/2013. The 4yo Husson gelding was ridden with precision by Michael Cahill who has been very impressed with his improvement. At his first attempt over 1830m he settled back in the field but travelled like the winner the whole way.

You can tell he is improving all the time as he has been a little timid when asked to go through gaps in the past but he charged through today and put them away without Michael needing to pull the stick.