The Forgive, Forget and Follow Files 1/5
May 4, 2021
After the weekend of Group 1 racing we assess the horses you need to forgive, forget and to follow heading into the coming weeks and months.
Trekking – James Cummings
5th of 10 in the 1200 metre Group 2 Victory Stakes
Loomed into it like he was going to win it but just peaked late on his run. Ended up finishing back in 5th with the $151 chance Pennino finishing ahead of him. Trekking is obviously better than that and does have impressive 2nd up stats. He has to be a forgive as he heads towards a race like the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 or the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap next month.
Lunakorn – Anthony & Sam Freedman
8th of 12 in the 1600 metre Group 2 Queen Of South
It has been a tough preparation for the backers of Lunakorn after her win late last year. Starting $6 or less in her past three starts she has finished 8th, 8th and 10th. On Saturday she should’ve been closer, in what was a very ugly watch for punters. Willie Pike kept running into dead ends and there was simply no way out from the 300 metre mark until the finish line. She’s off for a spell now but she’ll be back in the Spring and looks a genuine chance in some mares races over the Spring.
Brooklyn Hustle – Jason Warren & Dead Krongold
5th of 16 in the 1200 metre Group 1 Sangster
To be fair this horse has run at Group 1 level her past six starts but just continues to find bad luck. She has now had 14 starts for just the two wins and she’s becoming costly for punters. Her first win was in a two-year-old race and her only other win coming at Benchmark 78 level. She is clearly better then that but at Group 1 level there will continue to be question marks until she finds that luck. The gaps will open one day but for now she is one to forget.
Silent Theory – Leon & Troy Corstens
2nd of 8 in the 1050 metre Listed Without Fear Stakes
The winner looked good but it was the run of runner-up Silent Theory which caught the eyes of many. The two-year-old gelding looks to be still learning, taking a while to wind up but once he got going he flew home into the placings. There are plenty of options for the gelding in the next few weeks including the BRC Sires over 1400 metres or even the Group 1 JJ Atkins in early June, he holds nominations for both. One to follow.
Hasta La War – Sue Murphy
4th of 10 in the 1600 metre Benchmark 82
Another one who rocketed home, this time finishing just outside the placings but 0.5 off the winner. It was a Benchmark 82 but Hasta La War looks a serious stayer with a serious turn of foot and could be a horse with a bit of X Factor heading into the Queensland Winter Carnival. One to follow in the next few weeks but also in the months to come.
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