Sectional stars week ending 30/8/14
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Keep a close eye on these suggested horses, they are either in form or about to strike it.
Trakstar (Doomben 30/8/14 Race 7)
Tony Gollan trained gelding who has now had three runs back from a break & looks to have his hoof right on the till. He ran well when resuming before coming off second best when striking the running rail at Eagle Farm second up, his latest run was by far his best this time in. He missed the jump slightly spotting the leaders 12 lengths start settling down, taken wide to improve near the 700 he cornered almost 7 deep yet was still able to record the 3rd fastest last 600 (34.74) clocking his last 200-Finish (11.40, Rank 2) being beaten 3 lengths on the line in a race run to suit the on-pacers. Appears close to a win.
You Did What (Doomben 30/8/14 Race 8)
Generally try to steer clear of posting last start winners in this section unless they look very likely to win again which is certainly the case with this Real Saga gelding trained by John Zielke on the Sunshine Coast. Made it two in a row winning here in a race where the leaders were suited by the early tempo, that didn’t concern this one though as he made up margins of 6L at the 600m & 4L at the 400m to steamroll over his rivals clocking splits of 400-200 (11.36, Rank 2), 200-Finish (11.28, Rank 1). He was the only runner to break 34 seconds for his final 600m & 23 seconds for his final 400m. He can definitely win again.
This Is War (Doomben 30/8/14 Race 8)
Comes out of the same race You Did What won & whilst never a winning chance did indicate he is looking for further & would be well suited in something slightly easier than Saturday Metropolitan grade. This was his first run for 3 weeks & he did rise 150m suggesting his task was a tough one especially if you throw in the very wide draw. He gave the leaders 14 lengths start settling down & was still a long way back approaching the home turn, his last 600 of 34.12 was encouraging however his final 200-Finish (11.64, Rank 3) really did indicate he’s looking for the longer trip. One to watch out for in coming weeks at what could well be a value price.
Show Harmony (Gold Coast 31/8/14 Race 3)
Very nicely bred Show A Heart gelding who was unraced when with Kelly Schweida hanging & being well beaten in a trial late last year. He has since changed stables joining Simon Jones on the Gold Coast & making his debut here at the big Sunday meeting basically blew his rivals away doing it both ends of the race. He led setting a very strong tempo before moving clear in the straight & bounding right away from his nearest opposition over the last 200m. His closing splits of 400-200 (12.00, Rank 1) & 200-Finish (12.44, Rank 1) allowed him to increase the margin from 2 lengths at the 200m to almost 6 lengths on the line. Based on those numbers he’ll be winning again & soon!