Heatherly burns up track again at Flemington

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HEATHERLY has been a regular star at the jumpouts during her career and she once again led comfortably to win the fastest heat of the morning last Friday.

The daughter of Lonhro, prepared in partnership by Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra, she recorded 48.19 for the distance of about 800m and appeared to have quite a bit in reserve as she passed the finishing post.

Closing off nicely behind her was the Team Hawkes-trained KAEPERNICK who looks to be ready to run well at his next star and it’s possible both horses will find themselves in Adelaide in the near future.

A number of two-year-olds from the Hayes and Dabernig stable took part in a jumpout last Friday and the performances of OUTBOARD MOTORS and MEMORY BANK were worth noting.

They finished alongside the Mike Moroney-trained BELLA VELLA, who also was responsible for an encouraging performance with the regally bred OSCIETRA just behind that trio.

The time for the heat of 48.82 compared favourably with most other heats run during the morning and it would be no surprise to see one of the crop mentioned prove hard to beat if they step out at Bendigo tomorrow.


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Another from the Hayes and Dabernig stable, MAJESTIC LASS, travelled strongly to the line in her jumpout last Friday to finish close up three wide outside the Saab Hasan-trained SARASWATI and EXCLUSIVE LASS, prepared by Nigel Blackiston.

The time for the heat of 48.69, for the trip of about 800m, was quicker than the average for the morning’s session and should prove a positive indication for the prospects of all three gallopers in the coming weeks.

CARRAIG AONAIR, also prepared Hayes and Dabernig, has derived a good deal of improvement from his recent first up run over 1200m at Benalla.

The son of Fastnet Rock pulled up well after galloping solo on Thursday morning, covering 1000m in 1.08.34 and his final 400m in 25.66.

Connections have a few options in the next weeks or so and he is a previous second up winner.

DIAPASON has been well educated at the jumpouts by the Chris Waller stable and the four year old daughter of Shocking is set to make her debut over 1100m at Sale today.

Just over a week ago she went across the line with the Hayes and Dabernig-trained TRIS who stopped the clock in 45.14 for the jumpout conducted over about 800m.

Although Diapason is sure to appreciated longer distances as she progresses through her career she has appeared sharp enough at the jumpouts to acquit herself well at Sale.




* MATERNAL (1200m)

Pro Ride

Going Good

800m: Shaf 54.85 (27.41).

1000m: Carraig Aonair 1.08.34 (25.66), Demonstrate evens.

1200m: Rhythm To Spare 1.25.21 (25.83).

1400m: War Legend 1.39.80 (25.91).

1600m: Boom Time 1.53.17 (27.65), Tarquin 1.55.89 (25.43), Resort 1.54.44 (24.03).

Inside Grass 4m out

Going Good

1000m: Play That Song 1.09.53 (25.18).

1200m: Top Of The Range 1.23.36 (24.89), Maternal 1.21.31 (23.54).

Originally published as Heatherly burns up track again at Flemington

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