Warwick Farm Mounting yard report….By Matthew Howard

Arbeitsam paraded much better on Saturday. Photo courtesy Daryl Duckworth.

Matthew Howard of Mounting Yard Mail was at Warwick Farm on the weekend and for those that follow on race day had another good day with 1 on top selection and 2 of his best value runners getting home. For those that already haven’t I would suggest you like Mounting Yard Live’s Facebook page and follow on Twitter so that you can take advantage of Matthew’s expertise on race day.

Below is this week’s report which you can read Matthew’s thoughts on his Facebook page and Twitter each Saturday prior to each race to assist with finding some winners:

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Warwick Farm: Australian Turf Club Saturday 08, July 2017
Race 1 – 11:30AM TAB REWARDS HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
LIPIZZAN Fittest horse in the race but not a real flashy type. Must carry weight which is a concern due to its size 7th
WILD HEART I think this is the best style of horse in the race but is still soft. Will improve 4th
BROOK MAGIC 1000 up to 1200 a concern but on top selection from the yard. Fit, coat great, should run well 2nd
LUIZA awful, coat all patchy, horse is soft and key behavioral negatives 9th
AWESOME PLUCK Tallest horse in this field, long long legs. Real wet track type of horse. Not 100% focused in the yard but nice style of horse 3rd
SPARKY LAD nice style of horse but shows my key behavioral negative to show its mind is elsewhere today 8th
STAR GALAXY Gone backwards 5 lengths between runs. Liked it in the yard last start, looks plain today 5th
RUNAWAY SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
MANICURE Best roughie in the race and worth a play at odds, fit and focused in the yard 1st
NICCI’S GOLD Not the worst parading horse in the race, looks healthy in the coat and focusing well in the yard 6th
MADAME MARKIEVICZ (NZ) SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
Race 2 – 12:05PM AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
PIONEERING Improved 2 lengths between runs. Starting to parade better however coat still not there. Not a big horse so carrying weight an issue 5th
YUMA DESERT No really a mounting yard horse, still carrying excess condition however this is the best its looked in the coat this preparation 7th
BLENDWELL Needs this run and not walking the best today 6th
PHILOSOPHY Good horse. Moves very well and looks great in condition 4th
REIBY RAMPART deep into the prep but does parade better fitness wise today than last start. 2nd
NO INTEREST Fit, coat in good order. Not the worst 3rd
NOIRE nice horse this, another good moving type with a big overstep. 8th
LOVE’S A FANTASY Liked this horse from the yard last start. Not parading as sharp today as then 1st
STILETTOED VIXEN looks one that will appreciate the track . Very fit now. Best roughie in the race 9th
Race 3 – 12:40PM PRO RATA ATC MEMBERSHIP ON SALE HANDICAP (2400 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
COLLATERAL Continues to parade very well here, has done so all prep. No knocks 4th
SAYED (USA) First time I’ve seen this horse for some time. Great stayers frame, super relaxed on the long lead and coat looks great 1st
THE GAVEL Doesn’t look a 2400m horse to mine 7th
EL NOVIO Coat very plain although looks ok fitness wise 3rd
EPSOM HILL (SWE) Has had the shave this week and has improved 3 lengths between runs. 9th
BROGUE (NZ) has run its race before it got out to the track 8th
DOWDSTOWN CHARLIE Not really a 2400m horse to my eye 6th
MORE THAN FABULOUS hasn’t improved between runs and 1600 to 2400 equals no 7th
GO BENNY Not the worst but I have others parading better than it 2nd
Race 4 – 1:15PM #THERACES HANDICAP (1400 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
COSMIC ENGINE Gee this is a nice horse. Big strong bugger, relaxed and moving well. Great head on it 5th
GHOSTLY Super relaxed in the yard and moving perfectly today. Good run against the bias last start 4th
ARBEITSAM Normally melts in the yard, much sharper, relaxed and focused today 1st
KOOL VINNIE Displays my key behavioral negative. 7th
RUTHLESS AGENT (NZ) Up on the toe and not focusing well in the yard 9th
NOIRE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
SEVENTHCHIC Parading better than its price suggests here. In good order 8th
AQUATIC Think the horse will appreciate the firmer surface here today however I have the top 2 parading lengths better 2nd
WEEKEND AFFAIR Patchy in the coat and not moving the best 6th
RESET ME I’M WILD SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
LA CHICA BELLA Lightly framed filly, tight turning tracks suit however using too much energy in the mounting yard 3rd
MAKFI LASS SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
Race 5 – 1:50PM TAB HIGHWAY HANDICAP (1200 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
NIC’S VENDETTA Nice tall leggy gelding here. Coat in good order. Should run well 1st
SUNCRAZE the horse to beat here with strong form lines for a highway race. Looks fit 2nd
LOVES A HASSLE poor moving type this. Shuffler 9th
MARCO MAN In really good order this horse. Parades much better than price suggests. Should be competitive 7th
SALESMAN Been up on the toe in the yard here using bit to much energy 3rd
ACADEMY HILL Deep into its prep here and holding condition very well. 6th
SONIC GIRL Best of the roughies here, looks a healthy horse 10th
BUDDY HONEST Nope, coat plain and not focusing 4th
MAGIC BENETEAU Strange looking horse, quite heavy set horse, don’t like 8th
LEICA’S LASS SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
ON THE FIDDLE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
EMPYREAN SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
REVENUE Plain, fit but plain 5th
Race 6 – 2:30PM MCGRATH ESTATE AGENTS HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
CADOGAN Rock hard fit this horse. Moves well and focused 12th
SPENDING TO WIN Massive fan of this horse and I’ll be following after today. About 90% fit and getting tad warm late in the yard 2nd
ALLUVION Very edgy in the yard. Will improve with this run under its belt 8th
LEGERITY SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
FAITH’S ENCORE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
MEGA MALL SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
SUSPENDERS Really good order this horse. Looks the fittest and coat in excellent condition 7th
WALK RIGHT IN Nice style of horse this, good in the coat however shows my key behavioral negative 11th
KINGS OF LEON Really well put together horse, strong hind quarter. Nowhere near peak fitness yet. 1st
LAUNCH CODE Very forward, nice style of horse. Not 100% relaxed with the double handlers 9th
ARGENT D’OR Athletic wet track type of horse, others better 5th
PARLAY VOUS (NZ) Strong horse this. I would prefer on a bigger track than today. This run will bring it on 3rd
DIFFICULT TO GET Relaxed, moving well, fit, no major knocks 4th
SECOND STEP Didn’t rate this when assessing form however the horse does parade in pretty good order here 6th
ONCE MORE A LADY Fat 10th
Race 7 – 3:10PM TAB.COM.AU HANDICAP (1600 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
COLOUR CHARGE SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
OLD NORTH Getting hard to catch this gelding. Nice big long striding gelding. This is the best he has looked this prep 5th
LIAPARI (NZ) Top selection here continuing to parade in excellent order. Looks great 1st
SO WILLIE Back to this distance suits. Has actually put on some condition since I saw last. Good order and moves well 2nd
OLYMPIC ACADEMY Not fit yet and coat has a lot of improvement to come 6th
ZAYAM (FR) Improved 3 lengths between runs, big strong gelding 7th
GOLD AMBITION (NZ) Looks fit this horse but not really light on its feet. Not for me 3rd
HEAVENLY ANNA Training off now… 4th
Race 8 – 3:50PM SCHWEPPES HANDICAP (1100 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
EMBLEY Still very big in condition, needs a couple runs 6th
YOUR WAY (NZ) Was super keen on this horse until it paraded. Looks forward yet hasn’t relaxed for a second in the yard 10th
HURRARA Needs a couple of runs 12th
SANGIOVESE top selection from the yard here. Looks very fit and healthy. Parading better than the favourite 5th
SECRET TRAIL Holding condition well. Looks healthy in the coat and super relaxed 2nd
LAST WITNESS Fat 4th
HOT HIT Looks a very fit horse however displays one slight behavioral negative for mine 3rd
ISORICH Still has improvement to come in his coat 1st
ESGRIMIDOR Still fat 11th
ALLEZ CHIVAL Best this horse has looked in quite some time. 9th
I CAN ROCK Needs a rock hard track this horse, looks healthy in the coat but needs this run 8th
EMINENT DUKE Fat 7th
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Race 9 – 4:30PM TAB HANDICAP (1300 METRES)
Horse Notes Finishing Position
HOLLYWOOD BOUND Still carrying fair bot of condition. Needs a couple runs 12th
MURAQABA SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
PETROSSIAN Value runner in the race who parades in better condition than most. In a race where most of these need the run, this horse is fit 1st
BRAZEN Big gelding this, nice style of horse that has returned in good order however is looking for further 14th
SPY DECODER (NZ) Quite fat 10th
DUBAIINSTYLE (NZ) Returned in good order. Hasn’t raced since September last year but from the 1st up horses looks to be one of the more forward runners 8th
FRANCESCO Should run well, shown good improvement between runs. Has some improvement still left to come 4th
MEINER FRECCIA (JPN) Condition wise looks reasonably forward however not focusing in the mourning yard 13th
IMANUI Have a lot of time for this horse. Nice big strong gelding however is a couple runs short of being at peak fitness 3rd
KELVINSIDE Has a belly on it so needs this run under its belt 11th
MIAMI DADE Needs a couple of runs to be considered fit 15th
PHILOSOPHY SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
NAT KING CU Has the wooly winter coat on however looks in good order, just outside my top numbers 2nd
NONPAREIL Possibly the fittest horse in the race, looks set to run well here 4th
TIME OUT OF MIND Looks ok from a fitness perspective but another not focusing well in the yard 7th
EXCITED PRINCE Cant remember seeing this horse carry so much condition, no 9th
KNOW HOW Still has natural improvement to come and quite edgy in the yard 6th
ROLSTON SCRATCHED SCRATCHED
HORSES TO FOLLOW IMANUI AND KINGS OF LEON

 

 

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