I’m getting really fond of the little, gritty, Oaks filly Blind Luck. Taking all the mud in her face, trailing the field, as is her custom, and just powering by the rest of the field… wasn’t sure she had enough racetrack, and boy, it was close! I didn’t think she won, till I saw the replay and then I knew. It was a heart pounding finish, by a truly good filly.
Reigning turf champion Gio Ponti came back to his winning ways by winning the Gr 1 Man O War for the second time, despite having to close into a very slow pace. A tense moment around the 8th pole, but when he had racing room, it was all over.
And Trappe Shot. Another visually impressive race, in tight down the backside, squeezing up the rail, and winning really quite easily in his first attempt around two turns. This is an exciting 3 year old. Kiaran McLaughlin calls him a special colt.
Not a day to make money, but a day to enjoy some true quality performances