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Horses To Follow (NSW) - Blackbookers from Saturday's New South Wales racing

Ric Chapman in Blackbookers 19 Nov 2018
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Saturday racing in New South Wales produces several blackbookers to take forward into coming weeks and we pick out the best each week.

From winners of feature races to unlucky loses and first up gallopers outrunning expectations, we select three or four horses each week to add to your blackbook from New South Wales' Saturday racing.

Here are some horses to put in your blackbook: 

Horses to follow from Rosehill on November 17

You just had to be taken by the effort of this horse first up here. Training wise - take a bow Kim Waugh. To get this bloke to win first up over 1900m in Open grade is a stunning effort. And to the horse himself, so much guts shown to hold off Abdon who had a charmed run.

This bloke was backed to win this firming from $21 to start $14 and would have been shorter had betting continued. And what a great run first up to finish 2nd. He is better known as a stayer yet sat just behind the speed here over 1400m and ground home impressively. Clearly is back better than ever and will win a race or two this campaign.

Little stakes winning mare who has shown nothing in past 2 years of racing. Looked a world beater winning the Gimcrack Stakes on debut as a baby, but stakes level is above her as an older mare. This grade isn't and at $21 she was the eye-catcher in this BM 94 race coming from a hopeless position about 14 lengths off a hot pace and winding up 4th. Keep an eye on in this BM level henceforth.

Horses to follow from Rosehill on November 10

Terrific run at first start in several months. Was ridden aggressively to lead in a strong mares BM 88 and was still there inside the distance over 1500m. Has won at 2500m so you'd imagine she will take a great deal of benefit from this run and as summer looms and the races get a little easier, she may be one to back and back again.

This bloke won and did it the hard way driving clear with speed at the 600m and just kept going. It wasn't the fact he only beat a BM 78 field, it was how. Carrying 60kg and running 2.03 for the 2000m and the last 600m in 35.73sec. These are stats that ear mark him a pretty fair race horse, maybe even open grade. His target is the Gr 2 Villiers and off this run, he would be a great light weight hope.

This may come back to haunt me because he is an unreliable race horse, but I liked the fact he carried 60kg here, first up from a long break, and was taken out of his racing pattern by being ridden hard to be on pace from the outset. That's an old Tommy Smith trick - first up make 'em run really hard to get fit. He is a sit back charge race horse normally. Look for him in BM 80 or so grade hence forth.

Horses to follow from Rosehill on November 3

Terrific debut. He sat back in 4th to the bend, then came with a rush and looked likely to run over the very smart TIME TO REIGN before that experienced unbeaten star found energy reserves again. This will set Jonah, who is trained by Team Snowden, up for better things and bigger pay days. Looks progressive.

Wow! Simply wow. Looked like he'd been racing for 2 years or so such was the professional and explosive manner in which he chimed in then raced away. But it was just his 2nd start in a race! Might be top shelf and looks destined for Gr 1 status.

This was perhaps the biggest run of the day. Sat well back and had to weave a passage between runners, which didn't go so well. She was badly hampered at the 300m and momentum was halted. I was on the winner Schubert but I watched this mare, his stablemate, very closely and she was without a doubt desperately unlucky. Will be winning that same BM 78 grade and higher soon!

Horses to follow from Randwick on October 20

He may not be the best of the juveniles in the land, but he certainly looks extremely promising. He is by Exceed And Excel and he finished 2nd on debut in this race, beaten nearly 3 lengths by She Will Reign's little brother. Both horses look particularly smart but what I loved about Bivouac was the fact he came from behind, on track throwing up mud, and he came home along the inside which was many lengths slower.

It is unlike a Gai and Adrian trained galloper to take so long to find form, but this bloke has been a work in progress. And kudos to connections for keeping him going. In this he really showed he was ready to step up and win a low key stakes race soon. He was on pace, run at a gruelling tempo on wet ground, and kept finding all the way to the line to finish 2nd. He's at best a BM 74 rated horse so should get in with nothing on his back in next few races.

This son of Snitzel has now had 3 starts, and this was his first stakes win. Wont be his last. Should be undefeated - boasts 2 wins and an unlucky 2nd when beaten a short half head on debut. Showed here he can run on wet ground too. Sat back and accelerated to win this one with authority. Might develop into a special race horse

Horses to follow from Randwick on October 13

Newcastle trained filly who was having just 4th start, and first at stakes level. Connections hit a home run and she flew from last on bend, loving the mud, to grab 2nd. Had won a maiden up the line start prior so natural progression seems outstanding. That's the hallmark of a progressive racehorse.

Will head to Melbourne for Spring Carnival riches after this incredible bold front-running display. Just took off from gate rise, assumed the lead with good weight, controlled tempo and exploded away....first up over a mile. Oddly enough I think Flemington will suit him. He's very fast and tough.

Very professional, game Godolphin galloper. Resumed here in the mud and got home so strongly out wide for 2nd. Only a BM 77 galloper at present, but he's still a colt so they must consider him very promising. Watch hence forth.

Horses to follow from Randwick on October 6

Wow. This bloke won like a star Gr 1 performer in the making. I was just sooo impressed with how strong he was in the mud late. No surprise to see him become a leading 3YO light. May well even get 1600m at elite level too.

Beaten nearly 6 lengths in Gr 1 Spring Champion Stakes but was the 2nd filly home. Is raw and new to the game of racing, this being just her 3rd race start, but she has wheels. Can muster late and should develop into a genuine Gr 1 Oaks prospect.

Looks a pretty handy mare in the making. Has had just 10 runs, this being her 10th and she found stride out wide late to finish off nicely. Is a genuine BM 78 to BM 90 athlete and suited up to about 1600m. Love the way she tries down the running.

Horses to follow from Randwick September 29

Wow. If you have a Black Book, underline the name of this Godolphin 2YO filly. For her to finish 4th after the checks and the bashing she copped all the way, speaks volumes for her natural, raw ability. She might be very, very smart this one. Can't wait to back her next start.
There is a good race, probably a Group 2 race, on the horizon and very soon for this bloke. This was his 3rd run this time up, and all of them have been meritorious, but this one said, 'OK back me next start. I'm ready'. He flew late into 4th spot behind Ace High. Will beat that horse and many more next time they meet and is yet another Chris Waller stayer with super talent.

Off a natural fitness and improvement curve, combined with her raw talent and astonishing finishing ability, this filly looks likely to win the Oaks. Or at the very least some Gr 1 race over the upcoming carnival. She chimed in with amazing power late to fail here by a nostril. Trainer Mark Newnham has a special filly in this girl.

Horses to follow from Rosehill on September 22

This is a Godolphin 3YO, very lightly raced, and is talented. Needed the run first up when not sighted, then came with a rush from the tail of the field here for an impressive 3rd. That just said, "I'm ready in my age group." I'll be getting on when next she races. Up to 1500m is her best trip.

Lightweight Cups hope. Can really stay and as she showed yesterday over 1500m at stakes level, she can acceletrate well too. Looked a little unlucky when 2nd up and placed here. Much better suited when trips increase.

Interesting horse this one. He has a powerful turn of foot late and showed it here when out wide he really mustered late for 2nd. He's probabloy a legit BM 90 horse and you'd think he would have to improve after this impressive hit out. Japanese bred, German raced before came here, nut now here, he's about to make his mark. Looks very effective up to 1600m.

Horses to follow from Randwick on September 15

Darren Flindell the race caller said, "Santos was in prison down the straight." No truer words ever said. Missed kick, raced with mouth open all way, then stopped in his tracks when trying to push out. Certainty beaten. Good galloper who wins next start.

Smart mare who hit line with gusto to grab 2nd in her race. Is going to get better next run now she is fitter and extra trip will be a blessing too. Light weight Cups hope. 

Bush mare who resumed in town here in a 1000m Highway and run was not just stunning time, but proper Saturday city class time. She may be a lot better than country grade this one. Just 5th start in a race. 

Horses to follow from Randwick on September 8

Potential superstar who suffered first defeat when resuming here. But he should have won and probably wins every race he runs in this campaign from now on.

I was taken by his effort. Under a crushing weight against Gr 1 opposition, and on a track he clearly didnt like racing on, he kept batting away to grab 3rd. Is going to make his presence felt from now on.

Resumed from spell and just exploded late between runners to win. That was the run of a potential top liner. Very impressive late race acceleration.

Horses to follow from Randwick on September 1

This is a Godolphin 3YO, very lightly raced, and in fact this was only his 2nd start. He was near last early, while first up mind you over 1300m, yet showed nerve, talent and will-to-win as he scraped paint to finish off very encouragingly to wind up 2nd. Could be one of those smokies who just keep getting better and better every run and as the distances increase.

This was the run of a horse headed to Cups glory. Maybe not any big Gr 1 Cups but something like the Newcastle Cup in a few weeks wouldn't be out of his reach. Is getting fitter and stronger with every run and loomed to win today before tiring last 75m. You'll get your money back soon enough.

An interesting horse this one. Terrific run here when resuming to finish 3rd in solid, and fast last 600m run to the line. Carried 60kg and on that run, with say 2 lengths natural improvement as he tightens up, he will look a great light weight shot in any of the big upcoming handicaps. Is pretty honest nowadays. Best trips appear 1600 to 2000m.

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