Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing

Saturday 9th NOVEMBER – ROSEHILL

Rail: +3m Entire

FALCON ISLAND (Race 2, 2.35pm, 1800m, No.2, jockey Tommy Berry, 58kg)

Falcon Island (Harbour Watch/Strathspey) five-year-old gelding. Falcon Island has been freshened up since leading all the way on his last start to win the Coonamble Cup when shouldering 61kg. He carries 3kg fewer on Saturday and has drawn an ideal barrier in 2. From here he can dictate the sectionals at his leisure and kick for the win. We know he is very tough to pass when he’s in front and his resilient attitude will always stand him in good stead. This race represents another step up for him but we are very confident of a bold showing. Winning chance.

READY TO PROPHET (Race 7, 4.40pm, 1400m, No.8 jockey Christian Reith, 57kg)

Ready To Prophet (Smart Missile/Ready To Live) four-year-old mare. Ready To Prophet ran a fantastic race last time and showed a very willing attitude to battle hard up the home straight. She is up in distance this time but as a winner over 1350 metres, that doesn’t hold any concerns. We know she has good early speed to overcome her wide barrier and she should be able to get to the front and dictate the sectionals at her leisure before kicking for the win. It’s a competitive race, but she’s an admirable and consistent mare and we are very confident of a bold showing. Each way chance.

VINICUNCA (Race 7, 4.40pm, 1400m, No.13 apprentice Robbie Dolan, 53kg)

Vinicunca (I Am Invincible/Xandretta) three-year-old filly. Vinicunca has returned to us in Sydney in good order and has been working very well. She ran very well first up where lots of things didn’t go her way and with that experience under her belt, she looks well placed to run a big race on Saturday. She has drawn an ideal barrier in 2 and if she jumps on terms, she will be able to establish a prominent position where she can make her own luck and not rely on the gaps appearing at the right time. She is a filly we think the world of and she has an abundance of talent. We are very confident that she can get her preparation back on track in this race. Winning chance.

 

Saturday 9th NOVEMBER – GEELONG

Rail: +4m Entire

TEPARIO (Race 5, 3.47pm, 1418m, No.11, jockey Zac Spain, 58.5kg)

Tepario (Pierro/Demanding Miss) four-year-old mare. Tepario has been a model of consistency this preparation with a win and two seconds next to her name. She steps back up to just beyond 1400 metres for the first time since her debut run but this doesn’t hold any concerns for us. She has the speed to overcome her wide barrier and once she gets to the front she will be well placed to dictate the sectionals at her leisure. Her turn of foot over this slightly longer distance is a big asset as she should be able to kick off the home turn and get them into trouble in behind. It’s her first time racing the Melbourne way but she has acclimatised very pleasingly and we are very confident heading into the run. Winning chance.

SCHOLARLY (Race 6, 4.30pm, 1518m, No.6 jockey Zac Spain, 57kg)

Scholarly (High Chaparral/Keep Thinking) six-year-old gelding. Scholarly is having his first run after a 7-week let up but we know he is fit and well. He has really come into himself in the last 7-10 days and I couldn’t be happier with him. He looks a picture and everyone that rides him is full of praise. He has very good early speed which will allow him to cross over to the lead and make his own luck from the front. We know he has form over distances further than this, so whatever he achieves on Saturday he will only improve from as he stretches out over further this preparation. We are confident of a big run on Saturday and we look forward to seeing him perform. Each way chance.

 

Saturday 9th NOVEMBER – WYONG

Rail: +9M, 1100M-WP, +6M REMAINDER

TIME STAMP (Race 1, 12.19pm, 2100m, No.5 jockey Blake Spriggs, 59kg)

Time Stamp (Tapit/Hour Glass) four-year-old gelding.  Time Stamp is a thoroughly likeable gelding who possesses a wonderful attitude. He reverts in trip having failed to strongly see out the 2400 metres last time and based on the style with which he won over 2000 metres, this trip looks ideal for him. He’s well placed in barrier 3 to jump out and make his luck from the front and we know he’s very difficult to pass once he’s kicked for the line. We are very confident that he can return to winning ways.