Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing

Gai & Adrian TV 26th August 2021

Please click play below for some footage of our weekend runners along with Adrian's thoughts on their chances.

 

 

IN THE CONGO is second-up in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes at Kembla on Saturday with jockey Tim Clark in the saddle. With the likes of Group 1 winners Stay Inside and Captivant in the field, it's by far his toughest assignment to date. However, we're hopeful that with  the benefit of a run under his belt he can put up a career best effort to give them something to think about. 

At Goulburn on the same day, STATE CAPITAL and EMERALD BAY take each other on in the 3 Year Old Maiden Handicap. STATE CAPITAL would prefer a drier track, so we'll assess the conditions prior to scratchings before arriving at a decision for him. EMERALD BAY ran a brilliant race when placing second first-up against a race fit rival, and whilst she might be more effective on a dry track we're hopeful she's got the talent to go very close.  ANOTHERTHINKCOMIN' is another we're on weather watch for, as he certainly likes to hear his hooves rattle. He's a possible for the Benchmark 64 Handicap over 1400 metres, but he also has other race options should the conditions be too testing. 

At Wyong on Sunday, recent Newcastle winner PERFECT RADIANCE steps up to 2100 metres for the first time in the Wyong Cup Prelude. She's unexposed at middle distances, so we think there's further improvement to come. PRINCESS AMIRA has a couple of options, and she looks ready to peak third-up. ALUMNA has performed creditably in town in her last two starts, and this step back in trip and drop to provincial grade should see her be highly competitive. 

Finally, and perhaps most exciting of all for some, is SOCIAL ELEMENT who lines up in the $350,000 Grand National at Ballarat on Sunday. He's taken all before him this preparation, winning all four of his starts over the steeples. His jumping has improved with each occasion, and whilst the big weight and step up to 4500 metres requires a career best he's a talented horse who we think is capable of rising to the challenge. 

 
 

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Gai & Adrian TV 26th August 2021

Gai & Adrian TV 26th August 2021

Join Adrian as he spins through our weekend runners, including IN THE CONGO, SOCIAL ELEMENT and more.  


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