It’s Kindergarten time at Callaghan Park Friday 04/11: By Tony McMahon
Published 3 November 2022
It’s kindergarten time at Rockhampton’s Callaghan Park races tomorrow Friday, November 4.
Let me explain!
That’s a light hearted reference to the first appearance of the babies – 2YO’s contesting the first races for their age group at the track this season.
While lucks a lottery in horse racing, it’s even more so in juvenile races when most of the contestants are first starters.
Without the luxury of numbers such as the Mishani brigade which has sized up Brisbane 2YO races so far this season, only six young males will contest the $44,500 Breeders Plate (1050m) at 2.12pm.
On paper it seems a fairly open affair with five local debutants and the one experienced racer, I Am Thor from Ryan Tyrell and Tom Button’s SEQ stable.
While, I Am Thor only had the one start for a 10.8l last at Eagle Farm on October 15, he will be all the better for the race experience.
What’s more, the winner of that race Mishani Renegade has subsequently capped the form.
Tips have been doing the rounds all week in Rocky for the five first starters so betting moves will be of interest.
Keen form students can go to the RJC and Callaghan Park social media sites to appraise the barrier trial and jump-out videos of late, showing the newcomers in action.
As is becoming the trend in the jockeying ranks, the females have greater numbers in their division of the 2YO Breeders Plate.
Eight fillies will strut their stuff under race conditions for the first time.
At the trials at Callaghan Park, Sheza Ready and I’m Pinker have looked good.
Once again video research could be the way to work.
However, respect the Tyrell-Button trained Pacific Harbour which would not be running if it had not of demonstrated natural ability.
After all it is over 700km to get from their Canungra training base to Callaghan Park.
The afternoon’s best bet appears as the Garnet Taylor trained Bold Enforcer (Race 6 – TAB 1).
Racing commences at Callaghan Park at 12.57pm.