Trackwork video 05/05/2017


Cantered one lap of the small all-weather track.
Trainer Tony Cruz said: “I’m very happy with him, he’s ready, and if the rain stays away he’s got a big chance.”


Cantered one lap of the small all-weather track.
Jockey Brett Prebble said: “He’s had enough chances this year to show us and he hasn't been able to do it but he’s been a model of consistency and I feel that it is still there, I reckon there’s a better run in him.”


Both horses cantered one lap of the main all-weather track.
Trainer John Moore said: “I’m happy with all of mine, they’re ready to go and I’m looking forward to it.”


Worked on the turf course, running 800m in 54.3s (31.2, 23.1)
Mark Westgate, assistant to trainer Sir Michael Stoute, said: “He's had a brilliant week, taken it all in his stride. We were happy with his work this morning, the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle and he's ready to rumble.”


Worked on the turf course, running 1200m in 1m22.3s (31.3, 29.2, 21.8). The Ed Walker-trained four-year-old wore blinkers in his work and will carry them for the first time, in a race, on Sunday. Raceday jockey Karis Teetan was aboard this morning and the colt's workout was delayed until 9.30 am as Teetan, after riding in the final of this morning's three barrier trials, had to shower and clear all quarantine protocols.

Walker said: “I was happy with his work. The horse is fresh and bright. He moved well and did it pretty comfortably. Karis (Teetan) said he gave him a good feel and rode like a nice horse.

“We're under no illusions about the task he faces and Rapper Dragon is a worthy favourite but we believe Stormy (Antarctic) is a seriously good horse in his own right and he has been twice Group 1-placed. We're taking a bit of a gamble with the blinkers first time on Sunday but they've had a positive effect on him at home and hopefully will bring out his best come raceday.”

Karis Teetan said: “He felt really strong underneath me, he stretched out well and he seems to be in great shape. I think the blinkers suit him, he takes everything in so they helped him to focus.”

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(videos of May 3 and 4 will be available on May 5)

Key Dates

  • March 20 - Free entries close
  • April 10 - Supplementary entries close
  • May 4 - Declarations to run