-by Anfield Road
Previous Winner: RACE NOT RUN
With just 2 outstanding runners, this race is open to all the field to push for the money. All bar one horse running off 126lb makes it very interesting and a challenge to pick the winners!
4 yr Rubis Preacherman Ranch Hamburg 4 - 4 - 2 - 6 – 6
Recently acquired from the Stable manager, Rubi only had to run in 1 qualli to get a bonus for this horse. A 4-year-old already run in 36 races with just 3 wins shows how difficult he has found it at this level. Never far away, but agonisingly always falls short. Having owned this horse, I was always under the impression he just didn’t have the desire or heart to get his nose in front. He will be there about, close, but no cigar!!
8 yr Fantastic Light Nemesis Stud 2 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 3
A very likeable horse, which is unfortunately gelded,
so this will be his last race. As with all stalwarts, we all wish for that final hooray and I feel he still has the class to complete this mission. With only an additional 2lb on his back I see no reason for him to falter against a field he has beaten on a few occasions this season. Such a shame his best form comes at the end of his career, but looking back, he has mixed with the best horses this site has to offer.
5 yr Awesome Venture Nemesis Stud 7 - 1 - 3 - 6 – 3
Second from the top stable of Nemesis Stud. A decent run last time out shows she is capable of putting in a good performance. She will be toward the front all the way and if things drop right she has a small squeak at winning but more realistic for the places.
5 yr Union City Blues Nemesis Stud 6 - 4 - 1 - 6 – 4
Very similar to Awesome Venture and from the same stable. Always there about without taking charge. Runs the complete opposite to the mentioned horse in that she loves to remain at the rear and use the final 2 sections to close. Her finishes are under 12 seconds, which means she usually runs out of track at the line. May be worth trying 1600 for her in the future
4 yr Claires Zoomer Rubi Rocks 6 - 5 - 7 - 2 – 3
Decent enough in graded races but struggles at this level. Looks a better turf horse but earnt the right to be in the final. Again, can’t see her troubling the main protagonists.
8 yr Energetic Chant Black Cat Racing 3 - 5 - 3 - 2 – 5
Another 8year old that seems to have found life at the top end of his career easier than the beginning. Very competitive in this year’s qualifying races, and although only 5th last time out he was only half a length away, so given a better ride or a little more luck in running he could well be in the reckoning at the line. Looking at his sections, I can’t help but think he struggles with the final 200M and loses his races there, so he needs to save a little to get anything from this.
8 yr Wind Energy Black Cat Racing 6 - 2 - 3 - 1 – 5
Yet again, another nice horse finding his hooves at the twilight of his career. Results of 3rd, 2nd and then 1st in 3 quallies show he has to be respected and one of the favourites for thus race. Wind energy is going to lead all the way and pray the finishing line comes before the onslaught!! His 3 races show his final splits of exactly 12 seconds, meaning he holds his form all the way to the line and it will be up to the others to finish faster than him!!