Time for the 3-year-old turbo charged sprinters and this is one race I am really looking forward to, with some amazing colts on show.2 stables have 3 horses entered each so will be a battle for the others to make inroads into these 2 stables.
Last season’s Final
Last years winner was running against the very best of both sexes.
Won by Induana’s Phuza, winning by just a head on a heavy dirt surface, Induana spent the season running in qualifiers and through the grades, including a $15 claimer!! Form going into the race was not the best on show, but he showed he handled the mud the best, coming from off the pace.
|RACE DATE||TRACK||DISTANCE||SURFACE||RACE TYPE|
|12/22/2020||Calder DD||6f = 1200m||Turf Firm||Digital Downs Sprint Championship 3yo Colts|
Taylorsgreatsong from Taylorandtaryn
Last race: Bel 6f Dirt Good – DDSQ 5th
This Colt, with highly desirable bloodlines, has amassed almost $1million in earnings, winning 4 Stakes races in 36 runs. Those 36 runs have all been at 3, so a very extensive campaign, but shown his ability and love for running with his earnings and form throughout this season. More suited on dirt, his form is still decent on the green, but others may be more specialised at this highest level.
Opal Buck from Taylorandtaryn
Last race: Bel 6f Dirt Fast – DDRQ 2nd
Second entry for Taylorandtaryn and wow, what a horse!!!! Sprint, Classic, Staying, it doesn’t matter to Opal Buck, winning almost half his races over the 3 distances, earning over $1.3 Million along the way.
Comes into this in great form, out of the money just once in his last 17 races and all at the highest level, including group 1 Turkey and Preakness.
I really can’t see any chinks in the armour of this one, and one horse that we really look back on wish we hadn’t gelded!!
Tokyo Lights from Galloping Ghost
Last race: Bel 6f Dirt Fast – DDRQ 1st
Another proving that top bloodlines bring rewards and this time ungelded!!
Amazing form coming into this race winning 3 of his last 5 races, all 3 qualifiers, including over this trip and surface. Very lightly raced for a 3-year-old, remaining in form at exactly the right time. Tokyo Lights will be right on the pace and if others fall too far behind it will be a hopeless task passing him as he isn’t stopping for anyone
Taylorsexcellentboy from Taylorandtaryn
Last race: Cal 4f Dirt Fast – fAlw 1st
The third horse for Taylorandtaryn, who has 3 of the top 4 qualifiers this season. A huge achievement.
Bloodlines again of the highest calibre. Consistent without being prolific at the highest level, but almost all his best results have been on dirt and again, at this high level, small details matter and others that prefer turf have an advantage. Cannot see him being in the money, considering the competition even within his own stable.
Sweet Kelso from Flip Farms
Last race: Cal 6f Turf Firm – fAlw 7th
2nd in this season’s eliminator, Sweet Kelso continued his form throughout this season, winning 3 qualifiers to get into this final, from just 8 runs. Form looks to have taken a slight downturn recently, finishing a disappointing 7th over surface and distance last race in an allowance. Will be a tough ask, but finals are meant to be hard
Liverpool Tornado from Anfield Road
Last race: Bel 6f Dirt Fast – DDSQ 3rd
Another lovely, bred Colt and the first of three runners for the Scouse git. 10 runs in qualifiers to get here, winning 2. Preference for turf is an advantage over some of the field and recent form gives him a chance of place money
Crying Bob from Dynamo
Last race: Bel 7f Turf Firm – fOpenAlwDD 2nd
Lightly raced 3-year-old has won half of its runs including two $20k claimers at the start of the season. Showed great ratings in those claimers and Dynamo decided to step up to stakes races with great success, winning 3 qualifiers from just 9 runs. Great form against many of these at 6F Turf and will coming from a long way back to try to run these down.
Dazzling Glory from Anfield Road
Last race: Bel 6f Dirt Fast – DDSQ 2nd
Started life at the lower levels of racing, working his way up to stakes. Soon made his mark winning his first qualifier. Running 11 times in quallies, he won just the once, but several places. Best form on dirt, so like a few others cannot see him getting near the elite here
Sweet Mick from Sweet Stables
Last race: SA 7f Dirt fast – DDCQ 6th
Very lightly raced this season with just 14 runs, winning 1 qualifying race along his campaign. Hasn’t set the world alight like some others here and ratings for recent races seems to confirm this. Deserves his place as does every other horse, but see him struggling with this class of field.
Total Chaos from Anfield Road
Last race: Bel 6f Dirt Good – DDSQ 7th
The third runner from Anfield Road and probably his least likely winner. Started his 3 year life with 3 allowance wins in a row, then upped to stakes class where he has struggled in all fairness, running 8 times without winning, his best effort was 2nd over 7f on dirt. And there lies the issue again, can he run on turf?
He will be in front, but only for the first few strides!! After that he is going to struggle to keep up with this field.