Racing Team on track
By Jonny Turner
Check out footage White Robe Lodge Racing Team at Wednesday's jumpouts on YouTube at https://youtu.be/BskUiF_fAh8
White Robe Lodge's racing team showed their racetrack resumptions were on target with strong performances at the Wingatui jumpouts on Wednesday.
Trainers Brian and Shane Anderton had a bumper team of 15 runners entered across six heats.
Star sprinter-miler Raise You Ten showed he was ready to take advantage of the softening of tracks over winter with a good open heat win over 800m.
The Raise The Flag 6yr-old went to the line nicely to score comfortably for rider Courtney Barnes.
Our Teddy Boy, who won in just his second start for the Anderton stable at Wingatui in February, finished well down the outer to take third.
Montserrat trailed his stablemates home in fourth.
Crispin looked ready to add to her three career wins with a stylish win for rider Corey Campbell in another 800m open heat.
Campbell sat quietly on the Raise The Flag 6yr-old, who held off her opponents easily after leading throughout.
Heberite made his first public appearance since May of last year in the same heat.
The Raise The Flag 5yr-old enjoyed a quiet trial, running fourth after settling in behind the pace.
Katrina Marie was another smart winner for Corey Campbell.
The Ghibellines 3yr-old unwound strongly for nice win in a 1000m maiden heat.
Joemar followed her stablemate home in third, running home well after settling in behind the pace.
Satin Guru, Slammer and The Man chased tearaway leader, Macron, home in a 1000m open heat.
Satin Guru and Slammer went to the line strongly, making ground on the leader in the straight, to finish second and third, respectively.
The Man was close behind them in fourth.
Londonderry Air, Raise You Five, Chookies Girl and Dante Fire were all looking for much further than the 1000m of their open heat.
The quartet unwound strongly in the straight in a hit out that will bring on their match fitness.
Maidens Arroyo, Monferrina, Shaker and Step Son stepped out over 800m.
Arroyo ran in to second in a bunched finish, just ahead of Shaker in third.
Monferrina was also close up at the line in fourth with little room to move in the straight.
Step Son trailed his stablemates in.
Two of the Anderton stable's 3yr-olds got their barrier certificates before having a hit-out alongside each other at Wednesday's jumpouts.
A Makfi filly from Zerpour mare, Zerperfluous, matched motors with a Ghibellines filly from Scaredee Cat mare, Grigio.
Shane Anderton said he would monitor the recovery of the team before making any decisions on when they would resume at the races.
Some of Wednesday's runners may head to the upcoming Riccarton meetings.
The majority were likely to be aimed at next month's Ascot Park meeting on July 17.
Heat 1 Maiden 600m
1st= Makfi - Zerperfluous filly
1st= Ghibellines - Grigio filly
Heat 2 Maiden 800m
6th Step Son
Heat 3 Open 800m
Heat 4 Open 800m
1st Raise You Ten
3rd Our Teddy Boy
Heat 5 Maiden 1000m
1st Katrina Marie
Heat 6 Open 1000m
3rd Londonderry Air
4th Raise You Five
5th Chookie's Girl
6th Dante Fire
Heat 7 Open 1000m
2nd Satin Guru
4th The Man