20170413 – Mandurah Thursday

“Blue Print Lad overcomes box eight”

Southern River based trainer Greg Martin has done a terrific job with Blue Print Lad who tonight won his tenth race from a career spanning 48 starts. It’s not easy to win from the pink box in high grades over 405m but after a nice jump he settled second at the first turn and in a position to win. The North Yunderup based Cheeky Two (24kg) led from box two but Blue Print Lad (30kg) was only a length away at the first turn and at half way was shading his much smaller rival. Turning for home he dashed away and while Cheeky Two soldiered on Blue Print Lad prevailed by more than a length in 22.82. Stockholm hit the line hard to finish third for David Magistro. All ten lifetime victories have resulted over the 405m distance for Blue Print Lad and his career earnings have now surpassed $26,000.

HOUNDS TO FOLLOW :

Race 1 Number 1 TOPLINE KHALEESI : Ran a bold race and hit the line powerfully. Is ready to win.

Race 4 Number 3 SKYTHER MONELLI : Improved at box rise and went on with it, running a swift 22.83.

Ryan Levitzke (commentator)