Don't Leave Me Out continued his winning streak on Friday night at Canterbury. He came through his Gosford run in great order and Joe picked out the 1100m Evening Star race as an ideal second up assignment.

From barrier 6, jockey Corey Brown secured a position in the first half of the field behind the $2.05F Tonsor. Corey continued to stalk the favourite around the bend and into the straight. At the 200m, Corey got moving on Don't Leave Me Out who worked up to the favourite to fight out the finish. The final stages were very exciting; the Terravista colours came rolling down the outside and Don't Leave Me Out soared to the line with half a length to spare.

Congratulations to his connections Mr M J Ryan, Mr P W Callaghan, Mrs J M Callaghan, Mrs H E Couper, Mr N B Couper, Mrs S H Robinson, Mr G J Robinson, Mr S A Krslovic, Mr A Zizic, Mr I G Cornell, Mrs J I Cornell, Mr G R Willmott.

 

Paulo Pace was the first of the Saturday runners to salute at Newcastle the following day. His first up run was with full of merit. He was green in the running but took great benefit from the run.


In the Newcastle parade ring, the 3 year old son of Epaulette looked a picture of health. He had tightened up since his first up run and was second favourite in the market. From barrier 4, jockey Chad Lever didn't hang around and placed the gelding on the speed. Paulo Pace had a great position amongst the leaders on the rail around Newcastle's tight turning track. Approaching the bend, Chad Lever felt for the gelding and Paulo Pace responded by giving a decent kick. By the 200m, Paulo Pace was a clear length in front of the pack and he continued to extend down the straight to win by 1.52L.

Congratulations to his patient owners Mr R C Logozzo, Mrs M Logozzo, Mr J Logozzo, Mr J Logozzo.


Meanwhile at Rosehill, Cyber Intervention was heading down to the gates to line up for the BM78 over 2000m with jockey Tim Clark. The 4 year old by So You Think already had a win on the board this prep when saluting at Randwick over 1800m and the 2000m on the big Rosehill track looked perfect for him.


The field seemed to jump evenly and for the first 200m they were spread right out over the track. The speed eventually rolled forward and Cyber Intervention sat 6th on the rail in the running. As the approached they bend, the pack started to bunch up and Cyber Intervention ended up in a tricky spot with limited room. Jockey Tim Clark had his wits about him coming into the straight and quickly manoeuvred into the middle of the track on the outside of Nahuel. Cyber Intervention had plenty of open ground and had every chance to show his turn of foot. At the 100m, both Cyber Intervention and Nahuel were head on head and fighting out the finish in style. With the winning post in sight, Cyber Intervention knuckled down and went on to win by 0.4L.

Cyber Intervention has given his owners a very thrilling end to the prep. He will now head for a well earned rest and we very much look forward to what he has in store for us next time around. Congratulations to his connections, Mr F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, Mr G V Dick, Mr P Robson, Mr T E O'Callaghan, Mr P G O'Callaghan, Mr B Faulks, Mr B Hendren, Mr A J Driussi.


Alnaas was the last of our three runners for the day when taking her place in final race on the card at Newcastle. Joe had already saddled Paulo Pace to victory early in the day and this mare was no different. Alnaas was coming off a fourth at mid week level so coming to Newcastle on a Saturday was a drop back in grade.


The field jumped and Alnaas settled at the back one off the rail. The first part of the race was run at a genuine speed but as they rolled into the 700m the tempo started to quicken. This suited our mare down to a tee as she started to come wide around the pack coming into the straight. Oakfield Twilight had a solid lead in front and was storming home for the win. However unbeknownst to him, Alnaas was demonstrating lightning speed down the outside and pipped him just before the post.

Congratulations to JW RPM & PJM Kelly on their mare's third career win.





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