Lincoln Fury gets three star rating from Latta - mark him down as a fresh-up bet
Mark down Lincoln Fury as a strong chance to win fresh-up, tips trainer Lisa Latta.
The All Too Hard three-year-old gets top billing of Lincoln Farms’ 11 horses who competed at the Levin jumpouts yesterday, run on a dead 4 track, on a day when three won and most of the team performed with credit.
Lincoln Fury was ridden by Robbie Hannam in his 1000 metre heat and really impressed Latta, scoring his second jumpout win on end.
“He was slow to begin and got back last on the inside. When he switched out, he ran home nicely down the outside to get up and win.
“It was a pleasing jumpout and he is now ready to head to the races. On his two runs this time in, he’ll be hard to beat fresh-up.
“He’s a quiet achiever. Nothing much rattles him.’’
Lincoln Fury, who clocked 59.2 for his gallop, raced twice at two, both times on slow tracks, and ran fourth equal last time in May, but is a much stronger specimen now, says Latta.
Latta had no hesitation in labelling Authentic Charm as her next best performer.
The Per Incanto four-year-old, also ridden by Hannam, won her maiden 1000 metre heat in 60.17, which came as quite a shock to Latta.
“It was really surprising given how big in condition she is. I never thought for a minute she could win.
“I asked Robbie to give her a quiet jumpout. She sat back second last and came through them, running home nicely to win under a decent hold.
“It was a great jumpout. I will see how she comes through it and make a decision on where we will head next with her. But she will definitely need another jumpout or trial as she is carrying so much condition.’’
Authentic Charm’s form line looks bleak, with four unplaced runs in two preps, but Latta says she’s been very immature.
“It’s also a late developing family.’’
Authentic Charm is a half sister to Latta’s top performer Authentic Paddy (11 wins) and up-and-comer The Rippa (three wins).
Lincoln Sky fastest
Latta also liked the run of Savabeel three-year-old Lincoln Sky, who clocked the fastest 1000 metres of the maidens and three-year-olds, running 58.67 for Madan Singh.
“He jumped well, sat second in the running and quickened up nicely at the 200 to go on and win by around three-quarters of a length. He is now ready to head back to the races.’’
Latta says while Lincoln Sky ran last in his debut at Hastings in May, he was a comparative weakling then.
‘We’ve also gelded him and he’s a really professional type now. He only does what you ask him to.’’
Out of the former talented filly Dating, winner of the Ryder Stakes at two and Desert Gold Stakes at three, Lincoln Sky is a brother to Lincoln Farms’ winner Lincoln Star.
Another likely type worth jotting down is Showcasing three-year-old Lincoln Hanover who ran third in his 850 metre heat but could have done a lot better.
“He sat third in the running in the one-one and Robbie never moved on him. He finished third but could have won easily.
“I didn’t want him to have a hard run today.
“He’s always shown a lot. He won a two-year-old trial in May and while he was disappointing first-up you couldn’t read much into that as it was on a July heavy 11 track at Awapuni.
“His coat is still not quite there yet so we will head back to the jumpouts with him on November 28.’’
Lincoln Lane budding stayer
Don’t take much notice of the fact talented grey Lincoln Lane ran only fourth for Tim Johnson in his heat behind Lincoln Fury.
“He sat in the trail on the fence and maintained a nice run to the line to be less than two lengths from the winner,’’ says Latta.
“He is obviously looking for more ground. That run should tidy him up nicely to head to the races over 1400 metres first up.
“But he’s a really big Savabeel, different from some of the other ones John (Street) bought, and he’ll be better with a bit of time and over more ground.’’
Alesha Lincoln is also ready for a race, says Latta, after finishing third for Johnson in her 1000 metre heat.
“She settled back in the running and ran home nicely through them. She is doing everything right and I will now find a 1400 metre race for her first-up.’’
Lincoln’s Secret also put some lacklustre runs in his last campaign behind him when he powered home for fourth in the open 1000 metre heat behind Sweepstake.
“He got back last in the running, run off his feet over the 1000 metres. But he was doing his best work on the line.
“It was good to see him put in a decent jumpout as he has been a bit disappointing on the wet tracks. He obviously needed a better track and is ready to head back to the races now.’’
Lincoln’s Secret won his maiden over a middle distance in March.
The three other Lincoln Farms’ runners Latta lined up will all head back to another jumpout on November 28.
Hurricane Lincoln, a Sacred Falls two-year-old, was a shade slow to begin for Bruce Herd but was soon up and travelling.
“He ran home nicely for third, doing his best work at the line.’’
Two-year-old Platinum Touch was even slower to begin for Johnson and stayed in the rear.
“But I pressure cooked her to get to the jumpout and she will learn a lot from the outing.’’
A Jimmy Choux-Musigny two-year-old also looked in need of more education as he began slowly and made up little ground.
Four-year-old Lincoln Honey, in work with Mike Breslin, was unplaced in Authentic Charm’s heat.
Our runners this week
Monday at Otaki
Authentic Charm, Lincoln Fury, Ajay Lincoln, Alesha Lincoln, Port Lincoln, Master Lincoln, Lincoln Dreamer.
Our runners this week: How our trainer rates them
Saturday at Trentham
Race 1: Platinum Mam’selle
“There appears to be a lot of speed in the race which will suit her pattern of racing which is to get back and finish over the top of them. She has trained on well after her unlucky run at Stratford and is back against her own age group on Saturday in a small field.’’
Race 2: Miss Oahu
“It was a very average ride at Hastings last time which saw her caught four wide in the running. She has trained on well and has good gate speed so we will look to go forward and hopefully end up right behind the speed. I am expecting another bold run from her.’’
Race 3: Platinum Invador
“He has come up with another good draw in three and gets in with a nice weight of 56.5kg. He is up another rating band, however, and this field is a lot stronger field than the one he beat at Otaki. I am very happy with the way he has come through that race and also with his work this week.”
Race 6: Lincoln Sky
“He came through last Saturday’s race really well but I want to see how he does over the rest of the week before committing to a start on Saturday. Madan (Singh) said last week that he felt the horse was looking for a mile as he is so laid back.’’
Race 9: Kamanda Lincoln
“Unfortunately he has drawn wide (18) in the Wellington Cup which means we will probably have to ride him for luck, which is always more difficult in these big races. I am happy with where he is at but we are going to need a magical ride from Sam Collett.’’
Race 10: Father Lenihan
“He galloped well yesterday morning but pulled up sore in his near front. He had a pulse in the foot so we poulticed it for 24 hours and the blacksmith came this morning and said he had a bit of bruising. He was about 95% right today and providing we keep on top of it I am reasonably confident we will get him there on Saturday. If he is not 100% he will be scratched.’’
Race 10: Lincoln Raider
“I’ve engaged Leith Innes to ride him and he has freshened up nicely after his Ellerslie run. After watching that race you can see him bounce off the rail two or three times. I think he is a better horse left alone early and given one clear run at them and that is what we will aim to do on Saturday.’’
News in brief
LOST DREAMS: Dreams Of Platinum has been sold to Australia. The four-year-old mare won one race and placed seven times in 21 starts, earning nearly $35,000.
TOUCH FLAT: Rider Robbie Hannam told stewards he thought Platinum Touch was feeling the effects of her debut run and felt flat after beating only two home at Trentham.