The first debut was by Taipa Tiger (Thorn Park – Jumble), who ran 2nd at Woodville on the 15th of March in the Barrelhouse and Bar Juvenile over 1200 metres. The horse was a touch shin sore going into the race and came out of it fully shin sore, so it was a very good effort.
A 3yo type and a strong, long striding horse it was always going to be an advantage to get him to the races as a 2yo, as that experience is invaluable when they return for the spring as a 3yo. He has been turned out for a spell and will be back in the stable by the 1st of June.
The second debut was by The Final Round (Darci Brahma – Soleil Etoile) at Matamata on the 27th of March, also over 1200 metres. He is a horse that has had a few problems along the way, which is why he was debuting as an early autumn 3yo, rather than in the spring. On a track worse than he will appreciate, he settled handy and challenged strongly in the straight, doing his best work late for 2nd. He will step up to 1400 metres for his next start and looks a good chance of winning quickly.
We believe him to be a progressive horse that will continue to improve with maturity and find his best distances between 1600 and 2000 metres.
They both have exciting futures.