Here’s a Quick Preview – and a prediction – for three exciting three-year-olds poised to kick off their campaigns – when you Pullyoursocksup all should be ShipShape.
Go Racing has a bevvy of exciting three-year-old horses kicking off campaigns under the yoda-like wisdom of Stephen McKee.
Shipshape (Darci Brahma x Shipsterns) will compete in the maiden 3YO 1200 metres worth $10,000 at Pukekohe on Friday.
“Shipshape was an unlucky third on debut, and in only her second start competed in a Stakes race – that’s how high our opinion is of her. She’s drawn barrier 8 and Vinnie Colgan will ride.”
Pullyoursocksup, a Thewayyouare x Grace Park filly was unlucky to draw barrier 19 in the same race and is unlikely to race. There is a good alternative at Waipa on Wednesday in the maiden 3YO 1150 metres.
Stephen has had great success with the family previously– Pullyoursocksup is a full sister to Group 1 placed Prince Mambo. “In her two year-old season Pullyoursocksup raced once for fourth in a very strong field and has trialled well leading into this race.”
Both fillies are being aimed at Group racing at Ellerslie over the Christmas period.
Aussie-bred Quick Preview (Foxwedge x Apercu) is a stayer and will be aimed at the Derby. “He’s on the ballot for Pukekohe on Friday and has drawn nicely, we just need a couple of scratchings. He’s improved immensely from his two-year-old season. He needs harder ground and more distance but Friday would be a good starting off point.”