An exciting day looms for two syndicates this Wednesday, when Pinzano and Passing Shot both make their race day debuts at Counties.
Out of the Stephen McKee barn at Ardmore, both are promising horses and to have them debuting on the same day makes for a very exciting day.
Two year old Passing Shot is nominated for the Karaka Millions and has had one trial to prepare for Wednesday’s outing. He missed the jump in his trial and got a decent bump from another horse not long after, but he showed good speed and made up a lot of ground to finish 2nd. He has drawn the outside in barrier 12 and as Albert Bosma says it makes the task of winning the race a hard one. “We had hoped for a good draw for Passing Shot but unfortunately it’s not to be. With this draw over 800 metres, we will need everything to go our way for him to figure in the finish. In saying that he is a lovely horse who has stacks of ability and he will take a lot of benefit out of Wednesday’s run”.
Three year old “Pins” filly, Pinzano has had two trials earlier in the year to ready her for her race day debut and her trial in September was a very impressive winning effort. She had a minor setback since but is now well and truly over this and is ready to go a nice race on Wednesday.
She will race over 800 metres and will be up against older and more experienced horses in this maiden event but as Albert Bosma says, the time is right for her to debut. “She is a filly that has a lovely attitude and even though she is up against the older horses we still expect her to be competitive. She has drawn barrier 6 so from there we should be near the speed throughout. Her trial in September was good and we feel this is a good race for her to commence her racing career in. She is a filly that has plenty of potential and I think she can go through the grades”.
So an exciting day looms and let’s hope “The Ace” and “Martini” syndicates have plenty to shout about come Wednesday afternoon.