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Re: Park Avenue

Post by ray the beancounter on Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:15 am

It will be interesting to see how well the big fella steps up on Friday evening now that he is up a bit in the grades. He starts from number 11 on the preferential barrier draw and is picked for 3rd on Trottech with a few other good horses in the race.
To use one of the Trottech authors phrases "taking notes at this stage".......
Good luck big fella but I think that a bit of time and racing experience will be his best friend. He has the size, he has the speed, it is the two inches between the ears that needs a bit more development.
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Re: Park Avenue

Post by ray the beancounter on Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:44 pm

Nice run for second tonight by Park Avenue in a very good time of 2:42.8 for the mobile 2200m trip. Still looked a bit green in the running at times but he passed the all important test - he did not break......
Given that he is still a work in progress a few second placings are ideal in that he doesn't get badly re-graded up the rankings from a win, but does get the all important racing experience. Well done John & Josh.
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Post by ray the beancounter on Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:41 pm

After a less than glorious workout last Tuesday when he broke with about 300m to run it was back to the workouts today for Park Avenue.  I was not in attendance and thus am not privvy to the comments from Josh the driver but the video has just now become available on the HRNZ website.  He started from 6 in a 6 horse workout and was held off the gate at the start to drop into Indian file at the tail of the field.  It appeared to be a patient easy workout for Park Avenue with little being asked from him until the last 200m when he appeared to hit the line well.
Were they worried that he would break again and was that the reason for an easy workout at the tail of the field?  Can anyone provide any comments from driver or trainer?

Edited to add the following......(I did not previously see the email comments received this afternoon from our syndicate manager):
"John was very happy and said Josh drove him according to instructions. After last week the goal was for him to do everything right and race kindly, as he did.
John is taking him to the workouts this Saturday and as long as he does everything Ok there he will be good to go next Friday night."
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Re: Park Avenue

Post by Des Carruthers on Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:18 pm

What was the feedback from trainer, driver and syndicate members after a 1:55.4 mile rate at his first real race start after breaking last week?

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Re: Park Avenue

Post by geejay on Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:54 am

Nice win and good drive by Dickie,time pretty good too,looking good atc2017,congrats.

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Re: Park Avenue

Post by geejay on Sun May 28, 2017 11:22 pm

Looking good this fella,good luck when he debut's,should be soon hopefully.
Was a bugger to see Bettor's Pocket gallop when making a play for the lead seemed to going pretty good at that stage,next time !.

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Park Avenue

Post by Conwell on Fri May 26, 2017 6:19 pm

For those not able to attend Park Avenue's qualifying trial tonight at Alexandra Park, the news is all good.

Josh restrained him from the outside gate at the start to be 6th of 7th running single file. He was brought forward into the 1:1 with just under a lap to go and made a run 3 wide as the entered the straight. He finished a close 2nd just behind the leader while running an estimated 27 last half under his own steam.

The winners time was 2:08.3 well under the 2:13 qualifying time required.

Down at the stables Andrew relayed the message from Josh that he was very happy with the horses effort and that he feels that he could have won comfortably if asked. At this point Josh was unsure whether they will take Park Avenue back to the workouts for another run or go straight to the races now. The stable thinks he will develop into a good 3YO. Smile

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