Typhoon Tracy’s win yesterday in the Coolmore Classic at Rosehill certainly has added sparkle to the autumn racing carnival. It was a sensational win, considering that Typhoon Tracy, having her first run in Sydney, lost momentum at the corner, yet managed to recover and surge away from Culminate to win by a fair margin. Interestingly enough Culminate is trained by Stephen McKee a name synonymous with the career of Sunline. Only really exceptional horses can win like Tracy won yesterday. She now has five wins straight and remains unbeaten. To match Sunline, she’ll have to win eight in a row. She’s more than halfway there already.
Still, to save myself disappointment, I won’t hype her too much. Look at what happened last autumn, when Light Fantastic and Weekend Hussler caught the eye with outstanding performances, yet failed dismally in the spring.
There were other eye catching performers yesterday, in particular Real Saga and More Joyous in the Todman and Reisling Stakes respectively. Also All Silent’s win in the Canterbury Stakes was excellent as was Forensics effort running second.
Theseo proved what a tough horse he is by taking out the Ranvet Stakes. Even so Bart Cummings two runners, Viewed and Moatize, put in good runs, filling second and third in the same race.
Heart of Dreams proved his class by beating Whobegotyou in the Pharlap Stakes, though there were excuses for Whobe who was badly held up by a disturbance involving Emperor Bonaparte who appeared to break down and dropped out of the race.
So it was an excellent day’s racing as expected. I’m really looking forward to Typhoon Tracy’s next run and the Golden Slipper is shaping up to be a great race with such talented youngsters as More Joyous and Real Saga now being fully qualified.