Progressive filly for the winning teams

Mar 17, 2018

The remarkable success story of the Oliver Racing and Grand Syndicates partnership had another chapter written at the Valley last night.High Sierra is the girl who bloomed much later than her more precocious peers.She well and truly came of age last night with her second successive victory.Only a handful make the transition straight from maiden to city winner in the one run but this mare ticked that box last night and it was a pretty damn big tick to boot.Okay it was a BM64 race but she destroyed the opposition in a time better than the BM78 race on the same card.It was only her fifth trip to the races and boy is she improving with racing.Honesty doesn't seem the best policy in racing but frankly this mare showed us nothing last prep to suggest last night was possible.When she ran last on her first start in July last year her only hope was to improve through her spell.Fair to say she has but even when we headed to Kilmore first up this time in she went there unfancied and with no expectation .But bloom she has and the improvement has been vast with every chance she has more to come.She stayed the 2000m last night standing on her head,first attempt at the trip and it didn't touch the sides.That's the exciting part, she could stay further and as she strengthens up who knows what improvement she finds.For now we will take the city win , a delight to share the winner with so many owners on track many of whom are old mates.Some of the Khutulun crew may have found their new Khut. I got a little emotional for them last night,just great honest people having a proper crack at life.Daniel Moor donated his googles to one of the kids and frankly it was a special evening.

 A final mention to Dan, he is plain flying at present , he rides consistently and rarely gives one a bad run.His ride for the same connections on Gilchrist last Sunday when running third in the Stoney Creek Cup was another bottler.Consistency from the saddle should never be underestimated and we are certainly getting that from D Moor at present.Consistency and honesty is what you get from the Grand boys.Pete and Sam keep churning out the winners,making the owners feel a million bucks for spending a fair bit less than a million.It's a great book they are writing with the stable and one that I suspect has plenty of chapters still to be written.