Form expert Dale Code has picked out a selection of runs from around Victoria that have caught the eye over the past fortnight.
#1 STAGGER OUT LEE (Box 1)
Breeding: Mar ’20 My Bro Fabio x Parrydise Star
Trainer: Jack Strutt, Springvale
Record: 48 starts 10-12-6
Dale says: Many readers of this column would have already watched this run by Stagger Out Lee in the Group 1 Bold Trease Final, but it is certainly worth another look.
Ironically, this win was in similar vein to how the late Bold Trease would win his races.
A simply outstanding run to find trouble, spot the leaders a big start and flash home in true Bold Trease fashion to take out one of the most prestigious staying events on the calendar.
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#2 XYLAN BALE (Box 5)
Breeding: Sep ’20 Jiminy Reno x Samus Allen
Trainer: Deborah Coleman, Lara
Record: 38 starts 6-5-11
Dale says: Drawn in Box 5, Xylan Bale was not helped by the fact that No Holds Barred (in Box 4) made a right hand turn out of the boxes.
Undeterred, Xylan Bale headed straight for the rail, which proved a blessing as he avoided considerable tangling that occurred between other competitors and went on to record an outstanding last-to-first win.
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#3 REJUVENATE (Box 1)
Breeding: Nov ’20 Hooked On Scotch x Zall Good
Trainer: Ian Brown, Loch
Record: 12 starts 10-2-0
Dale says: Metropolitan debuts don’t get much better than the stunning Silver Chief heat win of Rejuvenate at The Meadows in a mind-blowing 29.47sec.
On a card jam-packed with elite sprinters, to run just half-a-length off Amron Boy (29.45sec) in his first ever 500m run and first start at the track made this a truly special performance.
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*Dale Code is a professional form analyst and son of champion Melbourne Cup-winning trainer, the late Judy Hayley, who engineered one of the greatest all time come-from-behind group wins when Devastate took out the 1989 Traralgon Cup. Click HERE to watch (box 7)
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