Hastings Jumpouts | Monday 3 July
(By John Jenkins)
A two-year-old filly by Iffraaj and a Lope de Vega three-year-old gelding were impressive winners at today’s Hastings jumpouts.
There were five heats run up against the running rail on the course proper, which provided heavy footing.
The Iffraaj two-year-old filly was kept under a strong hold by trackwork rider Zane Thomson in her 750-metre heat and could have won by a lot more than her 1-1/4 length margin had she been allowed to fully extend. Her winning time was 51.1s and she beat a Darci Brahma two-year-old filly, with a Fully Fledged two-year-old gelding last of the three runners. All three horses are trained by John Bary.
The Lope de Vega three-year-old gelding was allowed to race well away from the inside rail in his 1000-metre heat and, despite covering plenty of extra ground, still managed to win easily by 1-1/4 lengths from Vannoss, with 3 lengths back to a Shinko King four-year-old mare in third place.
The Lope de Vega gelding is a big strong chestnut in the Guy Lowry and Grant Cullen stable who shows plenty of potential.
Heat 1, 750m: Iffraaj 2yrold filly (Z Thomson) 1, Darci Brahma 2yr-old filly 2, Fully Fledged 2yr-old gelding 3. Three starters. Margins: 1-1/4 lengths, 3 lengths. Time: 51.1s. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.
Heat 2, 750m: Swiss Precision (M Stowe) 1, Per Incanto-Lutine Belle 3yr-old filly 2, Sakhee’s Secret 2yr-old filly 3. Four starters. Margins: 2 lengths, 6 lengths. Time: 49.2s. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.
Heat 3, 750m: Savabeel 2yr-old filly (M Stowe) 1, O’Reilly 2yr-old filly 2, Jimmy Choux 3yr-old filly 3. Four starters. Margins: 3 lengths, neck. Time: 49.9s. Winner trained by John Bary, Hastings.
Heat 4, 1000m: Lope de Vega 3yr-old gelding (K Hercock) 1, Vannoss 2, Shinko King 4yr-old mare 3. Four starters. Margins: 1-1/4 lengths, 3 lengths. Time: 1:5.7. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.
Heat 5, 1000m: Nom de Jeu 4yr-old mare (K Hercock) 1, Worldclass 2, Revolution 3. Four starters. Margins: ½ length, ¾ length. Time: 1:6.0. Winner trained by Guy Lowry & Grant Cullen, Hastings.