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ATB Review Aug 27th 2013

tac-de-boistronAustralian Thoroughbred Bloodstock had four runners engaged over the past week and it was great to see the return of Tac De Boistron to the races at Goodwood.

Tac De Boistron had his first run for new trainer Marco Botti on August 24th in England and was most impressive in his first outing in 292 days, finishing third behind Harris Tweed and Mount Athos in the listed March Stakes over 2800 metres.

Frankie Dettori rode the horse and more racing and wet tracks is what this grey son of Take Risks needs.

Stylish Lily made her debut for ATB on the same day as Tac went around at Goodwood and put in a promising effort for her first start on a race track.

Ridden by Dean Yendall and trained by Darren Weir, the 4yo Choisir mare did everything right before being run down in the final 50 metres by a better horse on the day in an excellent debut.

Ticket To Toorak went to Sandown on August 21st for the Matthew Williams stable and was ridden by apprentice Jye Mcneil who claimed 3 kilograms.

There was no pace early and the horse over raced for the first 600 metres of the race which was not ideal, and when a split came in the straight Jye was hesitant to take it, allowing the eventual winner to get a break before Ticket To Toorak worked to the line nicely.

He is in great shape and should be hard to beat next time out.

Darren Weir trained mare Magnus Belle raced at Geelong on August 27th and had little luck once again, finished 6th behind a very good winner in Beltonic.

After being on the fence behind the leader until the turn, she was unable to gain a run at the 200 metre mark and then got checked to give her no chance in the run to the line.

Magnus Belle would never have beaten the winner but but both rider and trainer agreed that she should have finished a lot closer than she did.

Classy ATB mares Platelet and Lonhspresso will return to the race track in the next 2 to 3 weeks and it should be an exciting spring for ATB, especially with Dandino set to arrive in just under four weeks for a Caulfield & Melbourne Cup assault.

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