Elegant WA sprinter Battle Storm’s winter marketing campaign has been ended by a race damage and his managing proprietor Bob Peters is asking for opinions of Perth observe surfaces.
The gelding, a winner of 5 races, strained again muscle groups when stumbling in comfortable circumstances as he completed quick over 1000m at Belmont Park final Saturday week.
Battle Storm, ridden by champion jockey William Pike, completed an in depth fourth regardless of being unbalanced by his blunder.
Peters mentioned co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams rested the bay till a work-out final Saturday.
“When labored, he was discovered to be feeling issues from what occurred within the race,” Peters informed TABradio yesterday.
“Battle Storm has pulled muscle groups in his again and should exit. His winter marketing campaign is over.
“He was the perfect we’ve ever had him when he went to the races final Saturday week.
“It was a nasty incident which may have been very harmful. He was fortunate to have stayed on his ft when others have been behind him.”
Peters mentioned the Belmont racing floor had issues and choices needs to be thought-about.
“The Belmont observe is quite a bit more durable than Ascot if it doesn’t rain,” Peters mentioned.
“We needs to be contemplating set up of an artificial floor and an American-style filth observe along with grass circuits.
“The US filth tracks, a mix of sand, loam and particular combine, are raced on seven days per week and don’t want a lot upkeep.”
Perth Racing racecourse supervisor Chris Nation mentioned stewards have been happy with the Belmont observe in inspections after Battle Storm faltered.
“Races have since been run over an space the place he stumbled on the 170m and horses sprinted dwelling with out incidents,” Nation mentioned yesterday. “However we’ll proceed to intently monitor the course.”
The Peters-owned Sleek Woman pulled up shinsore after profitable final Saturday’s Raconteur Stakes and won’t race once more this season.
In the meantime, three-year-old Savvy Dan ran on to win for jockey Brad Rawiller regardless of racing greenly over 2200m at Northam yesterday. He veered out sharply on the 200m.
“That was solely his third begin and he’s nonetheless studying,” coach Dan Morton mentioned. “He may have a very good staying future.”
Savvy Dan’s sire Dandino was a Caulfield Cup runner-up after profitable an American St Leger.
Morton has despatched Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes winner Elite Road for a spell as a substitute of beginning him in Saturday’s $200,000 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont. Rawiller has the Hyperion mount on Simon MIller-trained Valour Highway.
In the meantime, star jockey Jamie Kah rode WA-owned Crimson Can Man, who lately joined Victorian coach David Brideoakes’s steady, to win a Traralgon barrier trial yesterday.
“He’s buzzing alongside and can race first-up over 1100m at Flemington on Saturday week,” Brideoake mentioned.
Crimson Can Man, previously skilled at Albany by Steve Wolfe, has received seven races and he ran fourth within the Railway Stakes at Ascot final November.