Hong Kong buyers swoop on Jason Warren’s sprinter The Barrister   Leave a comment

Hong Kong buyers swoop on Jason Warren’s sprinter The Barrister

On Wednesday at Moonee Valley, Warren’s gun wet-tracker Magnatune led throughout to win the 1600m Benchmark 64 race.

The Barrister will continue its career in Hong Kong.

The Barrister will continue its career in Hong Kong. Source: Getty Images

JASON Warren’s ready-made replacement for the retired Bel Sprinter, The Barrister, is headed to Hong Kong.

Warren said it was a shame to lose such a talented colt but a great result for the owners who paid $150,000 for him as a yearling and were selling him for five times that price.

The Barrister won the Mornington Sires’ Produce Stakes and Fernhill Handicap at Randwick before finishing fifth in the Champagne Stakes.

TARA OFF MARK

TARA Cochrane said she didn’t care whether it was a July mid-weeker at Moonee Valley, she was just thrilled Jersey Whistler had become her first city winner on Wednesday.

“It’s still a metro win. That’s the main thing,” she said.

Pakenham-based Cochrane has been training in her own right for five years, after 10 years working for trainers such as Eric Musgrove and Doug Harrison.

“There’s been a lot of hard work to get this result,” she said.

SUAVITO BLOW

SUAVITO will miss the spring after suffering an injury

Trainer Nigel Blackiston said the mare had a “tiny little bone chip” in her knee.

“It’s a minor injury but it’s got to be operated on to get it out, which means she’ll be out for eight weeks,” he said. “We’ll bring her back into work in November and set her for the Australian Cup.”

Suavito, who won the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield last February, was being set for the Cox Plate.

Suavito has been ruled out of the spring with a knee injury. Picture: George Salpigtidis

Suavito has been ruled out of the spring with a knee injury. Picture: George Salpigtidis Source: News Corp Australia

DEBUT DASHER

CIARON Maher has another weapon in his vast armoury of smart horses in Wednesday’s debut winner Petits Filous.

Petits Filous took up the running from the start and went on to win the first at the Valley by six lengths. Her jockey, Damien Oliver, walked the track before the opening race and had no hesitation in taking the filly to the front.

“I wanted to make use of her pace. She travelled well with good natural speed. I think she’s worth going on to the early spring,” Oliver said of the two-year-old.

LAZY’S DAY

BENDIGO trainer Shaun Dwyer said last-race winner, three-year-old Lazyaxl, was potentially above average but difficult to train.

“This horse has given me more headaches than what I got drinking Bundy Rum 30 years ago,” he said.

Dwyer said it wasn’t ideal for Lazyaxl to lead throughout on Wednesday as they had been teaching him to settle. Jockey Dwayne Dunn said he had planned to be third or fourth but Lazyaxl jumped too well and he didn’t want to fight him.

Originally published as Hong Kong buyers swoop on The Barrister

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Posted July 16, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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