Lucky Duck Racing invites you to come on a virtual road trip as we follow our two runners over two days in two WA provincial towns. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for live updates including pre and post race analysis. Here is a brief summary of the mission at hand.

Wednesday 22/05/19 Pinjarra r7 1400m c1 3.35pm (WST).

2. Atomize (13) 59.5kgs Chloe Azzopardi (A2kg)

Our 3yo Patronize Gelding is first up from a spell after his debut campaign resulted in 4 starts for 1-1-0. On debut he finished an unlucky 6th in a 1300m maiden at Northam when held up for a run to very late. We feel he would of gone close to placing at massive odds due to not showing much at the trials. He then ran a promising 2nd again at 1300m when only run down late by the odds on favourite who went on to win a couple of more races in better grade. 3rd up over 1600m proved to be the winning formula when he proved too strong for Flirty Friars who just recently franked the form, putting two dominant wins together before a competitive effort in Saturday grade. It was a most pleasing campaign considering he was still very immature and always going to be much better next time in. At his trial this time in over the very unsuitable 950m at Lark Hill we were very excited to see him make good ground from last against some handy sprinters. There has already been winners from the trial and he finished along the highly regarded Devoted Star.

On to Today’s race and unfortunately the barrier draw hasn’t done us any favours with the extreme outside. The presence of the very promising odds on fav Western Pride is also a big stumbling block. In reality we are facing a next to impossible task today and suggest we are not a betting proposition. While working very well at home he will need at least this run to get to the required level of fitness to show his best. We have also left the blinkers off as an experiment to get him to settle and run over a middle distance later in the prep. He definately has the ability to place but it would take a great ride from in form apprentice Chloe Azzopardi to have him in a position to do so. We will be cheering him on regardless and look forward to seeing him back in action.

Novelties;

1st; 7 Western Pride

2nd - 4th ; 1 2 3 4 5 6 9 ($7 Quinella/Exacta, $42 trifecta, $210 first 4.)

Thursday 23/05/19 York r6 1500m c5 3.29pm

3. Starthhefriar (5) 57.5kgs William Pike

Donald kicked off his current campaign with a bang, winning at today’s track and distance in a c3. That made it 2/2 at York as he also won here on debut as a 3yo over 1100m. It is a quirky track that many horses have failed to handle therefore it is a distinct advantage to have been there and conquered. 2nd up over 1600m at Ascot he endured a tough run being trapped 3 wide throughout and going even wider before the bend to make his run early. He was there to challenge before the effort took it’s toll and he understandably peaked on the run. The effort to only be beaten 1.6 lengths was full of merit. He pulled up fantastic from the run and his work leading up to this run has been spot on. Although this race is a c5 it doesn’t look any harder than Ascot if not slightly easier and we believe he will be almighty hard to beat. Weather the bookies offer any value, especially with Pike on remains to be seen.

Novelities

1st; 3. Startthefriar

2nd; 1

3rd; 2 4 5 7

4th; Field. ( $1 Quinella/Exacta , $4 trifecta, $20 first 4.)

Good Luck to connections of both runners. Speaking of which if you would like to see your own runner compete in the black with gold duck silks we still have 35% left in our 2yo filly Angelique’s Fame. Like our two geldings above she is very affordable as that’s what we specialize in. Their race records also prove you don’t have to break the bank to find winners. Fill out the show interest page on this webpage or email us at info@luckyduckracing.com.au for details.