Day At The Track

All Stars team pleases Mark Purdon

03:35 PM 22 Aug 2014 NZST
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Arya - Very hard to see her beaten in Breeders Crown Fillies Final Natalie Rasmussen + Mark Purdon - The
Arya - Very hard to see her beaten in Breeders Crown Fillies Final
Natalie Rasmussen + Mark Purdon - The "All Stars" team
The All Stars team  pleased Mark Purdon with their work on Wednesday as they have pleased him all week.
All but Big Lucy were sent over a steady 3200m with a quickening last half and  Friday's work is likely to be shorter and sharper.
BIG LUCY is the exception. "I kept her on a Tuesday/Thursday work option and I haven't been doing a lot with her.
She is fine but she has done a lot in a short time so I don't want  to be too hard on her" Mark said
I am just as happy with the trotter (My) Arya as I am with the pacers
"Arya is going very well actually and if she keeps going on like this I think she could be hard to beat"
"Happy enough" was Natalie's report from Mark on the draws for Sunday's final.
"You don't really want an inside second row draw like Linda Lovegrace has but we will just have to find a way out of there.
Follow The Stars is wide out on the front line but  he is out of trouble and he's strong so that's all good"
Natalie flies out on Saturday after some strong hoppled work  with the team in the morning and she and Mark will take a break in sunny Queensland after the big day.
"All good" was Mark's summation of how the Breeders Crown finalists came through their semis on Saturday by Sunday morning.
"They all licked the bowl and seem happy so I am happy as well"
Mark made a brief appearance in the stewards room after handing up the lead on Big Lucy to Katy Perry (Dexter Dunn) after getting to the front.
"I was mindful it was a strong fillies field and that Lucy had had quite a hard run at her previous start.
I thought if I tried to stay in front there were other good fillies who would be around to attack and it would just keep going on.
There was no problem with the stewards"
"I still don't know how Kept Under Wraps didn't get wiped out early.
I was sure he was going to get caught up in it but somehow he didn't so his was a big run"
Breeders Crown Finals Tips
Best Bet - Arya
Each Way - Linda Lovegrace
Value Bet - Kept Under Wraps
Courtesy Of All Stars Racing
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