• Trent Yesberg

Ripple Creek this Week: 14 October 2021

The Ripple Creek team’s in fine shape for coming race action, and the weeks ahead promise plenty of excitement for our loyal band of owners and supporters.


A team of three travel to Oamaru on Sunday 17th. Twilight Bromac returns to the mobile after battling from the parked position at Timaru. He’s better than his 22 starts/no win record suggests, and with gate speed from the four draw we expect him to be right in the fight.


Reinimin Patron takes the prize as our unluckiest runner lately. His racing style can see him lacking a run at times. From the five draw we’ll be hoping for a good slot in the running, in which case he’ll be finishing on for sure.


Kusanova returns after a winter break and coming off a win at Methven back in April. She’s up against some smart types fresh up on Sunday, but has trialled up well and is a definite first-four prospect.


With Rangiora cancelled this week, we’re back at Orari on Saturday for the trials. She’s Watching gets another workout in her long comeback from injury. She isn’t far away now and we’re looking forward to seeing how she goes on the grass before getting back to the races.


Ron McKinlay – one start for a win at Addington – is also trialing up and looking good for his second race campaign coming soon.


Majestic Action, out of her class in the DG Jones Banks Peninsula Trotting Cup but showing plenty when she made up ground for fourth at the Methven meeting, will get a trial behind the mobile. She performs best over the shorter distances and mobile starts will increase her opportunities considerably, so we’re hoping for the best there.


Last of our trialing quartet is Maldito, a 35-start maiden we’ve acquired, and we like him as a prospect for summer racing fun. His performance on Saturday will be an indicator of where he goes from here.


Happy punting and we’re all hoping everyone can get back on track soon!