Two out of Three for Realist
Feb 15, 2014
Friday was a good day for the stable kicking off with a soft victory by Realist at Pakenham.
Bouncing back into winning form after an unplaced run at Caulfield where he did not have the best of luck, Realist has won two of his three runs this preparation and his good form looks set to continue.
Getting back in a race not run particularly strongly, Realist looked to have the task ahead approaching the turn – especially when he ended up widest into the straight.
But he really put in the big strides in the run home, hitting the lead at the 100m and drawing clear late to win by an easy ¾ length.
Appreciating the step up to 1414m, Realist is bred to relish more ground and jockey Noel Callow is confident that he can go on – “he can definitely get further,” he said, adding that the steadier of 60kg proved no hindrance – “the weight really doesn’t bother him.”
A son of Purrealist, Realist is a home-bred for John Olle who races the still lightly raced four-year-old with Karin McNab who has been thoroughly enjoying her horse’s great form.
“More grinning!” she said, happy to be on course to enjoy the victory.
Karin was recently the subject of the Isyndicate web site’s “owner of the week” story so you can read more about her ownership experiences at:
Photo courtesy of Gary Simpson.