Monday, July 16, 2018
The Bartholomew-bred Dyna Tron x Azumi Touch litter kicked off the day well at Tara Raceway on Sunday when first starters Azumi Spirit and Dusty Pearl ran second and first in their respective heats and qualified for this Sunday’s John Reid Memorial Maiden final (512 metres).
Then, later in the afternoon, litter sister Azumi Ryder, trained at Worrolong by Lee Bartholomew, led all the way in the Rock’s Retreat Stake (512 m) to defeat Bushman’s Mate by 2¾ lengths in a personal best 30.12 seconds.
Azumi Spirit, trained by Steve Bartholomew jnr, found the front going out of the first turn and, despite using plenty of the track, led until the home turn where Hill Top Hood took over the running, eventually winning by 1¾ lengths in 30.31 seconds.
The Steve Bartholomew trained Dusty Pearl, who lost a toe at three months of age after a paddock accident, led all the way, defeating Go Saints by 1¾ lengths in 30.55 seconds for owner Elysia Bartholomew.
And later in the day, Azumi Spice, from an earlier Azumi Touch litter by Cosmic Chief, worked home well for a 1¾ length second to Bereluke in the second heat of the Anniversary Cup (512 m) and qualified for a spot in this Sunday’s final.