A Fine Moment For Williams

23
Sep

Ascot trainer Raquel Williams believes there is a big win in store for Our Finest Moment who continued a consistent run of form at Belmont yesterday.

Our Finest Moment, ridden by apprentice Fred Kersley, prevailed to score by 1 ¼ lengths after storming home in the Penfolds Handicap (1600m).

Since returning from a fractured cannon bone in August, Our Finest Moment has not missed a cheque with two wins and two placings from four starts.

“He is a good honest horse and I love him to bits,” said Williams.

“Since his six months off he has come back flying.

“Because of his legs I’m worried about running him on hard surfaces.

“That’s why he didn’t run in the Hannans in Kalgoorlie.

“A race like the Bunbury Stakes (1400m) in March next year could be an option.”

Albany horseman Steve Wolfe was quick to deflect all praise to Arrum Boy and jockey Peter Hall after they combined for an upset win in the Fifth Leg Plate (1200m).

Wolfe heeded Hall’s advice and ran Arrum Boy on the quick back up after he ran on for a sound third to impressive filly Dynamite Dream a week ago.

After five placings from his first seven starts, the Demerit gelding grabbed the lead in the straight and held out Roganella to score by a short-head.

“The horse deserves it, the owners deserve it and I probably deserve it as well,” Wolfe said.

“He has always shown ability and last week Hally (Peter) came back and said don’t worry about backing him up.

“I think he can be a WA Guineas horse, he’s a bit small, but he has a turn of foot and that is the main thing.

“He will have about two or three weeks off and we might run him in the Bunbury 3YO Classic (1000m) in October.”

Meanwhile Just Like Fire looks set for a productive campaign ahead after coming from last to win the Crown Towers Handicap (1400m).

The four-year-old mare showed potential last season when she ran third in the WA Oaks (2400m) and fourth in the WA Derby (2400m).

Julio Santarelli