Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Way clear for Shared Adventure


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Can Shared Adventure be stopped in the Coo Bird Handicap today at the Garrison Savannah?
The answer will be revealed around 4:25 p.m. when eight other three-year-old and older horses rated 117-140 and those rated 114 and below line up against him over 1 100 metres
The M&M-owned colt has impressed all with his lighting speed and smooth rhythmic action which has seen him rack up six victories from ten starts to date.
It appears that only Zoom may have a slim chance of derailing the Boston John trainee.
While that may be so, it will prove a serious headache for Zoom’s connections as this seven year-old gelding lacks speed from the gates and will have to play catch up.
Giovedi has put in some credible performances over the longer distances but has also been away from the track for a brief time. He could be in for a rude awakening on pace.  
A.P. Vincero has the experience of defeating Shared Adventure back in February but while Shared Adventure has continued to shine like a beacon, A.P. Vincero has had to revert to the doctor’s care.
Today’s meeting with this rapidly rising star might not be the ideal medication at this time.
Rock Forever has no idea what it’s like to finish in front of today’s favourite and that fact looks unlikely to change. Blue Diamond Stable has in the past taken no chances with Shared Adventure, attacking the colt in groups of four.
On three occasions the respective quartets were left wondering what they must do to defeat this destructive force.
The first four to suffer a two-and-three-quarter-lengths beating on March 31 were Daga, Vitality, Run Alke Run and Captain Sully.
No sooner had the Heineken Sprint Trophy over 1 100 metres arrived, Must Be The Money, Vitality, Purr Class and Istanbul found themselves unable to defy the young rising star.
Less than three months later, not satisfied with previous results, Blue Diamond Stable sent Show Me The Money, Purr Class, Run Alke Run and Peaceful Envoy to the fire in the BTC Sprint Handicap for horses rated 97-120.
The final time of 1:04.4 done by Shared Adventure proved way too hot – and should do again unless there is some unforeseen act of nature or spate of bad luck.


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