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Ok, I’m out at Oakdale reading water meters & the mind wanders, it’s wandered to this. Jedi Tiger will enjoy this. 

The footy season is like a Melbourne Cup prep, cliche but had to do it. The Tigers have had a couple of soft barrier trials under new trainer Benji “Bags” Marshall. Marshall has taken on the role of preparing the side after strapping a cup winner under the stewardship of four time winning cup winning trainer Tim Sheens. Marshall has also worked under several other trainers including master trainer Wayne “Smiley” Bennett. All eyes were on The Tigers as they were placed first up in a 1600m race against last start winner Canberra Raiders trained by R “Stick” Stuart. With no real form to gauge how well the Tigers would perform the Raiders were firm favourites on a track suited to their style of racing. From the jump the Raiders took up a handy position whilst the Tigers failed to muster early speed & tailed off. By the half mile the Marshall trained galloper, still to prove it is up to this grade, had almost joined level with the Raiders who had slowed the speed. It was then that fitness & class began to tell and the Raiders put a gap between themselves & the rest of the field (the Tigers) and drew away to win comfortably. 

So what next for the Marshall trained 25 year old? Well, there’s little doubt it will benefit from the run and it looks better placed at Leichhardt where it will, no doubt, have some solid support. But there are still question marks over the ability of Marshall to take the next step up with the conveyance to the level to see it challenge for Cup glory. Perhaps a second preparation might be needed to see the Tigers at their best, it’s difficult to tell. At this stage, although there is ability there, a lot of improvement is needed. It’s a test for Marshall & his staff. 
 Good luck and good punting. 


   
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Ok, I’m out at Oakdale reading water meters & the mind wanders, it’s wandered to this. Jedi Tiger will enjoy this. 

The footy season is like a Melbourne Cup prep, cliche but had to do it. The Tigers have had a couple of soft barrier trials under new trainer Benji “Bags” Marshall. Marshall has taken on the role of preparing the side after strapping a cup winner under the stewardship of four time winning cup winning trainer Tim Sheens. Marshall has also worked under several other trainers including master trainer Wayne “Smiley” Bennett. All eyes were on The Tigers as they were placed first up in a 1600m race against last start winner Canberra Raiders trained by R “Stick” Stuart. With no real form to gauge how well the Tigers would perform the Raiders were firm favourites on a track suited to their style of racing. From the jump the Raiders took up a handy position whilst the Tigers failed to muster early speed & tailed off. By the half mile the Marshall trained galloper, still to prove it is up to this grade, had almost joined level with the Raiders who had slowed the speed. It was then that fitness & class began to tell and the Raiders put a gap between themselves & the rest of the field (the Tigers) and drew away to win comfortably. 

So what next for the Marshall trained 25 year old? Well, there’s little doubt it will benefit from the run and it looks better placed at Leichhardt where it will, no doubt, have some solid support. But there are still question marks over the ability of Marshall to take the next step up with the conveyance to the level to see it challenge for Cup glory. Perhaps a second preparation might be needed to see the Tigers at their best, it’s difficult to tell. At this stage, although there is ability there, a lot of improvement is needed. It’s a test for Marshall & his staff. 
 Good luck and good punting. 

I suspect a gear change or 2 next start. 

 


   
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Still very green and fractious.Ear muffs and winkers required.Barrier blanket on,.Will appreciate the run and extra distance suits.Trained on track,but rise in class the query.Watch.


   
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I’m of the thinking that that there was a bleed from the nose last start. The next bleed will be the end of the road.

Watch out for the bergs


   
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Ok, I’m out at Oakdale reading water meters & the mind wanders, it’s wandered to this. Jedi Tiger will enjoy this. 

The footy season is like a Melbourne Cup prep, cliche but had to do it. The Tigers have had a couple of soft barrier trials under new trainer Benji “Bags” Marshall. Marshall has taken on the role of preparing the side after strapping a cup winner under the stewardship of four time winning cup winning trainer Tim Sheens. Marshall has also worked under several other trainers including master trainer Wayne “Smiley” Bennett. All eyes were on The Tigers as they were placed first up in a 1600m race against last start winner Canberra Raiders trained by R “Stick” Stuart. With no real form to gauge how well the Tigers would perform the Raiders were firm favourites on a track suited to their style of racing. From the jump the Raiders took up a handy position whilst the Tigers failed to muster early speed & tailed off. By the half mile the Marshall trained galloper, still to prove it is up to this grade, had almost joined level with the Raiders who had slowed the speed. It was then that fitness & class began to tell and the Raiders put a gap between themselves & the rest of the field (the Tigers) and drew away to win comfortably. 

So what next for the Marshall trained 25 year old? Well, there’s little doubt it will benefit from the run and it looks better placed at Leichhardt where it will, no doubt, have some solid support. But there are still question marks over the ability of Marshall to take the next step up with the conveyance to the level to see it challenge for Cup glory. Perhaps a second preparation might be needed to see the Tigers at their best, it’s difficult to tell. At this stage, although there is ability there, a lot of improvement is needed. It’s a test for Marshall & his staff. 
 Good luck and good punting. 

good one 🙂 Saturday when the barriers opened it was like the saddle slipped and the team lost control 

Next start at Leichardt against sharks blinkers go on ... blind cheering for our current halves 😉 giddyup 

 


   
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Ok, I’m out at Oakdale reading water meters & the mind wanders, it’s wandered to this. Jedi Tiger will enjoy this. 

The footy season is like a Melbourne Cup prep, cliche but had to do it. The Tigers have had a couple of soft barrier trials under new trainer Benji “Bags” Marshall. Marshall has taken on the role of preparing the side after strapping a cup winner under the stewardship of four time winning cup winning trainer Tim Sheens. Marshall has also worked under several other trainers including master trainer Wayne “Smiley” Bennett. All eyes were on The Tigers as they were placed first up in a 1600m race against last start winner Canberra Raiders trained by R “Stick” Stuart. With no real form to gauge how well the Tigers would perform the Raiders were firm favourites on a track suited to their style of racing. From the jump the Raiders took up a handy position whilst the Tigers failed to muster early speed & tailed off. By the half mile the Marshall trained galloper, still to prove it is up to this grade, had almost joined level with the Raiders who had slowed the speed. It was then that fitness & class began to tell and the Raiders put a gap between themselves & the rest of the field (the Tigers) and drew away to win comfortably. 

So what next for the Marshall trained 25 year old? Well, there’s little doubt it will benefit from the run and it looks better placed at Leichhardt where it will, no doubt, have some solid support. But there are still question marks over the ability of Marshall to take the next step up with the conveyance to the level to see it challenge for Cup glory. Perhaps a second preparation might be needed to see the Tigers at their best, it’s difficult to tell. At this stage, although there is ability there, a lot of improvement is needed. It’s a test for Marshall & his staff. 
 Good luck and good punting. 

I suspect a gear change or 2 next start. 

 

Sometimes having an inconsistent horse gelded works wonders. A bit sad for the likes of Galvin at his tender age but it's the level of commitment us long suffering fans deserve.

 


   
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I’m of the thinking that that there was a bleed from the nose last start. The next bleed will be the end of the road.

Gelding is a last resort.

 


   
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Ok, I’m out at Oakdale reading water meters & the mind wanders, it’s wandered to this. Jedi Tiger will enjoy this. 

The footy season is like a Melbourne Cup prep, cliche but had to do it. The Tigers have had a couple of soft barrier trials under new trainer Benji “Bags” Marshall. Marshall has taken on the role of preparing the side after strapping a cup winner under the stewardship of four time winning cup winning trainer Tim Sheens. Marshall has also worked under several other trainers including master trainer Wayne “Smiley” Bennett. All eyes were on The Tigers as they were placed first up in a 1600m race against last start winner Canberra Raiders trained by R “Stick” Stuart. With no real form to gauge how well the Tigers would perform the Raiders were firm favourites on a track suited to their style of racing. From the jump the Raiders took up a handy position whilst the Tigers failed to muster early speed & tailed off. By the half mile the Marshall trained galloper, still to prove it is up to this grade, had almost joined level with the Raiders who had slowed the speed. It was then that fitness & class began to tell and the Raiders put a gap between themselves & the rest of the field (the Tigers) and drew away to win comfortably. 

So what next for the Marshall trained 25 year old? Well, there’s little doubt it will benefit from the run and it looks better placed at Leichhardt where it will, no doubt, have some solid support. But there are still question marks over the ability of Marshall to take the next step up with the conveyance to the level to see it challenge for Cup glory. Perhaps a second preparation might be needed to see the Tigers at their best, it’s difficult to tell. At this stage, although there is ability there, a lot of improvement is needed. It’s a test for Marshall & his staff. 
 Good luck and good punting. 

good one 🙂 Saturday when the barriers opened it was like the saddle slipped and the team lost control 

Next start at Leichardt against sharks blinkers go on ... blind cheering for our current halves 😉 giddyup 

 

Get on Jedi

 


   
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