All’s well that ends well for Spaltet
Plan B at Warwick Farm on Wednesday afternoon was good enough to see Spaltet back to winning ways.
Trainer Bjorn Baker had informed stewards that the pre-race plan was to lead on the son of Savabeel, but the lightly raced six-year-old didn’t jump well enough at the 1600 metre start to get to the front.
Rider Nash Rawiller settled the Bjorn Baker-trained Spaltet close to the pace one off the fence and they stayed on too well for their rivals after taking control 300 metres from home.
“We were very confident he would run well, his last two efforts had been really good,” stable representative Luke Hilton said.
Previously with Annabel Neasham’s stable, the Waikato Stud-bred and sold Spaltet joined Baker’s operation this season and is expected to further improve on his current record of three wins and five placings from 13 appearances.
“He’s a nice horse going forward, the best is ahead of him and he can get out to 2000 metres,” Hilton said.
Spaltet was a $160,000 purchase at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale for Pamsel Investments and Clarke Bloodstock.
A brother to the Listed Hallmark Stud H. winner Synchronize, he is out of the unraced O’Reilly mare Splits.
She is a daughter of the two-time Group 1 winner Legs, also the dam of Wolfwhistle who won at Listed level, and the family of Tiptronic who was successful in the G1 Herbie Dyke S, and G1 Zabeel Classic.
Baker also purchased Spaltet’s half-sister by Ocean Park for $50,000 at Karaka last year and Splits is due to foal this season to Tivaci.
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