Day At The Track

Razor Brogden causing headaches

03:53 PM 09 Aug 2018 NZST
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Razor Brogden, a handy restricted-class performer in New Zealand, is causing a few headaches for Ravenswood trainer-reinsman Nathan Turvey. But he gets a chance to break through for his first Australian win when he contests the Dance Boss On Seven Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

The Mach Three five-year-old has managed just one placing, a third at Northam three starts ago, from six starts in Western Australia after having 41 starts in New Zealand for six wins and 11 placings.

“I’m just having a few problems with him,” said Turvey. “He’s a bit sore in the feet and getting on to his bumpers. We’ll have another experiment with him this week.”

Razor Brogden will start from barrier six on the front line in an event with little exposed good form. Razor Brogden has a C5 classification, easily the best rating of the ten runners.

Two of his rivals performed soundly at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night. Absolution set the pace and finished second to the talented Roman Aviator, while the 11-year-old Jasper Casper caused an upset at his 206th start when he raced three back on the pegs in fifth position before finishing fast out wide to win from hot favourite Naval Aviator.

Absolution, trained by Debbie Padberg is racing keenly and is capable of overcoming the wide draw at No. 8 on the front line. Jasper Casper, to be driven by Chris Voak for Northam trainer Lang Inwood, looks tested from barrier seven.

Kasey Kahne, trained at Northam by Nathan Dymock, has a losing sequence of 15, but has some hope from the No. 1 barrier. He raced at Gloucester Park on Tuesday night when he was restrained at the start from barrier six and was 11th at the bell and tenth on the home turn before running on solidly, out six wide, to be seventh behind the 12-year-old Ronan Maguire.

“He finished eighth at Northam at his previous start,” said reinsman Kyle Harper. “But he was unlucky. We led early and then I handed up to The Marble Ridge, who tired in the last lap and took me back through the field.”

 

Ken Casellas

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