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WEEKLY REVIEW

WE HOPE TO BRING YOU A WEEKLY REVIEW OF THE ITALIAN RACING SCENE NORMALLY EVERY TUESDAY BUT AS THIS IS OUR OPENING WEEK WE HAVE A REPORT ON EVENTS FROM MARCH 6 TO 24.THE WEEKLY REVIEW WILL HAVE A SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE WEEKS BIGGEST RACES ON THE FLAT(PIANO) AND OVER FENCES(OSTACOLI).WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO BRING YOU UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE NEWS BUT WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON IRISH BREEDERS SUCCESS OR LACK OFF.AT THE MOMENT IRISH BRED HORSES ARE ON THE CREST OF A WAVE WITH AN AMAZING FIFTY NINE WINNERS IN ITALY BETWEEN MARCH 6TH AND 24.

MARCH EACH YEAR BRINGS THE PRIMAVERA(SPRING) SEASON TO ITALY.OVER THE WINTER, RACING CONTINUES IN PISA,VARESE,SIRACUSA,TREVISO NAPLES AND AT CAPANNELLE’S ALL WEATHER TRACK.BUT WHEN THE IDES OF MARCH ARRIVES IT MEANS SAN SIRO AND CAPANNELLE’S GRASS TRACKS ARE BACK IN ACTION AND THE PREPARATION FOR THE CLASSICS GATHERS MOMENTUM.

ITS FAIR TO SAY THAT THIS SPRING WE HAVE SEEN THE GOOD,THE BAD AND THE UGLY.THE GOOD BEING THE OPTIMISM COMING BACK TO THE RACING WORLD WITH THE NEWS THAT THE LIVORNO RACETRACK IS TO REOPEN IN JULY WITH THE TROTTING TRACK AT PALERMO ALSO REOPENING IN MAY.THESE ARE HUGELY WELCOME EVENTS AFTER THE TURMOIL OF THE LAST TWO DECADES WHEN CLOSURES WERE THE ORDER OF THE DAY.ANOTHER POSITIVE IS THE APPARENT QUALITY OF THE THREE YEAR OLD FILLIES IN 2021 WHICH SEEM TO BE WELL ABOVE WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN RECENT YEARS.PERHAPS AN EVEN MORE IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT IS THAT THE NUMBERS IN EACH RACE ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST IN A DECADE THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE IN ROME WHERE AVERAGE RUNNERS PER RACE ARE RUNNING BETWEEN THIRTEEN AND FOURTEEN.

THE BAD WAS THE TERRIBLE TRAGEDY OF THE DEATH OF PIETRO ALBERTO BROCCA A PROMISING TWENTY TWO YEAR OLD JOCKEY AFTER A FALL IN JANUARY AT THE SAN ROSSORE TRACK IN PISA.LIKE SO MANY OF ITALY’S FINE JOCKEYS BROCCA WAS A SARDINIAN WHO LOOKED TO HAVE A GREAT FUTURE AHEAD OF HIM BUT SADLY IT WAS NOT TO BE.MAY HE REST IN PEACE.                                                                                 THEN AGAIN IN SAN ROSSORE THREE JOCKEYS WERE INJURED IN ANOTHER HORRIFIC FALL INCLUDING GAVINO SANNA A TOP JOCKEY AND A MEMBER OF A FAMOUS SARDINIAN FAMILY OF JOCKEYS RIDING IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD.GAVINO HAD TO BE PUT INTO AN INDUCED COMA BUT THANKFULLY IS ON THE MEND.THE JOCKEYS THOUGH HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND REFUSED TO RACE IN PISA AFTER MARCH 7 UNTIL THE NECESSARY MEASURES ARE TAKEN.

THE UGLY IS THE STANDOFF BETWEEN THE TRAINERS WHO THREATEN TO STOP ALL RACING IF THE PISAN MEETINGS ARE NOT TRANSFERRED TO FLORENCE(FIRENZE) WHICH FINALLY THE AGRICULTURE MINISTRY HAS APPARENTLY AGREED TO EXCEPT THE PREMIO PISA AND THE PREMIO REGIONE TOSCANA TWO LISTED RACES WHICH SAN ROSSORE DOES NOT WANT TO LOSE BUT THE FIRST RACE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TRIAL FOR THE PARIOLI(2000GUINEAS).

THE RACING ITSELF HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING AND THE CLASSIC TRIALS INFORMATIVE ESPECIALLY THE FILLIES.WAKANAKA WAS SUPER IMPRESSIVE IN THE PREMIO CESARE DEGLI OCCHI IN SAN SIRO.WE HAVE A SPECIAL ARTICLE ON THE JEAN BRENNAN  BRED FILLY SO HAVE A LOOK, ITS A REMARKABLE STORY. A FEW DAYS BEFORE THAT IN THE PREMIO ANDREINA AT PISA(LAST MEETING BEFORE TEMPORARY CLOSURE)SPHERE OF FIRE(DAWN APPROACH-PILE OU FACE)WAS ALSO VERY IMPRESSIVE IN ONLY HER THIRD RACE.THE FILLY BRED BY NOREEN AND LIAM O DONOVAN IN KILDARE IS CLEARLY ON THE UPGRADE AFTER WINNING HER MAIDEN BY ELEVEN LENGTHS IN JANUARY.

ENDO BOTTI AND CHRISTINA BRIVIA HER TRAINERS HAVE A VERY STRONG HAND FOR THE REGINA ELENA(1000 GUINEAS)/ON THE DAY SPHERE OF FIRE WON ANOTHER INMATE OF THEIRS MUTAMAIEZAH WON THE PREMIO CEPRANO IN ROME.THE KODI BEAR FILLY IS NOW THREE FROM THREE AND WAS BRED BY MICHAEL RYAN IN WATERFORD. THE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FILLY TELEPATIC GLANCES IS ALSO IN THEIR PISAN STABLE SO THEY HOLD A STRONG HAND.THE LATTER RUNS THIS WEEKEND AND IF IMPRESSIVE MAY GO FOR THE FRENCH 1000  BUT WE WILL SEE.

THE COLTS TRIALS HAVE NOT PRODUCED SUCH IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES PERHAPS THE MOST IMPRESSIVE WAS BRIGANTE SABINO IN THE PREMIO BRIGADIER GERARD BUT HE WILL GO TO ONE OF THE BIG DERBY TRIALS NOT THE PARIOLI.THIS WEEKEND MAY SEE THAT CHANGE WITH THE DAUMIER IN ROME.TWO IMPRESSIVE NEWCOMERS THOUGH DID SHINE.ALDUINO BOTTI’S VENTO DI PASSIONI A SON OF FRANKEL WON THE PREMIO DONATELLO IN ROME OVER NINE FURLONGS IMPRESSIVELY BUT PERHAPS EVEN MORE NOTEWORTHY WAS BRUNO GRIZZETTIS CIMA STAR BY SEA THE STARS-SNOWFIELD A 150000 PURCHASE AT MILANS YEARLING SALES IN 2019.THE MASSIMO PARRI BRED THREE YEAR OLD WON HIS MAIDEN VERY WELL OVER A MILE.

THE OLDER HORSE GOT THEIR DAY IN ROME LAST SUNDAY WITH TWO EXCELLENT LISTED RACES BOTH EASILY GROUP 3 STANDARD.OUT OF TIME ITALYS TOP RANKED HORSE AND CHAMPION MILER (OR116)MADE HIS SEASONAL BOW, BUT WAS ONLY A DISTANT FOURTH ON GROUND MUCH TOO FIRM FOR HIS LIKING IN THE NATALE DI ROMA(1600M 1 MILE)THE WINNER AFTER A TREMENDOUS BATTLE WAS THE MICHAEL MCGLYNN BRED FABIO MARCHI TRAINED FROZEN JUKE A FIVE YEAR OLD WITH THE REMARKABLE RECORD OF TEN WINS FROM TWELVE STARTS AT A MILE OR UNDER.THE SECOND  BADRAM FROM THE LEGENDARY DORMELLO OLGIATA CAN ALSO TAKE A BOW AFTER A TREMENDOUS RACE(HAVE A LOOK IN THE RISULTATI SECTION)MR MCGLYNN A MEATH BUSINESSMAN CAN BE VERY PROUD OF THE FROZEN POWER HORSE(OR105).

THE PREMIO CIRCO MASSIMO OVER TEN FURLONGS WAS DOMINATED BY BRASILIAN MAN(OR111).THE SON OF KILDANGANS TEOFILO WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE AND WAS A COMFORTABLE WINNER FROM LAST YEARS DERBY FOURTH BAPTISM.THE PREMIO PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBBLICA AND PREMIO ROMA WINNER THUNDERMAN(OR112) WAS BACK IN FIFTH BUT HE TOO WILL BE A BIG PLAYER IN THE BIG RACES AHEAD.

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