Testing Ground Proves No Barrier For Hell I Am

 

Promising two year old Hell I Am was able to rid his maiden status at Canterbury on Thursday when first-up over 1100m. The meeting which was delayed by a day, and moved to Canterbury from Warwick Farm, presented with a very rain affected track, providing testing conditions for Hell I Am's return to the races.

Jumping from the widest barrier in the field of 7 runners, he settled outside the leader for a comfortable run in transit. He travelled strongly on the bridle around the home turn and Hugh Bowman urged him to the line over the last 200m without needing to use the persuader for soft 1 length victory. 

"It was really testing ground so I don't think we saw the best of him today" Bowman commented post-race. "He's still learning too, so when he gets a bit better track and a bit more competition, I think you'll see a much better horse." 

Hell I Am was having his fourth career start on Thursday. Last preparation he ran a luckless 5th on debut in the Magic Millions 2YO Race at Wyong behind Soaring Ambition. He then went on to run 4th on the Gold Coast in a last ditch attempt to make the $2M Magic Millions at the Gold Coast in January before finishing runner-up at Canterbury over 1100m at Cantebrury. He was subsequently gelded and sent to the paddock. 

A $150,000 purchase from the 2021 Magic Millions yearling sale from the Edinglassie Stud Draft, Hell I Am is the 5th winner for his sire Hellbent. Congratulations to his owners Mrs C A Richards, Dr M Healy, Mr J O'Mahoney, Mr M J Fallon, Mrs L Miller, Mr S A Miller, Mr S J Brown, Mr W S Simpson, Mr N R Blizard, Mrs K R Baker, Mr P Baker, Lotave, Mr A J McNamara, Mr T S Fisher, Ms T McIntyre, Dalanna Bloodstock, Sedgewyn, Mr J Gregory, Mr C D Hands.

 

 

 

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