August 6, 2019 Paul Courts
ELECTRIFYING youngster Balraj is expected to have no trouble maintaining his perfect Australian record when he heads to Tabcorp Park Menangle today.
Crossing the Tasman last May, the Anthony Simiana-trained gelding has been a sensation winning his three starts by an average of 30 metres.
Balraj’s victories include a demolition job at Newcastle on July 15 when he covered the mile in a track record 1:50.9.
Kept fresh since, Balraj is a $1.12 favourite with TAB Fixed Odds despite drawing wide in barrier seven.
Thrilled with the three-year-old, Simiana believes Balraj should be tighter in the market.
“He should just win,” Simiana declared. “It’s hard to see him being beaten.
“But that doesn’t mean he is home yet, he still has to get out there and get the job done.
“Just knowing how good he is it’s difficult to imagine him being beaten.”
Planning to give the son of Art Major one more start, Simiana will then send Balraj for a spell before targeting next season’s major four-year-old events, including the Chariots Of Fire.
“He is the best horse I have sat behind and I can’t see any reason why he won’t continue to get better,” Simiana said.
“Although he doesn’t do much wrong in track, he hangs a little at the races…I think his legs go to quick for his body!
“Hopefully that won’t be an issue as he gains more experience.
“At this stage I will give him one more run before he goes for a good break.
“If he keeps going as good as he has been I’ll be looking at Chariots Of Fire next year.”