• Racing Tips
    From afterthought to star attraction From afterthought to star attraction

    ROYAL CHARLOTTE - Photo Ashlea Brennan

    TAKEN interstate as a travelling companion – an afterthought – Royal Charlotte is returning home as the star of the team. With plans to... From afterthought to star attraction

    TAKEN interstate as a travelling companion – an afterthought – Royal Charlotte is returning home as the star of the team.

    With plans to take top open class mare Red Hot Tooth to Tabcorp Park Menangle for tonight’s The La Coocaracha, husband and wife team of Paul and Kari Males decided to fill the float with Royal Charlotte.

    As such, the daughter of Majestic Son was entered in the New South Wales Trotters’ Oaks.

    “We were going up with Red Hot Tooth so felt we may as well enter Royal Charlotte in the Oaks,” Paul said.

    “She has ability and the race was a god option for her, but if we weren’t going with Red Hot Tooth we wouldn’t have put her in it and made the trip with her.

    “She’s come off the bench and ended up the winner.”

    As it turned out, Red Hot Tooth failed to produce her best while Royal Charlotte caused an upset in the Blue Riband.

    “I don’t know why Red Hot Tooth decided to gallop at the start which she hasn’t done before,” Males said.

    Driven by Zac Phillips, Royal Charlotte was eased towards the tail of the field from the outside of the front row as the short priced favourite Sleepee led and the pack travelled in ‘Indian file’.

    Lucky to avoid interference at the top of the home straight, Royal Charlotte unleashed a scintillating sprint to complete a six-and-a-half metre win from the front runner, with Allwoods Sunbeam third.

    Rating 1:57.7 over 2400 metres, the squaregaiter stretched her record to two wins and five placings from 12 starts for earnings of $32,515.

    “She had a good run along and I was very impressed with the way she finished it off,” Males said.

    To be given an easy week, Royal Charlotte will be set for the Victoria Trotters’ Oaks, which is scheduled to be conducted in Melton on June.

    “I’ll give a light week before getting her ready for the Oaks,” Males said. “I may give her a start in the country somewhere before then, I just haven’t made any plans at this stage.”

    Related Stories

    Paul Courts

    No comments so far.

    Be first to leave comment below.

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.