LEARNING from last season’s mistake, astute horseman Neville Pangrazio has firmly etched the date of the Vicbred Super Series heats into his memory.
Rewind to last December and Pangrazio was on his way to Swan Hill when his mind wandered to the futurity’s qualifiers.
The only problem is Pangrazio remembered he had to nominate his talented filly Shesawish after the fields had been released.
With heats for the three-year-old division scheduled to be conducted in Maryborough on September 4, Pangrazio is well aware nominations close on Wednesday.
In case you’re reading this and it has slipped your mind again Pangrazio – nominate Shesawish before noon on Wednesday!
“I missed the Sires’ noms with her last year,” Pangrazio said. “We were going to the races and we remembered on the way, but fields were already out.
“I won’t make that mistake again and will certainly have her in the noms this year.
“The heats are in about 10 days, which is ideal for her as I don’t want to back her up too quickly because she has airways disease.
“Basically, she is an asthmatic and has to have Ventolin to get her breathing right again.
“It takes her a few days to recover and I have to stop giving her the Ventolin four days before she races, which is not ideal for an athlete.”
Ironically, it was Shesawish which had her rivals reaching for an oxygen tank when she led throughout The Holmfield in Melton last night.
Driven by Anthony Butt, the daughter of Wishing Stone found the front from the pole before scoring by a metre-and-a-half from The Locomotive.
Aldebaran Miley was three metres away third in 1:57.1 over 1720 metres.
“I gave her a really good chance and she ran accordingly,” Pangrazio said. “Her work had been great leading up to it and I hate to say it, but she went better than (Group One winner) Moonshine Linda ever worked.
“Anthony had her running but he never really let her go until the straight and she held them well.”