AGRA’s Run of the Month for February 2010 has been awarded to in-form New South Wales stayer Blue Lorian. In an outstanding performance the Peter Whye trained star stormed home to win the Swan Draught Stayers Challenge over the 715 metres at Cannington on February 27. Considering the quality of the field he gave his rivals a big start and quite a beating.
A noted slow beginner Blue Lorian has been unlucky not to land a Run of the Month in recent times. In a string of staying wins at Wentworth Park in December and January he came from last or near last on a number of occasions to score some fantastic wins and he appears a stayer with a very bright future.
Last Saturday night in Perth he begun only moderately but got to fourth and was checked a couple times. At the winning post the first time around he was standing the leaders about 15 lengths, however he just kept coming was checked again approaching the home turn but taking a split between the leaders he raced to the front getting home to score by two lengths in a very fast time of 41.75.
If we take into account it was his first start at Cannington and only his second Group final it was a run full of merit. More importantly he beat local Hotshot Molly and super star Mantra Lad. While local stars Red Shilling and Countess of Cork were unplaced.
Blue Lorian will stay in Perth to contest the Group 1 Galaxy worth $80,000 to the winner. He has drawn box eight in heat one this Saturday night and will do battle with Mantra Lad again this week.
Blue Lorian is a Blue dog whelped December 2007 by Surf Lorian from Winsome Bluebird (Lansley Bale x Winsome Duchess). He is raced and trained by Peter Whye of Narellan New South Wales, sixty kilometers south west of Sydney. Blue Lorian has raced 25 times for 13 wins and eight placings while his stake earnings stand at $57,850.
We had some outstanding runs recorded in February with fast times on both city and country circuits all over Australia. However Blue Lorian show some hard chasing ability to run past the likes of Mantra Lad overcoming checks and taking a gap that most dogs might not push through.
AGRA congratulates owner-trainer Peter Whye and Blue Lorian on being judged the AGRA Run of the Month for February 2010.
You can watch the February 2010 AGRA Run Of The Month below :