Balestrand puts another win on the board

Sep 16, 2018

Article by Tristan Heffernan

Balestrand ($3.20 to $3.50) continued his sprinting resurgence with an impressive finishing burst here to record his 2nd win over this course.  Darmanin took advantage of his inside draw to settle behind the leader and was able to get the run through when Gee Gee Sun Valley ran to the lead but drifted off on straightening. He was forced to dig deep as the leaders had a kick and produced the fastest last 800m, 600m, 400m and 200m splits of the day to pick them up near the line and win running away.  He has developed into an incredibly consistent galloper and also boasts form on the turf so there is no reason he can’t continue his recent rapid development over sprinting distances.