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Muswellbrook Preview: Dean Watt’s dynamic duo ready to come up trumps

Dynamic Syndications founder Dean Watt can take some consolation for the momentary loss of the team’s star grey Love Tap with a big day out at Thursday’s rescheduled Muswellbrook meeting.

Love Tap was being readied to fly the red and white flag of Dynamic Syndications at the 2021 Sydney autumn carnival but will instead be put on ice with a long-term view to the spring.

“He just developed so much in the break and literally the day before he was ready to come back in, he had a swollen hock,’’ Watt explained.

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Dean Watt and Dynamic Syndication’s exciting stayer will be missing from the autumn carnival. Photo: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

“He is not injured per se. It is just purely and simply that he got a low-grade infection in that area and we just didn’t want to task risk with a really good gelding.”

Given the size of the Dynamic Syndications string, the show will always go on, with plenty of others out there doing their job in Love Tap’s absence.

Enter the blue-blooded mare Lochita who heads to Muswellbrook from her Newcastle home for after Monday’s scheduled mission at Taree was aborted at the last minute.

“She was odds-on favourite on the way around to the barriers and they got called back in when the storm hit,’’ Watt said.

“She would have won by panels. She’s flying. She’s a good horse and is a swimmer.”

Lochita is a Lonhro half-sister to Mark Newnham’s handy Fulmina; with the siblings boasting Clarry Conners’s bonny mare Arborea as their grandam.

Lochita will partnered on the float from Jason Deamer’s Newcastle stable to Muswellrook by another royally related mare in Jazirat.

A daughter of Shooting To Win, Jazirat’s dam is a half-sister to Pendragon whose own mother – Alacrity – won the New Zealand Oaks.

“She is a work in progress,’’ said Watt. “If she jumps, she wins, but trying to get her to jump is the problem.

“She is one that walks out of the machines then tacks on and runs through – she wants 2000m. I can’t fault her, it is just whether she jumps with them.’’

Newcastle trainer Jason Deamer can add to his tally of winners for Dynamic Syndications at Muswellbrook on Thursday. Photo: Simon Bullard/AAP ImageSource:AAP

Watt and Deamer are certainly in form, having combined to win a race at Taree on Monday with the progressive Loose Buttons.

“Jason Deamer is an outstanding horseman. In the last 17 months, he has trained 25 winners for us and this season he has trained nine winners.’’

The 2020/21 season, only half way through, shapes as being a stellar year for Watt with or without Love Tap.

“We just has a record (calendar) year and have just started off the new year with a couple of winners already,’’ Watt said.

“We had 67 winners in the calendar year (2020) and currently I think we are 37 wins for the season before Thursday.’’

Watt is himself in strange territory at present being in Sydney at a time when he would otherwise be at the Gold Coast for the Magic Millions Sale.

Watt has attended every Magic Millions Sale since Snippets was sold at the inaugural sale in 1986.

“I sent (son) Adam up there before Christmas so he is safely over there working and our vet, Dr Tim Roberts, can fly directly in from Melbourne but I am stuck here.’’


Two direct descendants of Tie The Knot’s Group 1-winning mother Whisked that share the same birthday are on target to win their respective races at Wagga on Thursday.

The Tim Donnelly-trained duo, Jodhpur and Torsiton, are both owned by members of the Tait/Nivison family whose red colours reigned supreme in the 1990 Thousand Guineas when Whisked was too good for fierce rival, Triscay.

Whisked, who went on to foal 14-time Group 1 winner Tie The Knot, is the grand-dam of Torsiton and third dam of the frequently barnstorming gelding Jodphur who resumes in the Tozer Construction Class 2 Handicap (1000m).

Both of Jodhpur’s wins have come first-up and at Wagga.

“He has only raced over a 1000 metres once, he normally starts over 1200 metres, so I purposely didn’t trial him just to keep him a bit fresh, but I am happy with the way he is going,’’ Donnelly said.

“It’s very simple, he needs a fast pace and a clear run but he just doesn’t get it all the time.

“I think the other riders understand that too and kept him (boxed) in.’’

While the best word description of Jodhpur is ‘unlucky’, his stablemate Torsiton’s tag is ‘honest.’

The Tim Donnelly-trained pair Jodhpur and Torsiton are both closely related to champion racehorse and 14-time Group 1 winner Tie The Knot.Source:News Limited

“She is simple to work out,’’ Donnelly said. “She needs a dry track and she needs to get cover. The only day she got cover she won. All her other runs have been good.

“She didn’t it really tough one day sitting outside the lead in the race that Another One won.

“She is a good, tough, honest mare.’’

Torsiton showed off her fighting instincts when a close-up second at Wagga on Christmas Eve over 1400m just 12-days off a 1175m run at Albury.

“I spoke to Kayla (Nisbet) after the race and told her there was this 1300 metre coming up and she reckons it’s the perfect distance for her.’’

Donnelly’s other runner at Wagga today is Magic Amelia who races in the colours of the untapped Amelia’s Dream.

Magic Amelia raced twice in Queensland, rounded off with a distant second on the Gold Coast in August.

“She goes nicely but there is improvement in her,’’ Donnelly suggested.

Originally published asMuswellbrook Preview: Deamer pair primed for ‘Dynamic’ displays

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