Painted Purple

Sire: Lucas Cranach

Dam: Miss Lavender

Colour: Brown or Black

Gender: Gelding

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Sep 23rd, 2017

Country: Australia


Steve Crawley, Dianne & Terry Jones

Career Record: 2-0-0-0

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Horse Description:

30/6/22 - "Luca" finished 13th at Dubbo last Sunday after getting hot at the gates. Have decided to give him a month off.

23/6/22 -  "Luca" is a bit of a work in progress but we are happy with how he's coming along. Has been nominated for a 1400m Maiden Hcp at Dubbo on Sunday (26th) - should get a good opportunity to finish off his race. Learning all the time.

17/6/22 - although he finished 9th we are absolutely delighted with "Luca's" run at Gulgong on Sunday over 1400m - he jumped good and relaxed in the run hitting the line good to be beaten by only 3 lengths in his first race start. Looking to get him up to 2000 or longer in the future.

1/6/22 - "Luca's" work has been great and he's also been nominated for Bathurst on Monday 6th - 1400m Maiden Plate. If he misses a start at Bathurst will likely head to Gulgong (non-TAB meeting) Sunday 12th. Playing it by ear with him but plans are to get him up to 1600m or even a bit further.

25/5/22 - put in a much improved effort in his trial at Dubbo on Monday. Jumped good and kept in touch. Will nominate him for a 1400m Maiden Plate at Bathurst on 6th June. Eventually will get him to 1800-2000m distance.

4/5/22 - keeps improving - a little babyish but still learning. Will probably have another trial to keep him on his toes and looking for 1300-1400m as suitable distance.

27/4/22 - happy with his trial at Bathurst on Anzac Day - although finishing last he jumped good and was competitive against some more experienced company. Looking for another trial for him.

20/4/22 - "Luca" is going along well and will trial at Bathurst on Anzac Day.

14/4/22 - "Luca" went great in a jump out on Tuesday and showed a lot more confidence in the run. Will trial soon.

30/3/22 - work has been very good and getting close to going to the trials.

17/3/22 - going really good - ready to up his work in next week or so.

3/3/22 - working great and has learned to travel on the bit. Starting to put in during his work.

23/2/22 - working great and starting to think like a racehorse. Looks amazing.

16/2/22 - going lovely - getting through his work really well.

9/2/22 - just going along quietly at the moment although close to upping his work. Has an improved attitude this time in.

27/1/22 - doing everything lovely - really thrived during his recent spell.

19/1/22 - has come back from a spell really fit and is just settling back into stable life.

1/12/21 - spelling.

7/10/21 - still taking things easy with him as the stone bruise has flared up again. Just walking at the moment but it won't take much to get him back and he should trial soon.

22/9/21 - trialled at Orange on Monday where he got flattened just after the start and that was it for him. He pulled up OK from that run but it may have affected him confidence wise. Keeping an eye on him.

15/9/21 - went like a train in a jump out yesterday morning and looking to trial him at Orange next Monday. We think he's got the goods.

9/9/21 - trialled at Wellington yesterday but didn't handle the heavy 10. Still very green and, although jumping with the rest just didn't know enough to get himself into the race. Will trial again at Orange on 20th September. We think this guy will make the grade.