Hell I Am returned to the races at Canterbury two things: a winner and a gelding. The son of Yarraman Park Stud’s Hellbent had shown considerable promise during his early campaigns, however had been let down by his mental capacity when it came to applying his ability to the racetrack.
A spell and surgical procedure seem to have done the trick, as he was a far more relaxed conveyance both before and during the race at Canterbury. Sent forward by Hugh Bowman from a wide barrier, he sat outside the leader Moscow Night before putting him away on straightening and holding off challengers from back in the field. The length margin defied the ease with which he handled his return to racing, ploughing through the Heavy 10 track first up with only one trial.
A merry band of owners were on track as is often the case with Champion Thoroughbreds horses, and it gives the team at home a great thrill to see so many people on track supporting their runners. Given we are nearing the start of the spring, he will be given an easy time over the next few weeks before another target is picked out for him.
Congratulations to his owners: Champion Thoroughbreds, Mrs C A Richards, Dr M Healy, J O’Mahoney, M J Fallon, Mrs L Miller, S A Miller, S J Brown, W S Simpson, N R Blizard, Mrs K R Baker, P Baker, Lotave, A J McNamara, T S Fisher, Ms T McIntyre, Dalanna Bloodstock, Sedgewyn, J Gregory & C D Hands