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Hey Doc has returned to work after a spell and will be given a slow build-up before the three-time Group One winner is locked into spring targets. Six-year-old Hey Doc has not started since unplaced in the Group One CF Orr Stakes in early February. “He only came back into work last week so he’s […]
Peltzer has maintained his undefeated record and set himself up for an ambitious spring carnival assault in claiming the scalps of some highly touted rivals at Randwick. The Gerald Ryan-trained youngster took up the running in Saturday’s Darley 2YO Handicap (1300m) and gave his rivals the slip, coasting through the heavy ground to score by […]
Talented Toowoomba galloper Niccanova is ready to take another step to a Group One debut that has been three years in the making. Niccanova resumes from a spell in the Group Two Victory Stakes (1200m) as his final hit-out for the Group One Stradbroke Handicap on June 6. The gelding won the Fred Best Classic […]
Trainer Grahame Begg would like a quick resolution to possible changes for the Victorian spring so he can map out a proper carnival program for his team. While the Victoria Racing Club is steadfast in not changing the date of the Melbourne Cup carnival and the Moonee Valley Racing Club is keen to run the […]
Caloundra gelding Tambo’s Mate can confirm his rating as one of the most improved horses in Australia when he tackles the Group Two Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Victory Stakes is usually run at weight-for-age at the start of the Queensland winter carnival. However, with the winter schedule being vastly reduced […]
Goodwood winner Trekking has been the big market mover after being heavily backed to land another Group One race in the Stradbroke Handicap. Trekking will be aiming to be the first horse since Black Piranha in 2009-10 and the eighth overall to win back-to-back Stradbrokes. He will also be aiming to give Godolphin its third […]
Oceanex has upset a betting plunge on favourite King Of Leogrance to book a place in the Melbourne Cup with victory in The Andrew Ramsden at Flemington. Success in Saturday’s 2800m race affords Oceanex a ballot exemption into the Melbourne Cup in November. Market: View the Odds for the Melbourne Cup The Andrew Ramsden was shortened […]
He might not be the most reliable of horses but given the right conditions, God Of Thunder is capable of unleashing a devastating finish. And co-trainer Michael Hawkes senses another win is around the corner for the four-year-old, who lines up alongside stablemate Dirty Work in the Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday. […]
Undefeated in two starts at Flemington, Oceanex will race for her biggest prize when she lines up in The Andrew Ramsden. Oceanex has previously won at Group Two level and while Saturday’s race over 2800m at Flemington carries Listed status, the bonus for the winner is a ballot exemption into the Melbourne Cup. Mick Price, […]
Much-travelled mare Krone has pleased new trainer Tony Gollan as she starts her push for a Stradbroke Handicap start when she makes her Queensland debut. Krone could give Gollan at least three runners in the Stradbroke Handicap on June 6 if she races well in the Silk Stocking (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday. […]