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Nick Ryan on weather watch ahead of Manfred Stakes

Melbourne’s weather will have the final say on the autumn reappearance of Express Pass. Trainer Nick Ryan has accepted with the three-year-old in the Alinta Energy Handicap (1000m) at The Valley on Friday night and the Group Three Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Ryan prefers The Valley option but a predicted top temperature […]

Dame Giselle wins trial ahead of Golden Slipper campaign

Godolphin Group One winners Bivouac and Kiamichi have shown they are ready for their autumn campaigns with barrier trial wins at Rosehill. Golden Rose winner Bivouac won the first of two course-proper heats over 900m on Tuesday, edging Hush Writer on the line. Last year’s Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi led all the way to beat […]

Catalyst sets sights on C S Hayes Stakes

Trainer Clayton Chipperfield has had a change of heart and boom New Zealand three-year-old Catalyst will not wear blinkers in Australia. After the gelding’s sluggish start in Saturday’s Group Three Mr Tiz Trophy victory at Ellerslie, the trainer’s immediate thoughts were to re-apply the blinkers. But after studying the replay, Chipperfield said it was not […]

John Dillon Stakes target for Yulong January

Yulong January has taken all before him during a summer winning spree and his co-trainer Ciaron Maher is confident the progressive gelding can continue his rise in the John Dillon Stakes. After finishing fourth at Kyneton in the first start of his current campaign in early November, four-year-old Yulong January has pieced together four straight […]