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No-one would begrudge trainer Steve O’Dea a change of big race luck with Scallopini in the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup. O’Dea is having another successful season and is firmly entrenched in the metropolitan trainers premiership top 10 with 17 winners. He went to the Magic Millions day a fortnight ago with four genuine chances but […]
A decision whetherÂ Carrington StakesÂ topweight Crack Me Up runs at Randwick or the Sunshine Coast has yet to be made. The 2017 Villiers Stakes winner has had two starts after being sidelined for 12 months, including a close fifth in the Group Three George Moore Stakes, finishing less than half a length from the winner Chapter […]
After a race day he would rather forget, trainer Gerald Ryan is hoping to come away from Randwick in a happier frame of mind. Ryan had high expectations for two-year-old Return With Honour at Rosehill on Saturday but the heavy track put paid to the colt’s chances and those of his stablemates In Lighten Me […]
Crack Me Up and Wu Gok are equal topweights with 59kg for the Carrington Stakes at Randwick with both also in the mix for the Sunshine Coast Cup in Queensland. The Toby and Trent Edmonds-trained Crack Me Up is also equal topweight in the Sunshine Coast Cup with 60kg. Both Listed races on Saturday are […]
Four-year-old gelding Star Missile is in a good position in early polling for a spot in the rich All-Star Mile at Caulfield. Voting for this year’s $5 million All-Star Mile (1600m) on March 14 opened last week and the Greg Eurell-trained Star Missile, who has a large group of owners in a Hancox Bloodstock syndicate, […]
Multiple Group One winner Hey Doc remains on track for a tilt at the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai if he pleases trainer Tony McEvoy in his upcoming Melbourne assignments. Hey Doc was a dominant winner of the Group One Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in Perth on November 30 at his second start back from 14 […]
Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare features among nominations for the $1.5 million Australian Cup at Flemington while dual winner Harlem is also entered. Nominations for three feature Group One races at Flemington were released on Monday, with the weight-for-age Australian Cup (2000m) on March 7 attracting 67 nominations with a host of high-profile sprinters […]
Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare could chase feature races in three states during the autumn and winter starting with the Australian Cup. The Danny O’Brien-trained stayer rose to stardom in the spring winning the $8 million Melbourne Cup in a memorable finish after running second in the Caulfield Cup. Vow And Declare was given […]
Reigning Blue Diamond favourite Hanseatic will put his credentials on show when he makes his return in the Preview at Caulfield. Hanseatic will try to give his trainer Anthony Freedman and owner Sheikh Mohammed a second-straight Blue Diamond next month after Lyre’s success a year ago. The colt won the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes (1000m) […]
Danny O’Brien admits the Kensington Stakes distance is a query for My Pendant but the trainer will not be surprised to see her finish over the top of her rivals. My Pendant has never raced below 1200m but O’Brien has opted to kick off her campaign in Saturday’s Listed Kensington Stakes over the straight 1000m […]