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If premier trainer Chris Waller is to continue his recent dominance of Sydney’s off-season staying races, he will need to break a WJ McKell Cup hoodoo. Having produced the trifecta in both the Lord Mayors and Winter Cups, Waller will send around six of the 14 runners in the McKell Cup (2000m) at Rosehill on […]
Trainer Desleigh Forster’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances could be rewarded with another stakes win for Chapter And Verse. After a disjointed campaign, Chapter and Verse steps up to 1350m in the Listed Spear Chief Handicap at Doomben. Forster needs three more wins to bring up a career total of 300 and one of […]
Classy mare Krone has had no luck in three runs over 1600m, but she’s earned another opportunity to conquer the distance for the first time in the Group Three Sapphire Stakes at Doomben on Saturday. The Sapphire Stakes was originally run as the Glenlogan Park Stakes and has been won by some top mares in […]
Talented mare Sophie’s Gold Class could back up in Saturday’s Listed Sapphire Stakes after her win at Doomben. Sophie’s Gold Class came from well back in the field to win a Class 6 (1200m) in impressive style. Trainer Debbie Newham had picked out the Listed Sapphire Stakes as a target for Sophie’s Gold Class but […]
They share the same sire and hail from the same stable and that might not be where the similarities between Caulfield Cup favourite Master Of Wine and Randwick winner Mount Popa end. The latter made a dynamic Sydney debut on Saturday, coming with a sweeping run from back in the field to coast to a […]
New Zealand trainer Jamie Richards may have lost one of his stars Te Akau Shark but he still has a strong contingent gearing up for the spring. Te Akau Shark remained in Sydney after the autumn carnival with stablemates Melody Belle and Probabeel but requires surgery for an eye injury. That surgery, later in the […]
Globetrotting Magic Wand, the Irish-trained mare who left her mark on the 2019 Melbourne spring carnival, has made a triumphant return to racing on home soil. Taking on three rivals at her first start in Ireland since spending the past nine months competing around the world, Magic Wand won the Lanwades Stud Stakes at the […]
Co-trainer Trent Edmonds admitted relief when promising filly Smart ‘N’Sexy shed her maiden status in the Listed Dalrello Stakes. The Dalrello Stakes has proved a good guide to the future with four recent winners going on to win more black-type races. Smart ‘N’ Sexy ($4) showed she could easily join them when she came from […]
Talented filly Lady Banff has added another string to her bow, coming from off the pace on a heavy track to make a winning return and provide the Matthew Dunn stable with the first leg of a winning double at Rosehill. Lady Banff won two of her first four starts in Queensland in her first […]
Trainer Matthew Williams has a spring plan for Harbour Views that is all about success on racing’s biggest stage at The Valley. Harbour Views steps out beyond 1600m for the first time in the Inglis July Sales Series Handicap (2040m) on Saturday, a race Williams hopes will lead to a start in October’s Cox Plate. […]