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Jockey James McDonald needs Verry Elleegant to be on her best behaviour when she runs at The Valley for the first time in the Cox Plate. And after galloping her twice at the track, McDonald is confident she is in the right frame of mind. Trainer Chris Waller is chasing a fifth straight Cox Plate […]
International visitor Danceteria’s year in Europe has been tailored with the $5 million Cox Plate in mind and despite missing a lead-up race the horse’s connections are confident he is ready for his major target. Danceteria is trained by French-born, English-based David Menuisier and races in the colours of syndicator Australian Bloodstock. The gelding is […]
Queensland three-year-old Ballistic Boy will bypass a race in Brisbane where he would have been favourite to tackle the $1 million Bondi Stakes at Randwick. Chris Anderson has booked jockey Rachel King for Ballistic Boy who will give the trainer his first runner in a Sydney feature race. “The thing with Ballistic Boy is the […]
Jockey Damian Lane is convinced dual Group One winner The Bostonian will be better suited at The Valley in the Manikato Stakes than the last time the New Zealand sprinter raced there. The Tony Pike-trained The Bostonian made his first appearance at The Valley in the Group One Moir Stakes (1000m) last month and had […]
Just Thinkin has assumed favouritism for the $1 million Bondi Stakes at Randwick, a new race for three-year-olds. The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Just Thinkin has taken over from Godolphin’s Subedar at the head of the market for Saturday’s 1600m Bondi Stakes with the two at $3.80 and $5 respectively ahead of Wednesday’s final […]
Connections of Irish mare True Self hope she can advance her way up the Melbourne Cup order of entry by winning the Geelong Cup. True Self missed a start in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup (2400m) when third emergency with Wednesday’s race over the same distance the ideal back-up. The Willie Mullins-trained mare is one of four […]
The committee of the Moonee Valley Racing Club has agonised over the composition of the final field for the Cox Plate before settling on the 14 runners. Club chairman Don Casboult said there were a number of different scenarios the committee considered when 18 horses were paid up for Saturday’s $5 million Cox Plate. The […]
Favourite Bivouac has drawn the inside gate for the Group One Manikato Stakes at The Valley. The Godolphin-owned colt has fellow three-year-old Loving Gaby in the gate next to him in the field of 11. Bivouac has two recent wins against Yes Yes Yes who won the $14 million Everest on Saturday. The third of […]
English stayer Gold Mount has been retired after suffering a suspensory injury during the Caulfield Cup. Trained by Ian Williams, Gold Mount finished 12th, beaten just over four lengths, in Saturday’s $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m). He had been scheduled to progress to the 2019 Melbourne Cup before the injury was confirmed., “It’s a tough […]
Multiple Group One winner Black Heart Bart has been paid up as a late entry for the $5 million Cox Plate after making his mark in a couple of important lead-up races. Now trained by Lindsey Smith, Black Heart Bart had been retired last year but was put back into work with Smith ahead of […]