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Cox Plate 2019: Danceteria ready for major target

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 […]

Lane convinced The Bostonian will be suited in Manikato Stakes

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 heads odds for 2019 Bondi Stakes

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 […]

True Self chases Melbourne Cup 2019 berth in Geelong Cup

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 […]

Gold Mount to miss 2019 Melbourne Cup due to injury

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 […]