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Best Solution has confirmed a trip to Australia for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups with victory in Germany’s most prestigious race, the Grosser Preis Von Baden at Baden-Baden. Having struck at the top level at Hoppegarten last month, the Godolphin-owned four-year-old produced another big performance to give trainer Saeed bin Suroor a third win in […]
Trainer Ken Keys has elected to delay the start of Spanish Reef’s spring campaign until the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley. Keys believes the 1600m-race on September 8 is a better starting point than the 1400m against Group One opposition in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Spanish Reef hasn’t raced […]
Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby has trained the quinella in the Group Two Great Voltigeur Stakes with the winner Old Persian heading to the St Leger and runner-up Cross Counter confirming a trip to Australia for the Melbourne Cup 2018. The race was wide open three furlongs (600m) out, where Wells Farhh Go was the first […]
Redzel trialled strongly at Rosehill this morning and is $7.00 to defend his Everest Crown according to Sportsbet. Redzel holds six-times more money than $4.60 favourite Trapeze Artist, who finished fourth in the same trial. Vega Magic ($7.00), luckless runner-up last year, is the second best backed runner for The Everest. Nature Strip ($8.00) also has […]
Odeon’s early season form will provide a number of answers as connections consider a Caulfield Cup campaign for last year’s South Australian Derby placegetter. Five-year-old Odeon resumes in a 1400m-handicap at Flemington on Saturday and co-trainer Simon Zahra believes the gelding has shown improvement from the autumn. A Listed winner over 1800m as a spring […]
Arbeitsam’s return to winning form has earned him a start in the Doncaster Mile as Gai Waterhouse bids for a record eighth victory in the famous Randwick feature. As is his pattern, Arbeitsam went straight to the front in Saturday’s Group Three Neville Sellwood Stakes at Rosehill and unlike his previous few starts, he had […]
Trainer Chris Waller has produced his two leading Golden Slipper hopes at Rosehill with the desired results after a couple of anxious moments. Performer had to fight hard for a photo-finish win in Saturday’s Canonbury Stakes, while Fiesta ($3.90) had to change direction to make her run for victory in the Widden Stakes. As well […]
Almandin remains the favourite to defend his Melbourne Cup crown and give his owner Lloyd Williams a sixth win in the race he covets most. Williams has six runners in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday, three – Almandin, Bondi Beach and Gallante – trained by Robert Hickmott in Victoria. Johannes Vermeer could give […]
Champion jockey Damien Oliver will miss Tuesday weeks Melbourne Cup after his appeal to reduce his 20meeting ban was dismissed. Damien Oliver received a 20meeting ban for his ride on Happy Clapper in the Cox Plate in which he appealed against although at the hearing this afternoon stewards dismissed his appeal meaning the 20meeting ban […]