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  • Ex-Metrop favourite now unlikely to front

    Alward, a former favourite for The Metropolitan will need a compelling victory at Rosehill to convince trainer Chris Waller he should run in the Group One race. Waller thought the gelding might be a lightweight chance for The Metropolitan after winning over 2000m at Rosehill last month. B...

  • Dawn Wall to build on promising comeback

    Chris Waller has lowered his sights with Dawn Wall after admitting she was stretched beyond her capabilities during her maiden preparation. The Fastnet Rock mare won four of her first seven starts but a Group One debut in the Queensland Oaks in June produced a ninth placing behind stablemate...

  • Begg-trained colt Il Divo heading to town

    Winning a recent maiden at Geelong with a colt owned and bred by his father was all the more satisfying for trainer Grahame Begg because it came on Father's Day.That colt, Il Divo, has his next start in town on Saturday at Caulfield and Begg believes the three-year-old has a promising future.Ne...

  • Godolphin colts target G3 Gloaming Stakes

    Godolphin colts Astoria and Sanctioned will have their staying credentials tested when they tackle the Group Three Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill. The three-year-olds step up in trip to 1800m for the first time on Saturday as Godolphin head trainer James Cummings gauges whether they warrant a G...

  • Trainer has a Group One dream at Caulfield

    Newcastle trainer Rodney Ollerton has his eyes fixed on one spring prize for talented sprinter Royal Tudor. Ollerton has planned a campaign towards the Group One Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 1. Royal Tudor made his Melbourne debut at Caulfield earlier in Septem...

  • Ryan coy about Rose favourite for Everest

    Gerald Ryan is open to Menari occupying a slot for The Everest though he concedes the $10 million sprint could be beyond the talented colt."I'm not a big rap on three-year-olds at this time of year against older horses but looking at him, he's a big strong horse, he's 570 kilos, he carries 53 (...

  • Cup berths put on the line at Caulfield

    A quadruple dead-heat in a Caulfield Cup qualifier would be a perfect result for Lindsay Park.The winner of Saturday's Group Three MRC Foundation Cup earns exemption from the ballot for next month's Caulfield Cup.Lindsay Park saddles Boom Time, 53rd in order of entry, Harlem (62nd), Harlow Gold...

  • Prompt Response set to resume at Caulfield

    After going close to winning one of Australia's few Group One weight-for-age races for fillies and mares last campaign, Prompt Response is being aimed at going one better in another during the Melbourne spring carnival. The four-year-old begins her preparation in Saturday's Group Thr...

  • Hartnell campaign to continue in Underwood

    Hartnell is expected to bypass a clash with champion Winx at Flemington in the Turnbull Stakes with connections opting for the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield for the gelding's next start.Godolphin's head trainer in Australia James Cummings confirmed Hartnell, who finished second to Humidor in la...

  • Flamboyer set to defy dry track at Ipswich

    Trainer Kelly Doughty hopes a lack of early pace can help Flamboyer overcome a dry track and give her husband Gary Doughty another boost at Ipswich.Flamboyer, who was bred and is part-owned by Gary Doughty, has been a great performer winning in stakes company and scoring nine wins for $563,000 ...

  • Weight sways Munce with Cauthen's Power

    A difference in weights enticed trainer Chris Munce to dodge Thursday's Lismore Cup with Cauthen's Power in favour of running at Ipswich on Saturday.Cauthen's Power, who is part-owned by Australian cricket captain Steve Smith, has been gradually working into top form since joining Munce's stabl...

  • Sprung aims for one better in Testa Rossa

    A year after a narrow defeat in a stakes race at Caulfield, Well Sprung will line-up at Caulfield looking for revenge. The five-year-old runs in Saturday's Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (1200m), a race in which he was beaten a nose 12 months ago by Keen Array. an opponent again. Well Spru...

  • Bell says he has no choice but to quit

    Queensland trainer Darren Bell says he has been forced to quit after racking up crippling debts when his stable was closed because of a strangles outbreak.Bell reported two of his horses had strangles in December last year and Racing Queensland shut down his operation.His stables are at a rural...

  • Lloyd rides four, takes premiership lead

    IT has taken two months, but Jeff Lloyd's four winners at the Gold Coast put him back where punters expect him to be - leading the Brisbane metropolitan jockeys' premiership.Lloyd has won the past two metropolitan titles and in 2016-17 smashed Chris Munce's record of 103 winners for a season wi...

  • Memento scores maiden win at Warwick Farm

    The Anthony and Edward Cummings-trained filly Memento could be back in contention for a crack at black-type racing after winning her maiden at Warwick Farm.The Anthony and Edward Cummings-trained three-year-old broke her duck at the seventh attempt in the TAB.com.au Plate (1100m) on Wednesday.M...

  • Waller unveils plans for Winx to go global

    The world's greatest horse of turf will go global after the Sydney autumn carnival, with trainer Chris Waller outlining two European options for Winx. Waller said a one-off appearance at Royal Ascot was possible for Winx though ideally she would head overseas for three-race campaign in E...

  • I Did It Again on spring sprinting path

    Trainer Greg Eurell still has aspirations to target a Group One race with promising three-year-old I Did It Again this spring, despite shelving Caulfield Guineas plans. I Did It Again made a winning debut in a 1200m handicap for two-year-olds in July at Caulfield before attention turned to s...

  • Dixie Blossoms, Daysee Doom renew rivalry

    Ron Quinton is reluctant to split his two highly rated mares Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom, so the Golden Pendant at Rosehill will give an indication of the pecking order. The stablemates worked smoothly on the course proper on Tuesday, leaving the trainer confident the pair will acquit the...

  • Meagher chasing perfect start with Savanna

    Chris Meagher is hopeful Savanna Amour can give him the perfect start to his training career in Victoria with a stakes race win at Caulfield.Meagher takes over from his father John when the mares lines up in Saturday's Group Three How Now Stakes.The daughter of Love Conquers All won for Meagher...

  • Star Of Africa on the rise after debut win

    Star Of Africa made an encouraging start to his racing career as the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained colt completed a comfortable victory at Warwick Farm. The three-year-old is understandably not yet the finished article, but he still had enough class under Hugh Bowman to win tyhe All Too Har...

  • Magnapal on mission to upset Cup hopefuls

    Eight-year-old Magnapal could spoil the party for a number of Caulfield Cup aspirants when he chases a second MRC Foundation Cup win. Magnapal won the MRC Foundation Cup, registered as the Naturalism Stakes, two years ago and lines up in the Group Three 2000m race at Caulfield for the third-...

  • Gold Standard thriving ahead of Gr 1 Rose

    Gai Waterhouse has six Golden Slippers but no Golden Rose. Gold Standard, a colt on the rise, could change that at Rosehill on Saturday. Market 💰: Gold Standard is $12 in Golden Rose odds at Sportsbet.com.au. Waterhouse is yet to win a Golden Rose but last-start Group Two winne...

  • McMahon set to start big week for Schweida

    Jockey Ric McMahon's decision to take an immediate suspension on a careless riding charge could reap benefits when he links again with Outraged at Ipswich on Saturday. Trainer Kelly Schweida will saddle Outraged and Ruling Force in the City Of Ipswich Spring Stayers Cup (2150m) to start ...

  • Melham relinquishes $10 mill Everest ride

    The task of getting down to 51kg to ride She Will Reign in The Everest has proven too difficult for Ben Melham.The Melbourne-based jockey has relinquished the ride on the Golden Slipper winner after contacting trainer Gary Portelli and managing owner Scott Darby.Melham rode She Will Reign to vi...

  • Chris Munce new Queensland ATA President

    Chris Munce will make increasing membership numbers a priority after taking over as president of the Queensland branch of the Australian Trainers' Association.The winner of 43 Group One races as a jockey, Munce has already had 97 winners since taking out his trainer's licence in January, 2015.H...

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