Probabeel and Funstar set for a rematch in the Surround Stakes

New Zealand filly Probabeel has worked home well in a barrier trial at Randwick to show her readiness for a Group One rematch with Funstar. The Jamie Richards-trained Probabeel finished second to Funstar, trained by Chris Waller, in the Flight Stakes in October. The two are scheduled to meet in the Surround Stakes on February […]

Kolding to make his Melbourne debut in the Futurity Stakes

New Zealand star Melody Belle and Group One-winning Sydneysider Kolding will get a look around Caulfield in separate gallops ahead of their clash in the Futurity Stakes. The Jamie Richards-trained Melody Belle will chase her 11th Group One win in Saturday’s 1400m weight-for-age feature which will be her first start since running second to Irish […]

Chenier connections upbeat about Australian Guineas 2020

While Alligator Blood and Catalyst staged a thrilling duel in the C S Hayes Stakes, the comeback performance of Chenier to finish just behind them has his connections upbeat. The Anthony Freedman-trained, Godolphin-owned Chenier missed the spring carnival because of a pelvic fracture and raced for the first time in 10 months in Saturday’s Group […]

Fierce Impact weighs up Futurity Stakes, Chipping Norton Stakes options

A crucial track gallop at Warwick Farm will determine immediate plans for Fierce Impact as trainer Matt Smith weighs up Group One options in Sydney and Melbourne. The horse resumed with a slashing second to three-year-old Alabamba Express in the Group One C F Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 8, signalling he was […]

Imperial Lad looks to secure spot in Australian Guineas field

Trainer John Moloney sees the Australian Guineas as potentially the race of the autumn and wants to be a part of it. The Moloney-trained Imperial Lad will attempt to book his place in the Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on February 29 via a benchmark race at Wednesday’s Sandown meeting. The winner of his past two starts, […]

Re-scheduled Inglis Millennium meeting in doubt

The fate of the $2 million Inglis Millennium remains unresolved with Sydney expecting more serious rainfall. After Warwick Farm was washed out on Saturday, the rich sales-related race and the $1 million Inglis Sprint were added to Wednesday’s program at the same track. The surface had improved from a heavy 10 to a 9 on Tuesday with […]

Super Seth and Alligator Blood nominated for CS Hayes Stakes

Trainer Ken Keys is under no illusion about the task confronting Soul Patch when he resumes in the C S Hayes Stakes at Flemington. There have been 14 entries taken for Saturday’s Group Three 1400m CS Hayes Stakes including the Caulfield Guineas quinella of Super Seth and Alligator Blood. The talented Dalasan and star New […]

Free Of Debt to bypass All-Star Mile 2020

Lightly raced Free Of Debt is out of the running for the All-Star Mile and will be kept to short-course racing for the rest of his three-year-old year with the Group One Oakleigh Plate his next start. Connections of the Adelaide-trained colt had been chasing a start in the All-Star Mile (1600m) at Caulfield but […]

Hanseatic tightens grip on Blue Diamond Stakes favouritism

Brilliant colt Hanseatic has tightened his grip on favouritism for the $1.5 million Blue Diamond after another impressive performance to win the Prelude at Caulfield. Hanseatic made it three wins from as many starts when he powered down the outside to chase down Randwick debut winner Rulership in Saturday’s Group Three Blue Diamond Prelude (1100m) […]

Cummings weighs up Australian Guineas option for Microphone

An important lead-up gallop in preparation for the Autumn Stakes at Caulfield had trainer James Cummings confident all was back on track with Microphone. Cummings said the Godolphin-owned Microphone would not have been out of place in Saturday’s Group One CF Orr Stakes following that gallop. Despite having to give weight to his three-year-old rivals […]