James Cummings confident Cascadian can win the Toorak Handicap

Godolphin and James Cummings will be represented by Cascadian in the Toorak Handicap and the trainer is confident the horse is ready to win. Cummings said Cascadian didn’t have any luck in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes where he finished eleventh and went to the line untested after being held up for a run for […]

Thermosphere ready for Thousand Guineas at Caulfield

James Cummings regards Thermosphere’s win in the Edward Manifold Stakes as a confidence-booster for the filly going into the Thousand Guineas. Cummings said he had little hesitation backing her up a week after her win at Group Two level at Flemington after the way she pulled up. “She has been marching around the stables this […]

Yosemite over the odds in Thousand Guineas

Although Robbie Griffiths’ three-year-old filly Yosemite is the rank outsider in the Thousand Guineas, the trainer doesn’t see it that way. Griffiths is certain Yosemite isn’t out of place in the Group One, 1600 metre Thousand Guineas at Caulfield on Saturday. Market 💰: View the Odds for the Thousand Guineas Griffiths said at her last […]

Tagaloa ready to tackle Caulfield Guineas 2020

Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young have already hit the Group One scoreboard this spring and they believe they’re in a good position to do so again in the Caulfield Guineas with Tagaloa. Busuttin is exuding confidence regarding Tagaloa’s prospects in the 1600 metre feature on Saturday after his ideal draw in barrier three. Market 💰: […]

Libertini confirmed for The Everest at Randwick

Only one slot in The Everest remains to be filled after James Harron Bloodstock secured Premiere Stakes winner Libertini to represent them in Australia’s richest race. Connections of Libertini were courted by both the bloodstock agency and Chris Waller Racing after the mare resumed with a brilliant victory at Randwick on Saturday. But it was […]

Jamie Kah locks in Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup rides

A flight containing the spring raiders from the northern hemisphere has touched down safely at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. Included on the flight was dual Melbourne Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran whose trainer Charlie Fellowes also announced star jockey Jamie Kah would ride him this spring. “Delighted to announce that Jamie Kah has been booked to […]

Enthaar to be aimed at the Golden Gift

Ciaron Maher is trying to keep a lid on expectations for juvenile Enthaar after she backed up her breathtaking barrier trial form with an equally superb debut win. The Emirates Park homebred justified her $1.60 favouritism, coasting to a three-length victory in Saturday’s Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick. Maher has had his share of talented […]

Probabeel and Funstar out to break Epsom Handicap hoodoo

Probabeel and Funstar enjoyed a tremendous rivalry as three-year-olds but they each face an uphill battle to win the Epsom Handicap. Only three mares have triumphed in the Group One Randwick mile in the past four decades and one of them was the incomparable Winx. The others were Secret Admirer nine years ago and La […]

Godolphin with two runners in The Everest field

The Everest puzzle continues to take shape with confirmation Godolphin sprinter Trekking has secured his place in the elite field. The dual Group One winner will represent the slot held by prominent owners and racing identities Max Whitby and Neil Werrett. The announcement comes a day after the Anthony and Sam Freedman-trained Santa Ana Lane […]

Hush Writer to make amends in Metropolitan Handicap

A deteriorating track cruelled Hush Writer’s Metropolitan Handicap chances last year but a favourable weather forecast has his trainers upbeat about his Group One prospects. The Japanese-bred stayer is a duffer on rain-affected ground and struck those conditions in the race 12 months ago, finishing eighth. But with Randwick rated in the good range on […]