Seven entries taken for Expressway Stakes 2020

Star mare Alizee will have scant opposition in her defence of the Expressway Stakes with seven entries taken for the Group Two sprint over 1200 metres. Alizee beat four class runners last year, with Le Romain second and 2018 winner Trapeze Artist fourth. This time around, three-year-old colt Standout is expected to be the one […]

Sandown Guineas winner on track for Australian Guineas

Pretty Brazen beat the colts and geldings in the Sandown Guineas last spring and the filly is on track to do the same in the Group One Australian Guineas. The Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained three-year-old capped her spring with victory in the Group Two Sandown Guineas (1600m) in November and she is scheduled to make […]

Inglis Millennium winner a serious Blue Diamond Stakes contender

There were mixed emotions for the Snowden stable at Randwick with Rulership stamping himself as a serious two-year-old while $2.8 million colt Mount Fuji finished down the track. Rulership ($2.90 fav), a $900,000 yearling, bounced to the front for Nash Rawiller and controlled the race, lengthening his advantage to win Saturday’s $2 Million Inglis Millennium […]

Hanseatic remains favourite for 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes

Impressive colt Hanseatic has stamped his Blue Diamond credentials in emphatic fashion with a convincing victory in one of the Previews at Caulfield. The Anthony Freedman-trained colt won the Listed Merson Cooper Stakes on debut at Sandown in November and returned in style in Saturday’s Listed Blue Diamond Preview for colts and geldings over 1000m. […]

Griffiths juveniles to best tested in Blue Diamond Previews

Robbie Griffiths will put four of his stable’s two-year-olds to the test in Blue Diamond Previews at Caulfield to determine if they are contenders for Victoria’s premier juvenile race. The Blue Diamond series kicks off on Saturday with the colts and geldings Preview over 1000m and the fillies Preview over the same distance. The respective […]

Yulong January heads John Dillon Stakes odds

Yulong January has taken all before him during a summer winning spree and his co-trainer Ciaron Maher is confident the progressive gelding can continue his rise in the John Dillon Stakes. After finishing fourth at Kyneton in the first start of his current campaign in early November, four-year-old Yulong January has pieced together four straight […]

River Racer to tackle Listed Sunshine Coast Cup

River Racer is unlikely to be regarded among Queensland’s greatest mares but she will be remembered as one of the most honest to race in the state. River Racer needs only to finish in the placings in the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup (1400m) on Saturday to take her earnings past $800,000. It is a marvellous […]

VRC Oaks winner sets sights on autumn G1 races

Group One VRC Oaks winner Miami Bound will ramp up preparations towards her return when she contests a Flemington jump-out. The three-year-old filly played her part in a memorable Melbourne Cup carnival for trainer Danny O’Brien last spring, winning both the Group Two Wakeful Stakes and Group One VRC Oaks. O’Brien also won the Melbourne […]

Quality field assembled for Group Two Australia Stakes

Five individual Group One winners are set to clash in the Group Two Australia Stakes at The Valley, which has attracted a field of nine. Multiple Group One winner Hey Doc is the early favourite for Friday night’s Australia Stakes, which also includes fellow elite-level winners Scales Of Justice, Begood Toya Mother, Manuel and three-year-old […]

Blue Diamond Stakes favourite on track for Caulfield return

Jockey Luke Currie has already won this season’s Magic Millions Classic and will get a better idea about his hopes of back-to-back Blue Diamond Stakes victories when favourite Hanseatic resumes in one of the Previews. Currie is well placed to judge the potential of young horses, having won two of the past three Magic Millions […]