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Festival Stakes Winner Imposing Villiers Stakes 2014 Chance

Festival Stakes Winner Imposing Villiers Stakes 2014 Chance

Chris Waller’s revived veteran I’m Imposing will head into Saturday week’s 2014 Villiers Stakes after a narrow Rosehill win in the Festival Stakes over the weekend. Formerly prepared and raced as a stayer in the longer distance features, Sydney’s premier trainer Waller says he has learnt a lot from the Danehill Dancer gelding of late…

2014 ATC Cup Winner Malice in Paddock

2014 ATC Cup Winner Malice in Paddock

Godolphin’s private trainer John O’Shea is “not a fan” of the restructured Sydney Summer Racing Carnival that has forced him to bypass the Christmas and Summer Cups with Saturday’s ATC Cup 2014 winner Malice. In-form Teofilo four-year-old Malice ($3.40F) enjoyed a final bound win over the Peter Moody-trained Metaphorical ($4.20) at the weekend in the…

Malice Tops 2014 ATC Cup Odds

Malice Tops 2014 ATC Cup Odds

John O’Shea’s last start Rosehill winner Malice returns to the track this weekend for a shot at the ATC Cup 2014, odds for which the in-form four-year-old leads. The Teofilo gelding posted his fourth career win on November 15 when beating a similar field to that which he faces on Saturday over 1900m. This weekend…

2014 Festival Stakes Test for Sir Moments

2014 Festival Stakes Test for Sir Moments

How Sir Moments stacks up in Sydney’s Festival Stakes 2014 this Saturday will give his Brisbane-based trainer Steven O’Dea a better idea of whether he’s good enough to continue onto the $175,000 Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick next month. The December 13 Sydney Summer Racing Carnival feature has been the long-term goal for…

Midsummer Sun Beats Down on ATC Cup Field 2014

Midsummer Sun Beats Down on ATC Cup Field 2014

Midsummer Sun will be hard to beat in Saturday’s 2014 ATC Cup field according to trainer Sam Kavanagh who is tipping improvement off the seven-year-old’s last start second at the track. Rosehill Gardens will be host to a triple shot of Black Type racing on the weekend including a field of 10 stayers facing off…

2014 Starlight Stakes Odds: Our Boy Malachi Clear Favourite

2014 Starlight Stakes Odds: Our Boy Malachi Clear Favourite

The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained Top Echelon gelding Our Boy Malachi has opened clear favourite to win the Starlight Stakes 2014 at Rosehill Gardens this Saturday. Due to jump at 5:05pm as Rosehill Race 7, this year’s $100,000 Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) field is down to 12 sprinters following the early scratching of #13…

Generalife Tops Festival Stakes 2014 Odds

Generalife Tops Festival Stakes 2014 Odds

After a number of close calls this time in the John O’Shea-trained Generalife has opened top of the 2014 Festival Stakes odds to win this weekend in Sydney. The Lonhro gelding is best fancied through in the 14-horse field for the $100,000 Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) on Saturday, the middle-distance romp to run as Rosehill…

12 Left In Starlight Stakes 2014 Field

12 Left In Starlight Stakes 2014 Field

Final acceptances may have only closed this morning but already an early scratching from the 2014 Starlight Stakes field has left a dozen hopefuls for the Rosehill Gardens race this weekend. One of three early summer black types on the Sydney race card on Saturday, this year’s $100,000 Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) originally drew a…

Monton Leads 2014 Festival Stakes Field

Monton Leads 2014 Festival Stakes Field

Veteran galloper Monton lines up for his 55th career start in Saturday’s Festival Stakes 2014 field looking to improve on an eighth to the then undefeated White Sage in the Rosehill Gardens showdown last season. Twelve months ago the Group 1 runner-up contested his third consecutive $100,000 Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) and finished eighth, an…

Sir Takes Moment Ahead of 2014 Festival Stakes

Sir Takes Moment Ahead of 2014 Festival Stakes

A “perfect” piece of work on the steeple grass at Randwick from his Villiers Stakes-bound galloper Sir Moments has Queensland trainer Steven O’Dea confident going into Sydney’s Festival Stakes 2014 this weekend. Choisir gelding Sir Moments comes off a November 15 win at the Gold Coast in a 1400m open handicap, a second-up victory after…