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Rock Hero Returns to Work Ahead of 2014 Spring

Rock Hero Returns to Work Ahead of 2014 Spring

Trainer David Payne has revealed talented sprinter Rock Hero has returned to work ahead of the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, having recovered from a wind operation required as a result of breathing issues that hampered his autumn preparation. Running a competitive second to Thunder Fantasy in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) first-up on February…

Thunder Fantasy No Certainty for Australian Cup

Thunder Fantasy No Certainty for Australian Cup

Having finished a strong third in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington just last weekend, trainer Anthony Cummings has revealed he is yet to make a decision on whether or not in-form colt Thunder Fantasy will appear in this weekend’s Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m). With the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) or…

Thunder Fantasy Flying Ahead of Australian Guineas

Thunder Fantasy Flying Ahead of Australian Guineas

Talented three-year old Thunder Fantasy has experienced something of a meteoric rise to prominence since debuting on course in 2013, following up two strong victories at the beginning of his spring preparation with a memorable third behind Polanski and Complacent in the Group 1 Victoria Derby (2500m) on November 2nd. Having returned to the track…

2014 Autumn Stakes Results – Thunder Fantasy Claims First-up Victory

2014 Autumn Stakes Results – Thunder Fantasy Claims First-up Victory

Thunder Fantasy has kicked off his 2014 calendar in the best possible way with a comfortable victory in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield this weekend. Early favourite for the 2014 Autumn Stakes Polanski was a late scratching overnight, opening the door for David Payne-trained colt Rock Hero to jump as $3.30 market…

Polanski Resounding Favourite for 2014 Autumn Stakes

Polanski Resounding Favourite for 2014 Autumn Stakes

2013 Victoria Derby Champion Polanski is the undisputed favourite for the 2014 Hyland Race Colours Autumn Stakes after being well backed to get his 2014 campaign off to a winning start. Opening with the favourite’s tag, the three-year-old Rakti Colt initially offered odds of $3.50, however has been drastically dropped to $3.10 and is without…

2013 Spring Champion Stakes Betting Update

2013 Spring Champion Stakes Betting Update

While the season’s three-year-old milers are facing off in Melbourne today for the 2013 Caulfield Guineas, over in Sydney the Group 1 racing action for the spring comes to a close with the Spring Champion Stakes 2013. Running as Randwick Race 6 t 4:02pm (AEST) there are 14 hopefuls set to face off in this…

Spring Champion Stakes 2013 Betting Tips

Spring Champion Stakes 2013 Betting Tips

The last of the Group 1 races in Sydney runs at Randwick Racecourse this Saturday with the three-year-olds facing off in the 2013 Spring Champion Stakes– betting tips and selections from the Races.com.au team for which are found below. This year’s $400,000 Group 1 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) has attracted a final…

Savvy Nature Tops 2013 Spring Champion Stakes Odds

Savvy Nature Tops 2013 Spring Champion Stakes Odds

Despite being defeated last time out, John O’Shea’s Spring Stakes champ Savvy Nature has opened the punters’ pick to win the weekend’s Spring Champion Stakes 2013 at Royal Randwick. Bringing the Group 1 Sydney Spring Racing Carnival action to a close, this year’s $400,000 Group 1 Moet & Chandon Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) is set…

Blinkers on Drago for 2013 Spring Champion Stakes

Blinkers on Drago for 2013 Spring Champion Stakes

Trainer Anthony Cummings is considering adding blinkers to Drago’s gear for their testing Spring Champion Stakes 2013 bid this Saturday in Sydney to correct their habit of getting too far back in their runs. One of the top fancies for the $400,000 Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) running at Royal Randwick on the weekend,…

2013 Gloaming Stakes Nominations Feature Spring Champion Hopes

2013 Gloaming Stakes Nominations Feature Spring Champion Hopes

This Saturday at Sydney’s Rosehill Gardens 19 three-year-olds have been nominated for the Gloaming Stakes 2013, a key lead-up race for youngsters heading toward the $400,000 Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on October 12. Of the top-rated fancies entered for this year’s $200,000 Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m), one of the sure-to-be-favourites…