News About Romantic Touch

Hooked On Track for Standout Spring Carnival Campaign

Hooked On Track for Standout Spring Carnival Campaign

Hooked has been a strong and consistent performer for John Thompson since first appearing on course competitively in 2013, and the Randwick-based horseman is confident the five-year-old is primed for a standout campaign through the 2015 Spring Carnival. Posting a commendable four wins and two minors through 25 competitive starts so far, Hooked undoubtedly found…

Zoustar Confirmed for T.J. Smith Stakes Tilt

Zoustar Confirmed for T.J. Smith Stakes Tilt

Leading trainer Chris Waller has confirmed standout-out spring performer Zoustar will contest the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) in week one of The Championships on April 12th, despite a less-than-convincing first-up performance two weeks ago. Contesting and winning a Rosehill Gardens barrier trial this morning, albeit a light and easy run, Waller told TVN…

Dissident Claims Maiden Group 1 Victory in 2014 Randwick Guineas

Dissident Claims Maiden Group 1 Victory in 2014 Randwick Guineas

Seasoned jockey Jim Cassidy has made it 101 Group 1 victories at Royal Randwick this afternoon, claiming the featured Randwick Guineas (1600m) aboard classy three-year-old Dissident. Having jumped only fairly, Dissident quickly recovered and took up the pace along with Romantic Touch, El Roca and Atlante. Rounding the final bend in prime position, Dissident and El…

Cassidy Confident in Zoustar First-up Today

Cassidy Confident in Zoustar First-up Today

Exciting colt Zoustar will return to the track for the first time in 2014 today, confirmed to line up for the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m), and jockey Jim Cassidy is confident of a strong first-up performance from the talented colt. Having partnered Zoustar in all but one race in his eight starts to date,…

2014 Randwick Guineas Nominations

2014 Randwick Guineas Nominations

In-form miler Dissident is aiming to continue his near-perfect start to 2014 at Royal Randwick this weekend, having been including in a talented list of 20 nominations for the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m). Having amassed two wins and five places from only ten starts to date, Dissident opened his career with a resounding win…

Dissident Claims 2014 Hobartville Stakes

Dissident Claims 2014 Hobartville Stakes

Peter Moody-trained Dissident has won a final straight sprint-off with Atlante to claim the 2014 Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this afternoon. Having jumped fairly, Dissident pulled a near three-length gap with Romantic Touch over the back straight and rounding the bend, and looked like being swallowed up by the field…

Eleven Confirmed for 2014 Hobartville Stakes

Eleven Confirmed for 2014 Hobartville Stakes

Trainer Gai Waterhouse will saddle three runners in the 2014 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday after this morning’s final field and barrier draw for the Group 2 feature confirmed appearances for Romantic Touch, Liberty’s Choice (barrier 2) and Woodbine (barrier 8). Despite noticeably fading over a short spring campaign, Romantic Touch produced…

2014 Hobartville Stakes Nominations Released

2014 Hobartville Stakes Nominations Released

A less-than capacity field appears likely for the 2014 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday after nominations for the Group 2 event revealed only eleven of a possible 13 spaces have been filled, including Dissident. Despite being unable to claim a victory since taking out the Listed Blue Diamond Preview C&G (1000m) on…

2014 Eskimo Prince Stakes Nominations Feature Dissident

2014 Eskimo Prince Stakes Nominations Feature Dissident

Talented colt Dissident has been included in the 2014 Eskimo Prince Stakes nominations and is set to return to the races in the Listed event at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Dissident has performed well at the highest level of racing in his career to date, but has been unable to breakthrough for a race win since…

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2013 Betting & Odds

Caulfield Guineas Prelude 2013 Betting & Odds

After Saturday night’s AFL Grand Final the Melbourne sports action continues on Sunday at Caulfield Racecourse with attention turning to racing for Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Day, one of the major support races on the program being the 2013 Caulfield Guineas Prelude. Featuring a 13-horse field of three-year-olds, this year’s $175,000 Group 3 BECK Caulfield…