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Pakenham Cup Distance a Concern for Desert Jeuney

Pakenham Cup Distance a Concern for Desert Jeuney

Desert Jeuney’s pedigree suggests that he should perform well at staying distances, however trainer Nigel Blackiston has revealed that he is unsure if the six-year-old will get the trip when he lines up for the Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m) on Saturday.

Desert Jeuney will step up to 2500m in Saturday’s Listed Pakenham Cup. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

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Doyle to Partner Ninth Legion in Festival Stakes

Doyle to Partner Ninth Legion in Festival Stakes

Trainer Peter Robl is confident that James Doyle could be the difference in success, when the British hoop partners Ninth Legion in Saturday’s Group 3 Festival Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens.

Ninth Legion will be partnered by James Doyle in Saturday’s Festival Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart

Ninth Legion has undoubtedly been the stable star for Robl since he began ...

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Dubai Turf the Target for Awesome Rock

Co-trainer Troy Corstens has revealed a bold plan for stable star Awesome Rock to run in the Group 1 Dubai Turf (1800m) at Meydan Racecourse, following a three-start Autumn Carnival preparation in 2017.

Awesome Rock will be set for an appearance in the Group 1 Dubai Turf at Meydan upon resuming in 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Awesome Rock has ...

Qewy Primed for 2016 Sandown Cup

Qewy Primed for 2016 Sandown Cup

Assistant trainer James Ferguson is confident that Qewy is primed to end his Australian tenure in the best way possible, when he lines up for the Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday afternoon.

Qewy is primed for a strong performance in Saturday’s Listed Sandown Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Qewy has been one of the shining lights ...

So Si Bon Ready to Fire at Sandown

So Si Bon Ready to Fire at Sandown

Robbie Laing is confident that So Si Bon will run out of his skin at Sandown on Saturday, regardless of which race the Pearcedale trainer elects to contest.

So Si Bon has displayed similar ability to the Robbie Laing-trained 2013 Victoria Derby winner Polanski (pictured). Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Laing initially underlined the featured Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) ...

Famous Seamus Ready to Defend Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Famous Seamus Ready to Defend Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith is confident that Famous Seamus will prove tough to beat once more, when he steps out for the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Ladbrokes Park (Sandown) on Saturday.

Famous Seamus carries winning form into Saturday’s Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

A Group 1 winner having taken out the 2014 edition of ...

No Winterbottom Stakes for Lankan Rupee

No Winterbottom Stakes for Lankan Rupee

Trainer Mick Price has revealed that a potential trip west to contest the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) is off for Lankan Rupee, after the champion sprinter suffered a minor ligament injury over the weekend.

Lankan Rupee has been forced to return to the paddock with injury. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

A five-time Group 1 winner, Lankan Rupee returned from ...

Lightning Stakes Still a Hopeful Target for The Quarterback

Lightning Stakes Still a Hopeful Target for The Quarterback

The Quarterback pulled up sore following his unplaced effort in Saturday’s Group 1 Darley Classic, and trainer Robbie Griffiths will face something of a task in having the talented gelding ready for the Group 1 Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington in early autumn.

Robbie Griffiths is hopeful The Quarterback will be ready to take his place in the Group ...

Almoonqith Primed for Zipping Classic

Almoonqith Primed for Zipping Classic

Co-trainer Ben Hayes is confident that Almoonqith will prove very tough to beat when he lines up for the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Almoonqith is set to be included in 2016 Zipping Classic nominations. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Almoonqith returned to peak form when he savaged the line for fourth in the Group 1 Caulfield ...

2017 Australian Cup the Target for Awesome Rock

2017 Australian Cup the Target for Awesome Rock

Co-trainer Troy Corstens has confirmed that Awesome Rock will target the 2017 Australian Cup (2000m) during the Autumn Carnival, following his maiden Group 1 win in the Emirates Stakes over the weekend.

Group 1 winner Awesome Rock will be set for the Australian Cup upon resuming in 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Awesome Rock ran on for a gallant fifth ...