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Brave Smash Braces for The Everest 2017

Brave Smash Braces for The Everest 2017

Interest is increasing around Darren Weir’s Japanese import Brave Smash possibly filling a slot in the 2017 The Everest field this Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Raced by Australian Bloodstock, the progressive Tosen Phantom stallion caught the eye in his first run down under at Caulfield Racecourse over the weekend. Ridden by Damian Lane the five-year-old…

Le Romain firms in Memsie Stakes 2017 Betting

Le Romain firms in Memsie Stakes 2017 Betting

Futures 2017 Memsie Stakes betting is now tipped as a battle between the reigning champion Black Heart Bart, Goodwood winner Vega Magic and Le Romain following the latter’s smart Randwick trial on Monday morning. Kris Lees’ Hard Spun five-year-old Le Romain pleased his Newcastle trainer running fifth behind the Team Snowden-trained Group 1 winners Redzel…

Tramway Stakes 2017 First-Up for Happy Clapper

Tramway Stakes 2017 First-Up for Happy Clapper

Pat Webster’s $2 million earner Happy Clapper could avoid a first-up Group 1 run in Melbourne and resume racing Saturday week in the 2017 Tramway Stakes at Royal Randwick. The Sydney-trained Teofilo seven-year-old hasn’t raced since a fifth to champion mare Winx in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) back on April 8. Happy…

2017 Memsie Stakes Still on for Black Heart Bart

2017 Memsie Stakes Still on for Black Heart Bart

A brave first-up third in the P.B. Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday has the Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart on track for a title defence in the Memsie Stakes 2017 this spring despite previous concerns the horse had pulled up lame. The evergreen seven-year-old son of Blackfriars jumped second favourite in betting on the…

Excuses for 2017 The Everest Hope Omei Sword

Excuses for 2017 The Everest Hope Omei Sword

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller could still fill his slot in the inaugural The Everest race field with his exciting sprinter Omei Sword after finding excuses for her failed first-up run from the weekend. The four-year-old daughter of High Chaparral raced for the first time since March taking on a smart field of fellow sprinters…

Winx wins first barrier trial at Randwick

Winx wins first barrier trial at Randwick

Champion mare Winx has been undefeated from her last seventeen starts but was able to win her first barrier trail at Randwick today. Trainer Chris Waller is aiming Winx towards winning her third Group 1 $3m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on October 28 and she is now well into her Spring Carnival…

Calanda beats the older horses in 2017 Ramornie Handicap

Calanda beats the older horses in 2017 Ramornie Handicap

Three year old Calanda proved too strong against the older horses with a narrow but impressive win in the Listed $160,000 Grafton District Services Club Ramornie Handicap (1200m) at Grafton today. A superb ride from Jim Byrne saw Calanda settled just behind the speed on the fence from an inside barrier and the $3.80 favourite…

Spring Carnival plans for 2017 Queensland Oaks winner Egg Tart

Spring Carnival plans for 2017 Queensland Oaks winner Egg Tart

Trainer Chris Waller has earmarked the Group 1 $1m Epsom at Randwick over 1600m as a possible Spring Carnival target for Egg Tart who blew away her rivals to win the Group 1 $500,000 Treasury Brisbane Queensland Oaks (2200m) at Doomben today. Egg Tart ($3.10 favourite) made it six wins on the trot when Kerrin…

Snitty Kitty wins Lightning Handicap

Snitty Kitty wins Lightning Handicap

Flying filly Snitty Kitty was too slick for the older horses in winning the Listed $100,000 AMGROW Lightning Handicap (1050m) at Doomben today. Winning jockey Tim Clark had Snitty Kitty ($4.40 favourite) quickly out of the gates to sit outside of the leader Prompt Return ($4.60) and the pair had a real dog fight for…

Kathy’s favourite Single Gaze wins P J O’Shea Stakes

Kathy’s favourite Single Gaze wins P J O’Shea Stakes

Kathy O’Hara’s all-time favourite horse Single Gaze has been able to add another feature race win to her record by taking out the Group 2 $200,000 Pages Event Equipment Hire P J O’Shea Stakes (2200m) at Doomben today. Single Gaze was coming off a last start sixth to Sense Of Occasion in the Group 1…