A long-range plan has come off for the connections of consistent galloper Dash for Viz who landed the annual race for grey horses at Flemington.
Class filly Mosheen quashed any doubts over her ability to stay with an emphatic victory in the Group One VRC Oaks at Flemington on Thursday.
Eagle Farm trainer Liam Birchley has his sights set on the Brisbane winter carnival with Emmalene following her first black-type victory in the Gucci Stakes at Flemington.
The experience of one start on the Flemington straight course should help Diamond Player when she backs up in Saturday’s Maribyrnong Plate four days after being unplaced in a Listed race.
There may not have been any Kiwi horses in the Melbourne Cup this year, but the cup still made its way to New Zealand, albeit briefly.
Queensland-based mare Nuptse will aim to continue her strong Sydney form at Randwick on Saturday.
The decision to defer Ortensia’s stud career proved lucrative when the mare won the Listed GH Mumm Stakes at Flemington at her first start for new trainer Paul Messara.
Gerald Ryan will turn the clock back more than 15 years and target one of Perth’s biggest races with the underrated Ego’s Dare.
Country trainer Peter Morgan has unearthed a filly he hopes is Oaks-class with Oasis Bloom taking a quantum leap from a bush maiden to score at Flemington at only her second start.
A horse feared drowned after being washed away during the January floods in southeast Queensland will continue his courageous fightback at Doomben on Saturday.