Handy sprinter-miler Absent Friends will fly the flag for the Lawrie Mayfield-Smith yard at Eagle Farm on Saturday as the trainer attempts major wins in two regions.
Godolphin may step Delegator up in trip for the Lennox Stakes at Goodwood after his unfortunate run in the July Cup.
A weak, but competitive eight race card is set down for Hastings in New Zealand on Thursday with the weather fine and the rail out 10m for the entire circuit.
A really strong program is set down for Bendigo on Thursday with an eight race card. The weather is forecast to be fine and the track will be in the dead/slow range.
Nash Rawiller’s chances of reaching a century of Sydney winners this season were dealt a major blow on Wednesday when wet weather forced the abandonment of the Canterbury race meeting.
Group One winners Sepoy and Helmet and unbeaten colt Smart Missile headline the first acceptances for the $1 million Group One Golden Rose.
Top trainer Robert Heathcote will resist the temptation to add promising filly Tomboy to his team preparing for an assault on the spring carnival in Melbourne.
The boom on debutant Stradon came crashing down at Eagle Farm on Wednesday when his inexperience told in the two-year-old event won by Psychodelic over Big Jet Plane in a deceptive photo-finish.
Apprentice Ashley Thompson had a mixed day at Sandown, landing a winner before suffering an arm injury which cost him a double.
A pleasing midweek hitout alongside Karuta Queen has topped off Diamond To Pegasus for his race return, but trainer Tony Sergi says Sydney’s wet weather is a genuine unknown for the stakeswinning youngster.
Talented but wayward colt That’s The One made an impressive debut with an easy win at Sandown and co-trainer Cindy Alderson is hopeful he may make it to stakes class.
Unbeaten world champion Black Caviar has returned “in great shape” to Peter Moody’s Caulfield stables.
Racing officials are optimistic Saturday’s Warwick Farm program will go ahead despite having meetings at Canterbury and Gosford washed out.
Frustrating and embarrassing are two words that come to mind for trainer Shane Fliedner when he talks about talented galloper Tollesprit.