As he farewells stable stars Vision And Power and Hadaaf, Joe Pride is looking to fill the void with Neeson who begins his spring countdown with a barrier trial on Tuesday.
The Pentagon is progressing well towards his defence of the Grand National Hurdle but trainer Mick Kent admits it will be hard against the likes of Capecover and Our Aristocrat.
In-form Tamworth galloper Sly Lu represents jockey Robert Thompson’s best recent chance to add to his record tally of Jungle Juice Cup winners at Cessnock.
Ed Dunlop was satisfied with Snow Fairy’s seasonal reappearance in the Eclipse Stakes on Saturday and expects a much better showing in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.
Andre Fabre has another leading three-year-old colt on his hands in the shape of Mutual Trust after his narrow victory in the Prix Jean Prat at Chantilly.
A strong nine race card is set down for Wagga Wagga on Monday with the track expected to be in the heavy range.
Heats of the Winter Sprint & Staying series highlight the eight race card at Mildura on Monday.
Oaks winner Absolutely has bulked up during a short spell and trainer Mick Kent is looking forward to her ambitious spring campaign.
A tilt at a third Cox Plate is among the options being considered for So You Think but a triumphant homecoming may be thwarted by quarantine restrictions.
Victoria Derby winner Lion Tamer will campaign exclusively in Melbourne this spring with the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup his goals.
The Ramornie Handicap at Grafton is off the agenda for talented sprinter Essington in favour of Saturday’s Ascot Handicap at Eagle Farm.
Australian jockey Hugh Bowman has landed his most important success on his latest visit to Britain, guiding home Mick Channon’s stable stalwart Halicarnassus in the Old Newton Cup at Haydock.
Melbourne Cup prospect Moudre is back in work and progressing well towards the famous race at Flemington on November 1.
Spring plans for unbeaten colt Smart Missile are still to be determined but the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington is looming as a major goal.