Premier trainer Robert Heathcote is confident promising mare Tomboy can emerge as a potential topliner when she chases her seventh win at Saturday’s Doomben meeting.
Talented but injury-prone gelding Southern Skye is scheduled to make his return to the track on Saturday after a year on the sidelines.
Christmas Stakes winner Zedi Knight is shaping as a surprise runner in the Group Three Standish Handicap.
The Geelong track will get “a shake up” ahead of next Wednesday’s race meeting to remedy the problem that forced the abandonment of the club’s Boxing Day program after just one race.
He might not be the most intelligent galloper in the Robert Heathcote yard but lightly-raced gelding Firestorm proved at Eagle Farm on Wednesday his galloping ability made up for his lack of nous.
Speedy mare La Bella Roo is set to emulate her New Year’s Eve success of 12 months ago at Moonee Valley.
The bar has been lowered for New Day Rising following his unplaced run in the Group Two Villiers and he will be given the chance to regain winning form in an open handicap at Rosehill on Saturday.
A paddock accident has claimed the life of champion New Zealand sire Volksraad.
David Pipe feels Grands Crus “upped the ante” when winning the Grade One Feltham Novices’ Chase in fine style on Boxing Day.
Master Minded is likely to remain at the veterinary hospital in Newmarket for a month after having surgery on a leg injury.