He’s not yet 30 but Jay Ford sees sure signs of ageing ahead of his ride on Imperial Grand at Randwick on Saturday.
Comeback jockey Tony Pattillo will return to the scene of his greatest triumph when he rides Bundeebear in the Listed Queensland Cup at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Former smart juvenile Mafia Miss will line up for just her second start in more than a year when she resumes at Randwick on Saturday.
Three-year-old filly Spring In My Steps will be out to continue an incredible strike rate for Tamworth trainer Sue Grills and South African-raised owner-breeder Veronica Scott-Mason, at Gunnedah on Friday.
Moruya trainer Luke Pepper is confident the promising Seanessy can head to the spelling paddock on a winning note at Nowra on Friday.
Freddie Head insists he is not afraid of taking on Frankel and Canford Cliffs in the Sussex Stakes with Rajsaman.
Northumberland Plate winner Tominator is one of 102 entries for the Ebor at York on August 20.
The prestigious July Cup will have an added Australian flavour with Hugh Bowman to ride outsider Winker Watson at Newmarket on Saturday.
A good, competitive meeting is set down for Hawkesbury on Thursday with eight races with big size fields ensuring good value for the punter’s buck.
The Grafton Cup Carnival kicks off on Thursday with a nine race card, highlighted by the John Carlton Cup (1200m).
Bendigo is where Victorian racing takes place on Thursday with an eight race card where Michael Rodd looks set for a big day.
Nash Rawiller and Kerrin McEvoy shared riding honours with a double each at Randwick on Wednesday as their very different seasons come to a close.
Bart Cummings is recovering well after again being hospitalised with a respiratory ailment.
Sheikh Mohammed’s maroon and white colours have dominated two-year-old racing this season and the momentum is set to continue at Randwick on Saturday.