Alain de Royer-Dupre has a choice between the Prix Foy and the Prix Vermeille for Sarafina as she continues to build towards another crack at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Dubai World Cup hero Victoire Pisa is set to touch down on French soil next month with a view to having a second tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October.
Racing nationwide will centre around Grafton and Cup day on Thursday where the $150,000 feature event has attracted a quality line up, including Ipswich Cup winner Gold In Dubai as well as Spechenka, who was successful in winning the Caloundra Cup.
Atrocious conditions are forecast for the eight race card at Ballarat on Thursday with the rail out 8m from the 600m to the winning post; 4m out the remainder.
The Nsw big6 this Thursday is on the last six races at Grafton for Cup day. Here is my $20 strategy.
2011 Grafton Cup Final Field & Barriers at Grafton racecourse on Thursday 14, July 2011.
Jockey Nathan Berry rode a winning double at Warwick Farm on Wednesday but had his day soured by a suspension in the final race.
Ric McMahon made a flying start to his new association with trainer Clarry Conners when he booted home Manor House as part of a winning double at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
Viking Legend will continue his march towards some of the better spring carnival races when he takes the next step back from injury in Saturday’s Listed Winter Stakes at Rosehill.
Richmond captain Chris Newman got some welcome success away from the AFL arena when Johnnydrama, who he part-owns, gave him his first city win at Sandown.
Warrnambool sprinter Uxorious has peaked for the most important test of his career in the Listed Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
It was a day of training firsts for former hospital wardsman Adam O’Neill and Toowoomba rookie Zelda Landry at Eagle Farm.
Trainer Patrick Payne fears unbeaten jumper Capecover may be running out of steam with the Grand National Hurdle still a month away.
Scott Seamer ridden Okane was able to wear down the very gallant race favourite Emvoss in the final stages of the race to win today’s Grafton Guineas at Grafton racecourse. Confident finished in third place.