Sydney’s best sprinter in work, Squamosa, is set to continue his rise in stardom by winning Friday’s $100,000 Listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) at Gosford, with the three-year-old expected to be odds-on.
The $100,000 Listed Takeover Target Stakes (1200m) highlights a superb ten race card at Gosford with boom youngster Squamosa expected to trounce his rivals once again.
The usual average horses will go around on Friday at Ipswich with an eight race card.
Another strong ten race card is set down for the Geelong Synthetic track on Friday with big size fields, ensuring great value for punters.
Canberra are set to have eight races run and won this Friday on the Acton track where trainer Gerald Ryan has sent a few of his horses to the meeting for a much needed confidence boost.
Ballarat trainer Darren Weir has called on in-form apprentice Daniel Stackhouse to get some weight relief for Royal Bender against the boys at Flemington.
Weight has limited Brad Pengelly’s recent opportunities in town but on Saturday the experienced hoop will seize the chance to remind city trainers of his talent.
Takeover Target took Jay Ford on the ride of his life and the jockey will attempt to win the race named after the sprinting champion at Gosford on Friday.
AP – Mt Gambier trainer Dean Saxon says he is disappointed the track has come up only dead for superior wet tracker Riceman in Saturday’s $100,000 David Bourke Provincial Plate at Flemington.
The Mark Kavanagh-trained Elusive Touch will make a belated entry into the All Victorian Sprint series in an effort to avenge his defeat in last year’s final.
Promising apprentice Chad Schofield will be out of action until next month, prompting trainer David Payne to utilise fellow youngster Blake Spriggs on two mounts at Rosehill on Saturday.
Kris Lees is hoping a successful association over many years with jockey Larry Cassidy can culminate in a Group One victory with Zingaling in the Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm.
At least five barns were damaged and horses were running loose at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, after a powerful storm spawned tornadoes.
Zac Purton bounced back from a drama-filled week in the best way possible with a winning double at Happy Valley.