Warrior Within at long odds has been too strong in the final stages to overpower race favourite Gold In Dubai with the grey Shuffle The Cash doing its best work late to run into third in what could be said to be a oddly run race.
Spring is not yet in the air but for trainer Bruce Hill it can’t come quickly enough.
A horror barrier draw has left trainer Steve Englebrecht in two minds about where to kick-off the career of well-bred colt Retort Courteous.
Ric McMahon couldn’t have wished for a better advertisement of his riding skills than his winning double at Warwick Farm on Wednesday but is no closer to deciding if he’ll make a permanent move to Sydney.
Jockey Nathan Berry has successfully applied to change the dates of a careless riding suspension incurred at Warwick Farm this week.
Talented mare Sheiz returns to racing on home soil at Moruya on Friday after a successful northern sojourn.
Midday is likely to try for a hat-trick of Nassau Stakes wins should she not be called on for duty in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Frankel showed his well-being ahead of his mouth-watering clash with Canford Cliffs in the Sussex Stakes by making light work of his two galloping companions in a Newmarket workout.
Borderlescott will bid to defend his crown in the King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood after being checked out following a slightly disappointing run at York.
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.