Sir Henry Cecil, one of Britain’s greatest trainers, has been officially knighted by the Queen at a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.
The card of racing at Sale on Wednesday certainly isn’t the strongest meeting going around, but nonetheless it should be a competitive one with even depth fields doing battle for victory across all eight races.
Some very talented youngsters will be stepping out on Wednesday at Doomben on the seven race card with a possible crack at some of the blacktype races during the Summer in store provided they perform well here.
One of the rising stars in Sydney, Chad Schofield, has three rides at the metro meeting at Canterbury on Wednesday and could easily walk away with three winners. Ziprossa, Pippindell and Urgent Bells all look hard to beat in their respective races.
Unbeaten filly Atlantic Jewel will go into light work in two weeks but it remains unclear when she will race again.
Mick Tubman made a name for himself with fleet-footed Chance Bye but patience will be the key to another windfall with an inexpensive filly.
Premier jockey Nash Rawiller is eager to start his climb back to the top of the premiership when he makes his first appearance in Sydney for more than six weeks on Wednesday.
Bush trainer Darryl Dodson can’t wait for the day when Finiguerra, a dual entry at Moonee Valley, decides he wants to be a genuine racehorse.
Trainer Barry Baldwin is leaving all options open, including a hit-and-run Sydney trip, ahead of Havatryst’s summer campaign.
Brian Wakefield is looking to finish his latest Sydney trip with a winning double on Saturday.