The talented but erratic Hard Liquor will be out to enhance his Villiers Stakes prospects when he shoots for back-to-back city wins on Saturday.
Trainer Gillian Heinrich hopes to add Confident Star to her Magic Millions carnival team following the three-year-old’s slashing victory at Doomben.
A stud career for stakes-placed mare Fashion has been deferred a year to give her another preparation with the Sydney autumn carnival in mind.
Training racehorses is more hobby than profession for Mario Caltabiano these days but that doesn’t mean he has lost his competitive edge.
Promising three-year-old Silver Falls is set to enhance what has become a strong country form race when he resumes at Moonee Valley.
Next season’s Victorian-bred two-year-olds will be the first to compete in a new multi-million dollar program designed to boost prize money and bonuses in the state.
Veteran Secrets Untold will make his third attempt on the Listed Brisbane Handicap being run at Doomben for the first time on Saturday.
Highly-rated stayer Maluckyday will not return to racing until next spring.
Favourite Ortensia has drawn ideally in barrier two for her Group One mission in Saturday’s Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot.
Unbeaten British colt Frankel has been named Cartier Horse Of The Year after taking flat racing by storm in a stellar 2011.