The Verminator has been penalised two kilograms in both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups for his win in Saturday’s Group One Metropolitan at Randwick.
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Lightly raced three-year-old Huegill is set to give trainer Peter Moody successive Caulfield Guineas victories.
Gary Portelli is one trainer who thinks there is value in taking on Black Caviar.
Odds are shortening that Americain will miss the Caulfield Cup and run in the Moonee Valley Cup ahead of a defence of his Melbourne Cup next month.
Australian Horse of the Year Black Caviar is destined to start the shortest price of her career when she chases her 14th consecutive win in a depleted Group Two Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield.
Chris Waller will make third declaration payments for three stayers in the Caulfield Cup but he is leaning towards having only one runner – Metropolitan runner-up Hawk Island.
Fresh from a Group One double at Randwick on Saturday, trainer Guy Walter hopes he can continue the stable’s winning run with consistent mare So Pretentious at Goulburn.
Danny Nikolic may have found his mount for the Victoria Derby in the form of Isopach, winner of the Listed UCI Stakes at Flemington.
Gary Portelli is approaching Monday’s Warwick Farm meeting with an open mind as he prepares to give three-year-old filly Heels her first city test.
Mosheen has emerged as the main danger to unbeaten filly Atlantic Jewel in the Thousand Guineas after a runaway win in the Group Two Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington.
Next week’s Caulfield Guineas is a doubt but the Victoria Derby is very much on the program for Lloyd Williams-owned three-year-old Collar.
Danny O’Brien has ambitious autumn plans for Cambiaso after his winning debut at Flemington on Sunday.
A resurgent Guy Walter had one of his greatest days at the track on Saturday with three-year-olds Streama and Doctor Doom claiming Group Ones on Sydney’s biggest spring race day.
A delayed flight caused Craig Newitt to miss his Epsom Handicap ride but the top Victorian jockey still made his trip count with a Group One victory aboard The Verminator in the Metropolitan at Randwick.