Three heats for juveniles at Rosehill on Tuesday morning produced some interesting horses including a Choisir colt bought by Darby Bloodstock for $240,000 at the Inglis Ready2Race Sale last week and the sibling to Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign, who has a bit to learn but is going the right way.
This was the fastest of the three heats and the Bjorn Baker trained Malkovich did everything right and bolted clear under a hold to win with ease. One of the more expensive horses sold at the Inglis Ready2Race Sale, he looks a natural racehorse and is a half-brother to four winners including Group III placed Seewhatshebrings from the family of Group I winners Rewaaya and Sense of Occasion. He
Sydney trainer Mark Newnham further strengthened his hand for the upcoming Flemington carnival when the VRC Oaks runner-up of last season Greysful Glamour struck her best form with a six-length victory at The Valley on Friday night. Winless since beating all but Aristia in the VRC Oaks, Greysful Glamour put herself in contention for the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes over 2000 metres at Flemington on November 9 when she led throughout and then ran away from her rivals to score a soft win for Rachel King. Newnham, who had never had a runner at The Valley before, explained the grey mare travelled to Melbourne last week with the trainer’s Victoria Derby favourite Shadow Hero and immediately settled i
Trainer Mark Newnham is keeping the steps realistic for the time being with stakes placed filly Blazing Miss and the first of those is her resumption at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. Fresh from a Group 1 win last weekend, Newnham said he’s seen improvement in the flashy chestnut coming into the Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1100m) but is focused on getting more wins on the board and prizemoney in the bank. Blazing Miss already has placings behind Cosmic Force, Tenley, Amercement at Group 3 level and Exceedance to her name but is so far the winner of a Canterbury maiden. “This is the first time she has come back after a good break and she’s come back well,’’ he said. “Her trials have been sharp
The Darby Racing colours were to the fore in Australia’s first 2-year-old stakes race of the season on Saturday, with Every Rose (Choisir) scoring a slick victory in the G3 Keeneland Gimcrack S. at Randwick. Bought for $160,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Every Rose had shown promise with a comfortable trial win on the Kensington track on September 23. Drawn gate two in Saturday’s 1000-metre fillies’ feature, Every Rose worked forward to take the lead within the first 200 metres of the race. With Josh Parr in the saddle, Every Rose produced another burst of speed at the top of the straight to scoot clear of her 11 rivals. Stellar Pauline (Not A Single Doubt) and Ticket To
There’s always a lot of guess work when it comes to the early two-year-old races but trainer Mark Newnham has seen enough in his filly Every Rose to be confident what you saw in her trial is what you’ll get on race day. Newnham produces two fillies in the Darby Racing colours, with Ashra Jahre also making her debut, in the Group 3 $160,000 Keeneland Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on Saturday. Every Rose opened $2.90 favourite with TAB, Ashre Jahre a $15 chance, and Newnham said the early favourite is a readymade racehorse and barrier two gives her every hope to replicate her trial win. “She’s a really natural two-year-old what she showed in the trial is what she does in her work,’’ he s