There’s an extra 100,000 reasons for connections of Academy to hope talented three-year-old can find his best form at Kembla Grange on Wednesday. Trainer Mark Newnham concedes the gelding has been chasing fitness in his two runs back but will have no excuses on that score as he eyes the huge bonus money in the Kembla Grange $100,000 BOBS Platinum Handicap (1600m). It’s the first BOBS Platinum bonus offered in 2020 and Newnham said it was an irresistible target for a horse he’s sure is ready to fire. “He could've gone to another race but for not as much money so we'll try our hand there,’’ Newnham said. “He's fit now, he's taken a while to come good in the coat as well. I'm happy with the way
Darby Racing are extremely proud to present 8 superb yearlings purchased from the recent Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Videos, photos and documentation will be available shortly. Call Mark Holland on 0405 226 266 for more information or email email@example.com LOT 16 - NOT A SINGLE DOUBT x VELOCE FORTE colt
Purchase price $286,000 GST incl.
Trainer Ciaron Maher / David Eustace Super looking colt, 3/4 brother to Group 2 winner Gypsy Diamond, Stallion prospect, CLASS /QUALITY, great walk, super action. LOT 163 - SEBRING x CAUTIOUS Filly
Purchase Price $286,000 GST incl. Trainer Bjorn Baker Stunning filly, real jump and run 2YO type, superbly bred, great presence, super wa
Like everyone in NSW, trainer Gary Portelli wants to see rain and hopes the forecast for the rest of the week is correct. If the predicted wet weather eventuates on Thursday and Friday, it will also be a bonus for the Portelli-trained Dio D’Oro at Rosehill on Saturday. “We need rain obviously to help with the fires so hopefully we get as much as they say we will,” Portelli said. “If it looks like we are going to be on a rain-affected track, Dio D’Oro will love that so he will run at Rosehill rather than Warwick Farm on Wednesday. “If it is wet. Ronstar will wait for another day.” Dio D’Oro is one of 11 entries for the Benchmark 78 over 1200m which include Ronstar who is also nominated over 1
Microphone is not the only elite colt in Melbourne preparing for upcoming Flemington Group 1 sprints following the nomination of Time To Reign for Saturday’s $140,000 Listed Kensington Stakes (1000m). A Group 1 winner and undefeated from two Flemington starts, Microphone is to use the Listed race to get ready for the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and possibly Newmarket Handicap at the course, while for Time To Reign, Saturday’s race presents as an important fact-finding mission.
"He’s definitely coming down and we’ll see what happens on Saturday as regards to his autumn," said Time to Reign's trainer Gary Portelli.
"It will answer a lot of questions."
Time To Reign has posed quite a fe
Bjorn Baker says group 1 winner Samadoubt is more than deserving of a spot in the $4.5 million All-Star Mile as he eyes a return to the track next month. The six-year-old gelding won the 1400-metre Winx Stakes in the spring and backed up that shock victory to beat Avilius in the 1600m group 2 Chelmsford. Baker said that form would make the son of Not A Single Doubt more than competitive after nominations for the race closed on Thursday. "It's definitely on the radar," Baker said of the All-Star Mile. "He was very, very good in the spring, particularly effective around that mile mark so I think I'd love to get him down there. "He won't be far off on form, that's for sure. He was very consiste
With the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in full swing, these are heady days for Tyreel Stud’s Linda Monds whose anxiety must be rising with three runners out the farm’s star broodmare Couredge set down to contest races worth over a combined $3,100,000 on Saturday. Linda and her husband Laurence run the former Jim Fleming showpiece at Agnes Banks and one of the first mares on the property was Couredge who they purchased off Davali Thoroughbreds for $190,000 at the 2016 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale. They have not looked back since. A daughter of Show A Heart, Couredge has four named foals. Her 2yo Choisir filly Every Rose will be among the favourites for the $2 million Magic Milli