Runner-up in the Group I VRC Oaks as a three year-old, eye-catching Stratum mare Greysful Glamour broke the ice to post her first stakes victory in the Group III MRC Mannerism Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday. Prepared by Mark Newnham, Greysful Glamour was set for a first up win with two recent trials under her belt and led all the way for Tim Clark to score a stylish length victory.
“She doesn’t like to be cluttered up so is better leading or sitting outside the leader,” said Clark.
“Mark had her very forward for this race as he said four of the past five winners had led and won and he thought it was the right race for her. He had a plan and it was well executed.” A $90,000 Ingli
Black Magnum might not be the best horse Mark Newnham takes to Rosehill on Saturday but he’s certainly one horse the trainer is confident can come away a winner. The improving four-year-old faces his biggest test in the Blue Datto Foundation Handicap (1100m) but he does it in conditions he relishes and on the back of an impressive first-up win. Newnham said it’s hard to put a lid on Black Magnum just yet but as far as his immediate assignment goes he couldn’t be better suited. “He’s probably a good open class sprinter on wet ground, hard to say he’s going to be any better than that but he is improving all the time,’’ he said. “It’s a good race for him, especially with some sort of soft condi
Newgate Farm’s Deep Field added a new to his tally on Monday to hit 50 winners for the season which is no small achievement for a second crop sire, whose oldest progeny are three year-olds. Deep Field has had six winners in the past seven days including promising two year-old Hancora Field, who has won twice this month at Eagle Farm and the Sunshine Coast already earning over $116,000 in prizemoney.
Another of his smart two year-olds is talented colt Nitrous, who was beaten a short neck in the Listed VRC Talindert Stakes at Flemington last Saturday and has earned nearly $150,000 in prizemoney.
Deep Field is fresh from a highly successful Inglis Classic Yearling Sale where he finished as
After making her mark as the first Sydney two-year-old winner of the season, Every Rose has not had things her own way since. The filly dominated the Gimcrack Stakes in October followed by running second in the Magic Millions Wyong Classic and second in the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes. Despite an unlucky run in the $2 million Magic Millions at the Gold Coast last month, her trainer Mark Newnham has regrouped and has her back on track for Saturday’s Group Two Silver Slipper (1100m) at Rosehill. A major lead-up to the $3.5 million Golden Slipper on March 29, the race has attracted 13 entries headed by Cellsabeel. The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly is the ruling 2020 Golden Slippe
The tough decision to geld God Of Thunder could reap dividends this autumn as Hawkes Racing prepare to raise the bar for the talented sprinter. The four-year-old resumed with a last-stride win in the Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney Handicap (1000m) at Randwick on Saturday, a week after missing his scheduled resumption at Warwick Farm when that meeting was washed out. Co-trainer Michael Hawkes said the delayed start had forced them to rejig his campaign, which was to have included a shot at the Group One Oakleigh Plate next weekend. “He was supposed to run last week then second up in an Oakleigh Plate,” Hawkes said. “Now we may head towards the Challenge and maybe the Galaxy.” While the Hawkes team
Sydney bound Eric The Eel may be the headline act for Stu Kendrick at Eagle Farm on Saturday but the Caloundra trainer has 300-thousand reasons to stay home with talented sprinter Jagged Edge. Eric The Eel is set to make his long-awaited comeback in the Class Three Plate (1200m) after being injured in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas last October. Stablemate Jagged Edge also was in contention for a trip away but Kendrick is more than happy to stay home to target the $300,000 QTIS Jewel at the Gold Coast on March 14. Jagged Edge has won three of his seven starts and is coming off a last start Benchmark 70 win on his home track at Caloundra on February 2. “We thought about sending him south and w
A good thing happened to the world of horse racing. And it was in Japan. Two much loved, admired, and followed, Australian Gr 1 winning mares, had babies. They being Gr 1 Golden Slipper winner SHE WILL REIGN (Manhattan Rain-Courgette) and Gr 1 Vinery Stud Stakes winner SINGLE GAZE. Firstly, to She Will Reign. Her baby is by global superstar stallion Heart’s Cry who is by Sunday Silence. Heart’s Cry, himself a Gr 1 winner, is also the sire of the brilliant and recent Gr 1 Cox Plate winner Lys Gracieux as well as the recent Gr 1 winner Suave Richard. The She Will Reign foal is a colt so already is worth over a $1million. As for Single Gaze, her foal is a colt as well. He’s by Lord Kanaloa, him