Mark Newnham didn't even give a second thought to Black Magnum's first-up defeat being a result of jockey error and says his highly-rated apprentice Tom Sherry is still equipped to be a force in Sydney. On his first day as a junior rider at metropolitan level, Sherry walked away from the races disappointed after Newnham's promising sprinter Black Magnum was severely hampered at a rails-biased Kensington meeting. The interference almost certainly cost Black Magnum another city
Trainer Mark Newnham is hoping Black Magnum and Fulmina can start the 2020-21 season on a winning note for his stable at Randwick. Trainer Mark Newnham believes he can start the 2020-21 Australian racing season on a winning note at Randwick as he looks to continue improving on his stable's results in the next 12 months. Newnham has Black Magnum and Fulmina entered for separate races at Randwick on the opening day of the new season and he rates both strong chances in benchmark
One of the standout two year-olds offered at the Inglis Ready 2Race Sale last year showed at the Warwick Farm trials this morning that he might now be ready to deliver on promise.
Choisir colt Malkovich was bought by Darby Bloodstock for $240,000 at the Inglis Ready 2Race Sale last year from the draft of Woodpark Stud, who had pinhooked him from Inglis Classic for $85,000.
Connections were hoping for a quick return when they sent him out first up in the $1million ATC Golden
Gary Portelli remains convinced Time To Reign can turn around an inglorious first-up performance and put his racing career back on track.
A stakes-winning two-year-old and half brother to Group One winner She Will Reign, Time To Reign has competed just twice since finishing fifth in the 2019 Golden Slipper. His most recent appearance at Rosehill last month was forgettable when jockey Glen Boss was caught back and wide off a slow speed and Time To Reign travelled fiercely bef
Gary Portelli was disappointed when officials called off the midweek meeting at Warwick Farm over a COVID-19 scare, but not because he disagreed with their decision. Portelli figured he had found the perfect race for wet-track specialist Dio D’Oro, who despite his consistency has struggled to win since stringing together three successive victories as a two-year-old. “I actually thought he was a certainty at Warwick Farm in that 1400-metre race and I was more disappointed they
Trainer Mark Newnham couldn’t have scripted it any better – a wet track and good speed up front – for Black Magnum’s first-up assignment at Kensington on Saturday. And given he freely admits he’s long planned for Black Magnum to provide his boom apprentice Tom Sherry a dream introduction to metro racing how the TAB Live Vision Handicap (1000m) is shaping up is going to that script. Genuine speed from the likes of Witherspoon, Rosina Kojonup and Spaceboy appears to provide a p
After a successful season and weeks of planning, Team Sherry makes its city debut on the Kensington track at Randwick on Saturday. While young Irishman Tom Sherry will be the name beside five rides at what has become his home track, he knows his quick rise has come as much because of his mentors. “I didn’t come here to ride [in races] – I just wanted to ride trackwork – but then I saw an opportunity,” Sherry said. “When a chance to do an apprenticeship was there, I took it, b