Three Group One targets under consideration for Molatham

A return to Doncaster is among the options under consideration for Molatham following his narrow victory on Town Moor last week. Runner-up to the exciting Mums Tipple on his racecourse debut at Ascot in July, Roger Varian’s charge went one better in the Convivial Maiden at York before successfully stepping up to Listed class for the Flying Scotsman Stakes. He […]

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Veganza gets in light and out to shed bridesmaid tag

If patience and resilience are always rewarded, punters shouldn’t lose faith in ‘‘bridesmaid-like’’ Port Macquarie mare Veganza at Monday's feature meeting at Grafton. In the opening race the five-year-old chases a first win in eight starts and looks to shake off the ‘‘close but no cigar’’ tag that has seen her win only once but finish second eight times in […]

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Buick purring over Pinatubo

William Buick is excited at what the future holds for the unbeaten Pinatubo after hailing him as the best two-year-old he has sat on following his demolition job in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. The Charlie Appleby-trained son of Shamardal put in arguably the performance of the season when following up his stylish win […]

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Sister act: Stars come out to play at Randwick

The links between Youngstar and Funstar go back to their mum Starspangled,  but it was a prediction from premier trainer Chris Waller that ensured they ended up in the same ownership and in the same stable. Ollie Koolman and a syndicate of owners, including breeders John and Karen Sheather and Arthur Inglis, had a well-bred maiden filly leading into the […]

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Powerful Breeze set for Fillies’ Mile

Hugo Palmer is currently in favour of supplementing Powerful Breeze for the bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket following her impressive display at Doncaster last week. An emphatic winner when a 20-1 shot on her debut on the July Course last month, the daughter of Iffraaj proved that effort was no fluke when maintaining her unbeaten record in the Group Two […]

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Newcastle Cup tips: Don’t dismiss the Kiss

He’s the grand old stayer who keeps coming up preparation after preparation but Joe Pride says Destiny’s Kiss will have to put in one of his best runs in recent memory to win today’s $200,000 Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m). Destiny’s Kiss has been a favourite of Sydney racegoers for a number of years due to his determination and […]

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Joseph O’Brien targets Yarmouth feature with two runners

Joseph O’Brien will break new ground on Wednesday when saddling his first two runners at Yarmouth in the EBF Stallions John Musker Fillies’ Stakes. The Classic-winning rider-turned-trainer will be represented in the feature 10-furlong Listed prize at the Norfolk track by Cnoc An Oir and Snapraeceps. It will be the second time this season that the two stablemates have raced […]

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Pinatubo had best performance by two-year-old in Europe for 25 years

Timeform say Pinatubo’s victory at the Curragh was the best performance by a two-year-old in Europe for 25 years Timeform say Pinatubo’s display was best by two-year-old in Europe for 25 years  Performance was second only to 12-length victory of Celtic Swing in 1994   Coral have made Pinatubo Evens favourite for next season’s 2,000 Guineas Pinatubo’s nine-length victory in Sunday’s […]

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Earthlight heading for Siskin clash in Middle Park

Earthlight may be on course to run in a star-studded Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket this month. Trainer Andre Fabre had been aiming the unbeaten Prix Morny winner at the Darley Dewhurst Stakes over seven furlongs in October – but with Charlie Appleby’s devastating National Stakes winner Pinatubo now likely to represent owners Godolphin in that, Earthlight’s target is […]

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