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Wednesday 27/11/2013 wrap
28 Nov 2013

The trifectas continue to come and 39% today is a pleasing result.

RESULTS      
RACES   23 100%
TOP PICKS   6 26%
FIRST FIVES   17 74%
TRIFECTAS   9 39%
FIRST FOURS 5 22%

 

Wednesday 27/11/2013
27 Nov 2013

No specials today, its a pretty ordinary days racing

Dam Michelin Star's first foal
26 Nov 2013
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Sydney city winner Michelin Stars first foal by Turffontein has just completed 2 weeks of stable training after being broken in and has now been spelled for 4 months prior to its first racing campaign. The breeding business is long winded and plenty of patience is required however as the dams first foal prepares to race the waiting is hopefully worth it.

Joe Pride commented that she had the same nasty streak as her mother but when she was asked to do some track work the head went down and she handled it well. Her dam Michelin Star was a gifted race horse with plenty of ability but cost herself more wins with her highly strung nature and tendency to work herself into a state before a race. Looks like Kathy O'Hara will get a few more opportunities when this foal is ready to race.

Michelin Stars second foal also by Turffontein is now a yearling and this year she foaled another filly to One More No More who is a cracker of a foal and a great looker.

All three foals have been sold however an opportunity has arisen for this years mating to G1 stallion Canford Cliffs standing at Blue Gum Farm. A 50% share is available at $20,000 for anyone wishing to enter the racing game with a modest investment. Please contact us by return email should you be interested. A G1 stallion, a city winning mare in Sydney, the dam's fourth foal and to be trained by one of Australia's leading trainers in Joe Pride appears to be a winning formula

 

Robert Heathcote and now you can add The Railway Stakes
25 Nov 2013

Heathcote Receives Hoysted Nomination

robhQueensland trainer Robert Heathcote in running for prestigious 2013/14 Fred Hoysted Medal

Trainer Robert Heathcote has been named a finalist in the 2013/14 Fred Hoysted Medal after his training efforts in October saw him net the third monthly nomination for the coveted trainers' title.

It was a history-making month for the popular Queensland trainer who headed south for the Spring Racing Carnival where he claimed two Group 1 titles with stable stars Buffering and Solzhenitsyn, as well as a Group 2 title with talented mare Fire Up Fifi.

Despite occurring later in the month, it was Buffering's victory in the feature sprint on Cox Plate eve, the $1 million Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on October 25, which was perhaps the most memorable.

The six-year-old gelding's narrow win saw the sprinter finally shed its tag of Group 1 bridesmaid after competing at the elite level on 17 previous occasions, and placing at 10 of these starts.

Group 1 success quickly followed for Buffering, who claimed a second title in the VRC Sprint Classic (1200m) at Flemington on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival on November 9, which sees the sprinter start TAB $2.40 favourite in Saturday's Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot, Perth.

Heathcote's training skills were also on display earlier in the month when miler Solzhenitsyn netted the Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on Caulfield Guineas Day, October 12, to mark the trainer's third ever Group 1 success.

The third of his Spring Racing Carnival team, Fire Up Fifi, also competed successfully in Melbourne to claim the Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1410m) at Flemington on October 5.

Heathcote received 18 votes for his training efforts to get the nod over Danny O'Brien (16 votes) who prepared maiden Shamus Award for the historic Group 1 Sportingbet Cox Plate victory at Moonee Valley on its feature Spring day, October 26.

Back-to-back black type victories saw Cranbourne-based Robbie Laing (14 votes) noted for his efforts with emerging stayer Polanski, who, in a red-letter October came from midfield to win the Listed UCI Stakes at Flemington on October 5, before racing on pace to thrash his rivals by four lengths in the Group 3 Norman Robinson Stakes at Caulfield on October 19.

Heathcote joins trainer Mick Price (September) and Mark Kavanagh (August) as finalists for the Fred Hoysted Medal, which is voted on by members of the Australian Trainers' Association and presented at the Scobie Breasley Medal night to recognise the outstanding Victorian training performance of the season. A new nominee will be announced at the conclusion of each month.

Super Saturday at Ascot wrap
25 Nov 2013

We have had much better days. If you won your a genius!

RESULTS      
RACES   41 100%
TOP PICKS   5 12%
FIRST FIVES 32 78%
TRIFECTAS   9 22%
FIRST FOURS 4 10%

 

Super Saturday at Ascot
23 Nov 2013

Fantastic days racing from the West that looks like it will be dominated by the Eastern States visitors

Todays best bet is PR6/9 Vitello at the odds available I thought "Amazing Value" for a class horse. Miss Rose Delago is a nice horse but backing up at short odds we will go Vitello's way.

Other winners

PR4/4 Rohan, extremely unlucky last start and looks the winner

PR3/11 Sujet has been backed as if Black Caviar was racing at its first start. Tread warily

Best Each Way today is PR5/7 Baleen in Me for trainer Steve Rowe and have a quinella in the same race with no9 Dark Rock

Midweek 20/11/2013 wrap
21 Nov 2013

Big day at Morphetville 6 winners from 8 races and not many anywhere else. Trifectas were great as were first 4's with the highlight Doomben race 7 trifecta paying $963 and the first 4 $10,652.

RESULTS      
RACES   39 100%
TOP PICKS   8 21%
FIRST FIVES   27 69%
TRIFECTAS   13 33%
FIRST FOURS 9 23%

 

todays races updated after WA scratchings
21 Nov 2013
Midweek 20/11/2013
20 Nov 2013

Specials today

AR3/7 Flyin for Me

BR2/4 Reframe

PR4/1 First Flight

Best each way MR5/5 Shot of Laughter

Saturday 16/11/2013 wrap
18 Nov 2013

 

RESULTS      
RACES   41 100%
TOP PICKS   9 22%
FIRST FIVES 34 83%
TRIFECTAS   14 34%
FIRST FOURS 9 22%

 

Saturday 16/11/2013
16 Nov 2013

Looks like a pretty good days racing with the Perth Carnival heading for a big Super Saturday next week.

Best Bets today are

MR3/2 Rain Drum

MR5/1 Galah

MR9/10 Floria

PR8/9 Mr Utopia

Best Each Way in Perth is PR6/9 Western Gem who needs to run 1 or 2 to make next weeks Guineas field.

Midweek 13/11/2013
14 Nov 2013

Best today is SR7/2 Dream Express

Updated Results for October and November
11 Nov 2013

All results now updated and a table of October results to last Saturday included

CURRENT                      
DATE MEET RACES TOP PICKS FIRST FIVES TRIFECTAS FIRST FOURS
      %   %   %   %   %
9/11/2013 327 41 100% 13 32% 32 78% 14 34% 11 27%
7/11/2013 326 9 100% 3 33% 8 89% 1 11% 1 11%
5/11/2013 325 28 100% 4 14% 20 71% 4 14% 3 11%
2/11/2013 324 42 100% 9 21% 31 74% 12 29% 8 19%
26/10/2013 323 42 100% 7 17% 33 79% 15 36% 6 14%
25/10/2013 322 15 100% 0 0% 12 80% 8 53% 5 33%
23/10/2013 321 40 100% 7 18% 32 80% 16 40% 8 20%
19/10/2013 320 43 100% 18 42% 37 86% 14 33% 8 19%
16/10/2013 319 23 100% 8 35% 17 74% 7 30% 5 22%
12/10/2013 318 43 100% 17 40% 36 84% 12 28% 6 14%
9/10/2013 317 38 100% 5 13% 27 71% 12 32% 5 13%
5/10/2013 316 43 100% 9 21% 29 67% 14 33% 8 19%
2/10/2013 315 31 100% 7 23% 25 81% 8 26% 3 10%

 

Emirates day
09 Nov 2013

Great day to be at Flemington and looks like a Dead 4 rating will be retained.

Interestingly 2 of the last 3 Emirates winners came out of thier previous run being in the Cox Plate so we will be having a little spec bet on Mull of Killough at $51 the only runner that fits that bill.

We expect a match race between Sacred Falls and Toydini and favouring Sacred Falls.

Lucky Nine looks the best in the VRC sprint classic but has got the drifts.

Our Best are

SR1/3 Index Linked

MR4/5 Lake Sententia

PR6/1 Luckygray

Good Luck

 

Melbourne Cup 2013
05 Nov 2013

Only 3 meetings today Flemington, Randwick and Ascot.

This years Cup shapes as a race full of class and impossible form lines so I will be very happy if we can find the winner.

Really found it tough to split Voleuse De Couers and Dear Demi as form lines are completely out of line however if you back either horse each way you should find a nice result. Any horse that can win a G! St Leger by 6 lengths only has to bring that form to town and win the Cup. Dear Demi on the other hand is rock hard fit and drops back to 51kgs after a top effort inThe McKinnon carrying 56.5kg but the downside is the barrier draw and it gets back so will need a top ride from Chris Munce to get the chocolates.

Specials on Melbourne Cup day are always hard to find with many long shots finding the line historically.

Our best today are

MR3/1 Opinion

PR5/4 Classitheatre

PR9/11 Acopolypse Now

Good luck

 

Derby Day Ahhhhhhhh
03 Nov 2013

Magic Days racing as always. We stick with Compacent in the Deby even with its shocking draw and Savvy Nature and Polanski pick themselves for second and third. I cant see a 100/1 bolter upsetting the party today but then I think back to the Cox Plate?

Plenty of value around in our other bets today but it doesnt matter how you go about the punt , just watching todays racing will be a pleasure.

Our best

MR7/1 Red Tracer

PR8/5 Elite Belle

Best each way

MR8/15 Chiaramonte

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