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Kiamichi Second In Rosehill Barrier Trial

Dual Group-winning filly Meryl has won a Godolphin-packed barrier trial at Rosehill, beating Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi. Trained by Lee Curtis, Meryl won Friday’s 900m-heat by a length from Godolphin’s Kiamichi with the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Gran Rosso another short neck third. The next five in the eight-horse trial were all from James Cumming’s[...]
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Conditions Fit Birchley-Trained Gelding

Trainer Liam Birchley struggles to remember one of his horses who has had a more disrupted preparation than stakes winner Fit For Purpose. The gelding will be attempting to win back-to-back Listed Tattersall’s Miles at Eagle Farm on Saturday. After Fit For Purpose won last year’s Tattersall’s Mile, Birchley felt he might have a genuine[...]
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Notation To Mark Up Against The Males

A burgeoning relationship with bloodstock specialist and syndicator James Harron has been the impetus behind Matthew Dale’s acquisition of Notation and so far the partnership is proving a resounding success. Dale trains a couple of fillies for Harron’s syndication business and when Harron bought Notation on behalf of owners Donna and Rob Love at the[...]
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Rise In Distance To Suit Loresho: Williams

A week of jumping and the addition of blinkers may prove the spark Matthew Williams is looking for when Loresho runs at Flemington. Loresho will be lining up for his fourth start for Williams in Saturday’s Harry White Handicap (2500m). A five-time winner in France before joining now-disqualified trainer Darren Weir, Loresho suffered a severe[...]
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Attorney To Stay Home In Sydney

Progressive import Attorney will race at Randwick rather than Eagle Farm with trainer Matthew Smith happy to keep him closer to home. Smith accepted with Attorney for a 2200m-race in Brisbane on Saturday as well as the Eremein Handicap (2000m) at Randwick unsure how strong the final fields would be. “I just wanted the option[...]
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My Pendant Ready For Flemington Return

After showing promise during her first preparation which included three city wins, talented filly My Pendant is set for a late-season return at Flemington. My Pendant made her debut in October and after two second-placed finishes she pieced together city wins at Sandown, The Valley and Flemington. Trainer Danny O’Brien kept the filly ticking over[...]
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Forster Two-Year-Olds To Clash Again

Sometimes the best guide to a horse’s ability is the reaction of a trainer when it races below expectations. Such was the case when two-year-old Secundus was a well-beaten ninth behind stablemate Kim Alicia at Doomben two weeks ago. Trainer Desleigh Forster was quick to watch the race replay before getting a report from jockey[...]
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Howlowcanyougo Shooting For Four Straight

Trainer Patrick Payne is hoping Howlowcanyougo can extend his unbeaten record when he makes his Melbourne metropolitan debut at Flemington. Successful at his only three racetrack appearances to date, Howlowcanyougo runs in Saturday’s Murray Cox Handicap with Payne expecting the race to provide him a better assessment of the gelding’s ability. Owned in Hong Kong,[...]
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