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Melbourne Trip To Season Battenburg

With an eye on next year’s autumn carnival, trainer John Thompson has brought promising three-year-old Battenburg from Sydney to Melbourne for a feature race and trip away to help season the colt. Battenburg is the early $2.60 favourite for Saturday’s Group Two Vase at The Valley on the undercard to the $5 million Group One[...]
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Mcdonald Lands 100th Sydney Metro Winner

James McDonald has ridden his 100th Sydney metropolitan winner for the season on the anniversary of his comeback to the saddle after a ban for betting. Capping an almost seamless return since rebooting his career at the corresponding Warwick Farm meeting last year, McDonald brought up his milestone on the John Thompson-trained Primitivo. In reaching[...]
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Thompson Filly To Sparkle In Dark Jewel

Trainer John Thompson is hoping for a turnaround in his stable’s fortunes when he splits his stakes runners between two states this weekend. While Thompson’s Sydney autumn carnival runners performed admirably there were several near misses – Dreamforce was runner-up in the Doncaster Mile, Into The Abyss finished narrow and luckless seconds in two stakes[...]
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