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Weight, Barrier Against Lashes At Randwick

Handy mare Lashes will kick off her latest campaign at Randwick but a hefty weight and wide draw has trainer Matt Smith cautious about her return. The four-year-old will lump 60kg in Saturday’s Tooheys Handicap (1100m), even after the 1-1/2 kilogram claim of apprentice Jean Van Overmeire. While Smith has been happy with her build-up[...]
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Staying In Brisbane Pays Off For Ilwendo

The decision to leave classy stayer Ilwendo in Brisbane after a disastrous previous start has paid dividends at Doomben. Ilwendo struck severe interference in the straight at Doomben last Saturday before finishing seventh behind top three-year-old Eric The Eel. Queensland racing went to regions this week, which meant Ilwendo was restricted to running in Brisbane[...]
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Matt Smith To Make An Impact At Scone

Talented import Fierce Impact remains on track for his Group One target despite a forced change to his lead-up race. Warwick Farm trainer Matt Smith had planned to run Fierce Impact in last Saturday’s Hollindale Stakes (1800m) at the Gold Coast in preparation for the Doomben Cup (2000m) on May 18. With the order of[...]
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