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Not An Option on top at Matamata

Well-travelled three-year-old Not An Option reminded punters of his galloping ability when he defeated a small but classy field of rivals over 1400m at Matamata on Saturday. The Not A Single Doubt colt was having his first start since returning home from a three-race campaign in Australia during his two-year-old season that included a third-place[...]
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Queensland feature next for Not An Option

After watching runners struggle through the testing track conditions in the first race at Randwick on Saturday Kiwi trainer Tony Pike was relieved the decision had been made to scratch the promising two-year-old Not An Option from his planned assignment on the day. Temporarily in the care of Rosehill trainers Richard and Michael Freedman due[...]
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All eyes on Not An Option

Not An Option will be carrying the weight of his stable when he contests the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday. The promising two-year-old has become the only active runner for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike and he is hoping his charge can deliver on Saturday. The son of Not A Single Doubt[...]
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Lockdown forces stable switch

Three quality gallopers from the Tony Pike team have transferred to Australian stables in a bid to finish their campaigns in Sydney. Group 1 winners The Bostonian and Sherwood Forest have switched stables to tackle the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) respectively, while Group Two-winning juvenile Not An[...]
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Travel complications for Kiwi raiders

New Zealand-trained gallopers are already enjoying lucrative autumn campaigns in Sydney and Melbourne but the next wave of raiders to Australia face some unique challenges as the impact of Covid-19 takes hold. Australia has now implemented a 14-day self-isolation period for anyone arriving in the country to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus,[...]
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Pike launches Sydney autumn assault

Multiple Group 1-winning sprinter The Bostonian is set to return to action at Randwick on Saturday, kicking off a Sydney autumn carnival campaign for Cambridge trainer Tony Pike. The winner of the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) and Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) in Queensland last winter, the Jimmy Choux gelding will line up[...]
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Pike gearing up for Karaka assault

As he puts the finishing touches on star juvenile Not An Option’s bid for the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie later this month, Cambridge trainer Tony Pike is already well into the operational requirements for the second phase of his Colts Syndicate initiative that he successfully launched in 2019. Pike put together a[...]
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