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Point Nepean wins the Andrew Ramsden Stakes

Point Nepean won himself the golden ticket into the race that stops a nation, thanks to a brave ride by Alana Kelly in Saturday's Andrew Ramsden Stakes (2800m) at Flemington. With a ballot exempt spot in November's Melbourne Cup (3200m) the grand prize, Kelly put the talented up-and-coming stayer in an awkward position in the run – wide without[...]
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Stricter Protocols For Victorian Racing

The first Melbourne stakes race of the season will go ahead with only essential staff and participants as Racing Victoria responds to a tougher government lockdown in the state. The sport has been given the green light to continue despite the Victorian government's move to put Melbourne under stage four restrictions in response to the[...]
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Observational To Boost Queensland Stayers

Multiple stakes winner Observational takes the first step to boosting Queensland's meagre staying ranks when he makes his Brisbane debut on Saturday. Although now a 10-year-old, Observational brings some strong form lines to the XXXX Dry Open (1400m) at Eagle Farm. Observational won in Listed company at England's Goodwood as a younger horse before being[...]
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Williams Steers Bumper Blast To Success

Trainer Robert Hickmott holds spring ambitions for Bumper Blast after the lightly raced galloper returned with an impressive win at Flemington. Leading jockey Craig Williams produced a stunning ride on Bumper Blast, taking the gelding from barrier one, gradually crossing heels to the extreme outside to win The Belzoni over the straight 1000m course on[...]
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German Import In Flemington Eye-Catcher

Trainer Robert Hickmott has described the performance of German import Django Freeman as “super” after the entire's Australian debut placing at Flemington. With Craig Williams in the saddle, Django Freeman finished third behind Reykjavik and Shot Of Irish in Saturday's Apache Cat Handicap over 1600m. Django Freeman arrived in Australia in August and was being[...]
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Spring targets for son of Jakkalberry

Caulfield trainer Robert Hickmott has an eye on spring targets with progressive New Zealand-bred stayer Highland Jakk. The three-year-old was ready to follow Vow And Declare's 2019 path to the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) by targeting the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m), however COVID-19 has put an end to that plan. “It's a pity.[...]
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