Cambridge jockey James McDonald will be the new jockey for Group One winning mare Secret Admirer in next week’s weight-for-age Chelmsford Stakes at Warwick Farm. McDonald will only be booked for the one race to fill in for suspended jockey Corey Brown. Secret Admirer resumed with a strong second in the Group Two Warwick Stakes [...]
The Cambridge Spy has selected three runners that he believes are all good chances heading towards Saturday’s meetings. “It’s been good at track this week, we’ve finally had some sun and spring is certainly in the air” said the Cambridge Spy. “Mackadoo, Dancing Ember and Torino have all looked good. They’ve all worked well the [...]
Fly’s Best Bet Race 5 – No Excuse Maggie ($5) The big grey mare is back in form after a brave win last-start, Loves the course and distance. Jockey Sam Spratt from barrier five should be able to position the mare perfectly behind the speed. The track conditions won’t worry her and she is a [...]
Hawke’s Bay Racing will host New Zealand’s first Group One weight-for-age event of the season, the $200,000 Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday. The Makfi has attracted a strong field of 16 runners which includes three individual Group I winners. Including star galloper Mufhasa winner of nine Group I races, including his most [...]
Sky Racing reporter Andrew Bensley updates us on the latest racing news from over the ditch including More Joyous’s impressive return to the track. Myluckyday returns to the track after a long injury break.
You can’t help but get a strong sense of history repeating itself after nine-year-old mare Southern Countess completely dominated her rivals in the Tony Richards Toyota Hurdles (3350m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. Last year the Peter Brosnan trained mare burst into the elite jumping ranks by winning the Tony Richards Toyota Hurdles before becoming [...]
Fly’s Best Bet Race 5 – Sarsarun ($3.40) Following the gut with this selection! I just can’t go past her. She should get a perfect trip and be able to be saved up for one run at them. Weighted to win with only 54kg. The one. Danger John Gray ($5) The eight-year-old gelding has really developed [...]
Sky Racing reporter Andrew Bensley updates us on the latest racing news from over the ditch including an update on Atlantic Jewel and her injury progress. Kiwi Cox Plate hope Ocean Park gets a mention.
Aidan Rodley – Waikato Times encouraging exhibition gallops between races at Ruakaka from Gr I stars Mufhasa and Zurella indicated the pair were on track for their respective spring campaigns, which kick off on Saturday week. Nine-time Gr I winner Mufhasa looked in forward condition as he galloped boldly on his own for rider [...]
Aidan Rodley – Waikato Times Cambridge three-year-old Dundeel showed his class and put his Australian spring rivals on notice with a dazzling Australian debut win at the metropolitan Wyong meeting yesterday. Ridden by Cambridge jockey James McDonald, Dundeel settled in last place but was suited by a strong speed up front after the favourite King Of [...]