Monster day's racing at Te Rapa with Tavi Mac winning the main Sprint on the day was a strong field Tavi Mac sway back he's a little BEAUTY made long sustained run around the field when pace slackened not sure where he heads too Opunake Cup not scheduled at this stage. Supreme Heights 2nd good effort favourite Cyber Attack got shuffled back when the pace slowed.
New Zealand Racing Resumes at PukeKohe Park Heavy11 horses that loved the wet be advantage. Race 4 will be the highlight off the day BATTLE TIME former Couplands winner has form on the wet BACK IN A FLASH has won on Heavy 7 times another is local mare LUPELANI from the Nigel Tiley team who has a few runners at the meeting.
Queensland Horses Dominated Stradbroke Day with TYZONE pipping MADAM ROUGE on the Post with NICCANOVA FLYING home for 3rd who is down to back up in the Eagle Farm this Saturday TYZONE 2nd last year been very honest horse. Other Feature Of the day ROTHFIRE bolted in the JJ Atkins makes him worthwhile contender for the big spring races Golden Rose and possibly gets a slot for the Everest GOTTA KISS came home fast The Drinks Cart 3rd OVERLORD Should have finished closer chequered run in the straight.
Queensland Marque race The Stradbroke Headed by last year's winner TREKKING who is in fine form winning the Goodwood at Morphettville 58KG has to carry my opinion he is 1kg under WFA bad draw but he is the one to beat KEMENTARI Special K seems to find better horse on the day ran on late Victory Stakes on the track last start NICCANOVA flew home Victory Stakes consistent horse RANIER been revelation of late winning last two could be the giant killer VICTOREM brilliant winning the Victory after bucking fresh up loves the track Light Weight big Chance TYZONE 3rd last year been going we
News that New Zealand Jockey Jason Waddell intending to shift to Australia either Sydney Or Melbourne Waddell has had wonderful season winning the Railway on JULIUS Herbie Dyke Stakes TIPTRONIC and the Oaks JENNIFER ECCLES who is been aimed at Melbourne Spring perhaps he will team up again.
Tough victory by TREKKING in the Goodwood at Morphettville on Saturday getting up and beating local Star GYTRASH on the post. TREKKING is top Weight for the Stradbroke June 6 at Eagle Farm off course he won the race last year James Cummings is considering taking him to Eagle Farm and make it back to back. Longer term could be a slot holder for the Everest GYTRASH Could head that way probably most improved sprinters in Australia winning the Lightning placed Newmarket William Reid add Goodwood.
Been very interesting week in New Zealand Racing Winston Peters Minister of Racing giving a lifeline then RITA reducing on course operators talk of no Newspaper coverage of race fields and weekly Racing Form Guide Raceform I believe we need form guide and fields in daily newspapers we need increased turnover.
Te Akau be strengthening their Australian Spring Raids. Cambridge Stud are sending VERNAZZA Matamata Breeders STAKES winner 2nd Sistema Stakes at Ellerslie And PIAZENZA dashing debut win at Trentham PLENTY of Suitable fillies in Melbourne Spring racing.
Former Baker Forsman trained MONGOLIAN MARSHAL running in the Lee Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday been close up in Zabeel Classic and Thorndon Mile clashing with highly regarded HARBOUR VIEWS who ran 3rd at Sandown To Buffalo River.
Winston Peters Minister of New Zealand Racing has rescued RITA TAB with 72.5 Million Package I applaud him for helping out an industry in dire straits. Includes two all weather tracks Riccarton Park and Awapuni off course Cambridge will be finished soon. RITA is getting 50 Million this must be used very wisely all codes Greyhounds Standardbreds Thoughbreds stajemoney should be used to prop up the lower middle tiered classes Maintain STAKES For the Major races at the level they are now.
RUSSIAN CAMELOT fantastic South Australian Derby win Now Favourite for the Melbourne Cup might be overreaction but no doubting his class has a beautiful stayers action could end up in the Cox Plate Danny O'Brien having a stellar season Also have KING OF LEOGRANCE Adelaide Cup winner back in March hoping to Qualify this Saturday for The Lexus Melbourne Cup by winning the Andrew Ramsden Stakes he has defending Melbourne Cup winner VOW AND DECLARE.