Wyndspelle got his deserved Group 1 victory after numerous placings Shadows Cast Brave 2nd hot favourite Supera didn't fire at all was not on her Best behaviour pre race. At Ellerslie The Bonecrusher Stakes was won by Riodini easily unbeaten in 4 starts to date. Nigel Tiley trains him be aimed at the Auckland Guineas on New Year's Day not sure be a Derby hope.
Captain Cook Stakes 1600m Trentham
It's been tough Spring for the Breeding season with Roaring Lion dying because of Colic a fantastic Galloper from the UK and losing Sacred Falls at the Weekend to a rare liver disease. Won two Doncasters George Main and 2000 Guineas and his Hawkes Bay Guineas was awesome knuckled over at the start looping the field and win going away.
During the Week I read that Raceform New Zealand be unveiled in Early December. Early in the year The Informant sadly ended. I write that this a real shame and New Zealand Racing needed a publication TAB have been working hard behind the Scenes to get it going.
It will replaced the Best Bets and be a liftout Form Guide and Racing News Breeding Dennis Ryan is The Editor and he did The Informant too. I believe will be great to buy for the Festive racing season and beyond.
New Zealand Cup Week has finished and pleasing to see betting turnovers Were up substantially. Started with Catalyst supreme 2000 Guineas Best 3yo we have seen for a long time Autumn awaits most likely Sydney Campaign.
Team Pitman stable were on fire Day 1 Sensei brilliant Pegasus Stakes tried hard to win the Stewards which was won by Sheezallmine trained by David Miller just started training had 3 Winners won the Welcome with La Romanee he is definitely a trainer to watch out for.
Melbourne Cup Week 2019 is now over Weather all but Cup Day was horrendous this had a major downturn in attendance figures maybe distraction of Horse Welfare ABC program Everest and Golden Eagle had an impact or also Ticket Prices expensive.
Derby Day was a damp but we did see a great day's racing. Damien Oliver broke the all time wins at the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Won the derby on Warning Exceedance Coolmore win was a thriller Champion New Zealand Mare Melody Belle 10th Group 1 victory her first in Australia winning the Empire Rose.
The last 24 hours Social Media has gone crazy the Dumping of Linda Meech in favour of Mark Zahra to ride Thought Of That in the Victoria Derby on Saturday at Flemington. Meech rode a great tactical ride on him in the Caulfield Classic sprinted away for an easy win. But Owner Brae Sokolski made the decision to engaged Mark Zahra sure its the owners right who they want to ride their horses goodwill gesture would be to give Linda Meech a sling if Thought Of That wins the derby.
Saturday Japanese Galloper Mer De Glace won the Caulfield Cup. This Saturday we see the Running of Ladbrokes Cox Plate where legends are made Another Japan horse LYS GRACIEUX is rated 6 lengths better horse. She has a great record and just beaten in the Hong Kong Vase last december. Has drawn out gate 10 derserves to be Favourite. Another from Japan KLUGER does thrive in Australian Conditions he off course was 2nd To Winx in the Queen Elizabeth at Randwick.
Caulfield Cup the toughest 2400m Handicap in the World The Field has dropped away but its always such a great race to watch. Headed by the Old Warrior HARTNELL being placed Melbourne Cup. His form is good placed in the Turnbull 58 ? MIRAGE DANCER UK horse now Busuttin Young team who are going great guns being going well 2400 should be fine can run a race. MER DE GLACE japanese horse has great form hasn't run 2400 has a wide gate to overcome Japan Staying form is very strong so left him out at your own peril.