THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2017 – Gosford
GOLD EMBLEM (Race 7, 6.35pm, 1600m, No. 3, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 57kg).
Gold Emblem (Medaglia D'oro/Bella Brocco), three-year-old gelding. This son of Medaglia D’oro has made steady improvement each run this preparation as he has stepped up in trip. He’s proven at the mile, he is training and racing in very good, honest form and his fitness levels are spot on. He’s a top winning chance on Thursday.
WINSLOW (Race 7, 6.35pm, 1600m, No. 7, rider Josh Parr, 57kg).
Winslow (Stratum/Perfect Stranger), three-year-old gelding. Looks to improve off his debut run where he found them a little bit sharp, he is going to appreciate the step up in trip to a mile. He’s an improving type and now has the benefit of race experience under his belt. Solid each-way chance.
BELLE DU SUD (Race 7, 6.35pm, 1600m, No. 11, rider Tim Clark, 54.5kg).
Belle Du Sud (Savabeel/Croix Du Sud), three-year-old filly. This filly has given the impression all along that she will come into her own over a bit of ground, and that is what she finds on Thursday. She has trained on nicely since her first up run at an unsuitable 1200m, he work has been terrific and she looks the part. She’s a good each-way chance.
STARE (Race 7, 6.35pm, 1600m, No. 12, rider Johan Victoire, 54.5kg).
Stare (Commands/Pleasant Change), three-year-old filly. She’s fitter for her first up run and is going to benefit from the step up in trip and drop back in class to a provincial venue on Thursday. She’s shown good form in her trials and her trackwork, and it is only a matter of time before she delivers on raceday. In an even sort of a race, she is a nice each-way chance.
SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2017 – Randwick
PANDEMONIUM (Race 1, 12.40pm, 1000m, No. 10, rider Glyn Schofield, 54kg).
Pandemonium (Sebrain/Tapanappa), two-year-old filly. This lovely filly improves with each new challenge she meets, she’s had two sold trials this time in ahead of making her debut, she has trained on nicely since her most recent one and will enjoy racing on her home track of Randwick on Saturday. Strong each-way chance.
ECUADOR (Race 7, 4.20pm, 1400m, No. 1, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 61kg).
Ecuador (High Chaparral/Bak Da Princess), seven-year-old gelding. This evergreen gelding has returned in terrific form, recording a scintillating win over 1400m first up when carrying 62kg. He drops a kilogram coming into this Listed race, he is fresh and ready to go and perform very well again. He’s a top winning chance.
SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2017 – Beaumont
Rail: +4.5m Entire Circuit
CISMONTANE (Race 2, 3.24pm, 1300m, No. 2, rider Johan Victoire, 59kg).
Cismontane (High Chaparral/Viviane), four-year-old gelding. This lightly raced four year old son of High Chaparral makes his return to the races on Saturday, he was a winner first up last preparation and his trials this time in have been very encouraging. He’s going to continue to improve with racing and more ground but is a good each-way chance on Saturday.
ECHO KING (Race 4, 4.44pm, 1250m, No. 1, rider Paul King, 59kg).
Echo King (High Chaparral/Miss Maren), five-year-old gelding. It’s hard to believe but this five-year-old gelding makes his debut at the races at Beaumont and the wait should be worth it as he has done everything right this preparation, he has trialled and worked strongly, he is quite fit and ready to show us his best. Great winning chance.
SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2017 – Moonee Valley
VALEDICTION (Race 6, 4.00pm, 2040m, No. 4, rider Jamie Mott, 59kg).
Valediction (Zabeel/ Madam Valeta), nine-year-old gelding. Although better known as a jumper these days, having won last year’s Brierly Steeplechase, this stable favourite is still a force to be reckoned with on the flat and he has a good first up record. He has won at the track and trip in this class before, he has had a number of jumpouts to bring on his fitness and he’s a nice each-way chance on Saturday.
SUNDAY 21 JANUARY 2017 – Hobart
Rail: +6m 1150-WP, +3m remainder
NORTHWEST PASSAGE (Race 7, 3.29pm, 2100m, No. 1, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 57kg).
Northwest Passage (So You Think /Danavade), three-year-old gelding. A talented staying type in the making, this gelding heads south to Tasmania for some Listed races over their Summer Carnival. He has started his career on a bright note with two wins and a placing from his first three starts, he continues to hold his form nicely and finds a winnable Listed race. He’s an excellent winning chance.
SUNDAY 22 JANUARY 2017 – Wyong
Rail: +2m 1350m to 210m, Cutaway applies, True Remainder
LONG TIME AGO (Race 4, 3.10pm, 1200m, No. 4, rider Kerrin McEvoy, 56kg).
Long Time Ago (Redoute's Choice/Once Were Wild), three-year-old filly. This well-bred filly has made the quantum leap this preparation and returns to the races in great form, ready to perform well. She has had two strong trials, winning her most recent and has trained on beautifully since. She should continue to improve with more racing and once she gets over a bit more ground but is a good each-way chance first up on Sunday.
FLAME OF LOVE (Race 4, 3.10pm, 1200m, No. 8, rider Kerr Rachel King (1.5kg), 55kg).
Flame Of Love (Smart Missile/Burningwood), three-year-old filly. She heads to the races to resume off the back of two good trials, this filly has been working well on the track and looks in terrific order. She’s an honest three-year-old who gives her all and she’s ready to fire first up. Rachel’s claim brings her in with a feather weight and she is going to prove hard to catch. She’s a nice each-way chance.