THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 2016 – Hawkesbury
Rail: +3m 1000m – WP, True Remainder
SEDANZER (Race 3, 2.45pm, 1400m, No. 6, rider Josh Parr, 56.5kg).
Sedanzer (Sebring x Voltdanze), three-year-old filly. She comes off a very impressive maiden win where she sat wide throughout the run but powered away in the straight for a dominant win. She has really trained on nicely since, she looks terrific and finds a winnable race on Thursday. Excellent winning chance.
THE BULL (Race 4, 3.20pm, 1400m, No. 4, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 58.5kg).
The Bull (Lope De Vega x It's Who Deanie), three-year-old gelding. A talented gelding who is just starting to come into his own, he has appreciated the step up in trip at his last two starts and produced a very tough effort to win the most recent. He is fit, he's in good form and will take plenty of confidence from breaking through for a victory last start. Strong winning chance.
THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 2016 – Pakenham
Rail: +6m Entire Circuit
ALMALITA (Race 1, 6.00pm, 1600m, No. 8, rider Michael Walker, 56kg).
Almalita (Al Maher/Espalita), three-year-old filly. Comes into her second up run in good order, she will take plenty of improvement from her solid debut and has trained on nicely since. She is a typical Al Maher who is putting it all together at three, she will appreciate the step up to the mile, she looks great and is ready to produce her best. Good each-way chance.
FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER 2016 - Canterbury Night
+3m Entire Circuit
METEOR RAIN (Race 2, 7.15pm, 1550m, No. 1, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 59kg).
Meteor Rain (Northern Meteor x Mi Chiamano Mimi), three-year-old gelding. He's an improving type, he has run placings at his first two starts this preparation and he's fit and ready to go. The distance holds no concerns, he’s been working well at home and with the benefit of a bit of race experience on his side now, he should be very competitive. Each-way chance.
FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER 2016 – Moonee Valley Night
HIPPOPUS (Race 3, 7.30pm, 2040m, No. 2, rider Luke Nolen, 57.5kg).
Hippopus (High Chaparral/Straight Eight), seven-year-old gelding. This evergreen gelding gets to a suitable distance second up, he has settled in nicely at his Flemington base and worked strongly at Moonee Valley on Tuesday. He is a Canberra Cup winner from last preparation, he is fitter for his first up run and should appreciate bowling along around the Moonee Valley circuit. Each-way chance.
REPLIQUE (Race 4, 8.00pm, 2040m, No. 6, rider Dwayne Dunn, 55kg).
Replique (Darci Brahma/Mystique), four-year-old mare. Getting to the 2000m is definitely in this New Zealand mare’s favour. She has run well, looking for further at her first two runs in Australia and she tuned up for this race with a lovely gallop at Moonee Valley on Tuesday. She seemed comfortable with the tight circuit there and is ready to fire. Good each-way chance.
ENGLISH (Race 7, 9.30pm, 1200m, No. 10, rider Sam Clipperton, 56.5kg).
English (Encosta De Lago/Court), four-year-old mare. A top-class mare, she has settled in nicely at the Flemington stable and worked beautifully to familiarise herself with the unusual Moonee Valley circuit on Tuesday morning. She is ready to peak third up, is already a Group One winner and has an excellent chance of making it two on Friday night. Good winning chance.
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2016 – Randwick
Rail: +4m Entire Circuit
BROADSIDE (Race 6, 3.55pm, 2000m, No. 4, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 59kg).
Broadside (Raise The Flag/Anam Cara), five-year-old gelding. He comes off a very tough win in an identical race two weeks ago, he has not been penalised harshly at the weights and is very fit and well leading into the run. He is holding his form nicely and is a promising staying gelding in the making. Great winning chance.
SORT AFTER (Race 7, 4.35pm, 1400m, No. 3, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 60.5kg).
Sort After (Wanted/Patronyme), four-year-old mare. A very honest mare, she doesn’t know how to run a bad race and produced an effortless win last start which she has come through very well. Her work has been spot on, she deserves the opportunity to step up to Saturday city class and is bound to acquit herself well. Excellent each-way chance.
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2016 – Moonee Valley
RED ZEPHYR (Race 1, 12.10pm, 1000m, No. 7, rider James McDonald, 57kg).
Red Zephyr (Snitzel/Red Typhoon), two-year-old colt. He's an exciting two-year-old, he trialled very well at the official two-year-old trials at Randwick and has settled in nicely at his new Flemington base. He had a comfortable jumpout last Friday where he could easily have won if he had been asked and he presents beautifully for Saturday’s race. Great each-way-chance.
PROMPT RESPONSE (Race 3, 1.15pm, 1200m, No. 6, rider Kerrin McEvoy, 55kg).
Prompt Response (Beneteau/Prompt), three-year-old filly. She was very unlucky not to be fighting out the finish in her most recent run at Caulfield, however this talented filly is now very fit, she has had a start at Moonee Valley this time in and she prepared for Saturday’s race with a very nice gallop there on Tuesday morning. She’s got her foot on the till, ready for a win. Good winning chance.
EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (Race 8, 4.10pm, 2500m, No. 4, rider Vlad Duric, 56kg).
Excess Knowledge (Monsun/Quenched), seven-year-old entire. He is in the best form of his life, he has absolutely thrived in his training the last couple of weeks and he's very fit and well leading into his final assignment before the Melbourne Cup. He is familiar with the track, loves the distance and is racing very competitively. Top winning chance.
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2016 – Kembla Grange
Rail: +3m 1600m – 1100m, True remainder
ROGUE ALLEY (Race 5, 3.39pm, 1200m, No. 4, rider Rachel King (a2kg), 58kg).
Rogue Alley (Wanted x Brown Alley), four-year-old mare. She's returned to Sydney following two solid runs in Victoria so far this preparation, including a last start fourth at Cranbourne where she was caught wide throughout. She’s made good improvement since that run, she should find the provincial class a bit easier in New South Wales at this time of year and will benefit from apprentice Rachel King’s claim. Each-way chance.
SLUMBER PARTY (Race 5, 3.39pm, 1200m, No. 11, rider Paul King, 55.5kg).
Slumber Party (Snitzel x Hokuspokus), three-year-old filly. She has taken plenty of benefit in terms of fitness from her solid first up run in town and has been training very well for this next assignment. She’s a Stakes placed filly and finds herself in a reasonably weak provincial maiden where she will have a huge advantage under set weight conditions. She’s going to be extremely hard to beat and is a top winning chance.