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Mayfair will attempt to break his maiden on debut for Newgate at Royal Randwick while Zoumon will hope to make it back-to-back wins in the Caloundra Cup.

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SATURDAY 13TH JULY – RANDWICKRail Position: RAIL - +9m 1600m to Winning Post, 6m remainder WANARUAH (Race 1, 11.10pm, 1400m, A Hyeronimus, 58kg)Wanaruah was excellent when winning in great fashion on debut at Canterbury just over three weeks ago. He’s come through that run in wonderful order and has taken plenty of confidence from it. He’s taken another step forward in his subsequent trackwork, and he strips fitter and tighter in condition here. Adam knows him well and will be positive from barrier 11 to get him rolling along into a forward position where he can travel comfortably. We expect the step up to 1400 metres to be of great benefit to him second-up, and whilst he showed good balance and agility to handle the tight turning nature of the course in his last start at Canterbury we feel the more expansive track at Randwick should cater to his strengths here. He’s up in grade so he needs to keep improving, but he's got a huge amount of upside and he's an exciting colt with plenty of talent so we expect him to be challenging at the finish.   I’MINTOWIN (Race 5, 1.30pm, 1800m, A McLucas, 62kg)I’mintowin has been in terrific form so far this campaign and ran another creditable race in his last start. The lack of tempo in the race during the middle stages made it difficult for him to get into the contest from where he was positioned following his slow start, but to his credit he worked home nicely in the straight despite not getting the smoothest run in transit and battled gamely to be beaten less than a length at the line. He’s come through that outing in good shape and continues to thrive on his work. He is a picture of health at present, and he's done plenty of schooling sessions at the barriers since his last run so he should hopefully jump on terms this time. We expect the rise in distance to 1800 metres to bring about additional improvement third-up, and Amy’s two kilo claim is a big positive that enables him to come back slightly in grade and only carry 60kg as a result. Amy will be positive from barrier 9 to get him rolling along into a forward position where she can then hopefully control the race to suit herself, and he's been unlucky to not grace the Winners' Circle so far this campaign so with even luck in running we hope he can put that right here and give them all something to catch.   ZOUPHORIA (Race 6, 2.05pm, 1400m, R King, 55kg)Zouphoria ran a much-improved race in her latest start and showed us what we know she's capable of producing. It was encouraging to see her race so well on the Heavy surface, as she hadn't been at her best on it previously. However, it gives us confidence that she'll get through tomorrow's track which is currently rated a Heavy 8 but which will hopefully be upgraded slightly come 2pm tomorrow. 1400 metres appears to suit her well so she sticks at this trip for now, and she's only up half a kilo in the weights from last time so she's weighted to be extremely competitive once again. She’s drawn well in barrier 5 so Rachel will be positive from here to try and take control of the race, and whilst it's another competitive contest if she reproduces her last start effort then we expect her to be challenging at the finish.     HA HA HA (Race 7, 2.40pm, 1600m, N Rawiller, 59kg)We were disappointed with Ha Ha Ha’s finishing position in her last start, but there were excuses for her below par effort on that occasion and we feel that you can put a line through that performance. It’s not uncommon for horses to underperform following a big first-up effort in very testing ground conditions, especially after a long absence, and she then chased a hot pace last time so was entitled to be vulnerable late. She's continued to train well since and she now stretches out to the mile which is what we've been wanting to see her over, but we've just had to plot our path carefully. Barrier 14 isn't ideal but Nash has plenty of time to work forward and get across into a better position, and depending on how the track plays it might not be the worst thing to be off the rail anyway. She's taking on the boys here having been restricted to fillies and mares' races thus far this preparation, but she gets her 2kg sex allowance and with Nash aboard she'll carry very little deadweight which we always prefer. We expect this step up in trip third-up to bring her to her peak, and she should be right there at the finish.    RUSSIAN RONI (Race 8, 3.20pm, 1400m, A McLucas, 56kg)Russian Roni ran an excellent race first-up to overcome his wide barrier and fight out the finish over a trip short of his best. He showed his terrific attitude to battle gamely down the straight and was closing again at the line, so we expect him to relish the step up to 1400 metres. He rises in grade to Benchmark 88 company in this contest so he needs to improve, but as a result he drops in the weights and Amy’s additional two kilo claim enables him to carry a very attractive weight of 54kg here. He's drawn well this time, so Amy will be positive from barrier 5 to get him rolling along into a forward position where he can get into a good rhythm and travel comfortably towards the head of the field. He handled the Heavy 8 well in his last start so we aren’t overly concerned by the going, and he’s in terrific order so we hope to see him rise to the challenge and be fighting out the finish once again.   BEAR ON THE LOOSE (Race 9, 4pm, 1800m, N Rawiller, 57.5kg)Bear On The Loose gave us all such a thrill when winning so impressively in his first Australian start two weeks ago. He got into a lovely rhythm on the speed and when he was asked to go and win his race at the top of the straight, he showed a great turn of foot to surge clear of his rivals and register a dominant victory. He’s come through that run in wonderful order, and he is thriving at present. He’s got a great appetite, his coat looks terrific, and we couldn’t be happier with how he is training at this stage in the campaign. Ideally our usual preference would be to step up in distance second-up, but given his rating the option simply isn’t there. However, Randwick is a stiffer test of stamina so whilst he's over 1800 metres again we think the additional demands of this track will play to his strengths. Nash will be positive from the wide drawn to get him into a forward position, and ideally he'll try and repeat the tactics he used so successfully last time. He's up in grade and it's a competitive race so he needs to keep improving, but he's a talented gelding with plenty of upside and we expect him to be hard to beat once again.   SATURDAY 13TH JULY – NEWCASTLERail Position: RAIL - True   EXCEED PERFECTION (Race 9, 4.20pm, 1600m, J Van Overmeire, 57.5kg)Exceed Perfection ran another creditable race in his last start at Newcastle two weeks ago. He had to work hard in the early stages to get across from his wide barrier, and this coupled with the pace pressure he received in the middle stages just left him vulnerable at the finish. He’s come through that outing in good shape though, and whilst the step out in distance to 1600 metres is a step into the unknown we are hopeful that the tempo of the race over this distance will enable him to get into a better rhythm in the middle stages and allow him to finish stronger through the line. He’s fourth-up now so his fitness is where we want it to be, and Jean will be positive from barrier 7 to get him rolling along into a position where he can travel comfortably. It's a large and competitive field so he'll need to be at the top of his game, but he's a genuine colt and we expect him to be in it for a long way.   SUNDAY 14TH JULY – BALLARATRail Position: RAIL - Out 9m Entire Circuit NOT SO COMMON (Race 3, 1.35pm, 1600m, L Meech, 59.5kg)Not So Common ran a terrific race first-up and just got tired in the closing stages. He has come through that outing in good shape, and he has shown nice improvement in his subsequent track work. We expect him to relish the rise in distance to 1600 metres here, and Linda will be positive from barrier 8 to get him rolling along into a prominent position on or just behind the speed, and if he gets to the front hopefully he can set a tempo to suit himself. With all the rain around the week the track conditions are currently testing and rated a Heavy 8, but he handled similar conditions well in his most recent outing, so we are not overly concerned by the going. He’s in terrific order, and he’s open to plenty of improvement second-up so we expect him to be hard to beat.   SUNDAY 14TH JULY – SUNSHINE COASTRail Position: RAIL - True Entire Course ZOUMON (Race 5, 2.50pm, 2400m, W Costin, 59kg)Zoumon ran well for a long way in his most recent outing at Ipswich. He looked like the winner turning into the straight before then peaking on his effort in the run to the line. While the finishing position looks disappointing on paper, he was only 3.2 lengths from the winner. He has taken further improvement from the run, and he promises to be suited by the step up to 2400 metres now that he's third-up this preparation. He won this race last year so we know that he's suited by the race conditions, but he was rated 95 then and carried 54.5kg so it's certainly going to be tougher for him this year. However, he looks terrific at present and his coat is really starting to blossom in the winter sunshine. Winona will try to go forward from barrier 9 to lead or sit close to the pace, and with all the rain around the track is currently rated a Heavy 10 so it's going to be a genuine test of stamina. However, he has won on Heavy tracks in a lesser grade earlier in his career so we are confident he will handle the conditions presented. This is a competitive race, but the extra week between runs hasn't done him any harm and he's ready to peak now third-up so we hope he'll be hard to run down.

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Stable Spotlight

Under The Radar Stallions We Love

Come sale time we love hunting for progeny by young stallions who we've had successful exposure to, as often we don't have to pay up for the level of confidence we have in the individual before us. It is the benefit we have with our scale which in a way, helps us beat the market while at the same time creating value for our owners.

Zoustar is a stallion we caught on too early and we have had six Stakes winners by him in the last two seasons as an example - North Star Lass, Platinum Jubilee, Zia, Zoumon, and highly promising 2YOs, Espionage and Clean Energy.

Currently there are three stallions who we have more than our fair share of exposure and success with, and hence we have targeted their yearlings this year providing they stack up on type to meet our expectations. We can then go in to bid with confidence knowing:

  1. a) the ones we have seen previously by this stallion, that look like this, can gallop
  2. b) the stock of this stallion clearly appreciate our Tulloch Lodge training & education system


Shhhhhhh:

Please don't tell anyone, but three stallions we feel the general market has not discovered yet are:

MAURICE: 

  • 2024 - we secured 7 yearlings for the stable at an average of $241,000
  • Success: we have trained three of Maurice's 9 Australian Stakes winners including Kibou, Ganbare and Azula

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: 

  • 2024 - we secured 5 yearlings for the stable at an average of $160,000
  • Success: we have trained four of his 11 Stakes winners including Red Resistance, Rise Of The Masses, The Instructor and Russian Roni. 

WRITTEN BY: 

  • 2024 - we secured 5 yearlings for the stable at an average of $150,000
Success: we have trained 2 of Written By's 3 Stakes winners to date including Straight Charge and The Novelist.



Russian Revolution x Miss Aubrey Colt:

Purchase Price: $150,000 Magic Millions 2024

Shares Available: Yes

Colours Available: No

At Magic Millions January we secured a Russian Revolution colt out of Miss Aubrey for $150,000 based on the thinking we have outlined above. His shape, size and action is exactly what we saw with the other 4 Stakes winning colts by Russian Revolution in our stable, he looked a very likely type and now he is doing 'likely' things.

  • Check out his sale page and pedigree here.
  • Watch his latest video update here.

Having been bought so early this colt is a long way through his education and is currently in the stable in his second preparation and is really impressing Adrian, Gai and those that ride him.

His pedigree is a proven getter of fast horses, with his grand-dam a full sister to Court Command, and he is a very interesting mirroring of great speed influences Nureyev and Danehill 4x4 in his bloodline grid.

Based on his price and what we have seen so far, we think this colt is outstanding value, so Gai, Adrian, Claudia and Bruce jumped on a video together to tell you more:





For more information please touch base with our bloodstock team.

Bring on the Magic Millions we say!

Happy Racing,

Gai & Adrian

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