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Belle du NordFirst Oaks Runner for Reliable Man

This weekend will see New Zealand’s best three-year-old fillies compete for the prestigious New Zealand Oaks title at Trentham and derby winning stallion Reliable Man will see his daughter Belle du Nord take her place in the Group 1 line-up.

RedzelRedzel's Outstanding Sectionals at Randwick

Brilliant sprinter Redzel (by Snitzel) produced outstanding sectionals in taking out Saturday's Challenge Stakes (Gr 2, 1000m) at Randwick, breaking an eight-year-old track record in the process.

KementariKementari Hot Favourite for Doncaster 

A huge result for the Godolphin team with their exciting three-year-old Kementari proving a decisive winner of the Randwick Guineas Gr.1. and cementing himself a position on the Darley Stallion roster in years to come, perhaps even a viable replacement for his sire Lonhro in the long term.

Royal DescentPraying for Royal Descent Stakes Win

Redwood mare Livin’ On a Prayer will head into Saturday’s Royal Descent Stakes looking for her fourth win from her past seven starts when she contests the inaugural running of the $50,000 Royal Descent Stakes at Ellerslie.

KementariKementari on Everyone’s Lips Heading into Guineas

Tomorrow’s A$1,000,000 Randwick Guineas will see Godolphin’s star colt Kementari look to establish himself as a stallion of the future as he looks to post his first Group 1 victory off the back of two very impressive wins in the Eskimo Prince Stakes at Warwick Farm and again in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes at his most recent outing.

Main StageMain Stage a Contender in the Australian Guineas

Exciting young sire Reliable Man will see his stakes winning son Main Stage take his place at Flemington’s main feature tomorrow in the Group 1 Australian Guineas. Three-year-old Main Stage has already starred on the famous Flemington track in black-type fashion with his second victory in the Listed UCI Stakes.

JuliusTrio of Westbury Horses Feature in the Darley Plate

On the opening day of Auckland Cup Week three Westbury bred horses will start in the $100,000 Group 3 Darley Stallions Plate at Ellerslie Racecourse with Julius heading the field along with Passing Shot and Romancer.

KementariKementari Looking to Cement Guineas Favouritism

High class three-year-old Kementari will look to cement his position as favourite for the upcoming Randwick Guineas when he steps out in the A$400,000 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.

Il Quello VeloceJ Swap Contractors Matamata Breeder’s Stakes a Race of Good Fortune

Saturday’s Group 2 Swap Contractors Matamata Breeder’s Stakes has seen the farm enjoy a wonderful run in the race over the years, with a total of three runners having lined up in the race since 1999 for two winners (Catamarca & Lady Royale) and a second placegetter in Il Quello Veloce.

Happy BeautyHappy Beauty Scores Well at Sha Tin

Westbury weanling sale graduate Happy Beauty (Makfi) made it a good start to the Chinese New Year Raceday at Sha Tin yesterday when he scored a brave win in the opener, the Yue Yee Handicap over 1400m. 

TamarackBonneval Relation Shows Family Ability

A close relation to Horse of the Year Bonneval showed a glimpse of the family ability when he came from back in the field to win the A$40,000 TAB Handicap at Canterbury on Friday evening. Tamarack, a gelding by Redwood from Our Squeezer, is prepared by Warwick Farm trainer Joe Pride and has always possessed his share of ability; but Friday was his first attempt at a journey past 1600m and he handled it in excellent style.

Ugly WarriorUgly Warrior Remains Unbeaten in Hong Kong

It was a nearly a perfect result for stallion Swiss Ace in the Waterloo Handicap at Sha Tin on Saturday where his three runners in the event went close to filling the first three placings. His three-year-old son Ugly Warrior could not have been more impressive as he took out the 1200m sprint by a widening margin and remained unbeaten in three career starts as he stamped himself as a very progressive sprinter in the competitive Hong Kong arena.

Perpetual JoyancePerpetual Joyance Caps Off Great Day at Sha Tin

The John Size trained Perpetual Joyance (Red Giant) could not have been more impressive as he came from a hopeless position at the 300m mark to race away and win the HK$1,860,000 Po Yan Handicap over 1200m.

KementariThe Autumn Beacons for Kementari

High class three-year-old Kementari signalled he will be a force to be reckoned with as the autumn approaches after he eclipsed his opposition with ease in the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes over 1200m at Warwick Farm on Saturday.

Reliable ManReliable Man Three-Year-Olds in the Spotlight at Te Rapa

Exciting young sire Reliable Man will have three exciting 3YO’s stepping out at Te Rapa tomorrow as they look to progress into late summer and autumn features over the next few months. The Group 2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic over 2000m – won by 2017 Horse of the Year Bonneval - will see the Group 1 placed Belle du Nord and the Group 2 placed Kapoor stepping to 2000m for the first time in their careers.

Swiss AceSwiss Ace Trio Set to do Battle

Three Swiss Ace geldings will line-up in the HK$1,310,000 Class 3 Waterloo Handicap at Sha Tin on Saturday afternoon, and each brings solid formlines into the race from recent starts.

Savile RowMakfi Entire Looking to Land First Group 1 Victory

The highly talented Savile Row will look to make amends for two narrow defeats in Group 1 company as a three-year-old when he tackles the $200,000 Group 1 Harcourts Thorndon Mile at Wellington tomorrow.

Swiss PrecisionPrecision Timing for Swiss Ace Filly

Hastings trainer John Bary will be hoping he has the timing right for 3YO filly Swiss Precision as she steps to black type company for the first time in the $70,000 Group 3 Metroclad-Terracade Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham tomorrow.

Jo BuckJo Looking to Take Home the Bucks After Promising Debut

The Reliable Man three-year-old Jo Buck looks to be a strong winning chance at Te Rapa on Sunday for his Cambridge trainer Roger James and owners A M B Green, G J Jones, Robert Dawe Agency Ltd & Shirley M Trust after a fast finishing fourth at his debut at Tauranga a few weeks ago.

Swiss PrecisionPrecision Timing for Swiss Ace Filly

Hastings trainer John Bary will be hoping he has the timing right for 3YO filly Swiss Precision as she steps to black type company for the first time in the $70,000 Group 3 Metroclad-Terracade Desert Gold Stakes at Trentham tomorrow.

Reliable Man x Glory RunStud Has a Successful Sale on the Gold Coast

The Magic Millions sale on the Gold Coast proved to be one of the strongest yet and it was pleasing to see first season sire El Roca receiving a warm welcome from trainers and buyers as the first of his yearlings went through the ring.

Julius 1Rising Star Julius Looks a Horse to Follow

Swiss Ace gelding Julius might be lightly raced but there is no doubting his ability after he made a ‘one-act affair’ of the Monstavision – Fasttrack 5k over 1200m, his first foray in open company. Rider Jake Bayliss allowed the ‘big boy’ to roll to the front after 200m and from that stage onwards the race was in safe keeping as he sprinted away from his rivals to win by 3.5 lengths and still have ‘plenty up his sleeve’ when he hit the line.

Ruby ArmaniMakfi Mare Heads to Group 2 Westbury Classic

Makfi mare Ruby Armani could well head towards the Group 2 Westbury Classic after making it back-to-back wins when winning the $35,000 Swiss Deli 1400 at Ellerslie yesterday. Ruby Armani has not always enjoyed the best of luck in her career and is finally confirming the promise she had shown after winning on debut at Tauranga as a 3YO, and judging by her form of late, trainers Michael Moroney & Pam Gerard have her in tip top order as she looks to take on black type company on Karaka Million Day at Ellerslie.

Swiss PrecisionSwiss Ace Heats Up the New Year

Popular sire Swiss Ace is having a brilliant start to the New Year with a number of winners in recent weeks including Swiss Precision who has earned herself a crack at the Group 3 Desert Gold Stakes next week.

RomancerRedwood Gelding in Winning Form

Talented Redwood gelding Romancer made it a winning affair on his home track of Ruakaka on Saturday after his race was abandoned at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day.

PostponedNo Looking Back for Postponed Mare

A much deserved win by the Postponed mare Don't Look Back to win the Prout Productions Pty Premier at Awapuni as she recorded her fifth career victory after some decent interruptions along the way.

Nights WatchNight’s Watch Heads to Doomben

The talented Night’s Watch (by Redwood) will break new ground on Saturday when he heads to Doomben for the first time for the A$100,000 Shoot Out Quality over 2200m. Trained by Darren Weir at Ballarat, Night’s Watch has been in great form this season, winning four of his eight starts, and finishing an unlucky fourth in the Werribee Cup at his most recent start.

I Am ImpingeI Am Impinge Looking for Gold Coast Guineas Berth

I Am Invincible gelding I Am Impinge will be looking to cement his place in the field for the $2,000,000 Gold Coast Guineas on the 13 January when he contests Saturday’s Group 3 A$200,000 Magic Millions Vo Rogue Plate over 1350m at Doomben.

Music MagnateHigh Class Music Magnate Resumes in Christmas Classic

The highly talented Music Magnate resumes at Royal Randwick on Saturday when he leads out the field for the A$150,000 Listed Christmas Classic over 1200m. Trained by Bjorn Baker, Music Magnate has the steadier impost of 61kg and will be ridden by one of Sydney’s top hoops in Blake Shinn after not having raced since 27 May when finishing down the track in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith on a heavy track.

Passing ShotSiblings to Tackle Group Features at Te Rapa

The siblings Passing Shot and his younger half-sister Rising Shot, will line up in two of the three Group races scheduled for the Waikato Racing Club’s meeting at Te Rapa tomorrow, and both possess winning form on the track.

Ugly WarriorUgly Warrior Looks to Remain Unbeaten

The Swiss Ace 3YO Ugly Warrior will look to remain unbeaten when he contests the HK$880,000 Lukfook Jewellery Pt Graceful Collection Handicap over 1200m at Sha Tin on Sunday.

EridaniEridani to Make Debut

Makfi filly Eridani will make her debut at Te Rapa tomorrow and her trial form would suggest she is ready to make an impression as she – like a lot of other two-year-olds – looks to cement her place in next month’s $1,000,000 Karaka Million at Ellerslie.

PeacefulPeaceful Steps out in Group 2 on Debut

The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman trained Peaceful travels to Wellington to make her debut in the Group 2 $100,000 Wakefield Challenge Stakes tomorrow, and while one might suggest it is a tall order for a two-year-old filly making her debut, the stable are renown for placing their horses astutely and she wouldn’t be on the float if they didn’t consider her a good chance.

PJPerpetual Joyance to Line Up on International Day in Hong Kong

The Red Giant gelding Perpetual Joyance will step out at Sha Tin on Sunday in one of the undercard races on Hong Kong International Day in the Lord Kanaloa Handicap over 1200m. The John Size-trained horse was a good winner at his last start at Happy Valley over Saturday’s journey of 1200m and comes in well in Sunday’s event with just 54.4kg and Olivier Doeluze retaining the mount.

Nights WatchNight’s Watch to Back Up in Werribee Cup

Ballarat trainer Darren Weir has decided to back up the talented Redwood gelding Night’s Watch in Sunday’s $100,000 Werribee Cup over 2000m on Sunday after an impressive win in the Ladbrokes Handicap at Sandown last Saturday.

Perpetual JoyancePerpetual Joyance Lands Impressive Win at Happy Valley

Red Giant gelding Perpetual Joyance landed an impressive win at Happy Valley on Wednesday night when he ran home strongly after enjoying a good run just off the speed to take out the HK$1,310,000 Ho Man Tin Handicap over 1200m for John Size and Olivier Doleuze.

RomancerRomancer Returns to Ellerslie

Redwood gelding Romancer returns to Ellerslie on Saturday, the same track he took out the Listed Mufhasa Stakes at just under twelve months ago, and he looks to make it back-to-back wins in his 4YO season.

KapoorKapoor a Live Threat in Strong Renewal of Trevor Eagle Memorial

Reliable Man filly Kapoor has been a model of consistency this preparation and heads into the Listed Trevor Eagle Memorial over 1500m at Ellerslie tomorrow as a genuine contender after a win and three seconds from her four starts at three this season.

Perpetual JoyancePerpetual Joyance Lands Impressive Win at Happy Valley

Red Giant gelding Perpetual Joyance landed an impressive win at Happy Valley on Wednesday night when he ran home strongly after enjoying a good run just off the speed to take out the HK$1,310,000 Ho Man Tin Handicap over 1200m for John Size and Olivier Doleuze.

MiroslavaWelcome Stakes Attracts Westbury Fillies

Two fillies offered in the Westbury Stud draft at last year's National Yearling Sale Series at Karaka, Dreamtesta and Miroslava, will step out in the Listed Welcome Stakes at Riccarton on Saturday. Trained by Mandy and Matt Brown, Dreamtesta ran well for third on debut and will no doubt take plenty of improvement from the experience. Dreamtesta is out of the Danasinga mare Singa Songa who has a Redwood colt entered for January’s yearling sale at Karaka and has a Redwood colt at foot. A $100,000 purchase, Dreamtesta will be ridden by Racha Cuneen.

MulanchiMulanchi and Kapoor Tackle Tauranga 3YO

Promising three-year-olds Mulanchi (Makfi) and Kapoor (Reliable Man) head to Tauranga on Saturday to contest the $25,000 Fertco 3YO over 1400m. Trained by Tony Pike at Cambridge, Mulanchi has shown good promise in his three raceday starts, finishing third to the promising Bevan Street and Kapoor over 1000m at Taupo before returning to Taupo to win impressively over 1300m. Mulanchi went to Ellerslie in Rating 65 grade against the older horses and ran very well for third behind the promising Viktor Vegas over 1400m, and other than his awkward draw on Saturday he looks a strong each way chance in what is a talented field of three-year-olds.

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