Castle Queen Checkmate

Oratorio (Aus) added a second-string to his assault on the Magic Millions 3YO Trophy when Castle Queen caused an upset at Ascot on Saturday. Castle Queen (3f Oratorio – Clarecastle by Tribu) had won a Bunbury maiden in December but drifted to $51 in a race that looked tailor-made for Hot Goods.  The odds-on favourite…

Details

Waterhouse Sounds Out Aust Guineas

Waterhouse sounds out Australian Guineas for River Wild Tom Walter – 01 Feb 2016 Gai Waterhouse will chase back-to-back wins in the Group I Australian Guineas (1600m) next month with in-form colt River Wild. Gai Waterhouse plans to tackle the Australian Guineas with River Wild. Photo: Steve Hart Waterhouse won the 2015 edition of the…

Details

First Among Equals Poised

First Among Equals has his hoof on the till and is poised to land a career-best win in the $100,000 Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Simon Miller-trained Exceed And Excel gelding can validate the promise he displayed last year when he compiled a blemish free campaign at Belmont and Ascot.…

Details

Cassidy Contemplates Career Change

Brisbane-based jockey Larry Cassidy is contemplating retirement following the latest scans on his troublesome knees. Larry Cassidy is considering a career change in the near future. Photo: Brisbane Racing Cassidy visited a specialist on Monday in the hope of being cleared to return to riding track work but left with the realisation that he may…

Details

No Grey For Enigma

The market has identified, Grey Enigma, Eurosun and Conjob as the horses to beat in the Corporate Hospitality At Ascot Handicap (1200m) on Wednesday. Grey Enigma, who holds narrow favouritism, warmed up for his return with a solid trial hit out behind Pernella Miss on January 18, beaten just under a length. The five-year-old gelding…

Details

Holler Takes Out Australia Stakes

Holler confirmed the promise he showed against his own age last year by defeating older horses in Saturday’s Group II Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. Holler defeated older horses in the Group II Australia Stakes. Photo: Darryl Sherer Holler raced on the outside of Sirbible in the lead to the 600m mark in a…

Details