• Rebel Dane pleases in barrier trial

    Australian Horse Racing May 12, 2014 4:12 pm

    Rebel Dane has passed his latest test with flying colours, restoring his trainer’s confidence he can bounce back from a last-start disappointment. Gary Portelli was pleased with what he saw in a 1030m barrier trial on Monday when Rebel Dane went round at Rosehill wearing a crossover nose band. Portelli […]

  • Akzar completes Doomben Cup work

    Australian Horse Racing May 12, 2014 4:00 pm

    Resurgent Victorian stayer Akzar has galloped right-handed at Warrnambool in preparation for his trip to Brisbane for the Group One Doomben Cup. Beach work at Warrnambool has propelled Akzar from an also-ran in a Traralgon Cup to a Group One hopeful in the space of six starts and the seven-year-old […]

  • Group One hopes remain for Demon

    Australian Horse Racing May 12, 2014 2:06 pm

    Caulfield trainer Andrew Noblet will persist with Group One plans for Sistine Demon despite the gelding’s unplaced effort in the Goodwood at Morphettville. Sistine Demon started the $6.50 favourite but finished 19 lengths from the winner in Adelaide’s premier sprint but Noblet said he knew early in the race, he […]

  • Hunter considers Qld for Smokin’ Joey

    Australian Horse Racing May 11, 2014 6:00 pm

    Wez Hunter will consider a trip to Brisbane with Smokin’ Joey after the gelding’s breakthrough Group One win in the Goodwood at Morphettville. Smokin’ Joey’s barnstorming finish to win Saturday’s Goodwood (1200m) gave Hunter his first Group One win as a trainer while jockey Ben Melham made it back-to-back wins […]

  • Fieldmaster dominant in Sandown hurdle win

    Australian Horse Racing May 11, 2014 5:54 pm

    Champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman expects Fieldmaster to be a force throughout the winter hurdle features after his dominant win at Sandown. The Patrick Payne-trained Fieldmaster ($3.60) made his first jumps appearance of the season in Sunday’s 3300m benchmark 120 hurdle and turned it into a one-act affair, winning by […]

  • Destiny’s Kiss on Brisbane Cup path

    Australian Horse Racing May 11, 2014 5:48 pm

    Joe Pride has no qualms about the task ahead for Destiny’s Kiss who runs in the Scone Cup as a lead-up to the Brisbane Cup. The Nick Moraitis-owned and bred gelding won over 1600 metres at Warwick Farm on Anzac Day carrying 59.5kg and steps back up to stakes class […]

  • Vain Queen out to bounce back at Caulfield

    Australian Horse Racing May 11, 2014 4:30 pm

    Vain Queen gets the chance to resurrect Queensland winter carnival aspirations when she runs at Caulfield on Saturday. The four-year-old mare returned from a lengthy spell at Sandown on April 26 and slumped to the first defeat of her career in a performance trainer John Sadler described as “terribly disappointing”. […]

  • Gear change test for Rebel Dane

    Australian Horse Racing May 11, 2014 4:12 pm

    Rebel Dane will be tested in a crossover nose band in a Rosehill barrier trial before he heads north for his Doomben 10,000 assignment. The Gary Portelli-trained four-year-old opened his Group One account in the spring with victory in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield. Portelli deliberately avoided racing […]

  • Pinstripe Lane on way to Qld Derby

    Australian Horse Racing May 11, 2014 4:06 pm

    Damien Oliver will ride Queensland Derby-bound Pinstripe Lane in the Grand Prix Stakes with the colt booking his ticket to Brisbane with a Rosehill win. Trainer Troy Corstens watched Saturday’s 1900m race for three-year-olds from Flemington and was delighted to see the son of Pins stamp his Derby credentials with […]

  • Maher expects Mr O’Ceirin to peak in Cup

    Australian Horse Racing May 11, 2014 2:24 pm

    Ciaron Maher’s first Queensland runner was a stakes winner and the trainer is confident his first Group One starter in the north can also deliver. Mr O’Ceirin lines up in Saturday’s $500,000 Doomben Cup as one of the fresh horses on the scene having been aimed at the weight-for-age feature […]

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