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Defeat not an option for Wakefield winner

Cambridge visitor Not An Option showed he will be a force to be reckoned with in the juvenile features this season when he produced a powerful finishing burst to take out the Gr.2 Platinum Homes Taranaki Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1100m) at Trentham. The regally bred Not A Single Doubt colt is from multiple stakes winning mare Chintz and turned plenty of heads when he made a winning debut at Pukekohe back in September when successful over 800m. Patiently handled by trainer Tony Pike, Not An Opt...

December 7, 2019

Weekend Runners- 6.12.2019

Good luck to all CM grads running this weekend:MORNINGTON FRIDAY Race 4 Ladbrokes Back Yourself Maiden P., A$23000 1200m Fezforsure (NZ) 2013 (G. by Pour Moi-Ferazzure) (trainer: D J Cave) SINGAPORE FRIDAY Race 9 Class 4 H., S$50000 1200m Beer Garden (NZ) 2016 (G. by Proisir-There's No Doubt) (trainer: Zl Mok) AUSTRALIA SATURDAY Newcastle JC- Race 4 Jarrad Mitchell Construction Maiden P., A$33300 900m Private Thoughts (AUS) 2016 (F. by Snitzel-Tip the Wink) (trainer: J A O'Shea) Pakenham RC- Rac...

December 6, 2019

Failure isn’t an option for gun Pike colt

There's no denying Cambridge trainer Tony Pike's strong personal attachment to a two-year-old he believes is his best chance of winning a Karaka Million yet. Pike will produce exciting Not A Single Doubt colt Not An Option in Saturday's Gr.2 Platinum Homes Taranaki Wakefield Challenge Stakes (1100m) at Trentham, the unbeaten two-year-old's next step towards a start in the $1 million Karaka Million (1200m) at Ellerslie on January 25. And while it's the ability that has seen Not An Option win twic...

December 5, 2019

Pike has options for Curraghmore graduate

Cambridge trainer Tony Pike has a few races in consideration for smart two-year-old Not An Option (Not A Single Doubt). The winner of his only raceday start at Counties, Not An Option won a trial at Cambridge on Tuesday over 800m and looks one of the early lamplighters amongst the juvenile division.   “I was really happy with his trial,” Pike said. “Obviously, the first time he trialled back in August he was a bit fired up on the speed but won. Then he led on the fence on race...

November 27, 2019

AUDIO: Jamie Richards

Trackside Radio’s Des Coppins speaks with trainer Jamie Richards after In A Twinkling’s win in the Gr.3 Counties Cup (2100m) on Saturday. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...

November 25, 2019

In A Twinkling stars in Counties Cup

A brilliant front-running ride by Opie Bosson aboard In A Twinkling saw the pair combine to take out the Gr.3 Ssangyong Counties Cup (2100m) on Saturday. Sporting the tangerine and blue colours of Te Akau Racing, In A Twinkling and Bosson dictated play from the moment the field for the Group Three feature race left the starting gates. Allowed some soft sectionals throughout the middle stages, Bosson upped the tempo on the Fastnet Rock four-year-old with 600m to run and immediately had his neares...

November 23, 2019

Manolo Blahniq Railway bound

Manolo Blahniq (NZ) (Jimmy Choux) will make the trip to Perth to run in Saturday’s Gr.1 Railway Stakes, with connections confident he will gain his spot in the A$1million 1600m feature. The six year-old was scratched from Saturday’s Sandown Stakes (1500m) on the morning of the race, but trainer Tony Noonan is confident the small setback won’t impact on his Railway’ chances. “I wasn’t happy with his blood picture, I was happy with him but I wasn’t happy with what his blood work was ...

November 18, 2019

Weekend Runners- 16.11.19

Good luck to all CM runners racing this weekend:AUSTRALIA SATURDAYIllawarra TC- Race 6 Southern IML Pathology H., A$35000 1200m Power Lift (NZ) 2015 (G. by Power-Highflying) (trainer: R & L Price) Sandown- Race 4 Sandown S. Gr.3, A$160750 1500m Manolo Blahniq (NZ) 2013 (G. by Jimmy Choux-Floramour) (trainer: A W Noonan)                  Race 7 Sandown Guineas Gr.2, A$251000 1600m Conqueror (AUS) 2016 (C. by Fastnet Rock-Diademe) (trainer: D & B Hayes ...

November 15, 2019

Karaka Million option for Conqueror

Could Curraghmore produce another Karaka Million 3YO winner?Three-year-old Conqueror (Fastnet Rock) could follow in the footsteps of stablemate and fellow Curraghmore graduate Long Leaf (Fastnet Rock) and target the Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) after he contests the Gr.2 Sandown Guineas (1600m) on Saturday. Long Leaf won the Ellerslie million dollar feature in January, two starts after a Sandown Guineas placing and Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig said the rich sales-restricted race on...

November 15, 2019

Tofane strikes at Flemington

Tofane scored her second consecutive Group Three victory when successful at Flemington on Saturday. Jockey Dwayne Dunn steered the Mike Moroney-trained Tofane to a 1-1/4-length success in Saturday's Gr.3 Furphy Sprint (1100m) for mares at Flemington, bringing up a winning double on the program for the jockey. Tofane defeated Pippie with Miss Iano another three quarters of a length away third. "It's been an excellent day," Dunn said. "I thought I had some really good chances coming into today and...

November 2, 2019

Weekend Runners - 2.11.2019

AUSTRALIA SATURDAY Rosehill- Race 5 TAB H., A$125000 1200m Lisdoonvarna (NZ) 2014 (F. by Super Easy-Axislass) (trainer: Ms A Turner & M Poletti) Newcastle JC- Race 6 Roberts Legal Maiden P., A$35000 1850m Tyrrhenian (NZ) 2015 (G. by Ocean Park-Italian Princess) (trainer: J G Sargent) Flemington-  Race 1 TAB S. Gr.2, A$302000 1200m Long Leaf (AUS) 2015 (C. by Fastnet Rock-Frustrating) (trainer: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig)                   &nbs...

November 1, 2019

(LONG) Weekend Wrap Up- 29.10.19

In A Twinkling caught punters napping on Labour Day at Te Rapa winning with a defiant performance in the NZB Ready to Run Sale Nov. 21 – 22 Rating 82 (2100m). Beaten a nostril in the G.1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) before finishing fifth in both the Gr.2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) Gr.1 ATC Derby (2400m) in Sydney, In A Twinkling was only a one-win horse but lumbered with 61-kilos. “He was very well within himself and it’s always a thrill to see a slightly out of form horse come back into form wi...

October 29, 2019

I'm Incredible lands Queen Elizabeth II Cup by a nose

I’m Incredible’s unbelievable run at the highest level keeps soaring to another dimension after he held sway in an outstanding field of some of Kranji’s best stayers to land the S$800,000 SING.Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (1800m) on Sunday in Singapore. Although the winning margin was razor-thin, the Lope De Vega five-year-old was racking up his fifth win in a row in the second Leg of the Singapore Triple Crown series, with the last two wins coming at Group Three level in the Committee’s ...

October 21, 2019

Tofane claims Group Three win at Caulfield

A week after a filly in her family raced to a Group One win at Randwick, four-year-old mare Tofane (NZ) (Ocean Park) has claimed a valuable stakes race victory of her own at Caulfield. The Mike Moroney-trained Tofane unleashed a powerful turn of foot under jockey Dwayne Dunn to sweep past her rivals at the business end of Saturday's Gr.3 Bass Strait Beef Steaks (Northwood Plume Stakes), winning the 1200m race for mares by a length. Lightly raced Tofane was runner-up at Group Two level in the Euc...

October 12, 2019

Weekend Runners- 12.10.2019

Good luck to the connections of CM grads running this weekend:AUSTRALIA SATURDAY  Emerald JC- Race 5 Bentleys Country Cup Challenge H., A$15000 1850m Calypso Bay (NZ) 2012 (G. by High Chaparral-Alagant Satin) (trainer: J H Manzelmann) Hamilton RC- Race 4 Callaghan Motors H., A$22000 2200m Entirely Perfect (NZ) 2009 (G. by Pentire-Clarissa) (trainer: B I Stanaway) Caulfield- Race 2 Weekend Hussler H. L, A$175500 1400m Manolo Blahniq (NZ) 2013 (G. by Jimmy Choux-Floramour) (trainer: A W Noona...

October 11, 2019

Same again for Age Of Chivalry in Toorak Handicap

Nothing changes for Age Of Chivalry despite Saturday’s Gr.1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield being his first run over 1600m. Curraghmore graduate Age Of Chivalry has relished 1400m at his three previous runs, which have produced two wins and a fighting second to Begood Toya Mother in the Gr.1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes last time out. Sportsbet has Age Of Chivalry as an $8 chance to win the Toorak Handicap at his first go at a mile but co-trainer Simon Zahra said the gelding’s on-pace racin...

October 10, 2019

Another Oaks filly for Sargent?

Trainer John Sargent has a happy knack for producing quality three year-old fillies that invariably run well in Oaks races and we may have seen a contender for the Gr.1 VRC Oaks at Warwick Farm on Monday.By Declaration of War (USA), who sired this year's Gr.1 BRC Queensland Oaks winner Winning Ways, Aspect Ratio showed her class two starts back when second in the Gr.3 ATC Ming Dynasty Quality and broke the ice for her first win in this 1600 metre maiden. She travelled smoothly back in the f...

October 8, 2019

Cup week spoils lure He Kin Fly

Christchurch trainer Neill Ridley will get a tangible assessment of his chances with He Kin Fly in the Gr.2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile (1600m) during New Zealand Cup week after the son of Darci Brahma runs at Riccarton on Saturday. The seven-year-old gelding will tackle the Coupland's Bakeries Mile Trial (1400m) as a stepping stone towards the Group Two feature on November 13 and has pleased Ridley in his lead up. He Kin Fly was no match for Melody Belle when he finished 12th resuming in the Gr.1 ...

October 3, 2019

Weekend Runners- 27.9.19

AUSTRALIA FRIDAY Moonee Valley- Race 2 Bill Stutt S. Gr.2, A$201500 1600m Conqueror (AUS) 2016 (C. by Fastnet Rock-Diademe) (trainer: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig) SINGAPORE FRIDAY  Race 7 Class 2 H., S$85000 1200m Sacred Sham (NZ) 2013 (G. by O'Reilly-Mexican Rose) (trainer: M W Walker) AUSTRALIA SATURDAY Dawson JC- Race 4 Phipps Family Trust H., A$8550 1400m Granola State (NZ) 2013 (G. by Cape Blanco-Tip the Wink) (trainer: R T Hay) Twin Hills RC- Race 4 Twin Hills Cup, A$12050 1300m Calypso ...

September 27, 2019

Failure Not An Option for promising juvenile

Tony Pike went to Karaka in January in search of his next potential star and he may just have found him. Promising juvenile Not An Option is part of a colts syndicate Pike formed prior to the sale and the son of Not A Single doubt has quickly repaid his trainer’s faith, winning on debut at Counties on Sunday. “It was a good performance,” Pike said. “We really wanted to barrier trial him again but with Avondale being an extremely heavy track and obviously the long trek up to Ruakaka wasn...

September 24, 2019

Weekend Wrap-Up: 23.09.2019

The weekend kicked off with a bang after I'm Incredible scored his second consecutive feature win in Singapore in the S$150,000 Gr.3 Ultima El Dorado Classic (2000m) on Friday night.Sold out of the Curraghmore draft for $260,000 during the Premier session of the 2016 National Yearling Sale, I'm Incredible won two trials in Australia under the name Miraculous Moment before being on-sold to his Singapore owner for whom he has now won five of his 11 starts.2016 has proved to be a star-studded ...

September 23, 2019

Aspect Ratio under the radar in G2

John Sargent reckons his Gr.2 Tea Rose Stakes contender Aspect Ratio has snuck under the guard of punters as boom three-year-old Libertini maintains a stranglehold on the market. The winner of the Silver Shadow and Furious Stakes, Libertini is the $1.85 favourite to add the Tea Rose (1400m) to her resume, despite being untested on heavy tracks and rising 200 metres in distance. Sargent saddles up rival runners Aspect Ratio and Emeralds who at $81 and $61 respectively rank among the outsiders of ...

September 21, 2019

I'm Incredible one step closer to Gold after conquering El Dorado

Rising staying star I’m Incredible showed that his first feature success coming off a Class 4 win was no fluke when he did it again for a second consecutive ‘black type’ race win in the S$150,000 Gr.3 Ultima El Dorado Classic (2000m) on Friday night. The Lope De Vega five-year-old sent many form analysts in a spin when he took out the Gr.3 Committee’s Prize (1600m) at his last start one month ago, on the back of a win in Class 4 company, no doubt explosive, but still not the best formlin...

September 21, 2019

Curraghmore grad ready to shine

Jamie Richards is hoping In A Twinkling will show his star quality at Hastings on Saturday. The son of Fastnet Rock was slightly disappointing when finishing seventh first-up over 1400m at Ruakaka last month, but Richards is expecting a better showing when he lines-up in the Fasttrack Insurance 2000. “I thought his first-up run was okay,” he said. “He got caught three deep with no cover and I just don’t think he is as good right-handed as what he is left-handed. “I know that sounds a ...

September 20, 2019

Weekend runners 20-9-2019

Good luck to the following CM graduates running over the weekend:SINGAPORE FRIDAYRace 8 El Dorado Classic L, S$150000 2000m I'm Incredible (AUS) 2014 (G. by Lope de Vega-Moment in Time) (trainer: S Baertschiger) AUSTRALIA SATURDAY Randwick- Race 2 Schweppes H., A$125000 1400m Lisdoonvarna (NZ) 2014 (F. by Super Easy-Axislass) (trainer: Ms A Turner & M Poletti)                  Race 3 Shoot Out Mile H., A$125000 1600m Rodrico (AUS) 2012 (G. by High Cha...

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