Sacred Set to Create History

Sacred Falls after his 2nd Doncaster win in 2014

8 horses have won Australia’s premier mile race the Doncaster Handicap, twice, since it was first run 150 years ago in 1866 — Sacred Falls 2012-2013, Pharaoh 1994-1995, Super Impose 1990-1991, Fine And Dandy 1961-1963, Tudor Hill 1959-1960, Slogan II 1956-1957, Blue Legend 1946-1947, Mildura 1940-1941.

On Saturday the Chris Waller trained SACRED FALLS can etch his name into racing immortality by winning the famous handicap a 3rd time. His 2 wins have both been on heavy tracks and it looms as another heavy track this year. Can he do it??? Comment below……..

Sacred Falls after his 2nd Doncaster win in 2014

Sacred Falls after his 2nd Doncaster win in 2014

Saturday’s BMW Day Tips for Rosehill

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ROSEHILL GARDENS

RACE 1: 4.WOLF CRY
RACE 2: 7.FRESPANOL
RACE 3: 1.RUDY
RACE 4: 1.CATKINS*
RACE 5: 1.DECISION TIME
RACE 6 GR1 VINERY STUD STAKES: 1.FIRST SEAL
RACE 7 GR1 THE BMW: 7.TO THE WORLD***
RACE 8: 8.CAPED CRUSADER
RACE 9: 13.DEAR DEMI

BEST BET: RACE 7: 7.TO THE WORLD***

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Tonight’s MOONEE VALLEY tips

 

  

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 BEST BET: Race 4-2 Wawail $2.70 

  

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2015 Dubai World Cup In-Depth Preview

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Dubai World Cup

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TB – Group I

2000M(a10F) – Dirt

USD 10,000,000

Weather:

Fine

Track Condition:

Fast

Rail Position:

True

 

1(1)

PRINCE BISHOP (IRE) 8 yrs. Ch G 27 (10-3-3)

Owner:

Sh Hamdan bin Mohd Al Maktoum

Trainer:

S bin Suroor

Jockey:

William Buick

Weight 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating116

Ran 9th beaten over 10L behind African Story in this race last year when coming off a dominant Al Maktoum win in the lead up.

This campaign he’s had 2 Meydan runs and finished 2nd on both occasions beaten narrowly. Both times he ran home hard to just miss out on the major prize.

Will settle back but be running on hard late and is a definite winning chance in the race.

2(2)

HOKKO TARUMAE (JPN) 6 yrs. Bay H 29 (15-3-5)

Owner:

Michiaki Yabe

Trainer:

K Nishiura

Jockey:

Hideaki Miyuki

Weight 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating 119

Dual Gr1 winner in his native Japan, he finished 16th and last in this race last year but returns on the dirt surface for another go.

Comes here on the back off two consecutive wins so he’s going well, that sees him a decent each way chance in this race.

3(3)

AFRICAN STORY (GB) 8 yrs. Ch G 20 (8-4-3)

Owner:

Godolphin

Trainer:

S bin Suroor

Jockey:

James Doyle

Weight 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating 123

 

Defending champion looking to create history by becoming the first dual winner of the world’s richest race. Comes into the race in winning form after beating home Prince Bishop narrowly in the 2000m Gr1 Al Maktoum last start. A genuine chance of making it back to back wins.

 

4(4)

SIDE GLANCE (GB) 8 yrs. Br G 39 (8-4-10)

Owner:

Pearl Bloodstock Ltd

Trainer:

A Balding

Jockey:

Andrea Atzeni

Weight 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating 116

 

Australian punters would know this boy well. Last Spring he had two runs in Australia a 3rd in the Gr1 2000m Caulfield Stakes followed by a luckless 4th in the ‘WFA Championship’ of Australia the Cox Plate behind Aidan O’Brien’s Adelaide. This is a lot tougher and whilst he always runs well he doesn’t win out of turn and I doubt that’ll be any different here.

5(5)

LEA (USA) 6 yrs. Ch H 14 (7-3-2)

Owner:

Claiborne Farm & Adele B Dilschneider

Trainer:

W Mott

Jockey:

Joel Rosario

Weight 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating 119

Lightly raced American horse who comes here of the back of a narrow Gr1 defeat at Gulfstream Park over 1810m. He’s never been tried beyond that distance, so as much as it looks like he will run a strong 10 furlongs it is an unknown quantity.

A triple Gr3 winner but this looms as much tougher and at his current 5-1 quote I think he’s well unders.

6(6)

CANDY BOY (USA) 4 yrs. Bay C 12 (2-4-2)

Owner:

Ramzan Kadyrov

Trainer:

D Watson

Jockey:

Patrick Dobbs

Weight 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating 115

A rough place hope if he can run up to his Breeders Cup Classic run when beaten 5.5L behind Bayern.

7(7)

LONG RIVER (USA) 5 yrs. Ch H 17 (4-3-2)

Owner:

Sh Hamdan bin Mohd Al Maktoum

Trainer:

S bin Ghadayer

Jockey:

Mickael Barzalona

Weight 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating 112

 

Outclassed.

 

8(8)

EPIPHANEIA (JPN) 5 yrs. Bay H 13 (6-2-1)

Owner:

U Carrot Farm

Trainer:

K Sumii

Jockey:

Christophe Soumillon

Weight 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating 129

The world’s highest ranked horse thanks to his devastating 4L Japan Cup win over 2400m but he’s twice won over the mile and a quarter journey of the World Cup. Possesses an explosive turn of foot I think Soumillion can park him in the first half of the field and he can use that dash to go right over the top of them

9(9)

CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) 4 yrs. Ch C 17 (9-2-1)

Owner:

Perry Martin & Steve Coburn

Trainer:

A Sherman

Jockey:

Victor Espinoza

Weight 57.0 Kgs

Official Rating 123

Won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness before failing over the 2400m in Belmont to miss out on the triple crown of America. He’s all class having won 4 group 1’s at home, he’ll take plenty of beating and we know he loves the dirt tracks.

TIPS:

8.EPIPHANEIA

9.CALIFORNIA CHROME

2.AFRICAN STORY

1.PRINCE BISHOP

SUGGESTED BET: 8.EPIPHANEIA (EACH WAY)

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2015 William Reid Stakes Tips & Preview

TIPS:

13.EARTHQUAKE

12cav

1.REBEL DANE

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7.ANGELIC LIGHT

5.LUCKY HUSSLER

SUGGESTED BET – BOX THE TOP 4 SELECTIONS

Whip use ‘misunderstood’: Australian Racing Board vow to educate whip worriers

Whip use ‘misunderstood’: Australian Racing Board vow to educate whip worriers.

The 2015 BMW In-Depth Preview + Tips & Best Bets

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Race 7 – 4:30PM THE BMW (2400 METRES)

bmw-logoOf $1,500,000.1st $900,000, 2nd $260,000, 3rd $120,000, 4th $62,500, 5th $45,000, 6th $37,500, 7th $37,500, 8th $37,500 GROUP 1 Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.

At time of preview the Rosehill Gardens track was rated a Heavy (8) surface. Our Sydney track expert expects it to dry up somewhat but still be rain effected come Saturday so I’ve based my preview off a Slow (5) track.

1.PROTECTIONIST (GER)

A brilliant 4L Melbourne Cup winner back last November – coming from as far back as 18th in the run to demoralise his opposition. His closing sectionals in the race were; 600m – 34.52 400m – 22.70 200m – 11.68 Those type of sectionals at the end of 2 miles are unheard of, in-fact his closing 200m sectional of 11.68 was the 2nd fastest ever recorded in a Melbourne Cup. Has had 2 runs back since that win in the 1800m Peter Young Stakes and the 2000m Australian Cup and both efforts have been fair to middling, certainly not setting the world on fire on either occasion. He could only manage the 5th fastest closing 600, 400 and 200m sectionals in Australia Cup. There’s no doubt he’s looking for further but from what I’ve seen from him in his 2 runs back he needs 3200m and I still think the mile and a half might be too sharp for him. Can’t entirely dismiss him as he does has a Gr2 2400m win in the Hasna-Pries in France and he oozes class but I think he needs 1 more run to bring him right up to the mark for the Sydney Cup. Has won 2 from 2 on soft going including Gr2 Prix Kergorlay, a major Melbourne Cup lead up race, so if the track is rain effected it won’t worry him in the slightest.

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2.WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)

Has come on in leaps and bounds since placing in the Melbourne Cup and he now looms like he’s going to be a genuine Gr1 WFA horse. He’s had two run back this campaign. He settled 5.5L off the speed 1st up in the Gr1 Chipping Norton at Warwick Farm before zipping home his last 600m in 3.3L quicker than average time to finish 5th beaten just 1.4L behind Contributer who has since won again in the Gr1 Ranvet Stakes in which he blew a high quality field away. His last 200m split was faster than Contributer, just to exemplify how well he finished the race off. 2nd up he went to the 1900m Sky High Stakes at Rosehill and again he settled back in the ruck before powering home his last 600m 1.4L faster than average, including a race fastest final furlong of 11.94 on a Soft 5 rated surface. That might be a tad deceiving however as race winner Hartnell was allowed to trot the last bit, but it was still a terrific run by ‘The Barman”. Glenn Boss who rode the horse in the Melbourne Cup climbs back aboard and he gets out in trip to 2400m that will suit down to the ground. I think the Sydney cup over 2 miles will be his perfect race but that’s far from saying he’s not a winning hope in this based on his two terrific runs back this campaign. Twice a heavy track winner so rain effected going won’t be an issue.

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3.BEATEN UP (GB)

Has had 4 runs back this campaign in the Expressway, CF Orr, Peter Young & Sky High and has failed to flatter in any of them. Got within 2.5L of Hartnell in the Sky High but that was only a battling effort. He’s either looking for further or more likely, and what I think, he just hasn’t come up this prep.

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4.OPINION (IRE)

Has followed the same path as stablemate Who Shot Thebarman through the Chipping Norton first then into the Sky High Stakes. Both runs have been terrific and he’s ticking over very well heading towards the 2 mile Sydney Cup, but I just have a few question marks over him under the handicap he’s been allotted.

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5.EXTRA ZERO

An old marvel whose been up this time, longer than the honeymooner’s proverbial. He’s had 13 runs to be exact and in those 13 runs he’s had 1 win – run 2nd on an incredible 7 occasions and had 4 3rd placing’s. He’s missed the placing’s one just one occasion and that was a luckless effort where he was beaten just 3L. HOW’S THAT FOR CONSISTENTANCY! It’s seen the 8 year old gelding crack the $1million in stakes. Last start was his toughest assignment of all the Gr1 2000m Australia Cup at Flemington. He was 16th and last at the 400m mark some 9L off the leaders before sprouting wings late to get beaten by the narrowest of nose margins. I’ll be the first to admit I though he’d won watching it live then again as they rolled the replays, but it was stablemate Spillway who got the verdict. His sectional times running home were freakish. Nothing else in the prestigious Gr1 race came close to matching them. The knock this time around however is that at 11 tries beyond 2000m he’s only managed to fill the placing’s once – a 2nd in the 2009 VRC Derby. He’s run in this race before and flopped and while he’s in dynamite form I can’t see him troubling these quality horses over a mile and a half. Doesn’t handle the wet, has 1 placing from 11 soft track runs.

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6.FAST DRAGON (NZ)

Got a cheap lead in the Ranvet Stakes last Saturday running the first 1400m of the 2000m race in a ‘tortoise like’ 10L slower than average. Despite the soft run in front he still compounded badly and finished last. Will lead them up for a portion of the race but isn’t up to this grade.

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7.TO THE WORLD (JPN)

Probably the best horse the Japanese have ever bought to Australia, right up there with amazing Caulfield Cup winner Admire Ratki. His latest run was a close 2nd to legendary mare Gentildonna in the Gr1 2500m $4.1million Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix) at Nakayama racecourse. That run saw him rated at 120 by the Horse Racing International Federation (world ranking’s system) that to put into perspective was equal to the figure Adelaide returned in the Cox Plate and Protectionist recorded in winning the Melbourne Cup. In the race he beat home Japanese champions Goldship, Just A Way the world’s highest rated horse as well as Japan cup winner Epiphaneia, the world’s 2nd best horse. The 4 year old entire has only had 10 career starts for 4 wins and 4 minors as well as a solid 5th in Japan’s famous Derby. On ratings, form and ability he just wins. It’s that simple. Of course we all know it’s racing and things can and do go wrong – but this invader is a load up, put in get out job. Untried on anything bar good going but breeding suggests a slightly damp surface won’t harm his chances at all.

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8.HARTNELL (GB)

Godolphin horse who has been imported to Australia. Made a stunning Australian debut in the Chipping Norton running home 5L quicker than the average to get within a half-length of star stablemate Contributer. He then strolled home in the Sky High to prove his first up Australian effort was no flash in the pan. His European form was very good prior to being transferred to Australia and John O’Shea, he won the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot and the Gr3 Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket ….but the begging question is, is it good enough to topple such a class horse as To The World? No doubt he’s improved with O’Shea putting some speed into his legs, but I just think he runs a clear 2nd behind the gun Japanese horse To The World. Multiple wet track winner, so a soft surface holds no fears.

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9.SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ)

Very disappointing last week in the Ranvet after getting a soft on pace run. She looked before that like she was building nicely so I’m inclined to forgive that effort, but she’s outclassed against a tougher opposition this year, even though she won this race last year….This is 5 times harder. Does love the wet though so a heavy track would see her as a genuine each way chance.

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10.LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ)

Star mare that will relish getting out to 2400m for the first time since her slashing Caulfield Cup run in the Spring in which she was 3rd behind Admire Rakti and Rising Romance. She’s had 3 runs back this campaign in the Apollo, Chipping Norton and last week in the Ranvet Stakes. All three of those runs have been very sound but she hasn’t quiet produced the brilliance that we’ve seen from her prior yet this time in. No doubt Kris Lees has set the mare for this race since the Spring and she’s a live each way hope in the race. If the track was to be rated at a Soft 6 or worse she’d be the horse to beat all of a sudden as she relishes the wet tracks. Good hope on her best but needs to lift.

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11.RISING ROMANCE (NZ) XXXX SCRATCHED XXXX

Was a touch disappointing last Saturday when being tipped over as the odds on favourite in the Gr3 1900m Epona Stakes here at Rosehill (even though beaten very narrowly by Scratchy Bottom who got the freak inside run), even conceding the fact she did have to lug the top-weight. The start before that she was a very unlucky 2nd in the Gr1 2000m New Zealand Stakes, failing to have the result overturned in the steward’s room after lodging a protest. Steps up to 2400m now which is her ideal trip, having run the race of her life last Spring in the 2400m Caulfield Cup where she was nabbed right on the line by Japanese star Admire Rakti. The difference here is that she doesn’t get in the race with a light-weight however now facing WFA conditions at the highest level. She beat Lucia Valentina and Zanbagh last Autumn over 2400m and that form has proven to be just about as good as it gets. I give the kiwi mare a great each way hope at a decent price.

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12.HAMPTON COURT

Has been thrashed at all 3 runs this campaign. Simply isn’t good enough at his best and he’s not going his best.

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TIPS

Supremely confident 7.TO THE WORLD, back him straight out.

Take a trifecta 7.TO THE WORLD / 8.HARTNELL / FIELD $50 = 5000%

Very confident on the first two, plenty of hopes for the 3rd spot so cross your fingers something at value can bob in.

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Saturday’s Free Horse Racing Tips & Best Bets

FLEMINGTON

RACE 1: 7.JAMEKA

RACE 2: 8.TURNITAROUND

RACE 3: 7.FENWAY

RACE 4: 4.RUNWAY STAR*

RACE 5: 11.REFULGENT

RACE 6: 3.CHIVALRY

RACE 7: 1.LANKAN RUPEE

RACE 8: 6.MAGNUS REIGN

RACE 9: 2.SENSE AND REASON

 

BEST BET: RACE 4 – 4 RUNWAY STAR $7.00 (https://tatts.com/racing/2015/2/21/MR/4)

ROSEHILL

RACE 1: 4.INSIDE JOB

RACE 2: 2.WASHINGTON HEIGHTS

RACE 3: 3.AVOID LIGHTNING*

RACE 4: 9.EXTRA NOBLE

RACE 5: 5.HEADWATER

RACE 6: 5.SWEYNESSE

RACE 7: 12.BLACK JAG

RACE 8: 10.BLACK REVOLVER

BEST BET: RACE 3 – 3 AVOID LIGHTNING $3.50 (https://tatts.com/racing/2015/2/21/SR/3)

2015 BLACK CAVIAR LIGHTNING STAKES IN-DEPTH PREVIEW

1.LANKAN RUPEE

The shining class runner in the event which, with all due respect to the half dozen running – isn’t up to the Gr1 billing it has.

 

After dominating this time last year with Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap wins, both in easy fashion (and then going on to win the TJ Smith at Randwick), he just didn’t seem to be the same horse during the Spring.

 

He was beaten first up by Angelic Light – beatem by Buffering in the Moir – scraped home in the Manikato where anyone of 6 horses could and should have beaten him – then was simply no match for Chautauqua and Terravista in the Darley Classic at Flemington…..But I’m willing to forgive and forget the entire prep as he had been vaccinated for a HK trip which never eventuated, but the vaccine very often flattens geldings and takes their brilliance right away.

 

At his best though in my opinion he’s still Australia’s / the World’s best Sprinter. He resumes here of a 103 day break so he should be fit and ready to go. Deep Field and Brazen Beau are young upstarts out to show-up Lankan, but I’m sticking with him and after watching his trials and jump outs I’m anticipating another big Autumn carnival from him.

 

2.WATERMANS BAY

 

WA visitor who is a listed / group 3 winner. That’s his grade and as a 6 year old gelding it’s hard to see him improving his rating anywhere near enough in this. Very slim place hope at best.

 

3.FAB FEVOLA

 

Speed machine who started his career in Brisbane before heading to Melbourne. He’s a speed machine and will lead for some period of the race but there’s no way he’s up to this class.

 

His last start win was in a BM78 race at Moonee Valley. That’s his level. Way out of his depth here.

 

4.THE QUARTERBACK

 

Handy galloper who has a listed win to his name, but he’s simply got no hope in this.

 

5.DEEP FIELD

 

A brilliant winner of 5 from 5 including a Gr2 win during Melbourne Cup week down the straight (1200m). Steps up to Gr1 WFA now though which is by far the acid test of his career to date.

 

Could be absolutely anything….But as a equal $2.40 with Lankan Rupee I’m happy enough to go with to more experienced Gr1 WFA horse. If he does win it would be time to get very very excited because he’s a superstar.

 

6.BRAZEN BEAU

 

Coolmore Stud winner at this track on Derby Day during the Flemington Carnival and he did it all in easy fashion.

 

I’m happy to risk him coming from restricted 3yo grade straight into Gr1 WFA, but still expect him to run well.

 

TOP PICK: 1.LANKAN RUPEE

 

SUGGESTED BET: TRIFECTA 1 TO BEAT 5 TO BEAT 6.

$50 = 500%