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TOP 10 WINS OF 2016

 

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TOP 10 WINS OF 2016

AS 2016 WINDS TO A CLOSE, I’VE COME UP WITH A COUNTDOWN LIST OF MY TOP 10 RACING MOMENTS FOR THE YEAR.

I’D LOVE TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THE MOMENTS AND IF YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THEM, AND THE ORDER IN WHICH I’VE RANKED THEM…..OR IS THERE ONE I’VE MISSED ALL TOGETHER….LEAVE YOUR THOUGHT’S IN THE COMMENTS BOX AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!

10.SACRED ELIXIR – GR1 JJ ATKINS STAKES

9.THE QUARTERBACK – GR1 NEWMARKET HANDICAP

8.JAMEKA – GR1 CAULFIELD CUP

7.ASTERN – GR1 GOLDEN ROSE STAKES

6.WINX – GR1 DONCASTER MILE

5.HARTNELL – GR2 CHELMSFORD STAKES 

4.BUFFERING – GR1 AL QUOZ SPRINT (DUBAI)

3.HAURAKI – GR1 EPSOM HANDICAP

2.CHAUTAUQUA – GR1 CHAIRMAN’S SPRINT PRIZE (HONG KONG)

 

 

 

1.WINX – GR1 COX PLATE

2016 MANIKATO STAKES: In-Depth runner by runner preview + Tips

2016 MANIKATO STAKES:

In-Depth runner by runner preview + Tips

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1.BUFFERING

Champion old timer, now 9, who is a previous winner of this race in 2013.

Given no peace at all in front in the Moir and was unable to lead so that was the end of his chances. Wound up running a battling 5th.

Stable says he’ll be fitter for this assignment and there doesn’t look much speed on paper to challenge him for the lead.

Always a winning chance if able to dictate.

ODDS: $11.00 — BACK NOW

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2.CHAUTAUQUA

The world’s best sprinter.

Plenty are lining up to knock him because of his 1st up effort and perceived bad barrier draw of 1. If you look closely at his Moir run though he was steaming home the last 50m and just couldn’t go with the speed over 1000m, he was run off his legs.

He gets to 1200m now with a run under his belt and is perfectly suited.

Jockey will just need to get clear galloping room when the times right and he’ll power over the top of them.

ODDS: $2.50 — BACK NOW

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3.LUCKY HUSSLER

Multiple Group 1 winning 7 year old including winning the Group 1 William Reid over this track & distance.

Wound up ok late 1st up from well back in a pleasing effort.

Doesn’t usually figure 2nd up but he loves the track and flies over the 1200m.

Master trainer Darren Weir is sure to have him primed and is certainly a winning hope.

ODDS: $12.00 — BACK NOW

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4.UNDER THE LOUVRE

Won the Group 1 Stradbroke earlier this year with a big pull in the weights vs Black Heart Bart to shake off the “non winner” tag.

His three Spring runs have been good but rather typical, running on well without winning, and they’ve been in easier grade than this.

I think he’s had his birthday in the Stradbroke and I for one would be very surprised if he won again here.

ODDS: $23.00 — BACK NOW

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5.REBEL DANE

Still as honest as ever but his winning days are a thing of the past. Can’t have him especially in this grade of race.

ODDS: $51.00 — BACK NOW

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6.THE QUARTERBACK

Brilliant return win in the Group 2 Gilgai, this bloke has really taken his game to a whole new level since his Autumn campaign that was highlight by a terrific win in the Newmarket Handicap where he beat all comers including Chautauqua.

Drawn out but that won’t matter as he’ll drift back from the gate anyway.

He’s top shelf now and a win wouldn’t shock. Keep him in all your multiple betting!

ODDS: $15.00 — BACK NOW

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7.JAPONISME

Multiple Group 1 placegetter whose two runs back this prep have both been very average in easier class.

Waller wouldn’t have him here if he wasn’t going better than what he showed in those two outings, I’m sure but he needs to go to a career best rating to even be competitive in this.

Happy to risk.

ODDS: $31.00 — BACK NOW

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8.FELL SWOOP

Very good running home 1st up in the Group 2 Schillaci.

He’s clearly very talented as his race record indicates but he’s yet to stamp himself as a genuine Group 1 WFA horse at this stage of his career.

Expecting him to put in his usual honest effort but he’ll he to take his rating to a clear career best rating to be winning or even getting close here, but he’s early a crack at the big time.

Place only.

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9.HOLLER

Flies fresh.

His form in the Autumn was terrific winning a Group 2, a Group 1 and finishing a nostril 2nd in another Group 1.

The form out of those races isn’t what I’d say is A grade but he beat what was presented to him on the day.

Has since been to Royal Ascot where he flopped but as many can attest to travelling to the other side of the globe for a race isn’t easy. So I’d put that down as a forget.

Loves the Valley. Definitely in with a winning chance.

ODDS: $11.00 — BACK NOW

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10.ENGLISH

Terrifically talented mare who was brilliant in the Autumn, highlighted by a Group 1 WFA win in the highly rated All Aged Stakes at Randwick, beating home Black Heart Bart.

Two runs back have been pretty average for mine and I don’t think she’s going as well as she was in the Autumn.

On her best you’d have to include her but she’d have to turn it all around to be a player in this.

ODDS: $9.50 — BACK NOW

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11.CAPITALIST

Magic Millions / Golden Slipper winning champion 2 year.

Has had two runs back and has been only very average on both occasions in 3 year old grade.

Huge doubts linger over how well he’s come back as a 3 year old in my mind and I’ve been a massive fan of the horse since the outset.

3 year olds have been terrific against the older horses in Stakes grade so far this season, suggesting it’s a strong crop. But he needs to find his Golden Slipper winning form to be any factor here.

ODDS: $6.50 — BACK NOW

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TIPS:

2.CHAUTAUQUA*

6.THE QUARTERBACK

9.HOLLER

1.BUFFERING

10.ENGLISH

 

SUGGESTED BET

~CHAUTAUQUA THE WIN @ $2.50

~THE QUARTERBACK EACH WAY @ $15 & $4.20

 

MOONEE VALLEY TIPS – MOIR STAKES NIGHT – FRIDAY 30/09/16


RACE 1: 7.MR INDIVIDUAL* $2.05

RACE 2: 9.DAM READY $5.00

RACE 3: 7.TOM MELBOURNE $4.40

RACE 4: 7.EASTAMINET $3.20

RACE 5: 8.KACHING*** $6.50

RACE 6: 2.MISS ROSE DE LAGO $6.00

GROUP 1 MOIR STAKES RACE 7: 1.BUFFERING $6.50

RACE 8: 4.SIR BACCHUS $2.85

BEST BET: R5-8 KACHING $6.50

JAPAN TRIP OFF THE TABLE FOR CHAUTAUQUA

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Chautauqua will not pursue the lucrative bonus on offer as part of the Global Sprint Challenge with the star Australian sprinter to remain in Melbourne this spring.

Prominent owner Rupert Legh said the preference was to have a three-run campaign in Melbourne with the rising six-year-old, commencing with the Moir Stakes, before heading back to Hong Kong for the International Sprint in December.

That rules out a trip to Japan for the Sprinters Stakes, on October 2, where he would have been racing for the US$1 million bonus on offer as part of the Global Sprint Challenge.

“At this stage Plan A – and Plan A can change all the time – is we’ve elected to go Moir, Manikato, Darley, Hong Kong,” Legh said.

“We’re going to leave him in Australia (this spring). He’s an Australian horse, so we’ll let the Australian public enjoy a great racehorse.”

Chautauqua edged to within one win of the GSC bonus when he won the Chairman’s Sprint in Hong Kong on May 1.

To win the bonus a horse needs to win a leg of the series in three countries in the same calendar year. In February, the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes-trained gelding won the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning at Flemington.

The Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) will be run at Moonee Valley on September 30 with the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m), which Chautauqua won last year, to be run three weeks later on the opening night of the Cox Plate Carnival.

The Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m), in which Chautauqua has finished runner-up in the past two years, will be at Flemington on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Group 1 Moir Stakes already looks like a promoter’s dream come true with champion Buffering set to try and win the race a 4th time and gun Mick Price colt Extreme Choice already confirmed as starters all going well.

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GROUP 1 CHAIRMAN’S SPRINT PRIZE TRACK WORK NOTES

BUFFERING (AUS)

Galloped 1200m on the turf course under work rider Melanie Sharpe in 1m 25.6s (400m splits: 33.0, 29.1, 23.5).
Trainer Robert Heathcote said: “Very happy with his work. Nice blow out and Melanie (Sharpe) gave him the thumbs up. It was a bit warm out there and we galloped quite late in the morning, after waiting for the trials to finish, but it didn’t bother him. Coming from Queensland, he’s used to the humidity.”

 

 

CHAUTAUQUA (AUS)

Galloped 1000m on the turf course under work rider Britt McDonald in 1m 02.3s (200m splits: 15.4, 13.2, 12.4, 10.9, 10.4)
Co-trainer John Hawkes said: “He worked really well. I’m sure the sectionals will be quick but really the time is immaterial with a horse like this. We know he can run time. He’s got a massive stride and he really lowers himself, like a Ferrari, when he’s at full stretch. It’s more about how he pulls up; he had a bit of a blow but he’s fine, perfect. He sweated up but that’s no issue. It’s a natural function of exercise in the warm weather. It’s only a worry if they sweat up and they’re all revved up but he’s perfectly relaxed.”

 

 

DIVINE BOY (HK)

Big-race jockey Derek Leung partnered Divine Boy in a 1050m all-weather (wet/slow track) barrier trial this morning and passed the post three lengths in front in a time of 1m 01.77s.
Jockey Derek Leung said: “He felt good, he’s fit and everything’s well. It was an easy trial, he was better than them and it was all smooth. It was a good work out for the weekend, so hopefully he will run well.”

 

 

GOLD-FUN (HK)

Galloped 1200m on the all-weather track in 1m 24.0s (33.4, 27.4, 23.2), in company with Shining Champion.

 

LUCKY BUBBLES (HK)

Worked 400m (turf track) in 24.6s under Brett Prebble.

 

 

MONGOLIAN SATURDAY (USA)

Jockey Douglas Whyte galloped the gelding yesterday morning.
“I sat on him yesterday and he worked nicely. He likes to do things his own way; he wants to do everything a bit quickly. But he’s settled in nicely and I’m glad he came in early – he’s gelled into the place.”

 

 

NOT LISTENIN’TOME (HK)

Trainer John Moore said: “He’ll work on grass Thursday morning. You just don’t know after a horse travels, he’s given every indication since Dubai that he’s fine but you just don’t know until they race.”

TRACK GALLOP VIDEOS: Chautauqua & Buff in great shape

Chautauqua and Buffering, Australia’s representatives for the Chairman’s Sprint Prize in Hong Kong, continue to thrive ahead of the race.

Chautauqua has allayed any fears his trainers might have had over his ability to cope with his first overseas trip.

Michael Hawkes is in charge of the champion sprinter in Hong Kong while his father John and brother Wayne look after the stables at home in Australia.

 

 

Chautauqua is the world’s highest-ranked sprinter after his second TJ Smith Stakes win earlier this month.

He arrived in Hong Kong last week to prepare for the Chairman’s Sprint Prize on Sunday and Hawkes said he had settled in well.

“It’s great to see him so relaxed,” Hawkes said.

“He does have a mind of his own and he likes to be left alone.

“He’s that sort of horse and he can be a bit on edge at times but here he’s really settled.

“The biggest thing is the climate but it was cooler the first couple of days after he arrived and I think that helped.

“Having the extra week here has been beneficial.”

Chautauqua had a light canter on the all weather track on Monday ahead of a gallop a day later.

Among his opponents on Sunday is Buffering who is now an old hand at the travel caper.

The veteran sprinter has made many trips from his Brisbane home to Melbourne and Perth and more recently travelled to Dubai where he won the Al Quoz Sprint in March.

His trainer Robert Heathcote said he had maintained his fitness and everything had gone smoothly.

“He’s feeling good,” Heathcote said.

“He pranced on to the track this morning so you know he’s full of himself.

“We’ve just got to keep him ticking over.”

 

Aussies Dominate World’s Best Horses List 

Australia has yet again shown itself to be one of world racings superpowers with the release of the latest “Longines World’s Best Racehorse” ratings overnight in Europe.

Topping the world chart is champion mare Winx whose rating of 126 was recorded when carrying the big weight to easily win the Doncaster @ Royal Randwick.

She shares top billing with California Chrome who recorded that same 126 rating when romping in the Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race, by 3.5L.

Chauataqua’s TJ SMITH win on Day 1 of Sydney’s “Championships” saw him returning a winning rating of 121, putting him tied for 4th on the charts.

 

Buffering’s brilliant Al Quoz Sprint win last month in Dubai saw him rate a career best 118, good enough to fill 14th spot on the list.

Also in a tie for 14th was another Chris Waller trained horse, Kermadec, whose second in the George Ryder behind Winx saw him rate 118 also.

Winx sits on top of World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

  

BY Nick Hluchaniuk

Winx’s dominant autumn campaign will see her share top billing with California Chrome when the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings are released on Thursday evening European time. 

Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper and Australia’s representative on the International Panel of Handicappers Greg Carpenter said Winx ‘will sit on top of the world’ with California Chrome when the rankings are published. 
  

“I can safely say for the year 2016 so far that Winx has produced the performance of the year alongside California Chrome, the former Kentucky Derby winner who won the Dubai World Cup,” Carpenter said on ABC News Radio.

“For a mare, she’s probably in the top seven or eight mare’s there has been in the last decade.”
  

California Chrome headed the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings with a rating of 121 when last released back in March for horses that had run between January 1 and March 6.

Winx received a rating of 123 from the world’s handicapping panel for her Cox Plate victory, but Carpenter said it was Winx’s performance under handicap conditions in the Doncaster Mile that has resulted in the the mare shooting to the top of the list. 

“We knew how good she was winning the Cox Plate last year. In her lead-up races at weight-for-age heading towards the Doncaster Mile, in all those weight-for-age contests she had 2kg less than the males and was dominant in winning them.”

“But in the Doncaster where she gave 6kg to Happy Clapper, 6.5kg to Azkadellia and beat them very easily, it was an opportunity for her to prove to the world just how highly ranked she should be.

“Giving them that weight, mathematically she’s run to a rating for the world’s handicapping panel of around 126.”

Carpenter said he had assessed the run a touch higher. 

“I had her at 127. I’d have to say that the form from that race has worked out very well.”

Her rating of 126 has only been exceeded by seven mares in the past decade headed by Black Caviar (132) along with Goldikova, Treve, Daydream, Zarkava, Zenyatta and Rachel Alexander. 

Carpenter said the rating was an enormous achievement for any horse. 

“So You Think, for all the Group One’s he won here in Australia and in Europe, his highest figure as a male was 126 and we’re putting Winx up in the same sort of category numerically as So You Think was able to achieve in both hemispheres. 

There’s also good news in the sprinting ranks with Chautauqua ranked the world’s best sprinter for 2016 with a rating of 121, although Carpenter believed the numerical rating didn’t quite reflect the manner of his T.J Smith victory. 

“Sometimes the ratings don’t do justice to the merit of the win.”

“Yes he only had just under 1 1/2 over Fell Swoop and English ran third, so he didn’t beat the world’s greatest sprinters, but the manner in which he rounded up that T.J Smith field for me was simply astonishing.”

Chautauqua heads the rankings from Hong Kong sprinter Aerovelocity on 119, with the pair set to meet early in May. 
  
Eight-year-old Buffering achieved a equal-best career rating of 118 for his win on Dubai World Cup night in the Al Quoz Sprint.

BUFFERING – ROAD TO GREATNESS

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