News About: Nikki Burke

No luxury odds for Nautical in Blazer Stakes

No luxury odds for Nautical in Blazer Stakes

3 Oct, 2014

Cranbourne trainer Nikki Burke doesn’t expect to get luxury odds dished up to her again for her smart mare Nautical when she contests the Group 2 $200,000 Blazer Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Nautical won't be at ridiculous odds in the Blazer Stakes at Flemington. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Nautical was sent …

Unpretentious’ McEwen Stakes Odds Shorten

Unpretentious’ McEwen Stakes Odds Shorten

5 Sep, 2014

The 2014 McEwen Stakes odds of Unpretentious have shortened in the past 24 hours and the tough sprinter has been the best-backed runner to beat resuming superstar in the Group 2 event at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Nikki Burke is happy with the condition of Unpretentious heading into the 2014 McEwen Stakes. Photo by: Race …

Good barrier to help Unpretentious in Goodwood

Good barrier to help Unpretentious in Goodwood

7 May, 2014

A good barrier draw for Unpretentious in the $500,000 The Tapestry Wines Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday gives the five year old an excellent chance to win his maiden Group 1 race.

Unpretentious has good chance to win maiden Group 1 in The Goodwood. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

The Nikki Burke trained …

Unpretentious To Be Ridden Forward In 2014 William Reid Stakes

Unpretentious To Be Ridden Forward In 2014 William Reid Stakes

20 Mar, 2014

There does not appear to be a great deal of early speed in the 2014 William Reid Stakes field and trainer Nikki Burke is hoping that talented sprinter Unpretentious will be able to take a forward position in the Group 1 event at Moonee Valley on Friday night.

Unpretentious is chasing his first race win …

Lankan Rupee Wins Strong Cranbourne Barrier Trial

Lankan Rupee Wins Strong Cranbourne Barrier Trial

30 Jan, 2014

Talented sprinter Lankan Rupee upstaged a strong field to win a barrier trial over 800 metres at Cranbourne this morning.

Lankan Rupee led from start to finish in a barrier trial over 800 metres at Cranbourne this morning. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Lankan Rupee jumped from the gates well and went straight to …

Weir has Caulfield Cup hopes for Prince Of Penzance

Weir has Caulfield Cup hopes for Prince Of Penzance

13 Dec, 2013

Lightly raced Prince Of Penzance resumes in the $80,000 Western Heath Handicap (1410m) at  Flemington on Saturday with the 2014 Caulfield Cup in trainer Darren Weir’s mind for the four year old.

Trainer Darren Weir has Caulfield Cup hopes for Prince Of Penzance.

Weir had to turn his attention to a 2014 Spring Carnival campaign …

Unpretentious To Make Group 1 Debut In 2013 VRC Sprint Classic

Unpretentious To Make Group 1 Debut In 2013 VRC Sprint Classic

8 Nov, 2013

Lightly-raced sprinter Unpretentious will make his Group 1 debut in the 2013 VRC Sprint Classic at Flemington on Saturday and trainer Nikki Burke is confident that the Schillaci Stakes winner is going into the race at peak fitness.

Trainer Nikki Burke is hopeful that Unpretentious can give her a maiden Group 1 victory in the …

Olive produces dashing ride to take out Schillaci Stakes

Olive produces dashing ride to take out Schillaci Stakes

12 Oct, 2013

Another dashing ride by Damien Oliver on Unpretentious saw the in-form jockey win back to races with a win in the Group 2 $220,000 Schweppes Schillaci Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield today.

Unpretentious, green colours, burst through the pack to win the Schillaci Stakes. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Oliver produced a carbon copy ride …

Newmarket Handicap start hinges on Unpretentious’ Sandown performance

Newmarket Handicap start hinges on Unpretentious’ Sandown performance

17 Nov, 2012

A Newmarket Handicap campaign in the Autumn for Unpretentious hinges on the four year old’s performance in the Listed $120,000 TMB Printing Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Sportingbet Sandown Park today.

A Newmarket Handicap campaign for Unpretentious will depend on their performance at Sandown. Photo by: Steve Hart

Cranbourne trainer Nikki Burke has taken the …

Nikki Burke In Box Seat To Lead Sale Onslaught

Nikki Burke In Box Seat To Lead Sale Onslaught

25 Aug, 2011

Cranbourne trainer Nikki Burke will descend on Sale Racecourse today with an army of four horses.

Amongst her talented group of runners is Unpretentious, who will be having his debut run in the Iplex Pipelines SV 3YO Handicap.

Unpretentious has shown promising talent in his recent trials.

“He’s trialled nicely,” Burke said.

“I couldn’t be …