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Kellnni to back up in Sydney Cup

Kellnni to back up in Sydney Cup

22 Apr, 2013

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has no qualms in backing up last weekend’s winner Kelinni in this Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick.

Kelinni shot to Sydney Cup favouritism after winning the Japan Racing Association Plate at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Kelinni was quickly elevated to a clear cut Sydney …

Waterhouse playing up chances of Glencadam Gold in Melbourne Cup

Waterhouse playing up chances of Glencadam Gold in Melbourne Cup

5 Nov, 2012

A super confident Gai Waterhouse is playing up the chances of her Melbourne Cup hope Glencadam Gold and is expecting the five year old to be in the finish at Flemington tomorrow.

Glencadam Gold was sent out the $4.40 favourite for the Group 1 $2.5m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 20 but …

Southern Speed out, Kelinni in final 2012 Melbourne Cup field

Southern Speed out, Kelinni in final 2012 Melbourne Cup field

3 Nov, 2012

The early morning withdrawal of last year’s Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed and the inclusion of  The Lexus Stakes winner Kelinni has only made minor adjustment to the makeup of the field for the 2012 Group 1 $6m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday.

Lexus Stakes winner Kelinni is in the Melbourne Cup …

Waller has last chance for Melbourne Cup runner

Waller has last chance for Melbourne Cup runner

2 Nov, 2012

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has one last chance to have a runner in this year’s Melbourne Cup with Kelinni and Permit looking for a last minute passage into the Australia’s greatest race next Tuesday when they run at Flemington tomorrow.

Kelinni is Chris Waller's last chance to make the Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Steve …

Niwot Weighted To Win Melbourne Cup

Niwot Weighted To Win Melbourne Cup

30 Oct, 2011

Niwot was not given a Melbourne Cup weight penalty for his Lexus Stakes win

Trainer Wayne Hawkes is confident Niwot will be a chance for Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup after handicappers chose not to penalise him for yesterday’s The Lexus Stakes win.

Niwot propelled himself into Melbourne Cup contention by winning the Group 3 The Lexus …

Niwot Earns Coveted Melbourne Cup Spot For Hawkes’ Stable

Niwot Earns Coveted Melbourne Cup Spot For Hawkes’ Stable

29 Oct, 2011

Niwot has earned a start in the Melbourne Cup with a win in the Lexus Stakes

Seven-year-old Niwot has demonstrated his superior staying abilities by winning The Lexus Stakesat Flemington today.

The win has earned the lightly raced Galileo gelding a guaranteed start in the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup next Tuesday.

Niwot looked the unlikely …

Waller Angered By The Verminator’s Melbourne Cup Ballot

Waller Angered By The Verminator’s Melbourne Cup Ballot

25 Oct, 2011

Trainer Chris Waller will be outraged if his five-year-old gelding The Verminator misses out on a place in the $6 million Melbourne Cup field on November 1.

Waller believes The Verminator, who won The Metropolitan last start, should be higher in the ballot order than his current position of 26.

The trainer feels that handicappers …

Allanthus Makes Move Towards Melbourne Cup Run

Allanthus Makes Move Towards Melbourne Cup Run

8 Jul, 2011

Trainer Brian Jenkins is hopeful that his gelding Allanthus will be the one to reward him with his third consecutive Banjo Paterson Series Final at Flemington tomorrow.

Jenkins won the last two year’s races with his talented nine-year-old gelding Figure Of Speech.

Despite the fact that Allanthus has only had one race so far this …