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2016 Manikato Stakes Form: Japonisme has to find best form

2016 Manikato Stakes Form: Japonisme has to find best form

21 Oct, 2016

Trainer Chris Waller admits that Japonisme has to find his winning Autumn Carnival form if he is to be competitive in the Group 1 $1m Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley tonight.

Japonisme, above, is one of the outsiders of the Manikato Stakes field at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Japonisme is a …

Track specialist Holler returns in the Manikato Stakes

Track specialist Holler returns in the Manikato Stakes

20 Oct, 2016

Track specialist Holler returns to Moonee Valley on Friday night to take on a slick field of sprinters in the Group 1 $1m Manikato Stakes (1200m).

Track specialist Holler, above, returns to Moonee Valley in the Manikato Stakes. Photo by

The John O’Shea trained Holler has visited Moonee Valley on three occasions for two wins …

Japonisme on G1 build up in Concorde Stakes

Japonisme on G1 build up in Concorde Stakes

2 Sep, 2016

Smart sprinter Japonisme is on a Group 1 build up when he resumes for the Spring Carnival in the Group 3 $125,000 James Boag’s Premium Concorde Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Japonisme, above, will resume in the Conorde Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Leading trainer Chris Waller has earmarked Group 1 …

Holler to miss July Cup, Spring Carnival a priority

Holler to miss July Cup, Spring Carnival a priority

22 Jun, 2016

Trainer John O’Shea will bypass the Group 1 £500,000 Darley July Cup (6 furlong) at Newmarket on July 9 with Holler and has sent the three year old home to prepare for the Spring Carnival.

Holler will return to Australia and be prapared for the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.…

The Quarterback to clash again with Chautauqua in the Spring

The Quarterback to clash again with Chautauqua in the Spring

20 Jun, 2016

The Quarterback is set to clash again with the world’s highest rated sprinter Chautauqua during a short Melbourne Spring Carnival campaign.

The Quarterback, above, is set to clash again with Chautauqau in the Spring. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

In a close three way finish The Quarterback nosed out the Darren Weir trained Black Heat …

Holler to be fitter in July Cup after Diamond Jubilee Stakes defeat

Holler to be fitter in July Cup after Diamond Jubilee Stakes defeat

20 Jun, 2016

Trainer John O’Shea believes that Holler will strip a much fitter horse when he lines up in the Group 1 £500,000 Darley July Cup (6 furlong) at Newmarket on July 9 after failing to run a place in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last Saturday.

Holler, above, was unplaced in the Diamond Jubilee …

Gai Waterhouse Classic Ideal for Scarlet Billows

Gai Waterhouse Classic Ideal for Scarlet Billows

17 Jun, 2016

Darren Weir is confident Scarlet Billows will relish a step back in class when she lines up for the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) at Ipswich Racecourse this weekend.

Scarlet Billows will relish a return to fillies and mares’ company in the Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

A Stakes winner through …

Holler is yelling out for a dry track for The Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Holler is yelling out for a dry track for The Diamond Jubilee Stakes

14 Jun, 2016

The prospect of a rain affected track could dampen the chances of Holler in the Group 1 £600,000 The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot in England on Saturday.

Holler, above, runs his best races on a good rated track. Photo by Steve Hart.

All of Holler’s four race wins have been in …

The Quarterback recovers from foot injury, fit for The Goodwood

The Quarterback recovers from foot injury, fit for The Goodwood

18 May, 2016

Group 1 winning sprinter The Quarterback has recovers from a foot injury and is fully fit heading into in the Group 1 $500,000 Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

The Quarterback, above, has recovered from a foot injury and is fit to start in The Goodwood at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The …

Flamberge freshened up to chase back to back Goodwood wins

Flamberge freshened up to chase back to back Goodwood wins

16 May, 2016

First up specialist Flamberge has been freshened up as he chases back to back wins in the Group 1 $500,000 Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Flamberge is chasing back to back wins in the Goodwood at Morphettville. Photo by Jenny Barnes.

Flamberge is the winner of four of his seven first up attempts …