Mr Maestro completes big Flemington double for Forsman

A powerful Gr.1 Victoria Derby (2500m) audition by Mr Maestro capped a special day at the office at Flemington on Saturday for Andrew Forsman. The Cambridge trainer saddled two runners, and both won stakes races. Group One-winning filly She’s Licketysplit took out the Gr.2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m), and then four hours later in the final race on the card, Mr Maestro strode to a dominant win in the Listed ABC Bullion Super Impose Stakes (1800m). “It’s been a great day, two for two and I’m really rapt with how…

Warwick Farm racing tips & quaddie | Monday, October 3

What Warwick Farm Races Where Warwick Farm Racecourse – Governor Macquarie Dr, Warwick Farm NSW 2170 When Monday, October 3, 2022 First Race 1:25pm AEDT Visit Ladbrokes Public Holiday racing heads to Warwick Farm Racecourse on Monday afternoon where a competitive eight-race program is scheduled. With persistent rain expected across Sydney over the weekend, we expect to be racing on a track in the Heavy range, despite it being rated a Soft 7 in the leadup. The rail returns to the true position for the meeting getting underway at 1:25pm…

No Compromise triumphs in heart-stopping Metropolitan

New Zealand-bred stayer No Compromise lived up to his name in a grandstand finish to Saturday’s Gr.1 Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick, prevailing by a nose to claim his first triumph at the elite level. The Pins gelding has an exceptional pedigree, most notably as a half-brother to the multiple Group One winner Tofane, and he had shown big-race ability of his own with six previous victories headed by the Gr.3 NE Manion Cup (2400m). He had also placed in more than a dozen other races, four of them at stakes…

Excelida claims deserved stakes win

The future of blue-blooded mare Excelida was already guaranteed as a valuable addition to Cambridge Stud’s broodmare band, but she added a further boost to her credentials with a richly deserved first stakes win in Saturday’s Gr.2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. The six-year-old mare is by Exceed And Excel out of three-race-winning mare Lady Sayyida, who is a half-sister to New Zealand Horse of the Year and highly successful Waikato Stud stallion Ocean Park. Another half-sister, Ruqqaya, is the dam of dual Group One winner Grunt and…

Smokin’ Romans snatches Group One gold in Turnbull

A dream spring for Smokin’ Romans went to another all-new high at Flemington on Saturday, scoring his first Group One victory in the Turnbull Stakes (2000m). The Ghibellines gelding won his first stakes race only 10 months ago, capturing the Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m) in December of last year. He has continued on that upward trajectory this spring, heading to Caulfield last start and collecting his first Group win in the Gr.3 MRC Foundation Cup (2000m) on September 17. That last-start success secured the six-year-old a spot in the Gr.1…

Lost And Running on song for second shot at Everest

A year after an up-and-down spring culminated with a bold fourth in the A$15 million The Everest (1200m), Saturday’s Gr.2 Bisley Workwear Premiere Stakes (1200m) has given Lost And Running a very different build-up to the world’s richest turf race. The New Zealand-bred son of Per Incanto prevailed in a thrilling finish to Saturday’s A$1 million feature at Randwick, which was the final dress rehearsal for The Everest on October 15. The lucrative sprint showpiece will be the third start of the spring for Lost And Running, who resumed with…

Flemington Group Two triumph for She’s Licketysplit

New Zealand filly She’s Licketysplit showed she will be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming Gr.1 Schweppes One Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 12 with a strong performance to take out Saturday’s Gr.2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington. Given an economical trip just behind the speed by rider Damian Lane, the daughter of Turn Me Loose cruised into contention early in the long run home at Flemington and looked to have plenty of petrol in the tank as she moved to the lead with…

Pakenham synthetic best bets & quaddie | Monday, October 3

What Pakenham Synthetic Races Where Pakenham Racing Club When Monday, October 3, 2022 First Race 12pm AEDT Visit Ladbrokes We are back on the Pakenham Synthetic on Monday afternoon with a 10-race card after getting the meeting transferred from Kyneton due to the state of the track. The rail stays in the True positioning as it was on September 22 when we raced here last time, with that in mind, tend to favour horses more towards the speed or getting wider on the track avoiding the kick back from the…

Mr Maestro shows Group 1 qualities in Flemington romp

Mr Maestro (NZ) ridden by Damian Lane wins the Super Impose Stakes at Flemington. (Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos) Mr Maestro has toyed with his rivals to take out the Listed Super Impose Stakes as the heavily backed favourite at $3.40 eased down over the line by Damian Lane. Majorbeel and Sir Torobeel set a very fast tempo over the 1800m trip, as Mr Maestro and Makalu tracked the speed. However, when the leaders hit the 500m mark on the home bend there wasn’t another horse that punters would have…