WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY 2017 – Warwick Farm
Rail: +3m Entire Circuit
DINKY DI DORA (Race 2, 2.20pm, 1300m, No. 4, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 56kg).
Dinky Di Dora (Redoute's Choice/Diana Cazadora), four-year-old mare. Comes off a super win first up at Gosford and hasn’t trained off a bit. She has been working very strongly, the slight step up in trip is in her favour and her fitness levels have improved. In an even race she’s a strong each-way chance.
CASSADEE (Race 3, 2.55pm, 1400m, No. 1, rider Tye Angland, 58kg).
Cassadee (Redoute's Choice/Avarice), three-year-old filly. There is no more improved horse in my stable at the moment, this filly has really turned the corner and picked up what it’s all about, winning impressively on debut at Randwick. She continues to fly in her work, she looks the part and finds a winnable race. She is a top winning chance.
POLDARK (Race 7, 5.25pm, 1600m, No. 6, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 58kg).
Poldark (Pentire/Bluegrass), four-year-old gelding. This gelding has gradually improved as he’s got older and demonstrated that with a strong last start victory. The win has brought him right on his confidence and I am expecting him to run better again on Wednesday. He seems to be ideally suited by the 1600m, he deserves a shot in town and is a good each-way chance.
WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY 2017 – Sandown Hillside
FARSON (Race 3, 2.30pm, 1300m, No. 8, rider Luke Nolen, 57.5kg).
Farson (Snitzel/Clear View), three-year-old gelding. This talented gelding won first up at Kilmore comfortably and has come through that race in super order. He is terrific in himself, his work has been spot on and he’s ready to take this next step up in class. The 1300m should be ideal and in a tricky little race, he represents a solid each way chance.
THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2017 – Gosford
GOLD EMBLEM (Race 7, 6.35pm, 1600m, No. 3, rider Adam Hyeronimus, 57kg).
Gold Emblem (Medaglia D'oro/Bella Brocco), three-year-old gelding. This son of Medaglia D’oro has made steady improvement each run this preparation as he has stepped up in trip. He’s proven at the mile, he is training and racing in very good, honest form and his fitness levels are spot on. He’s a top winning chance on Thursday.
WINSLOW (Race 7, 6.35pm, 1600m, No. 7, rider Josh Parr, 57kg).
Winslow (Stratum/Perfect Stranger), three-year-old gelding. Looks to improve off his debut run where he found them a little bit sharp, he is going to appreciate the step up in trip to a mile. He’s an improving type and now has the benefit of race experience under his belt. Solid each-way chance.
BELLE DU SUD (Race 7, 6.35pm, 1600m, No. 11, rider Tim Clark, 54.5kg).
Belle Du Sud (Savabeel/Croix Du Sud), three-year-old filly. This filly has given the impression all along that she will come into her own over a bit of ground, and that is what she finds on Thursday. She has trained on nicely since her first up run at an unsuitable 1200m, he work has been terrific and she looks the part. She’s a good each-way chance.
STARE (Race 7, 6.35pm, 1600m, No. 12, rider Johan Victoire, 54.5kg).
Stare (Commands/Pleasant Change), three-year-old filly. She’s fitter for her first up run and is going to benefit from the step up in trip and drop back in class to a provincial venue on Thursday. She’s shown good form in her trials and her trackwork, and it is only a matter of time before she delivers on raceday. In an even sort of a race, she is a nice each-way chance.