Star jockey Tommy Berry is warming to the chances of dual New Zealand Group One winner Madison County causing an upset in the Rosehill Guineas against star colt The Autumn Sun.
Multiple Group One winning New Zealand mare Danzdanzdance has arrived in Sydney for a tilt at Saturday’s Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and although the dismal weather forecast has many connections on edge, the same cannot be said for trainers Chris Gibbs and Michelle Bradley.
Emerging filly Amangiri has the chance to pitch up as an Australian Oaks contender if she passes a stern test at Hawkesbury on Wednesday and jockey Tommy Berry is adamant she’ll do it with flying colours.
The pressure to qualify for the Country Championships is still there but Queanbeyan trainer Todd Blowes isn’t feeling so weighed down by expectation as he takes Noble Boy to Muswellbrook on Sunday.
Chris Waller heads to Golden Slipper day with favourites in three of the five Group One races, two of them the highest-profile horses in the country.
Sunlight has no obvious peer as a sprinter in this country but running fast is not the filly’s only talent.
Kerrin McEvoy is expecting superstar colt The Autumn Sun to relish the step up in distance at Rosehill on Saturday and hopes the extra ground will lead to a more conventional racing style.