From Mark Newnham
Thur 2nd Apr, 2020
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 9, Doncaster Mile) His preparation has gone the way I wanted it. His best performances have been when he’s had three weeks between runs. He was three weeks into the Goulburn Cup which he won. He was three weeks into The Gong which he was narrowly beaten in and he was three weeks into The Villiers which he won. He had two weeks between his first and his second run (this preparation) but he’s had three weeks between the Ajax and the Doncaster. He drops to 53.5kg having carried 56.5kg and 58.5kg in his two starts this preparation. He has drawn barrier one and will be ridden by Rachel King who was aboard in the Villiers. He’s got good Randwick form, good Randwick form over a mile and he’s down in the weights. He’s looking good.
From Team Snowden
Thur 2nd Apr, 2020
Horse: King’s Legacy
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 6, Inglis Sires’) The step up to 1400m is what King’s Legacy have been looking for. He finished midfield in the Slipper and expects the extra distance in the Sires’ and also Champagne (1600m) to suit. They are the two races we identified last preparation for him. That’s the sort of horse he is. He should be running well.
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 6, Inglis Sires’) He’s never run a bad race. If he hasn’t won there’s been a reason. He had no luck at all two starts ago and last start he didn’t get through the wet ground at all. Hopefully on Saturday it’s a decent track and the seven furlongs (1400m) is what he’s been looking for his whole life. But the better the track the better chance he has.
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 6, Inglis Sires’) Bartley heads in off a narrow 2nd in the Black Opal (1200m) at Canberra last start after being posted wide. there was plenty of merit in Bartley’s Black Opal run and he’s a colt on the rise. The seven furlongs is just a slight worry. I don’t know whether he can run a good, solid seven furlongs, especially if it is wet, but he’s a class horse. I’m sure you’ll hear a lot more of him during the spring.