After witnessing Sunlight and Written By rubberstamp their Golden Slipper credentials, Adrian Bott is happy with a more relaxed build-up for Santos.
Jordan Childs and Luke Currie shared a taxi to Rosehill on Saturday, but they might go their separate ways this weekend as the Melbourne riders become temporary arch rivals when they partner the two favourites in Saturday’s $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).
Outstanding filly Savvy Coup has the right credentials to continue New Zealand’s run of success in next month’s A$1 million Australian Oaks (2400m).
Snitz is likely to run in a barrier at the Gold Coast rather than a race at Doomben in preparation for the NSW Country Championship final.
Tony Pike’s focus with Treasure has turned to Australia after a foot abscess forced the filly’s withdrawal from Saturday’s Gr.1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham.
A future city contender is emerging amidst the dominance at Bathurst of the Bjorn Baker and Greg Ryan combination in Tuesday’s TAB meeting.