Trainers Ben and JD Hayes are dreaming of a tilt at the Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) with Group One winner Mr Brightside.
Mark Newnham knows better than most what type of horse it takes to win a Spring Champion Stakes and he believes Randwick Kensington victor Matcha Latte fits the bill.
Trainer Gary Portelli is leaving almost all options open for his star three-year-olds Fireburn and Sejardan – including extending the filly’s preparation beyond two runs – as far as the spring carnival goes but will likely separate them for their first-up assignments.
The weather will dictate whether talented filly Queen Of The Ball kicks off her spring campaign in Sydney or Melbourne as trainer Michael Freedman searches for a dry track.
Country racing in New South Wales is one of the big winners following Racing NSW’s announcement during the week of $30 million in prizemoney increases.