A decision not to sell Tofane at a recent sale has paid a $1 million dividend after the mare flew down the outside to edge out Vega One in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
Ballina’s multiple northern region premiership trainer Stephen Lee invariably lands a winner or three on his home track, and from a substantial team at Monday’s eight-race TAB meeting, he considers former Victorian Tuscan Leather his best value.
With the Stewards’ Cup just around the corner and the Singapore Derby not too far behind, trainer Mark Walker admits the thought of testing those waters with the in-form Savvy Command has crossed his mind, but remains guarded about his chances of making the cut.
Trainer David Payne may have to reassess his plans for in-form galloper Dream Circle if he can complete a hat-trick at Randwick on Saturday.
Trainer Cody Morgan would like the wet track question answered with one of his leading Kosciuszko hopefuls Ice In Vancouver at Randwick on Saturday so he can aim at the $1.3m feature later this year with confidence.
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For Albury’s grandma and celebrated horsewoman Donna Scott, her daughter and racing manager Danielle, the excitement on Saturday for a Royal Randwick TAB Highway with rejuvenated mare Sharlie is only an appetiser for bigger family occasions interstate.