From Nathan Doyle
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 1, Sky Racing Active Hcp) The Dissident gelding Favra is having his first start for the stable. There seems to be a lot of speed in the race and I just kept going back to his first up run over 1100m at Warwick Farm a couple of preparations back. He’s only a little horse and has always been carrying those big weights so it’s good to get him down to 55.5 kg. Sam (Clipperton) has had a bit of luck for us and always rides well so I didn’t see a reason why not to put him on.
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 9, TAB Hcp) The five-year-old mare has finished second at her last two Warwick Farm starts, and the step up in trip and bigger track at Randwick will suit her. She’s been a frustrating horse to train that’s for sure. I feel she’s been crying out for the 1500m. At her last two runs at Warwick Farm she seemed to wobble around the corner and the bigger track at Randwick will certainly suit.
From Theresa Bateup
Horse: River Charge
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 3, Schweppes Hcp) River Charge returned to the winner’s circle at Goulburn on December 18 before stamping his class with a big weight over 1600m at the Sapphire Coast on December 27. He’s going super and he deserves his chance stepping up in grade now. He’s still got a bit to learn, he floats a bit, but the way he put them away last start with the big impost was very convincing. He’s on an upward spiral and continuing to improve.
From The Editor
Sydney Race 1 – Malkovich
Sydney Race 2 – Pinnacle Prince
Sydney Race 7 – Spirit Ridge