Inside Goss

From Mark Minervini

Thur 20th Jan, 2022

Horse: Quick Tempo
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 1, Petaluma Hcp) Yet to taste defeat after five career starts, the son of Rubick heads into Saturday looking to add to his winning sequence but will face his toughest assignment to date when stepping out in the three-year-old BM 72 over 1100m. I knew he wasn’t just a wet tracker before he ran at Newcastle. I think he was just winning on those Heavy tracks because he had too much class on them. He’s a really exciting type, he’s bouncing out of his skin and he’s ready to go on Saturday. There’s a host of decent races for him during the Championships, like the Arrowfield Sprint (1200m), maybe even the Brisbane Winter Carnival. We’ve got plenty of options for him.

Horse: Fire And Ice
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 2, Heineken 3 Hcp) Having trialled up nicely in readiness – placing at Wyong before an all the way win at Warwick Farm, it is hopeful the colt is able to replicate his performances come race day. He’s always shown good ability to us, he’s a very natural running two-year-old. He was down to run a fortnight ago, but he just injured his hoof a little bit. He’s 100% now and he’s eligible for the Inglis Millennium (1100m) which is two weeks from Saturday. We are going there (Randwick) hoping he can pick up some prize money and gain a start in the Millennium on the 5th of February. Apprentice jockey Tom Sherry claims 1.5kg.

From Matthew Dunn

Thur 20th Jan, 2022

Horse: Subterranean
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 1, Petaluma Hcp) Subterranean resumes at Randwick where he will have his first run as a gelding. He is being aimed towards the Randwick and Rosehill Guineas and Saturday’s Petaluma Handicap as an ideal starting point. A couple of his later runs last prep, jockeys suggested maybe he wasn’t concentrating as well as he should, so we fixed that. He will go from here and go onto races like the Eskimo Prince and Hobartville Stakes), maybe the Randwick Guineas depending on how well he comes up.

Horse: Emperor
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 2, Heineken 3 Hcp) Emperor made an encouraging debut when 3rd to Sejardan in the Breeders’ Plate in October. It’s the most money we have ever spent on a yearling ($460,000). He’s got all the talent in the world and the form around him is probably the benchmark form going into the better two-year-old races this season. He’s a nice colt in the making. Hopefully he can be the horse to take us where we want to go. Emperor will be ridden by Nash Rawiller and has drawn gate 13. He was on track for a bold showing with a strong trackwork gallop on Tuesday.

From Jarrod Austin

Thur 20th Jan, 2022

Horse: Nikohli Beagle
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 7, ACY Securities Hcp) Last start winner, the Nicconi gelding looked good winning a Kensington Midway first-up. He’s always shown that he’s up to that level but his last preparation was plagued by bad barriers and then a bit of bad luck. He was super first-up in the Midway and was aided by a gun ride by Jess Taylor. He was always thereabouts but to see him come out and win first-up like that was excellent.

Horse: Looks Like Elvis .
Message: (Saturday, Randwick Race 8, Carrington Stakes) Looks Like Elvis ventured down south saw him salute in the Vobis Gold Bullion at Pakenham. His latest run was full of merit when a fast-finishing 2nd in the Listed Chester Manifold at Flemington. The only reason he has been heading to Victoria of late is due to the wet weather that the Sydney tracks have been experiencing. Whilst he has posted victories on Soft and Heavy going in the past, his record is far superior on top of the ground. We just wanted to find firm tracks to be honest. We’ve been plagued by wet tracks here in Sydney, that’s the whole reason he went down there. It looked like we were going to get the same thing here this Saturday, but now it looks like the weather has turned a little bit and we should be okay. He’s been consistent the whole way through and we’re really pleased with him.