European Round-Up

Jedastar (AUS) 2 f I Am Invincible – Devoirs by Dehere

The Lloyd Kennewell-trained Jedastar (I Am Invincible) made an impressive debut when winning at Flemington on Tuesday in a quick time of 57.76 seconds. The juvenile was smartly away from barrier nine and showed good early pace to cross to the lead on the rails under Joe Bowditch. She then set a good tempo under... Read More

Eye On Europe

Such optimism primarily stems from one of the most exciting crops of juvenile colts in recent times, spearheaded by the unbeaten Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) winner Too Darn Hot (Dubawi), while the supporting cast includes National Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) scorer Quorto (Dubawi), Middle Park Stakes (Gr 1, 6f) winner Ten Sovereigns (No Nay... Read More

Finche has all the credentials to hand Waller his first Cup win

But could there be one final twist to the tale? The prospect of significant overnight rainfall has the potential to change the complexion of the race, particularly on a well-watered track, although so, too, does Chris Waller, as the acquisition of European import Finche (Frankel), sprinkled with a touch of the maestro’s antipodean magic, might... Read More

Juddmonte gems and Gosden goodies on offer as Autumn HIT rolls on

Juddmonte Farms have 28 lots catalogued in this year’s sale (prior to withdrawals), a number of which catch the eye, while John Gosden has enjoyed another career-defining year on the racecourse and a selection of interesting three-year-olds trained from his Clarehaven Stables are set to be offered under the banner of The Castlebridge Consignment tomorrow.... Read More

Tattersalls Autumn Horses-In-Training Sale sure to include gems

They included 340,000 guineas purchase Brimham Rocks (Fastnet Rock), who finished runner-up behind Yucatan (IRE) (Galileo) in the Herbert Power Stakes (Gr 2, 2400m) at Caulfield earlier in the month, while the performance of the winner underlines how lucrative the Australian middle-distance programme remains for European horses who can become caught between Listed and Pattern... Read More

Finche could prove the pick of European-breds in Caulfield Cup

Yucatan was allocated a 2.5kg penalty for the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m), securing him a place in the line-up at Flemington and allowing Count Octave (Frankel), who was formerly trained in Britain by Andrew Balding, a guaranteed slot towards the foot of this weekend’s $5 million race. Although the final line-up will be revealed... Read More