On The Watch

Two-Year-Old Colt Doubt I’m Dreaming Runs Fast Sectional Times In Winning Debut

After being eased from barrier six by Jamie Mott, Doubt I’m Dreaming settled near last in the eight-horse field in the St Albans Stakes (Listed, 1200m). He improved nicely between runners at the 600 metres, before switching deep rounding the home turn. Doubt I’m Dreaming then showed a sparkling turn of foot, dashed to the... Read More

Winx Brilliant Yet Again – Visually And On The Stopwatch

She was a bit slow to move and after being last early, she settled back in fourth place, with cover, travelling comfortably despite the Heavy 10 track. Winx simply cruised up from the home turn, took the lead nearing the 200 metres and then drew right away to score by seven and a quarter lengths... Read More

Newmarket Handicap Provides Puzzling Result – Was It Track Bias Or The Lack Of Pace?

On leaving the barriers, jockeys seemed intent on winning a race to the far rails side, tactics which saw a number of key chances, especially the $4.40 second favourite Spieth (Thorn Park), blocked in a crowded field on the inner with only 400 metres remaining. Spieth eventually got some sort of clear running before finishing... Read More

Chautauqua’s Sectional Times Suggest He Has Regained A Lot Of His Old Dash

The rising seven-year-old has not tasted success since his brilliant last-to-first victory in the 2016 Chairman’s Sprint (Gr 1, 1200m) at Sha Tin and after an aborted two-start preparation later that year, he has now raced twice this year with encouraging signs, especially on the watch. After settling in last place in the eight-horse field... Read More

Sheidel’s Fast Sectionals One Of The Highlights On A Day Of Fast Times At Caulfield

After showing very good pace from barrier three, Joao Moreira soon had Sheidel travelling sweetly in the lead under her 53 kilos, running along at a deceptively fast clip, which resulted in a brilliant first up victory that was close to track record time. After being challenged at the home turn by her Lindsay Park-trained... Read More

She Will Reign Runs Fast Sectionals In Last-To-First Silver Slipper Victory

Resuming after winning her first two starts with stunning front-running efforts, She Will Reign was surprisingly slow to move and settled at the tail of the seven-horse field. After improving along the rails from the 600 metres, she went through to be third on straightening, before dashing clear to win comfortably by one and a... Read More