On The Watch

Trio Of Two-Year-Olds Impress In Winning Debut Performances

Firstly, the Lindsay Park-trained filly Catchy (Fastnet Rock) staged an excellent effort in coming from the tail of the field to win the Two-Year-Old Plate (1000m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Craig Williams eased Catchy from her outside barrier (7) and she settled in last place in the seven-horse field, tracking a good tempo.... Read More

Winning Rupert Runs Fast Times In Outstanding First Up Performance

Taken straight to the front, Winning Rupert safely held off some early pressure for the lead, increased his advantage on turning for home and then raced right away over the closing stages to score brilliantly by five and three quarter lengths. The time for the 1200 metre race was 1:09.42, which bettered the Eagle Farm... Read More

Two-Year-Olds Cao Cao and Serena Bay’s Times Suggest They Have Bright Futures

The Mick Price-trained Cao Cao was having his second race start after a good debut when second in the Maribyrnong Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) at Flemington on 5 November. After settling in fifth place, he moved up well rounding the home turn before racing away over the closing stages to take out the Two-Year-Old Plate... Read More

Cellargirl Displays Magic Millions Potential With Impressive Eagle Farm Debut

After settling back in seventh place, she improved nicely nearing the home turn but was crowded and checked at the 200 metres, appearing to lose any winning prospects. However, her jockey James Orman then eased Cellargirl deepest of all and she came with a strong finish to win the QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap (1000m) by a... Read More

Morton’s Fork Shows His Quality In Overcoming Pedestrian Early Tempo To Win Sandown Guineas

Ridden patiently by Craig Williams, Morton’s Fork remained in eighth place, and the colt looked to be facing a hard task in making ground from that far back after the leaders had clocked only 1:07.51 seconds for the first 1000 metres of the race. A time of 1:07.51 represents a 200 metre rate of only... Read More

Promising Sprinter Spieth Again Impresses With Fast Sectional Times

Stepping up rapidly in class after the four-year-old’s first up win in the City Tattersall’s Lightning Handicap (Listed, 1100m) at Randwick on 15 October, Spieth tackled Group One weight-for-age sprinters and confirmed his potential with an excellent performance. He settled back in second last place in the 12-horse field before getting a split at the... Read More