Anjana shows Group potential in chasing strong pace to score easily at Moonee Valley

Now unbeaten in three starts after wins last month at Wangaratta and Ballarat, Anjana stepped up to metropolitan class on Saturday and succeeded in a manner to prompt connections to set her for the Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) at Caulfield in the spring. Anjana was reasonably away from the barrier and after being fifth... Read More

Commander (AUS) 2 g Pierro – Ephemera by More Than Ready

A strong second at Warwick Farm over 1400 metres at his previous start, Commander jumped to stakes company with a very convincing win here in career start three. He sat a distant second, one off the fence down the back with jockey Dean Yendall content to let the pacemaker roll along then moved much closer... Read More

Godolphin’s Masar triumphs in The 239th Derby

Masar defeated Dee Ex Bee (Farhh), owned by Sheikh Mohammed’s son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, by a length and a half with Qatar Racing’s Roaring Lion (Kitten’s Joy) a further half a length away in third. Coolmore’s short-priced favourite Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact) was the big disappointment, finishing fourth some two and a... Read More

Regally-bred Masar claims Derby crown at Epsom

Saxon Warrior (Deep Impact), who posted such an impressive performance when winning the 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1m) last month, ran below that form when a well-held fourth in the Derby at Epsom on Saturday, the Charlie Appleby-trained Masar (New Approach), who finished third at Newmarket, comprehensively turning the tables on his first start over... Read More

From Ella to Kandy, Moran sights chances of Western Express in Yasuda Kinen

Colombo is pleasant enough but largely uninspiring. As best as I can gather it is the December 1942 birth place of Sri Lanka’s best known racing figure Muzaffar Ali Yaseen, occasional Australian resident and owner-breeder of Redoute’s Choice and, of course, Lankan Rupee.   His name, as one of the wealthiest men in the country,... Read More

Black Caviar’s son impresses on debut with quick closing sectional times

After being tightened for room at the start, Prince Of Caviar remained at the tail of the ten-horse field until gaining a split at the 300 metres. He then made very good ground to finish just over four lengths from the winner Scottish Rogue (Rothesay) in the Ladbrokes 2YO Handicap (1200m). Racing on a Soft... Read More