mckenzie

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    Australian WFA racing is very weak

    Te Akau Shark will struggle to make the field at this stage. Nine horses have their position in the field pretty much confirmed, then the final four spots will be between horses like Hartnell, Black Hart Bart, Verry Elleegant, Kings Will Dream, Flit, Gatting, Castelvecchio, Gailo Chop, Humidor, all G1 winners in Aus. https://www.racing.com/news/2019-10-13/news-too-much-on-valleys-plate
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    Aalaalune

    She was an handy 2yo but hardly a superstar.
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    Comedy from Taupo

    He beat Nature Strip in Brisbane who is now in the field and Osborne Bulls who was well supported until he got injured. He still has to win on Saturday to make the field but the Everest is even this year and would be exciting for connections to have a horse in the richest race on turf in the world. Once the gates open anything can happen and there are still good paychecks for those who finish close up.
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    Kiwi star Melody Belle will not contest the Cox Plate. Melody Belle posted her eighth Group I win with an outstanding performance in last Saturday’s Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings but will drop back in trip for her next outing. Managing owner John Galvin released a statement advising Melody Belle would have her next run at Flemington on Victoria Derby day. Galvin said he met with trainer Jamie Richards and consulted with Te Akau Racing boss David Ellis and Singapore trainer Mark Walker before coming to a decision. “Jamie reported that Melody Belle has come through her Triple Crown campaign in great order and he cannot fault her physically,” Galvin said in his statement. “Accordingly, the decision was made that she would campaign in Melbourne in the coming weeks. Jamie and I decided that the right race for her in this campaign would be the Group I Empire Rose Stakes. “We did give serious consideration to the Cox Plate, however the consensus reached was to go for the Empire Rose instead and if she were to race well in that event, then the option of backing up into the MacKinnon Stakes would be available to us. https://www.racenet.com.au/news/no-cox-plate-for-melody-belle-20191007
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    Te Akau Shark

    Great run just couldn't quite get there after sitting 3 wide the trip and giving the winner 4kg,
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    CongratsTeam Melody Belle

    Yep she's a very good horse but hard to work out where she stands because the horses she is racing are not G1 WFA class.
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    Sydney racing > Melbourne racing

    Yeah that's actually what I was referring to, when it happened there were people saying "what is this Everest race??". Sure, if you follow racing the Everest is big news but for the average Joe there's the Melbourne Cup and not much more when it comes to horse racing.
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    Sydney racing > Melbourne racing

    They've certainly generated a lot of marketing and hype but the whole thing does seem to be an effort to spite Melbourne. And outside of the racing community I don't think the general public really have heard of the Everest race. A 1200m sprint on a bog track (and entry restricted to the very wealthy) isn't exactly the greatest way to show off the sport imo.
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    Not necessarily. Easy pickings here, why not take them. Plus it's good for the local industry to have a star racing here. They are aiming to take her to Oz later this campaign so will get a chance to prove herself then.
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    Anyone miss The Informant ?

    Not yet but in the spring when the big oz racing kicks off I will.
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    How y’all looking now

    NIMBYism was what I thought as well... "We have to do something, but we can't close MY local track!!!".
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Disappointing for that to happen.
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Drawn 10- will come into 6 once emergencies come out https://www.racenet.com.au/news/stradbroke-handicap-field-and-barrier-draw-20190605
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Gee I Jane was another unlucky Stradbroke story. Drew the outside, sat deep and went down a neck to a 3yo carrying 48.5kg.
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Nature Strip and Manuel in the 10,000 and Prompt Response in the Kingsford Smith.