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Catalano last won the day on May 5 2019

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  1. Catalano

    The ride of the day at Trentham

    Looking back through his form, he's had a history of racing ungenerously, so it's interesting that they've given up trying to settle him and let him have his head - I've got one with a similar story, who has shown glimpses of something good, but we've never been able to get him to settle. This autumn campaign we've decided to let him do his own thing. I love a good front-runner - Vo Rogue, Might and Power, Sunline, St Reims, Simboli Rudolf's Japan Cup, Secretariat's Belmont Stakes, and way back, Our Boyfriend, and of course Kotare Chief
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    Il Paradiso

    We’re (the missus and I) are all over Raymond Tusk and Vow and Declare. its an easy game....
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    Il Paradiso

    Yeah, I get all that, and agree he’s a live chance. But how do you make the field with two wins and one of them isn’t even a G1?
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    Vow and Declare Finche Magic Wand
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    Il Paradiso

    How does it make the field? Two race winner, maiden and a handicap, 3/4 in a Group 2 (albeit a nice run) - just curious how it gets in ahead of any number of locals.
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    Meech replaced on Derby Fave

    And now Meech is on Twitter saying I hope the horse gets beaten. They should take a leaf out of the kiwi woman jocks book, and just be better. I’ll be backing him.
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    Valley track walker

    Should suit Consensus...?
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    Valley track walker

    The Valley track report: Inside word from a trackwalker TRACK REPORT 5:34pm by The Valley track is set to be beneficial to on-speed horses pretty close to the rail, an experienced trackwalker has told "The track is borderline Good 4/Good 3 but with the root structure there, I expect they will run good time." "The track has been watered heavily Tuesday and Wednesday night (13mm each night) and then they have just let it dry out Thursday and Friday. "The track is pretty even, it just has some slight advantages from back-to-back [rail] true meetings, and some compaction from tyre marks from the machinery used on the turf. "From the 1000m-500m mark, the inside four lanes are best with minor advantage in lanes two and three. "From the 500m-200m, lanes 1-5 are good and lanes 1.5-4 are the best - they just have that residual compaction from the two meetings with the rail in the true. "In the straight, lanes 1-4 are best, lanes five and six are in play with the right tempo. Lanes 7-10 are slightly softer and would need horses in the inside four lanes really stopping quickly to win. "I think the right on pace horses in lanes 1-4 will be very hard to beat."
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    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    Yes, I remember Waterhouse picking the outside barrier a few years back. I probably should have put this question on another thread.
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    ~the Cox plate..intriguing..

    It would be very interesting to compile a list on NZ trained runners in Aussie Group 1 races and the barrier draws that have been allocated - I may be a conspiracy theorist, but has anyone else wondered why we always seem to draw the carpark - we can't be that unlucky!?
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    Caulfield Cup Field?

    And, if he wins at Geelong, he'll be re-handicapped into the Melbourne Cup, in which the NZ TAB is currently showing him at $301 - he won't be at that come Thursday.
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    Caulfield Cup Field?

    Neufbosc at $26 is ridiculous overs Ran some great sectionals in the Naturalism "Neufbosc ran the fastest 200-metre split in his race. The French import ran 11.12s from the 600m to 400m and you'll note he did it covering ground. This was all part of a huge mid-race squeeze that saw Neufbosc increase his speed in terms of benchmark figures by 14.7 lengths through the second section of the race. He will be ready to peak next run and is $51 for the Metropolitan Handicap." Next start, in the Metrop, he was pole-axed at the 400m and not perservered with. Needs to win this (as do a few), but is near peak fitness after 4 runs, & loves the 2400m. Any horse that can split Kew Gardens and Dee Ex Bee in a G1 2400 at Longchamp has obvious class. Just get on!
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    ~the Everest..

    At a table with some of the owners of Fasika. They’re off to the Golden Eagle and reckon she’ll take improvement from that last run.
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    ~the Everest..

    A donut my fortune rests on the Lord Mayor...
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    ~the Everest..

    I couldn’t have them allO’man. She’s only won her maiden over 1200 and this field is the hottest sprint field in the World... but if I could have added one more...