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Max Presnell
Last-start winner: Andrew Mallyon riding Tally (left) defeats Patrick Moloney riding Vengeur Masque in the Mornington Cup.

Tally has the class to win the Sydney Cup

Perhaps Who Shot Thebarman had better ground than Bill The Bastard when the New Zealander charged around Randwick's tortured turf two weeks ago in one of the most controversial Sydney Cups ever held.

Plenty of tales: The famous Inglis tree.

The tree of knowledge

The gavel crash of John Inglis followed by the wail of "sailo", the call to auction, still reverberates. "Every time it struck I lost a leaf," commented the Moreton Bay Fig, who has stood long and proud at Newmarket Stables, Randwick, for more than a century.

Big day performer: Frank Lewis in 1989.

Lewis shows how to succeed on Doncaster Derby day

Few, if any racehorse trainers, have done so much with so few as Frank Lewis, and he is still hitting the line like a true stayer. Lewis, 97, comes to mind on Doncaster-Derby day on which he has left his mark.

Houtzen ridden by Jeff Lloyd wins the Jeep Magic millions 2-year old classic at Magic Millions Raceday.

Houtzen goes north to prepare for Golden Slipper

Houtzen is doing more of a Reisling than a Todman in her final lead up for the $3.5 million Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens on March 18. Trainer Toby Edmunds has sought weaker opposition with a huge weight at Eagle Farm rather than a Royal Randwick class test.

Country King: Darren Weir.

Darren Weir is the punter's pal

Talent scouts should identify the Australiana of Darren Weir for a television beer commercial. He could beam to the jingle: "Gotta have a beer with Weiry, cause Weiry's me mate."