ADAM PENGILLY 7:12pm A rejuvenated Christian Reith will sneak back into Australia on the same flight and in the shadow of Joao Moreira later this week, but remains bullish about his hopes of a group 1 heist at Randwick.
CHRIS ROOTS 5:45pm Bob and Jan Bergstrom have bred and owned their share of good horses but never a group 1 winner. So if Toydini can win the Epsom Handicap at Randwick on Saturday it would be an emotional day.
CHRIS ROOTS 3:25pm Gerald Ryan is sticking to his plan with Rubick after the colt blew out some cobwebs winning a Rosehill barrier trial on Tuesday.
Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly Chris Waller has a simple philosophy when it comes to booking his jockeys – "get the best available". That's is why Joao Moreira will ride He's Your Man in the Epsom Handicap at Randwick.
ADAM PENGILLY If Hugh Bowman is the go-to man for the Golden Rose, then how dearly would connections of Flight Stakes runners like to have him in their camp.
CHRIS ROOTS David Hayes has won two Caulfield Cups with imports and Spillway is starting to bring back good memories as he heads to Sydney for Saturday's Metropolitan at Randwick.
CHRIS ROOTS Plenty of racing officials' eyes will be on the Supreme Court on Monday as Neil Day and Dean McDowell challenge Harness Racing NSW on several fronts.
CHRIS ROOTS The past and the future will come together in the present for trainer John Thompson with his two group1 runners at Randwick on Saturday.
ADAM PENGILLY A flashy grey won the Golden Pendant, as expected. What was not expected? The fact it was Cox Plate-bound Arabian Gold instead of long odds-on favourite Catkins.
CHRIS ROOTS Shooting To Win brought to race day what Tim Clark knew he had in the tank as he demolished the Stan Fox Stakes field at Rosehill on Saturday.
Matt Jones Joe Pride was left with no choice but to declare Rock Sturdy a certain starter in next weekend's Epsom Handicap following his soft win in the Shannon Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
Adam Pengilly and Chris Roots Tough Kiwi stayer Deane Martin booked his ticket to The Metropolitan.
ADAM PENGILLY Rod Northam will use the next few days to finalise plans for country NSW's best horse, Big Money, as the Scone trainer leans towards the Caulfield Sprint to kick off his Melbourne spring.
CHRIS ROOTS Australian harness horse of the year Beautide will target November's Miracle Mile when trainer-driver James Rattray believes a sub-1.50 mile is in the offering.
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PATRICK BARTLEY 6:25pm With the prospect of having to wait up to two weeks before his appeal against an improper riding charge can be heard by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, jockey Chad Schofield has applied for a stay in proceedings.
PATRICK BARTLEY 6:50pm One of Japan's most respected racing analysts says Melbourne and Caulfield cups topweight Admire Rakti is the equal of 2006 Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues.
DAVID POLKINGHORNE That's Freedom is no Black Caviar, but legendary trainer Frank Cleary will push on towards the Queanbeyan Cup after his gutsy all-the-way victory in the benchmark 60 handicap (1460 metres) at the course on Monday.
PATRICK BARTLEY Young jockey Chad Schofield has turned to the Victorian Civil And Administrative tribunal to fight the improper riding charge that has sidelined the 20-year-old for 32 race meetings.
PATRICK BARTLEY David Hayes is the first to admit the placement of his three imported stayers leading up to the Caulfield and Melbourne cups have been far from ideal.
PATRICK BARTLEY Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter says Sydney's all-conquering trainer Chris Waller has enough firepower to dominate this year's spring carnival.
CHRIS ROOTS The not-unreasonable question when the first seven to cross the line in this year's Golden Slipper were fillies was: "Where are the boys?"
MAX PRESNELL The awesome effort of Rich Enuff in Sunday's group2 Caulfield Guineas Prelude rocketed him to the top of this season's three-year-old performances.
MICHAEL LYNCH Whatever else he achieves in his training career Darren Weir can look back on 2014 as a watershed, with Trust In A Gust's win in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes his latest triumph.
MICHAEL LYNCH What you see is what you get – and when you see a lightly raced three-year-old explode away from his rivals to score an easy win in one of the best credentialed Caulfield Guineas trials, then it's worth paying attention. Very close attention.
ANDREW GARVEY Cranbourne trainer Ken Keys brought up the first leg of what he hopes will be a black type weekend double when Like A Carousel won the inaugural Harry White Classic (2400 metres) at Sandown on Saturday.
MICHAEL LYNCH With the footy run and won, in Victoria, at least, and the cricket yet to come, now is racing's time in the sun.
CHRIS ROOTS Unbeaten colts are a rare commodity, but punters' confidence levels have a way to go to catch up with those of Kerrin McEvoy and John O'Shea about Sweynesse after his Gloaming Stakes romp at Rosehill on Saturday.
Jared Dorrington After a bad start on Goodlookin’rooster in the last race at Canberra on Friday, James Innes jnr thought he was no chance of victory, but his fortunes turned around quickly.
MAX PRESNELL Unlike most of the old-time greats, most modern-day jockeys, Tom Berry being a typical example, are television naturals.
CHRIS ROOTS It was a decision that weighed on Kerrin McEvoy for 10 days or so but in the end he wanted to back himself.
Racing Results for Friday, September 26
The question when the first seven to cross the line in this year's Golden Slipper were fillies was: Where are the boys?
Unlike most of the old-time greats, most modern-day jockeys, Tom Berry being a typical example, are television naturals.
Sydney form promises to dominate at Caulfield on Sunday, particularly with Cluster and Bull Point in the group 1 Rupert Clarke, the best race of the weekend.