Michael Sharkie Jason Warren ponders the impact of long stints in quarantine either side of an Asian campaign.
Chris Roots All good things have to come to an end, and for Black Caviar the end could be only a couple runs away although another year of supremacy is a possibility.
Michael Sharkie Bel Sprinter will complete preparation for group 1 race with a gallop on Wednesday.
Chris Roots Premier trainer Chris Waller and Randwick counterpart John O'Shea have different views on the weight scale in The Galaxy as both use the group 1 sprint as a starting point for mares Sea Siren and...
Peter Davis and Tony Zuccarini There is plenty against Alcopop as he takes on the rest of the world in the Hong Kong Cup.
Peter Davis, Tony Zuccarini THERE is plenty against Alcopop as he takes on the rest of the world in Sunday's Hong Kong Cup but Craig Williams believes he is ready for his grand final.
Patrick Bartley Australia will have two representatives, Alcopop and Sea Siren, in Hong Kong.
Tony Zuccarini CONFIDENCE levels continue to rise in the Sea Siren camp for Sunday afternoon's Hong Kong International Sprint at Sha Tin.
Just 12 months ago, many predicted solid group 1 future for then three-year-old Galah.
Chris Roots THE WIDE, open spaces of Flemington are daunting at the best of times and, for Patinack Farm Classic runner Sea Siren, they will provide her biggest test on Saturday.
Chris Roots Darley hoping to send Mental, Ambidexter and Free Wheeling off as group 1 winners.
Chris Roots Sydney mare is on trial for the big Hong Kong sprints, writes Chris Roots.
Chris Symons It has been a long and weary week at Flemington and an even longer spring carnival.
Mike Hedge Patinack Farm Classic CLEARLY the most enjoyable aspect of Peter Snowden's job as head trainer for Darley Australia is preparing winners.
The big query in this race is the French galloper Prairie Star.
Key trainers and jockeys give you the inside running on the chances of their charges on Caulfield Cup day.
Chris Roots Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote has won two group 1s but he would be first to admit his best horse still has a duck next to his name at the highest level.
Mathew Toogood Craig Williams had his prospects of a historic spring carnival treble ruined by suspension 12 months ago.
Chris Roots Manikato Stakes contender Mental will head the latest team from Darley Australia to join Godolphin at the end of the spring.
Odds & Sods
French raider Brigantin will feel at home with only six rivals in the Geelong Cup tomorrow.