Moonee Valley Cup
Michael Sharkie Precedence only marginally closer to gaining a Melbourne Cup start after receiving 1 kg penalty.
Max Presnell In the saddle Roy Higgins, MBE, a champion jockey, who died on Saturday, was power without pain.
Chris Roots After giving Saintly Lodge a fitting farewell by winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Flemington, Precedence is set to back-up in the Zipping Classic at Caulfield on Saturday.
Patrick Bartley Patrick Bartley assesses the immediate future of the Caulfield Cup runners.
Lloyd Williams will have three starters in Saturday's Cox Plate.
Michael Sharkie Geelong Cup suffering from success of very horses that have given race its prominence.
Michael Sharkie The Geelong Cup is suffering from the success of the very horses that have helped the race come to prominence, with victories by European raiders eroding its depth.
Max Presnell FIT, well and firing, the class of It's A Dundeel will triumph in Saturday's Cox Plate but, should there be a weakness, the intensity of Moonee Valley's toughest test will bring it to the fore.
Tim Habel The fabled Bart Cummings Melbourne Cup story may yet have another chapter.
Adam Pengilly A $2 million yearling racing well out of his grade added some cheer to Laurie Macri's deflating week after Zephyron took a tiny step to recouping his massive price tag at Rosehill.
Tim Habel The fabled Bart Cummings Melbourne Cup story may yet have another chapter to come.
Peter Hanlon The Cox Plate lead-up had been so full of dramatic twists it was destined to cough up a winner straight out of central casting.
Max Presnell Unless there is an erotic experience in doing it tough and refusing to lie down, as Fiorente did in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday, it didn't live up to the Gai Waterhouse description as...
Chris Roots Bart Cummings needs Racing Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter in his corner.
Max Presnell Most figure the ride of Chad Schofield, well suited to a school uniform, on Shamus Award in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, was without blemish, but not the Victorian stewards.
Chris Roots Bart Cummings might have God on his side when it comes to getting Precedence into the Melbourne Cup, but he needs Racing Victoria's chief handicapper Greg Carpenter in his corner as well.
Michael Sharkie Key absentees are Glencadam Gold, Manighar and It's A Dundeel
Patrick Bartley Twelve-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Bart Cummings' mission to get an 88th runner in the race is alive, just, after Moonee Valley Cup winner Precedence was penalised one kilogram.
Patrick Bartley Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller says he has given up looking for reasons not to run his import.
Max Presnell Even New Zealand sheep farmers don't need the doctrine of Banjo Paterson regarding ''a quart of colonial beer and some doughy damper to make good cheer'' to bring on the Melbourne Cup urge.