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Lucky Nine needs more work ahead of Manikato Stakes challenge

Lucky Nine.

Michael Sharkie Hong Kong sprinter Luck Nine will need to tighten up and trim down if he is to win the Manikato stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday week according to trainer Caspar Fownes.

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Buffering wins Manikato Stakes

Damian Browne riding Buffering (right) defeats Brett Prebble on Lucky Nine.

Chris Roots Star Queensland sprinter finally snares group 1 victory, taking out Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.

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Buffering gets winkers for Manikato Stakes

Chris Roots Queensland trainer Robert Heathcote's phone has run hot since Buffering's Manikato Stakes win and he has had to cut a few people short.

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Mental eyes Manikato triumph

The Kirks Doomben Cup.
Kerrin McEvoy riding on Mental wins race 6, the Ascend Sales Fred Best Classic

Mathew Toogood Talented sprinter Mental will get the chance to confirm he is a group 1 performer when he contests the Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley tonight.

Buffering's spring in doubt after Manikato flop

Buffering

Michael Lynch Star Queensland sprinter Buffering's spring campaign is now dependent on the result of veterinary tests after he produced an uncharacterisically lacklustre performance when finishing unplaced in...

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Slade Power tipped for Melbourne spring to take on Australia's finest sprinters

Wayne Lordan rides Slade Power to victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday.

Patrick Bartley Racing Victoria's international recruiting scout Leigh Jordon believes Slade Power, the group 1 July Cup winner in England on Saturday, is certain to travel to Melbourne this spring to take on...

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Today's champion mares don't need the 'assistance' afforded Analie

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Max Presnell Substance assistance, now outlawed, contributed to a period that made Analie a modern-day iron mare, emphasising the worth of more recent champions Sunline, Makybe Diva and Black Caviar.

Sessions looks hard to beat in classy Goodwood

Max Presnell Fillies and mares, headed by the Gai Waterhouse sprinter Driefontein, are the most favoured by bookmakers in the group 1 Goodwood at Morphettville on Saturday.

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Bob Hoysted, one of Australia's finest trainers, dies, aged 88

Manikato with Trainer Bob Hoysted in 1979.

Patrick Bartley Bob Hoysted, one of Australia's finest trainers, dies, aged 88

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Young hoop Taylor Marshall shows rare saddle skills

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Max Presnell Sleight of hand on Zephyron in the Lord Mayor’s Cup was a feature of Taylor Marshall’s Saturday quartet at Rosehill Gardens.

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Jason Warren targets Oakleigh Plate redemption with Bel Sprinter

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Chris Roots Jason Warren hopes Bel Sprinter can become a millionaire and excise some bad memories in Saturday's Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield.

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'This is a lifestyle not a job': Robert Heathcote relaxed about Buffering in T.J. Smith

Happy team: Trainer Robert Heatchcote and Buffering.

Chris Roots Robert Heathcote is refreshing realistic when it come to his outlook on racing and the joy of having a horse like Buffering.

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Plenty of chances in cracking T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick's The Championships

Inside running: Lankan Rupee, seen here winning at Caulfield, has drawn the  rails in the T.J.Smith Stakes.

Chris Roots They are the forgotten group 1 winners, by punters at least, but Tiger Tees, Spirit Of Boom and Snitzerland are ready to test the big guns, Buffering and Lankan Rupee. in Saturday's T.J.

The Verdict

Atlante primed to take advantage of conditions at Randwick

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Max Presnell The balance of probabilities for today’s outstanding Royal Randwick meeting, particularly the Randwick Guineas, rests on the under hoof conditions.

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Earthquake will do her family proud in Golden Slipper

Max Presnell The weird and wonderful world of equine genetics supports Earthquake in Saturday's Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

Sessions gives Darley team reason to cheer

Jockey Josh Parr celebrates after riding Sessions to victory in race 8 of the Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts?at the first race meet of the Spring Carnival at Royal Randwick in Sydney. Saturday, September 21, 2013. (SHD NEWS) Photo by Mick Tsikas.

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Chris Roots Peter Snowden was delighted for his Darley team when Sessions got the nod in The Shorts (1100 metres) in a photo finish on Saturday.

Horseracing

Farm fresh Epaulette out to get jump on sprint rivals

Epaulette

Chris Roots Peter Snowden will be on hand as Epaulette gets his first look at Moonee Valley on Monday morning in preparation for his return in Friday night's group 1 Moir Stakes.

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Samaready ready for Moonee Valley

Craig Newitt on Samaready.

Michael Sharkie Mick Price is confident that Blue Diamond winner Samaready to continue her successful comeback from injury in the Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night after cruising around the course...

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Samaready shines in gallop at the Valley

Michael Sharkie Mick Price is confident last year's Blue Diamond winner Samaready will continue her successful comeback from injury in the group 1 $450,000 Moir Stakes (1200 metres) at Moonee Valley on Friday night...

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Sprinter's team has point to prove

Bel Sprinter

Michael Sharkie Jason Warren banking on a champion jockey with a point to prove.