Patrick Bartley The English pair add intrigue to the Sandown card, with several horses given a chance in their handicap event.
Chris Roots Michael Moroney has Irish drop-in Voleuse De Coeurs in the Melbourne Cup but it was always going to be a long wait to get either of imports Garud or Araldo into the biggest race of the year.
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Max Presnell Purists such as Bill Stutt and Ian McEwen, who turned the Cox Plate into the weight-for-age championship of Australasia, would be aghast at the new-age Moonee Valley.
Michael Lynch Champion trainer Peter Moody is so often the punters' pal, but on Saturday he played the role of party-pooper.
Michael Lynch Melbourne Cup favourite Puissance De Lune in fine fettle following Saturday shakedown.
Michael Lynch Caulfield trainer Mick Price has high hopes for European imports Pakal and Bit Of Hell.
Michael Sharkie and Patrick Bartley Four former European gallopers prepare to make Australian debuts for local stables.
Andrew Eddy THREE high-profile internationals are in danger of being excluded from tomorrow week's Melbourne Cup field after connections of several local hopes yesterday opted to continue their Cup dreams.
Michael Sharkie Racing Victoria representatives have stressed that a minor illness suffered by an imported horse at Werribee quarantine centre poses no threat to the Melbourne Cup aspirations of fellow imports.
Michael Lynch Sandown Cup in some ways resembles what the Melbourne Cup used to look like.
Chris Roots Anthony Cummings has Victoria Derby winner Fiveandahalfstar spot on to take on the cavalry of imports in The BMW at Rosehill on Saturday.
Chris Roots Sydney's champion trainer Chris Waller has a quartet of runners for next week’s Doncaster and another trio at Rosehill on Saturday trying to earn a place in the famous Randwick mile.
Chris Roots Chris Waller takes on the big guns in the Ranvet with three runners - last year's winner Foreteller, Hawkspur and Moriarty.
Max Presnell Saturday's George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill Gardens, highlighting another Chris Waller conundrum, is worthy of the title.
Patrick Bartley Some of Australia’s most powerful stables have set horses for Saturday's rich Golden Mile at Bendigo.
Chris Roots The Chris Waller yard has developed a reputation as the United Nations of stables as it has grown to become not only the premier outfit in Sydney but in the country.
Max Presnell GEAR changes, particularly with the $1.35 million colt Valentia, could hold the key to the performances of Gai Waterhouse contenders at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
Peter Hanlon A European horse who loves jumping was fancied to win the Geelong Cup.
Max Presnell The bump to Green Moon in the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley last year looked more of an Olivia Newton-John love tap, but had the effect of a Sam Burgess crash tackle with a follow-up appendage assault.
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.