Canadian Major Looking For Two in a Row

Canadian Major heads to Wodonga on Sunday in a bid for two straight wins in two straight weekends. He takes place in the third on the card, the Telstra Business Centre Albury Wodonga Benchmark 64 Handicap over 1600m. The Darryl Blackshaw trained son of Commands is fresh off a win at Seymour last Saturday in what was also on a heavy track, which he will find at Wodonga, and over his favourite distance of the mile. Michael Walker, who is back in the saddle after some time out due to injury, takes the ride and has been one of the form jockeys of the season. He has had six rides since his month long break and has already won and ridden some close placings. His riding style should also suit Canad

A Riot For Zoot Suit

Adam O’Neill Racing are excited to announce they have purchased promising gelding Zoot Suit Riot. Zoot Suit Riot has been racing in New South Wales and was formerly trained by Jason Deamer. He is a very well bred horse being by Not A Single Doubt who continues to sire winners and out of the Lake Coniston mare, Eleebana. Eleebana is the dam of four foals to race for four winners and is from the family of South Australian Oaks winner, Asia, as well as more recent stakes winners in Kosi Bay and the Gerald Ryan trained, Firweorks. The bold front-runner has had nine starts already for one win over 1200m and two seconds and two thirds. “He is an exciting front runner that is still only a three yea

Rawoof to Join O'Neill Stable

Clients of the Adam O'Neill stable have aquired the exciting Lonhro filly, Rawoof, in a deal brokered by Todd Blum Bloodstock. Rawoof was formerly owned by her breeder, Shadwell, and trained by David Hayes and Tom Dabernig. The three year old filly by Lonhro and out of the Danehill mare, Alqwah, was purchased by Ponderosa Park at this years Inglis Broodmare and Weanling Sale at Newmarket in May. Ponderosa Park then had to regretfully sell the mare due to unfortunate circumstances. Paul Kelly of Ponderosa Park entrusted TBB to sell the filly as Todd had shown interest in her when she was first purchased. Adam O'Neill is excited at the prospect of training the Lonhro filly and is also glad tha

Major Breakthrough

Canadian Major broke through for another win at Seymour on Saturday after showing some good form. The Commands gelding went into his usual position during a race, the second half of the field, and hen when they rounded the turn was pushed out wide and got the run down the outside in what was a brilliant ride by Steven Pateman. It was another nice win for the ownership group headed by Mayford Park's Bruce Maya who have seen their charge in some form as of late so it is nice for them to get another win. It Was Canadian Major's fifth win in 27 starts, taking his prize money over $60,000.

Nichols' General to Take Aim at Flemington

Shane Nichols' star three year old, I Am The General, steps up in distance this Saturday in the Dalray Handicap over 1100m. The I Am Invincible gelding has been in excellent form this year with two wins and two placings from five starts. His worst result being a fifth at Mornington where he was less than two lengths off the winner. Craig Newitt will again take the ride after riding him in his last two starts, since a freshen up, being on board for one of those wins and one placing. Newitt is keen to stick with the horse as he is trying to reastablish himself back in the Melbourne jockey ranks coming into the Spring after a stint riding in Singapore. The Mick kent trained Supido looks to be t

Seymour of Canadian Major

Mayford Park owned Canadian Major will take place in race three, the Slickpix 0-58 Highweight Handicap at Seymour on Saturday in what willl be his third run for Darryl Blackshaw. The race will be run over Canadian Major's favourite distance, 1600m. Champion jumps jockey, Steve Pateman has been booked to ride as the second top weight of 69.5kg. The Seymour track should suit the Commands gelding as he likes to get back and finish strong.

Two Year Old Valley For Nichols

Shane Nichols will head to Moonee Valley on Wednesday with two very exciting two-year-olds. Dynasty Queen will be looking to add to jockey, Craig Williams', premiership hopes and Libertine Miss will be looking to break her maiden at just her second start. Dynasty Queen, who is running in the first race on the card, is by Denman and out of General's Dynasty which makes her a half to the Shane Nichols trained, I Am The General. She has had one start to date in which she finished further down the field in the Blue Diamond Prelude won by Fontiton. Dynasty Queen is a much better filly than when she ran back in February and has been given plenty of time to fill out and mature. Libretine Miss runs

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