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Homesman (USA) heads Underwood Stakes nominations

Caulfield’s Group 1 WFA Underwood Stakes (1800m) received 21 nominations on Monday with the Group 2 Feeham Stakes winner Homesman (USA) the opening TAB All In market favourite at $3.50

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Newnham looks to win Oaks trial again

Randwick’s Mark Newnham is looking to win the Kennedy Oaks Trial (1800m) at Flemington on Wednesday for the second year in succession with Celestial Falls, the $2.90 favourite with TAB.

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The latest news update from Sky Racing

The latest Sky Racing news update on Monday with Jaimee Rogers – Redzel remains on target, juveniles on display at Randwick, Michael Freedman discusses Ticket To Ride, Jamie Richards o the Epsom favourite – plus more of the latest racing news.

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Golden Pendant heads support card for Golden Rose

The Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) for fillies and mares heads the support card for the Rosehill feature on Saturday, the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m), with 15 nominations received on Monday including the Chris Waller trained Arcadia Queen

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Reflections on George Main Stakes Day

Randwick turned on a great day on Saturday at the end of a rough week for the course with 82.8mm of rain dumped over the week causing consternation and scratchings when raceday delivered a Soft 7 track that was upgraded over the programme to a Soft 6 and belting racing.

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Monday and Tuesday form

Monday’s meetings include Grafton, Mildura, Orange, South Africa’s Flamingo Park, France’s Auteuil and Craon, UK’s Leicester, Hamilton Park, Warwick and Ireland’s Fairyhouse

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Johannes Vermeer out of spring

The Macedon Lodge team’s reliance on Sunday’s Underwood Stakes favourite Homesman to claim a spring feature has become that much more pressing following confirmation that Johannes Vermeer will miss another spring carnival.

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Brimham Rocks (GB) escapes Cup penalty

Brimham Rocks (GB) will carry just 52 kilograms in his mission to end Chris Waller’s Caulfield Cup curse after no Cup penalty was issued to last Saturday’s MRC Foundation Cup winner.

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Hush Writer (JPN) penalised 2kg for The Metropolitan after Newcastle Cup win

The Racing NSW Handicapping Panel has advised of re-handicaps for the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) and Group 1 ERpsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on October 5th - Hush Writer (JPN) penalised 2kg for Newcastle Cup win

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Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's TAB.com.au fixed odds betting for races at the George Main Stakes meeting at Randwick and the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes meeting at Caulfield plus Future Market updates - Avilius landed big bets and was a massive loser for TAB - going around as a very popular $3 favourite, Avilius held over half the money in the market and was four times as popular as the next best supported which was Verry Elleegant ($6-$6.50).

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What the beaten jockeys said - Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

What the beaten jockeys said after the running of the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday - Declan Bates - 'It was as good as it looked - I probably didn’t expect him to do it as easy as he did.'

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Avilius (GB) in a dominant George Main Stakes win

Godolphin’s trainer James Cummings described the win by Avilius (GB) in the Group 1 WFA Colgate George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday as a ‘Cox Plate’ performance with the stable now having to think through their options for the impressive six-year-old Pivotal gelding.

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Pierata firms into The Everest favourite following his Shorts success

A select field of five elite sprinters took their place in the Group 2, Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts (1100m) at Royal Randwick in Sydney and were responsible for a magnificent spectacle with Pierata (by Pierro) proving to be a narrow winner over his high-class rivals.

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Kolding just in Bill Ritchie Handicap

The Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m) provided another close finish on a day of them at Randwick on Saturday when Chris Waller’s Kolding under Glen Boss snatched the win in the last stride over Fierce Impact (JPN) and Nash Rawiller.

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Famous Juddmonte colours carried to victory at Royal Randwick

The unmistakable racing livery of Juddmonte Farms featured on the Royal Randwick program in Sydney when Finche (by Frankel) scored a stout staying success in the Group 3, The Agency Real Estate Kingston Town Stakes (2000m)

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Begood Toya Mother wins Rupert Clarke

Daniel Bowman's long-range plan to win his first Group 1 ended in a glorious result with his emerging star Begood Toya Mother taking out the $500,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Funstar's Tea Rose Stakes

Funstar under James McDonald claimed the Group 2 Darley Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday after an absorbing battled for the length of the straight with Libertini and Tommy Berry and a late arriving Probabeel (NZ) and Kerrin McEvoy

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Rachel King wins at Caulfield debut

Sydney horses and sometimes even Sydney jockeys can often struggle at their first try at Caulfield, but there were no such concerns for Rachel King and her mount Manicure on Saturday.

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Brimham Rocks secures Caulfield Cup berth

The Chris Waller-trained Brimham Rocks (GB) secured qualification for next month's Caulfield Cup by winning Saturday's Group 3 East Malvern Bendigo Bank MRC Foundation Cup (2000m).

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High Ambitions for Waller winner

The Chris Waller stable is never short of talented European imports and their stocks have been further replenished with Shared Ambition (IRE), an impressive winner at his Australian debut at Caulfield on Saturday.

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