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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Canterbury

Early track conditions, form and scratchings for Canterbury - Track Soft 5 - rail out 6m for the entire circuit - no irrigation and rain for the last seven days - no scratchings

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Tuesday and Wednesday form

Tuesday’s meetings include Wyong, Yeppoon, Pakenham-All Weather, Wellington, France’s Mont De Marsan and Compiegne, South Africa’s Vaal, UK’s Musselburgh and Wolverhampton-All Weather.

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Eckstein nominated for more black type in Winter Challenge

The Chris Waller trained Eckstein has been nominated for a further race to extend her black type pedigree before heading to Coolmore’s paddocks for a breeding career with the stable nominating the I Am Invincible five-year-old mare for the $150,000, listed Winter Challenge (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Weatherley returns to New Zealand

Sam Weatherley will head home from Sydney next Sunday, not for a holiday, but to reignite his New Zealand riding career at Riccarton the following Saturday

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Mystic begins Cox Plate Journey

Cox Plate favourite Mystic Journey is set to brighten up the winter racing scene after she was entered for a first-up run in Saturday’s Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield.

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Remedial work for Pakenham synthetic

A harrowing of Pakenham’s synthetic surface on Tuesday morning is expected to have the track ready for the afternoon’s meeting in the wake of recent criticism of the surface by a number of trainers.

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The latest news update from Sky Racing

The latest Sky Racing news update on Monday with Jaimee Rogers - Brutal a possibility for the TAB Everest, Pike breaks Australian riding record–– plus more of the latest racing news.

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Horses scratched at Pakenham due to excessive kick-back

Two horses were scratched from Sunday’s Racing.com Park (Pakenham) meeting owing to their trainers considering the synthetic track ‘unsafe’.

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Shinn a winner before heading to Sha Tin

Blake Shinn left Randwick on Saturday pleased with his final Sydney winner, Haut Brion Her, and looking forward to his next challenge of stepping up as a part-season Hong Kong Jockey Club contracted rider at Sha Tin.

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Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at Randwick and Flemington - Randwick Race 7 The majority of punters were left to ponder after Smartedge registered an upset win - expected to be a battle between Ljungberg and Notation who finished second and was reasonably solid in the market ($2.90 to $3.20 late) - Ljungberg was an unplaced favourite after being backed late from $3 to $2.30

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Doubles for Waller and Avdulla

Chris Waller and Brenton Avdulla had successful doubles at Randwick on Saturday with Waller winning with Haut Brion Her and Avdulla with Excellent Proposal and the two combining with the versatile Wu Gok in the Eremein Handicap (2000m)

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Three in succession for Haut Brion Her

The Chris Waller trained Zoustar filly Haut Brion Her defeated the well-supported Sir Elton in the Book Spring Hospitality Bm 74 Handicap (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday drawing rave reviews from jockey Blake Shinn and taking her record to three wins in succession from four starts.

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Huntly Castle books Derby spot

Lindsay Park unveiled yet another possible Derby contender ahead of next season when Huntly Castle won the $135,000 Byerley Handicap (1800m) at Flemington on Saturday.

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Excellent positioning for Excellent Proposal

Positioning is everything and while co-trainer Michael Freedman and jockey Brenton Avdulla expected to be close to the front, if not leading, with Excellent Proposal in the Australian Turf Club Handicap (1400m) for two-year-old’s at Randwick on Saturday, a mid-field slot on the outside of the field worked just fine

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Lord Belvedere's spring quest

Imported stayer Lord Belvedere (GB) will be given a chance to sneak into the Melbourne Cup after enjoying a soft win over 2500 metres in the $135,000, Harry White Handicap at Flemington on Saturday

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick - Track Soft 6 - rail out 12m from the 1600m to the winning post and 10m for the remainder - no irrigation and rain for the last seven days - weather sunny 20c - 14 scratchings - FINAL

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