Cromwell runners

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CROMWELL, SATURDAY, JAN 6 RACE 1 MAJESTIC LAVROS (4, fr. 2600m stand) Mark Jones -“Very pleased with him at Winton. He probably came in that half run short though I did expect him to go well. Don’t expect any issues on the grass and if he performs he will go very close.” RACE 1 FANCY WOMAN (2, fr. 2600m stand) Blair Orange -“She’s been missing away and costing herself ground so stepping away is the key to her. Could place if she does it right.” RACE 8 TRES VITE (12, 1, 10m. 2600m stand) Mark Jones -“Impressed with her at …

Timaru runners

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TIMARU, FRIDAY, JAN 5 RACE 3 MANINTHEMIRROR (4, fr. 2600m mobile) Sam Ottley -“He had no luck on the Coast and has come through it well. A good eachway chance there if he gets the right run.” RACE 7 CASTLEREAGH (7, 1, 10m, 2600m stand) Sam Ottley -“He has come up nicely. I do expect him to need the run but you never know on class. Eachway chance first up.” RACE 8 BELLE OF BROOKLYN (5, fr. 2000m mobile) Sam Ottley -“She’s an eachway chance if she handles the wet track. A tricky little race that one.” RACE 10 IMMORTAL …

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ROXBURGH, THURSDAY JAN 4 RACE 4 LIBERTY ROSE (5, fr. 2180m mobile) Mark Jones -“She shied at the wrong time at Gore, I think probably headed at that stage. A better draw and hoping for a big run, but in  a handy field.” RACE 5 RUTHLESS SUCCESS (3, fr. 2700m stand) Laura McKay -“Not that bad on a very wet track at Winton. She will probably handle the tighter circuit better than a few here and she’s a good chance, particularly if she can find the markers.” RACE 7 ROCK N JOY (5, fr. 2700m stand) Mark Jones -“She won …

Team busy over weekend and Xmas

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FORBURY PARK, THURS DEC 21 RACE 1 FANCY WOMAN (5, fr. 2200m stand) Mark Jones -“She’s a good chance if she can step away well. That’s the key. Hoping for a good run.” RACE 3 SHEEZA SPORT (1, fr. 2200m mobile) Mark Jones -“She probably hasn’t come back as well as I’d hoped from two-to-three. But we get a good draw and she has a chance from there.” RACE 4 ELIANNA FRANCO (1, fr. 2700m stand) Mark Jones -“I think she has improved a bit with the first run and if she can step well from one, which can be …

Mark rates the starters

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ADDINGTON, SATURDAY, DEC 16 RACE 2 RUTHLESS SUCCESS (6, fr. 2600m stand) Laura McKay -“She’s racing well. Always a chance in these types of races and with a nice sit somewhere she will run on well as usual.” RACE 2 MICHELLE (15, fr. 2600m stand) Sam Ottley -“She’s here as she is better to start here than go to the trials, to be honest. A talented mare if she does things right and though she is likely to need a run or two you never know – she has come up pretty well and one to follow over Xmas.” RACE …

Orari & Motukarara runners

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ORARI, SATURDAY, NOV 25 RACE 3 SAY YOUR PRES (3, fr. 2500m stand) Mark Jones -” Much happier with her last time at Ashburton. If she does things right and trots like that again she looks a good chance.” RACE 6  ROCK N JOY (10, fr. 1950m stand) Mark Jones -“A nice filly going to do a nice job. I still think six months away yet but a forward run would not surprise me. She’s one to follow.” RACE 8 MANINTHEMIRROR (13, fr. 1850m mobile) Laura McKay -“He’s in a race that could suit him, though some are likely better …

Small team for the weekend

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ASHBURTON, THURSDAY, NOV 16 RACE 8 SAY YOUR PRES (6, fr. 2400m stand) Mark Jones -“She was a bit unlucky to get that early check at Forbury otherwise I think we’d have been right in it. Things have to go her way a little bit given her manners are still a work in progress, but she is good enough.” ADDINGTON, FRIDAY, NOV 17 RACE 1 RUTHLESS SUCCESS (13, fr. 1950m mobile) Sam Ottley -“She is racing well, unlucky at Kaikoura and then did the job well at Forbury. A much tougher task here and she did need to draw better. …

Mark heads to Forbury for rare visit

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FORBURY PARK, THURSDAY, NOV 9 RACE 2 BELLE OF BROOKLYN (1, fr. 2700m stand) Mark Jones -“Very pleased with her at Kaikoura, that win had been building. She’s on track to run well again, has come through the race up there well. Stepping well the key from one.” RACE 4 SAY YOUR PRES (4,fr. 2200m stand) Mark Jones -“She’s getting closer, I think. A good effort last start after getting back and up wide later. She’s just that mistake-free performance away and hopefully she gets it right this week.” RACE 4 RUTHLESS SUCCESS (8, fr. 2200m stand) Laura McKay -“She …

Joey to lead the way at Timaru

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ADDINGTON, FRIDAY, NOV 3 R11 – MANINTHEMIRROR (11, fr. 2600m mobile) Sam Ottley -“He’s had his chances in a few maiden races at Addington. It would be nice to grab one with him for the Met Multiplier, but perhaps this looks a bit rich.” TIMARU, SATURDAY, NOV 4 R3 – SAY YOUR PRES (3, fr. 2000m mobile) Sam Ottley -“She’s trotting a lot better now and not far away from winning one. Muscles Galore aside, who does look the winner, I think she can beat most of them if she does things right. An eachway chance.” R8 GLENFERRIE CLASSIC (2, …

Whittaker leads stable charge

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ADDINGTON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 R1 JOEY MAGUIRE (9, fr. 1950m mobile) Sam Ottley -“Really pleased with him last week, he ran on strongly. We go back in class but out in draw here. He meets some nice ones and will need luck, but a blowout chance.” R3 RUTHLESS SUCCESS (3, fr. 1950m mobile) Laura McKay, and SAY YOUR PRES (7, fr.) Mark Jones -“Ruthless Success did a wee bit to lead and was run over last time. She’s probably better with a nice bit of cover and running on. An eachway chance. So is SAY YOUR PRES, if she does …