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, …


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ADDINGTON, FRIDAY SEPT 1 R2: MICHELLE (fr. Ur.) 2600m stand, Sam Ottley -“Good to see her show what she can do last start, a bit of a surprise, but a welcome one. It’ll be tricky with barriers up behind her this time and to be honest this field is far from ideal the way it has been rated.”   R3: SI SI SENOR (fr,1) 1950m mobile, Sam Ottley -“Nowhere near his best last start and hopefully we have been able to improve him from that disappointment, I know he is a lot better than that. Gets his chance from the …

Two chances at Addington

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Addington, Friday, July 14 Race 5: SPOOKY (10, Katie Cox), fr, mob. 1950m: “He’s racing well. The draw could be either a good or bad one, it depends how the one in front of us gets out. On recent form he has to be a show, just depends on where he lands in the running from where he starts from.” Race 6: JOEY MAGUIRE (4, Laura McKay), fr. mob. 2600m: “A pretty good effort from him at Rangiora, making up good ground on them. A handier draw may well help the cause. Not an easy field to beat but if …

QLD OAKS the season swansong

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ADDINGTON, Friday July 7 Race 9: MANINTHEMIRROR (2, Sam Ottley), fr. mob. 1950m: “He had to be scratched with a minor issue last week but the team say he’s worked well this week. From the draw he should be somewhere handy at the finish with Mistahmistah looking very hard to beat.” ALBION PARK, Saturday July 8 Race 7: DELIGHTFUL MEMPHIS (4, Mark), fr. mob, 2138m: “A bit disappointed last week to have her fade a bit on her run but she did pull too hard and left nothing in the tank for the end. I have changed some gear and …

DELIGHTFUL MEMPHIS can bounce back

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OAKS STILL NOT OUT OF BETTY’S RANGE There’s some bigger things to think of at Albion Park on Saturday night, but for Canterbury trainers Tim Butt and Mark Jones there’s been no shortage of quality entertainment on their trip to the banana state. Butt, who has Field Marshal in rare form and seeking more glory in the Sunshine Sprint this weekend, and Jones, with classy Queensland Oaks chance Delightful Memphis, have both been well looked after, and they concede the chance to attend the Jeff Horn-Manny Pacquiao fight at Suncorp Stadium last Sunday afternoon was a lifetime experience. “It was …

BETTY WELL AHEAD OF OAKS – Late driver change!

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ADDINGTON, Friday June 30 Race 10: MANINTHEMIRROR (1, Sam Ottley), mob. 2600m: “I was pretty pleased with him first up in a field that was stronger than this. Nice to see him in a rating band that suits him and his competitors. I’d like to think he could go close to winning from the draw, he seems well.” TIMARU, Sunday, July 2 Race 3: PRINCESS HOLLY (8, Sam Ottley), stand, 2000m: “Very pleased with her first run. A big filly still filling out her big frame and we won’t see the best of her until next season. On what she …

Dunn roars to front in WDC

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DEXTER DUNN ROARS INTO CONTENTION Tuesday 24th February 2015 Seven heats of the World Driving Championship were run in the city of Wagga Wagga, situated 455 kilometres south of Sydney.  Wagga Wagga is the state’s largest inland city and is an important agricultural, military and transport hub of Australia.  The Wagga Wagga harness racing track is 823 metres in circumference. Tuesday night the track was the venue of the Dexter Dunn show, as the leading New Zealand reinsman roared back into Championship contention with a dominant display winning the first three heats. Dexter Dunn’s patience was rewarded in heat six …

ASHBURTON TC, Thursday, November 13

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ASHBURTON TC, Thursday, November 13   Race 5: CHAMPAGNE DREAMS (5, Blair Orange), & MARITIME ARDEN (9, Michelle Neilson), mob. 1609m: “Champagne Dreams is a nice filly. She’s in a super strong field but an each-way chance.”   “Maritime Arden was good last at her last start but faces a tough ask drawn wide, also in that super strong field.”     Race 8: FAIR DINKUM BROMAC (14, Blair Orange), mob. 2400m:  “Is having no luck but can upset if they go hard.”     Race 10: ASTRAPI (10, Kimberly Butt), 2400m std: “He’s a headache and take on trust.”