Uptown Lady leads way at Addington – Albion Park team of four

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ADDINGTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 RACE 4 KOWHAI SUNDOWN (4, fr. 2600m stand) Sam Ottley -“He would need to trot all the way this week. The return to the stand could be a query. A place chance if he does things right,” said Mark. RACE 7 UPTOWN LADY (1, fr. 1980m mob) Sam Ottley & NAIYA FRANCO (3) Ricky May – “Uptown Lady should be that bit better from last week, still perhaps the half-run short after a hiccup. Drawn to likely trail and she should go well there. Naiya Franco was disappointing last week. She can do that from time …

Mares lead the way at Addington

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ADDINGTON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 RACE 1 KOWHAI SUNDOWN (3, FR, 1980m mob) Sam Ottley – A while since he’s raced. I thought we may as well be here for $10,000 than be going to the trials. May need it but looks like the right sort of race,” said Mark. RACE 3 UPTOWN LADY (6, fr, 2600m mob) Olivia Thornley, & NAIYA FRANCO (8) John Morrison – Uptown Lady has been racing pretty well. Forget the stand start miss last time. She looks a solid chance in that one. Naiya Franco is well graded, finds a good race and the 2600m …

Gore to Auckland for Team Jones

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Mark Jones has runners racing at both ends of the country, and somewhere in the middle this week in a continuation of a busy little time for the stable. The winter racing team are in great heart, winning numerous races over the last few weeks, and Mark has high hopes he can add another one or two to the list. ALEXANDRA PARK (FRIDAY, AUG 9) RACE 2 – MICHELLE (12, fr U5, 2700m stand) John Morrison – “She is not far away from winning one. Probably had to tinker a little with her on the foreign track but she has …

NEWCASTLE, Saturday, July 27

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NEWCASTLE (NSW), Saturday, July 27 Race 4: THE BUS (12, Guy Chappie), mob. 2030m: “Disappointed last start and looking for improvement.” Race 6: MISTER FINNIGAN (8, Guy Chappie), mob. 1609m: “Wide draw makes it tough but could run first four.” Race 9: GETARATTLEON (6, Joshua Gallagher), mob. 2030m: “Tricky draw but an each-way chance.”

AUCK-NZ METRO-OAMARU, July 26-28

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AUCKLAND TC, Friday, July 26 Race 7: MICHELLE (2, Tony Herlihy), mob. 1609m: “Needs to trot and is in a tough race.” NZ METRO TC, Friday, July 26 Race 4: HARMONY DELIGHT (12, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1980m: “Was good first-up but is in a strong field and has a hard draw, so looking for luck.” Race 5: IMMORTAL CHANGE (2, Samantha Ottley), QUEENOFDANCE (SCR) & NAIYA FRANCO (12, Blair Orange), mob. 2600m: “Immortal Change scored a good tough win last week. She’s drawn well so an upset hope.” “Naiya Franco was very good last week and although a bit in …

NZ & AUST., July 18-21

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FORBURY PARK TC, Thursday, July 18 Race 3: MOLLY DOOKER (SCR) Race 4: HIS ROYAL HARNESS (2, Samantha Ottley), 2700m std: “Is on his last legs and needs to improve.” Race 5: MY DESIGN (7, Samantha Ottley), 2200m std: “Gets in the right race and a winning hope.” NZ METRO TC, Friday, July 19 Race 7: LETS HUSTLE (6, Korbyn Newman) & IMMORTAL CHANGE (7, Olivia Thornley), mob. 2600m: “Lets Hustle went terrible last week but with the right run can place.” “Immortal Change is an in and out type but an each-way chance.” RANGIORA HRC, Sunday, July 21 Race …

NZ & AUST, July 12-14

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AUCKLAND TC, Friday, July 12 Race 6: MICHELLE (5, Tony Herlihy), UR 2, fr, 2700m std: “Is going good races and an each-way chance again.” NZ METRO TC, Friday, July 12 Race 2: SMOKE N REACTOR (2, Terry Chmiel), mob. 1980m: “Racing good and gets a draw, but in an even field.” Race 4: IMMORTAL CHANGE (4, Bob Butt) & LETS HUSTLE (5, Stephen McNally) & QUEENOFDANCE (8, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1980m: “Immortal Change should be improved from Sunday, and an upset chance.” “Lets Hustle has the blinds on to roll forward and a strong chance.” “Queenofdance scored a good …

NZ & AUST., July 4-7

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FORBURY PARK TC, Thursday, July 4 Race 4: GIMMEFIVEMINUTESMORE (4, Brent Barclay), mob. 2200m: “Finally stole one last week and an each-way chance again in claim series.” AUCKLAND TC, Friday, July 5 Race 7: MICHELLE (13, Tony Herlihy), UR 3, 10m, 2200m std: “She will be better for last week’s run and a winning hope.” NZ METRO TC, Friday, July 5 Race 1: UPTOWN LADY (12, Samantha Ottley), mob. 1980m: “Racing good but can’t buy a draw. The Bagrie horse looks the winner but she is the danger to him.” Race 4: RANGER BOMB (9, Samantha Ottley) & WILLISON (13, …

TAM-FORB-AUCK-NZ METRO TC, June 27-28

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TAMWORTH (NSW), Thursday, June 27 Race 3: MISTER FINNIGAN (1, Guy Chappie), mob. 1980m: “Drawn well in a strong field but an each-way chance.” Race 5: GETARATTLEON (9, Guy Chappie), mob. 1980m: “Bad draw and needs luck.” Race 9: ROCK N JOY (7, Guy Chappie), mob. 1609m: “Draw may work ok and a place Chance.” FORBURY PARK TC, Thursday, June 27 Race 2: MOLLY DOOKER (5, Sheree Tomlinson), mob. 2200m: “Battling maiden struggling.” Race 5: LETS HUSTLE (11, Sheree Tomlinson), mob. 2200m: “Bad draw but is in the right race to show improvement.” Race 8: HIS ROYAL HARNESS (6, Sheree …

MARLBOROUGH HRC, Sunday, June 23

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MARLBOROUGH HRC, Sunday, June 23 Race 2: MOLLY DOOKER (2, Sheree Tomlinson), mob. 2300m: “Had her chance the first day and battled the last bit, so hoping she will be improved for the second day.”