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 …

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 …

Trip to Invers for Mark

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ADDINGTON, FRIDAY OCTOBER 6 R3 RUTHLESS SUCCESS (5, fr. 2600m stand) Sam Ottley; and SAY YOUR PRES (8, fr.) Colin DeFilippi “Ruthless Success is going well and she tries so hard so filling a place again in this good race would be great. Say Your Pres has more ability of the two but her manners are not as good yet. A talented mare and I was pleased with her Methven trial. Colin will jump on and he should suit her.” ASCOT PARK, SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 R3 BELLE OF BROOKLYN (13, fr. 1700m mobile) Mark Jones -“She’s come up nicely this …

The Bus leads Mark’s Addington charge

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ADDINGTON, Friday Sept 29 R2 – RUTHLESS SUCCESS (15, fr. 2600m stand) Laura McKay – “She has been racing pretty honestly as suaul. Would have been nice to get a front row draw with her in this race and the back row does make it tougher. She will run on better than most.” R4 – JOEY MAGUIRE (11, fr. 2600m mobile) Laura McKay – “He’s been going really good races. A draw would have helped, but in a juniors race quite often a poor draw can become a good one so we’ll take our luck. Capable of finishing top three …