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Vertebra fracture for Blake Shinn after trials fall

Sydney jockey Blake Shinn has a fracture of his C1 and C3 vertebra after a fall at the Randwick trials on Monday - recovery could be between three and six months

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'Solid workout' for Winx at Rosehill

The Chris Waller stable reported on Monday morning that champion mare Winx had 'a solid workout this morning with Hugh Bowman in the saddle.'

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Nature Strip deal for The Everest in the planning

A tick over two months out from the $13million The Everest at Randwick, trainer Darren Weir said he could yet have multiple runners in the rich feature with Nature Strip being sought after.

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Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at Rosehill and Flemington - another well backed favourite missed in The Rosebud with Sandbar ($7) getting the win - the unplaced Plague Stone ($3.80) held three times more money than any other runner but was an alarming drifter late.

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Duel State winners for Godolphin

Godolphin’s machine was working smoothly in two States on Saturday with first Commands four-year-old entire Bandipur winning the VRC Member Peter Dakin Handicap (1000m) at Flemington with 57kg under a strong finish from Dwayne Dunn

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Lad denies Brave pair in Aurie's Star

They do not combine often but Damien Oliver and Darren Weir did so for their second Group-level victory in partnership as Voodoo Lad sprinted late to win the $150,000, Group 3 Aurie's Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday.

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Sandbar's The Rosebud at Rosehill

Sandbar, under Kerrin McEvoy, collected his second stakes win when taking the listed Smithfield RSL Club Rosebud (1100m) at Rosehill on Saturday giving trainer Brad Widdup options going forward into the spring with the three-year-old Snitzel colt.

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Hayes eyes Melbourne Cup with Jaameh (IRE)

David Hayes will give Jaameh (IRE) the opportunity to qualify for the Melbourne Cup after a solid win in the VRC Members Maureen O'Connell Handicap (2510m) at Flemington on Saturday.

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Quick Defence (USA) shores up Tasmanian purchase

Quick Defence (USA) defied carrying 61kg under Tommy Berry to overcome Royal Stamp with 53kg under Rachel King to win the Fairfield RSL Club Bm 78 Handicap (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday to give his new Tasmanian owners a literal ‘quick’ return on his recent purchase

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Flemington

UPDATED 8.35AM - TRACK DOWNGRADE - Track conditions, form and scratchings for Flemington - Track Soft 5 - rail out 7m for the entire circuit - 18mm of irrigation for the last seven days - 7mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 10mm for the last seven days - 23 scratchings - rider replacements - FINAL

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill - Track Good 4 - rail out 3m for the entire circuit - 4mm of irrigation for the last seven days - 2mm of rain for the last seven days - 15 scratchings - FINAL

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Childs reunited with Written By at Sandown

Jordan Childs has reunited with Blue Diamond winner Written By for the first time on the eve of spring as the colt ramps up his Coolmore Stud Stakes preparation

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Sydney Specials

A potential Group level horse is expected to take beating in the final event on the card at Rosehill on Saturday - that Group horse in the making is Paret who contests the Clubsnsw Benchmark 81 Handicap (1350m).

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The Melbourne Mail

There's a touch of spring in the air at Flemington this Saturday. Unless the storms hit of course.

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Mature Faatinah ready to fire

An international campaign looks to have been just what Faatinah needed, with trainer David Hayes declaring the Group-1 placed sprinter has returned a better horse.

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Home Of The Brave (IRE) heads Aurie's Star betting

Godolphin's Starspangledbanner seven-year-old gelding Home Of The Brave (IRE) heads betting at $3.50 with sportsbet.com.au for the $150,000, listed Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington and holds three-times more money with the bookmaker than second favourite, Darren Weir's Voodoo Lad

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Follow the market movers

Follow the fixed odds market movers for Rosehill, Flemington and Doomben on Saturday - Aurie's Star - Home Of The Brave $3.60 - $3.50 $300 @ $3.60, $500 @ $3.50 - Voodoo Lad $3.70 - $3.80 $500 e/w @ $3.80/$1.55 - Poetic Dream $4.40 - $4.60

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Follow the market movers - updated

Follow the fixed odds market movers for Rosehill, Flemington and Doomben on Saturday - The Rosebud - Outrageous $13 - $14 - Plague Stone @.60 $1000 @ $2.60 - Oxford Tycoon $4.40 - $4.20 $350 @ $4.40, $300 @ $4.20

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Maher pressing on with Jameka

A decision on the racing future of Jameka is still yet to be made with trainer Ciaron Maher indicating he is pressing on with her preparation as normal despite expecting more from her trial on Monday.

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The Patterson report on Rosehill

Rosehill Course Manager Shaun Patterson gives an update on the Rosehill track, the home of the Longines Golden Slipper, before The Rosebud meeting on Saturday - track currently a Good 4, rail out 3m for the entire circuit

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