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It is a fantastic program of racing at Caulfield in the first of the big carnival race days - let’s go to the big one and suggest last year’s winner Vega Magic is perfectly set up to win the Memsie Stakes.

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Invincible Star surgery history reported

Racing NSW stewards' advised late on Thursday that co-trainer Mr Adrian Bott on Thursday reported to them that Invincible Star has undergone arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips in both knees soon after its last start in the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington 4 November 2017

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Prince Of Arran (GB) firms for Melbourne Cup after nominations announced

The Charlie Fellowes trained Prince Of Arran (GB) has been the big firmer following the announcement of the nominations for the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 6th - $51.00 into $21.00

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Caulfield - feature Race Tips and Previews

Race Tips and Previews for feature races at Caulfield - the elite head the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Vega Magic is the $2.80 elect and we may do better

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Randwick - feature Race Tips and Previews

Race Tips and Previews for feature races at Randwick - a good Randwick miler tops the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick on Saturday, Prized Icon is well suited in this race and is $

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The latest news update from Sky Racing

The latest Sky Racing news update on Thursday with Nick Quinn – Redzel remains odds on favourite for Concorde Stakes – seven rides at Randwick for Michael Walker – Golden Rose target for More Sundays.

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Ramdhani update on Randwick Course Proper ahead of Chelmsford Stakes meeting

The Australian Turf Club's Randwick Track Manager Nevesh Ramdhani with an update on the Randwick Course Proper ahead of the Chelmsford Stakes meeting at Randwick on Saturday - frosts this week, track Good 4 and fine weather into Saturday, Good 3 possible on Saturday.

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The Lindsay Park report on Saturday's stable runners

Lindsay Park's Tom Dabernig discusses the stable runners on Saturday at Morphettville, Randwick and Caulfield - Vega Magic - 'he is in great form and I expect him to be hard to beat again'.

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Significant increase in Caulfield and Melbourne Cup nominations

The Melbourne Cup, which has risen from $6.3 million to $7.3 million in prizemoney this year, has attracted 183 entries – up from 140 in 2017 and the most since the nomination deadline was moved to late August in 2011 - Caulfield Cup has 164 nominations up from 142

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Before The First - Memsie Stakes Day

Seabrook ended last campaign a Group 1 winner at 1600m but notably first-up last preparation she showed plenty of sharpness when unlucky in the Blue Diamond Prelude over 1100m. 1200m first-up looks ideal on the back of an encouraging trial and the barrier looks perfect as it should allow jockey Damien Oliver to settle her in the second half of the field with cover but crucially away from the inside to help her build momentum on the turn

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Room for more than one winner out of Memsie

Few Victorian races have risen in stature like the New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes has in the past five years - that might sound a little silly given champions Phar Lap, Ajax, Eurythmic, Tranquil Star, Comic Court, Rising Fast, Galilee and Manikato adorn the honour roll, but its status has risen markedly of late

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Follow the market movers

Follow the fixed odds market movers for Randwick and Caulfield on Saturday - Tramway Stakes Le Romain $3.60-$3.50-$3.80-$3.70 - Pierata $4-$3.30 $1,250 @ $4, $3,000 @ $3.30, $500 @ $3.30 multiple times, $455 @ $3.30 - Lanciato $8-$7.50 $400 @ $7.50, $300 e/w @ $7.50/$2.40, $200 @ $7.50

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The Waller update for Saturday

Rosehill, Flemington and Gold Coast trainer Chris Waller and racing manager Charles Duckworth discuss the stable's runners on Saturday - including a complete rundown on all Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes runners at Randwick

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Godolphin weekend runners update

Godolphin weekend runners update Godolphin's trainer James Cummings comments on the stable's runners at Caulfield and Randwick on Saturday - Kementari - “He absolutely flew in a gallop on Tuesday morning - coming into this race he’s been really bright, he’s come out of his last run in sensational order - there’s no doubt this is a very powerful weight-for-age field in the Memsie with horses like Vega Magic and Happy Clapper up against us.”

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City first for Pearson

Victorian apprentice Rose Pearson landed her first metropolitan win at Ladbrokes Park on Wednesday with a proactive steer on a horse she's ridden since the early days of her career.

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Airborne Kementari ripe for Memsie

James Cummings clearly has not been rattled by Kementari's unplaced last-start effort in the Group 1 Winx Stakes.

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Dixie under the radar for Tramway return

She’d be a finalist for Sydney’s best non-Winx mare but Ron Quinton’s Dixie Blossoms is shaping as the forgotten horse in Saturday’s Group 2 $200,000 Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick.

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Vega Magic heads the Memsie Stakes market

The TAB Everest bound Vega Magic heads the market for the first Group 1 race of the Melbourne season, the $1m, WFA New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m).

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Wednesday wagering review - updated

Wednesday's wagering review of fixed odds markets for races at the Chelmsford Stakes meeting at Randwick and Memsie Stakes meeting at Caulfield on Saturday - Unforgotten the $3.70 favourite for the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) - Le Romain $3.60 favourite for Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) - Vaga Magic $2.80 favourite for Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m)

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Follow the market movers

Follow the fixed odds market movers for Canterbury and Sandown-Hillside today - Canterbury Race 4 Scratches $8-$5.50-$4.40 $250 e/w @ $8/$2.50, $400 @ $6.50, $300 @ $6.50, $300 @ $6, $1,000 e/w @ $5.50/$2, $750 @ $5, $200 @ $4.60 multiple times

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