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Two-year-old interest both at the races and the trials

Two year old racing in Sydney continues to have considerable interest even with the earlier top liners sent to either spell after the Sydney Autumn Carnival or race over the Queensland Winter Carnival - it was the turn of trials on Monday for another display of potential when the Bjorn Baker trained Dundeel colt Nordicus won over 910m

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Working winter for Weir stars

Several of Darren Weir's headline gallopers - including last year's Cox Plate runner-up Humidor, five-time Group 1 hero Black Heart Bart and Caulfield Cup favourite Kings Will Dream - took another step towards the 2018 Spring Racing Carnival with a series of gallops on Monday morning.

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July Cup for Redkirk Warrior

Australian sprinter Redkirk Warrior is set to press on to next month's Group 1 July Cup (1200m) despite his uncharacteristic flop in Saturday's Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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Good nominations for Civic Stakes at Rosehill

An interesting duel is in prospect for the winter sprinters in the $150,000, listed Civic Stakes (1350m) at the Australian Turf Club’s meeting at Rosehill on Saturday with 19 nominations on Monday for the 14 capacity field.

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Raceday wagering review

The wagering review of Saturday's fixed odds betting for races at Doomden, Randwick and Flemington - Champagne Cuddles ($5.50-$6) attracted good money in the Tatt's Tiara and actually was the most popular runner in the race in front of Prompt Response - Bjorn Baker's filly was responsible for 28 percent of the market while Prompt Response held 18 percent.

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Prompt Response wins final Group 1 of season in Tatt's Tiara

Co-trainers Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott are hopeful of receiving a call from slot owners in the $13 million The Everest at Randwick in October following Prompt Response’s Group 1 breakthrough in the Tatt’s Tiara at Doomben on Saturday

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Weatherley claims first Sydney win

New Zealand apprentice Sam Weatherley won his first race in Sydney at his second ride with the Danny Williams trained She Knows in the $100,000, Turf Drain Australia Bm 81 Handicap (1000m).

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Divine Unicorn a stayer of the future says Dunn

Trainer Matt Dunn will weigh up all options for exciting staying prospect Divine Unicorn following his convincing win in the Tattersall’s Cup at Doomben on Saturday.

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The thinking was right for I Thought So

I Thought So under Glyn Schofield excelled in the Elite Haulage Handicap (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday with the four-year-old So You Think gelding winning for the first time since March 2017 and stepping up from two successive placings.

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Nature Strip a natural star

Questions hung in the air as a fractious Nature Strip jumped from the gates at Flemington on Saturday, but few remained barely a minute later after the boom three-year-old nudged the 1100-metre track record.

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Mason's Chance betters Winx' feat in Battle of the Bush

Mason’s Chance is the new country champion after the gelding bettered a feat held jointly by the world’s best galloper Winx in winning the inaugural Battle Of The Bush Final at Doomben on Saturday.

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Hyeronimus and Plymouth Road (NZ) travel with ease

A typically well-judged ride by Adam Hyeronimus earned the Matthew Smith trained Plymouth Road (NZ) his first win since February 2017 when making light work of the Evergreen Turf Bm 82 Handicap (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

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Two wins in succession for Dio D'Oro

Warwick Farm’s Gary Portelli’s recent run of two-year-old winners smoothly carried on at Randwick on Saturday with Dio D’Oro winning his second in succession when taking the Living Turf Handicap (1200m).

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Flemington

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Flemington - Track Soft 5 - rail out 9m for the entire circuit - no rain for the last 2 hours, 33.8mm for the last seven days - 19 scratchings - FINAL

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick - Track Heavy 9 - rail out 6m for the entire circuit - no rain for the last 24 hours, 65.2mm for the last seven days - 28 scratchings - FINAL

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Saturday and Sunday form

Saturday’s meetings include Randwick, Flemington, Doomben, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Donald, Beaudesert, Quirindi, Cowra, night meeting at Toowoomba, South Africa’s Scottsville and Kenilworth, France’s Compiegne, La Test de Buch, UK’s Day Five of Royal Ascot, Redcar, Ayr, Perth, Newmarket, Lingfield, Haydock Park and Ireland’s Down Royal and Limerick.

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Cartwright excited for Sydney opportunity

Georgina Cartwright's first Sydney metropolitan ride is also a good chance of being her first Sydney metropolitan winner, with the in-form apprentice partnering cult hero Jungle Edge at Randwick on Saturday.

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Miss Wilson to defy NZ record in Tatt's Tiara

Few Kiwi sprinters have crossed the Tasman and measured up to the Queensland Winter Carnival in recent times but trainer John Bary believes Miss Wilson could be an exception.

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Sydney Specials

The best through a winter meeting on a heavy track at Randwick looks to be saved until last.

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Brisbane Best

The final Group 1 of the Queensland Winter Carnival will be run at Doomben on Saturday which will feature the very competitive Tatt’s Tiara (1350m).

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