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We're back to Flemington for what looks a really interesting off season card this Saturday - we could hardly call the meeting a spring pointer but there is a couple of horses there that could make their way into better races at the early part of the spring

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick - track Good 4 - rail in the True position for the entire circuit - no rain for the last seven days - 2.5mm of irrigation for the last seven days - 14 scratchings

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Flemington

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Flemington - Track Good 4 - rail out 3m for the entire circuit - 1mm of irrigation for the last seven days - 4.2mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 6.4mm for the last seven days - ten scratchings

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Follow the market movers

Follow the fixed odds market movers for Randwick, Flemington and Doomben on Saturday - Randwick Race 7 - I Thought So $4.40 - $4.60; then $4.40 - $3.60 - $3.90 - $3.50 - $3.90 - $3.70 $2285 @ $3.90, $2265 @ $3.70 - Sir Plush $8; then $7.50 - $8 - Tactical Advantage $3.90 - $4; then $3.80 - $4.20

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Menari fills ninth The Everest slot

Rising four-year-old Menari has become the ninth horse selected to fill a slot in the $13 million The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 13 - slot holders Max Whitby and Neil Werrett have nominated the Gerald Ryan-trained Menari as their runner,

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Flemington Saturday snapshot

There is more on the line than $120,000 in Saturday's Byerley Handicap (1800m), with the chance to be exempt from the ballot for two of Victoria's famous races for spring three-year-olds - being the $2 million AAMI Victoria Derby, and/or the $1m Kennedy Oaks

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Rosehill trial for Winx.....and Chautauqua

The Chris Waller trained champion, and highest rated horse in the world, Winx, steps up her preparation for this spring with her first trial over 900m at Rosehill on Monday.

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Follow the market movers - updated

UPDATED - Follow the fixed odds market movers for Randwick, Flemington and Doomben on Saturday - Flemington Race 8 - Pacodali $6.50 - $6 - Morton’s Fork $10 - $12 - $8 - Trap For Fools $9.50 - $8.50 - $9 - Sixties Groove $2.40 - $2.60 $4000 @ $2.50, $1000 [twice] @ $2.60 - Sayed $9 - $10 - Kilimanjaro $8.50 - $9.50 - Jaameh $18 - $14 - $15 - $14

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Victorian Rising Stars race goes down to the wire

Two of Victoria’s most talented young riders will battle it out for the coveted Rising Stars award at Flemington on Saturday, with Stephanie Thornton carrying a four-point lead over fellow teenager Ethan Brown into the final leg of the apprentice-only series.

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Follow the market movers

Follow the fixed odds market movers for Randwick, Flemington and Doomben on Saturday - Randwick Race 7 - I Thought So $4.40 - $4.60; then $4.40 - $3.60 - $3.90 - $3.50 - Memes $8.50; then $8 - $9 - Tactical Advantage $3.90 - $4; then $3.80 - $4.20 - Easy Eddie $8; then $7.50 - $6

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The Lindsay Park report on Saturday's stable runners

Lindsay Park's David Hayes discusses the stable runners for Saturday - Flemington Nero Chin Chin - 'promising young stayer'.

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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 - Randwick Seahampton -'very talented horse'.

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MVRC extends two more Cox Plate invites

Wednesday marked 100 days until the 2018 Cox Plate and the Moonee Valley Racing Club has marked the occasion by issuing two more international invites to this year's race.

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Kheir grows Japanese stock

Owner Ozzie Kheir is to dramatically step-up the Japanese influence on Melbourne's Spring Carnival when five well-credentialed horses from Japan arrive in the Victorian capital next week.

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Jameka pleases in Sandown gallop

Jameka was a special visitor to the Ladbrokes Park Lakeside meeting on Wednesday after a planned gallop at the track early in the morning had to be aborted

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Avdulla and Osorno heading in the right direction

Champion Sydney jockey elect Brenton Avdulla registered win No. 91 for the 2017/18 metropolitan racing season when Osorno (by Exceed And Excel) proved to be too good for his opposition in Race 2 of the midweek meeting at Warwick Farm.

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13 for Randwick's July Sprint

The Randwick feature on Saturday, the July Sprint (1100m), as a field of 13 with the resuming Ron Quinton trained Boss Lane the top-weight with 61kg under Andrew Adkins and barrier seven.

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Follow the market moves

Follow the TAB.com.au fixed odds market movers for Warwick Farm and Sandown on Wednesday.

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Black type spring contenders to step out at The Farm

Black type spring contenders will step out in a barrier trial at Warwick Farm on Friday as they prepare to commence their new campaigns for both the Sydney and Victorian Spring Carnivals - the trial is restricted to Group 1 and 2 performers and will be contested on the course proper over 800m.

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Bletchingly bid for Black Heart Bart

Black Heart Bart could be on track for his first run for 2018 in Saturday week's Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield following a win in a star-studded jumpout at Coleraine in western Victoria on Tuesday.

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