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Flemington 16---- 9 ----2017

Cap D’Antibes Stakes 1100 m Time 1.04.63

Comment by Ciaron Maher “Fox Swift is a pretty smart little filly, it is a credit to the team, you can see she is still carrying a fair bit of winter coat, it has been great for the owners.”

“It is a good result for the stable, she was better suited at the 1100 metres rather than the 1000 she finished the race off well, she settled better today, the tempo of the race allowed her to balance up and find her feet.”

“That was a bit short for her at Sandown, it was a good ride by Mark Zahra, he had a lot of cover in the race and she finished off very well.”

“She is an adaptable filly and easy to ride, she is sure to get a little further, maybe out to 1400 metres, it is good to get that touch of Black Type, she seemed to in good order, I was about to put her out but when they win like that it makes it hard, there is no reason now.”

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Pin & Wine Plate 1400 m Time 1.22.53

Comment by Tony McEvoy “Royal Symphony, that was pretty special, Dwayne had to do a lot of work in the straight.”

“Well, I have half a dozen horses that work better than him, but I’m not going to tell their names, he is a day game horse, he just turns up, that’s what you need to be a top class racehorse.”

“The next five minutes will tell me more; I just want to see how the horse’s condition is and see how quickly he recovers whether we go to a mile, he was very fresh coming into the mounting yard.”

“I thought he was fit enough and thankfully he got the job done, I didn’t trial him, I thought there was lots more to come.”

“I wanted to win today as I wanted to protect his record, I didn’t want him peaking today, he will peak in October, the only thing is how he jumps out of the gates.”

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The Sofitel 1400 m Time 1.22.62

Comment by Robert Smerdon “ Theanswermyfriend can dominate like that, and that is what he did today, we are heading in the direction of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, there is nothing wrong with his form.”

“We needed to win here to get us into the Sir Rupert Clarke, he has had a great preparation and nothing has changed, we will head that way, his coat is improving, he is getting better all the time, a little race conditioning, there is no point in stopping this now.”He added."

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Robert Smerdon 

 Bobbie Lewis Quality 1200 m Time 1.09.94

Comment by David Hayes Redkirk Warriorthe stable thought he was flying as good as he was when he won the Newmarket Handicap that was a true version of the Newmarket.”

“With the weight he carried, I have been watching him over the past twelve months; I think it will take a pretty good horse to beat him.”

“He is among the best sprinters I have had in a long time, with luck in running he is a very good horse, no doubt about that and adaptable up the straight six at Flemington, we have two class sprinters in Redkirk Warrior and Vega Magic.”

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David Hayes

 Danehill Stakes 1200 m Time 1.10.34

Comment by David Hayes ”Catshy was undefeated in Melbourne as a two year old, from that gate we just wanted to give her clear running for the first 600 metres, she was very strong today, she served it up to the boys again.”

“She might be favourite to take the boys on again in the $2 million dollars of the Caulfield Guineas.”

She will run against the fillies at her next start, she is a Group 1 winner, against the boys that is no problem, I will take them on again,” he added.

“We are very happy with Regan Bayliss, he is a fine young man and a good rider, we give him as many opportunities as we can”

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David Hayes

Let’s Elope Stakes 1400 m Time 1.23.50  

Comment by Matthew Ellerton “Sword Of Light, that was a good run from her, she has been all around the place, she was a Stakes winner earlier in her life, she won the 2016 Blue Diamond Stakes Preview”.

“She had a tough run earlier at Caulfield, the Myer classic could be an alternative, we will see how the spring unfolds and how far she takes us”.

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Matthew Ellerton

Makybe Diva Stakes 1600 m Time 1.35.35

Comment by Darren Weir “all my horses ran well, but Humidor was terrific, it was just a matter of getting him right, at his two previous runs he has paraded better, Damian Lane has done all the hard yards in track work, we galloped the horse on Monday, he felt very good”.

“When he got to the outside he did go, I never thought he would do that, we are now getting there.”

“The horse paraded well, Damian Lane has done all the hard yards, going up to Casterton and Coleraine to ride the horse in trials.”

“He is getting there, a bit of a wobble on the home turn, otherwise it was all great.”

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Darren Weir

Japan Racing Association Trophy 2500 mTime 2.35.

Comment by Nick Williams “Almandin really surprised me the way he cruised pass them with 61kg, it was a great performance, the crew are doing a great job up at Mount Macedon.”

“The Caulfield Cup has to be given some consideration now that the Melbourne Cup is penalty free.”

“I was saying to Michael Felgate the other day; whether it is the Herbert Power Handicap or the Caulfield Cup, which way we go.”

“There are options, the Moonee Valley Cup or the Cox Plate will have to be considered.”

“We will make that decision in due course, I wouldn’t like to encourage anyone to back him in the Caulfield Cup, or persuade them either.”

“That was a very dominant win with 61 kg he added.”

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Nick Williams

 

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