Spring horses off to a terrific start

Danny O'Brien saddled six runners at Caulfield on Saturday and despite going home winless, it couldn't have been a better display from his team. All six were first up in their respective events and showed that the Spring could be a happy hunting ground.

The day got off to a spectacular start with stayer Master O'Reilly resuming with a terrific fresh run, rounding up all but the winner to finish a close up second. After settling back in running, he charged home late to give every indication that he has improved from the Autumn and is in for a bright staying campaign.

Both of the 3yo's resuming on Saturday, Purrealist and Chinchilla Rose, excelled in their respective races. Purrealist ran to the line strongly after being last in running to finish runner up. Over a distance that is considered short of his best, he showed he is on target in a race that is considered to be a guide to the Caulfield Guineas. Chinchilla Rose stormed home in the Quezette Stakes. In her first start for the stable, she showed that she will be able to mix it with the best 3yo fillies in the Spring with her slashing third.

DouroValley showed that he is on target for a good campaign with a solid first up run in the Group 2 Liston Stakes. After getting well back in the running, he finished off to be close up behind the other resuming stayers in what was a very good indication that he will improve as he rises in distance in the coming months.

Well bred mare Juste Momente and the ever improving Archie Senior showed that they are on track with a third and fourth respectively in their races. Both ran well fresh and will be hard to toss in their respective races over the Spring.

Oliver’s input aids O’Brien

Oliver’s input aids O’Brien
[22 Apr 19] You get more than just elite riding skills when Damien Oliver is part of the team and Danny O’Brien can thank the Hall of Fame hoop for his 21st metro winner of the season. O’Brien revealed after Absolute Flirt’s soft first-up win on Monday over 1000m at Sandown that Oliver played a key role in the placement of the Stratum filly.  more...

SA Derby on the agenda for Grinzinger Star

SA Derby on the agenda for Grinzinger Star
[20 Apr 19] Danny O'Brien is warming to the idea of running Grinzinger Star in the South Australian Derby after his second-straight win at Caulfield. The three-year-old defeated Mr Quickie at 1600m last start and on Saturday accounted for older rivals at 2000m, a victory that now has O'Brien growing in confidence for the Group 1 event.  more...

O'Brien to unveil Addictive Nature at Caulfield

O'Brien to unveil Addictive Nature at Caulfield
[18 Apr 19] Group 3 winner Addictive Nature will step out for his third trainer when the lightly-raced galloper resumes at Saturday’s Caufield meeting. Saturday’s Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap (1200m) will only be Addictive Nature’s ninth start but the son of Savabeel will debut for the Danny O’Brien stable.  more...