Shamexpress returns home


Newmarket Handicap winner Shamexpress returned home yesterday primed for his return appearance in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley on October 25.

Trainer Danny O’Brien said he planned to give Shamexpress, which hasn’t raced since contesting the July Cup at Newmarket in July, a jump out at Flemington on Friday.

Shamexpress came out of quarantine yesterday and was floated back to O’Brien’s Flemington stables.

“He’s brilliant, he’s in great shape,” enthused O’Brien.

“He’s just thrived, he spent the whole (English) summer at Newmarket and he’s come back in terrific order.”

O’Brien will target the Manikato and Patinack Farm Classic, on the final day of the VRC spring carnival with Shamexpress.

Story by Adrian Dunn, to view full Racing Network story click here 

Photo by Slickpix, to view full Slickpix website click here

Derby Trial awaits Grinzinger Star

Derby Trial awaits Grinzinger Star
[12 Oct 18] Trainer Danny O'Brien will test three-year-old Grinzinger Star in the Geelong Classic on Wednesday week before deciding if he pushes on to the VRC Derby with the talented colt. The son of Reliable Man pulled out all stops for jockey Damien Oliver to secure his maiden victory over 2200m at start four on Friday at Ballarat.  more...

Synthetic form stacks up for Dawn

Synthetic form stacks up for Dawn
[01 Oct 18] Punters didn't have confidence, but Daily At Dawn defied a betting drift to notch back-to-back wins at Geelong on Monday. The stats on horses backing up a synthetic track win with a victory on grass next start is quite low, but the daughter of Dawn Approach proved too strong for her rivals in the 1200m BM58 event.  more...

Group Wishes for Flemington contender

Group Wishes for Flemington contender
[25 Sep 18] Promising filly Thousand Wishes will audition for a crack at a Group race when she steps out at Flemington on Wednesday.  more...