Week review


  • Confessed was solid at Kilmore last Friday, running fourth in race five’s benchmark 58 (1212m) by under three lengths.
  • Brenlyn’s Trooper ran a third in race six (BM58), 4.4L away.


  • Saturday’s Berrigan Cup meeting didn’t result in a winner but there were still a number of encouraging results.
  • Mescaminto was beaten by less than half a length in the Berrigan Cup, while Rainbow Thief (2.3L) and Eamonn’s Memory (2.5L) weren’t far behind.
  • Malabar Queen stepped up to handicap company (BM50) for the first time in her career and was solid, finishing second beaten by a touch over a length.
  • Deploy and Destroy started the $2.10 favourite in race four’s benchmark 50 (1400m) but finished third, 3.76L off the leader, while Legal Zou was just behind him.


  • Three gallopers went to Mansfield’s picnic meeting on Melbourne Cup Day.
  • Biden came away a winner after taking out race one’s maiden by 1.5L.
  • Wilma Wombat saluted in race three’s maiden by half a length.


  • Kiss The Bride wasn’t disgraced in his first start for the stable at Kyneton on Wednesday, finishing three lengths off them in race six (BM70).

Week ahead


  • The team will take two runners to Albury’s Twilight Meeting on Friday evening.
  • Confessed will take her place in race three (BM66 over 1500m), jumping from gate two with apprentice hoop Alysha Warren in the saddle.
  • Brenlyn’s Trooper will try his hand in the feature race of the evening, The Twilight (open handicap over 1175m). The gelding hasn’t been far away in recent starts, has drawn gate two and will run with just 55kgs.


  • Three runners will tackle Benalla’s meeting on Sunday.
  • Legal Zou is first emergency in race four (0-58 over 1406m) after a positive run at Berrigan last weekend.
  • Adelaide’s Diamond will be in action in race six (0-58 over 1606m) coming off victory at Balranald last start, while Eamonn’s Memory will also feature.

Benalla trials

  • Benalla will host trials on Monday with four runners to set to get a run under their belts.
  • The promising Hells Son (heat eight), Arbelour (heat nine) and Manalore (heat 10) will all stretch out over 1000m, while Oxburger will run in heat 14 (1200m).

PHOTO: Brenlyn’s Trooper will run at Albury on Friday night.

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