- A busy weekend started at Wodonga Gold Cup Day last Friday.
- Hells Son found himself in traffic is race one’s maiden but ran a super last 200m to finish third.
- Manalore was solid in race two (maiden), running fourth, a touch under five lengths away.
- Saturday’s Hay Cup meeting saw Malabar Prince break his maiden in the first race of the day by a cool 3.5L.
- Bellman had a crack in the Hay Cup, looking to back up a win in the Adaminaby Cup a week before, but fell 5.5L short.
- At Tatura Cup Day a number of gallopers showed promising signs.
- Race four (0-58) the saw in form Adelaide’s Diamond in action as the galloper finished second, 4.5L away.
- Rainbow Thief wasn’t disgraced in race five (0-58), 2L away.
- Eamonn’s Memory continued a consistent prep with a third place finish in race six (0-58), just half a length off them.
- Legal Zou also ran in race six, coming in fourth position, just behind Eamonn’s Memory.
- Brenlyn’s Trooper was the sole runner at Albury’s meeting on Monday. The galloper was on the quick back-up from Wodonga and a wet track saw huge improvement, finishing 1.7L away in race seven (BM66).
- Saturday’s Wagga meeting will see eight runners in action.
- Arbelour kicks the day off in race one and will run the second start of his career, returning from a spell.
- Malabar Prince is dual accepted at Wagga and Cooma but will be searching for back-to-back victories in race two’s benchmark 50 if he runs at Wagga. He’s drawn gate one with Connor Murtagh to ride.
- In race three Oxburger will need to show something after a disappointing few starts to begin his career.
- Race four’s Xmas Party Cup (BM50) will see the in-form Adelaide’s Diamond running against stablemate Rainbow Thief. Both horses are dual-acceptors for Cooma’s meeting on Saturday with a decision to be made on where they’ll run.
- Shemakesastatement will run her first start for ADR in race five (BM50), while College Dropout will also feature.
- Race six’s Class 1 will see Malabar Queen in action from gate four.
- A scenic trip will be taken to Cooma for their cup day on Saturday in search of a winner or two. The club is awaiting a track inspection in the morning to determine whether the meeting will go ahead after a week of constant rain.
- Malabar Prince looks well placed to make it back-to-back wins in race two’s benchmark 45 if he goes to Cooma.
- Bellman and Rainbow Thief will be looking for a Cooma Cup win in race three with both leading contenders if they feature at Cooma.
- Wagunda has drawn barrier 13 but will take his place in race four’s benchmark 45.
- Malabar Queen rounds the day out for the stable in race six (BM50).
- Three runners will attack Tuesday’s meeting at Corowa.
- Deploy and Destroy will jump from gate one in race four’s benchmark 58.
- Mojo Music and Crimosa will feature in race six’s benchmark 66 with both gallopers looking for improvement.