On The Watch

Outstanding sectional times confirm star quality of Alligator Blood and Catalyst

Outstanding sectional times provided a further illustration of the talents of brilliant three-year-olds Alligator Blood (All Too Hard) and Catalyst (Darci Brahma) following their stunning battle in Saturday’s C S Hayes Stakes (Gr 3, 1400m). The sight of their head-to-head duel down the Flemington straight will long be remembered with victory going to Alligator Blood,... Read More

Unbeaten Hanseatic produces another brilliant closing sectional at Caulfield

Hanseatic (Street Boss) stamped himself as a high-quality colt in overcoming difficulties when taking out Saturday’s Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (Gr 3, 1100m) at Caulfield to remain unbeaten in three starts, yet again producing brilliant closing sectional times. Appreciating a good barrier (2) on this occasion, Hanseatic settled closer in sixth place, but he was... Read More

Standout returns fast sectional times in impressive Expressway Stakes victory

Appropriately-named colt Standout (Exceed And Excel) looks set for a very good preparation after producing fast sectionals in his impressive first-up performance when taking out last Saturday’s Expressway Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Randwick. Having his first start since finishing second to Cosmic Force (Deep Field) in the Roman Consul Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at... Read More

Outstanding closing sectionals for brilliant Caulfield winner Hanseatic

Godolphin-raced colt Hanseatic (Street Boss) demonstrated a rare brand of acceleration in his brilliant victory in Saturday’s Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G) (Listed, 1000m) at Caulfield, which was highlighted by outstanding sectional times. After being trapped deep from his outside barrier (11), Luke Currie rode patiently and settled Hanseatic just beyond midfield (deep with cover) before... Read More

Fast pace in inaugural $1m The Gong sees Kembla Grange 1600 metre track record broken

In a keenly contested finish where the first four horses went to the post less than a length apart, the Chris Waller-trained Mister Sea Wolf (Amadeus Wolf) fought back gamely under his top weight to score by a head in a time of 1:34.52. That time was a tenth of a second faster than the... Read More

Fast early pace played into hands of the backmarkers in Magic Millions 2YO Classic

After a slow beginning and then being crowded by other runners, the Godolphin-raced filly initially looked to face a daunting task after settling in third-last place in the 16-horse field. But a hot tempo, set by the outsiders Champagne Jet (Jet Spur) and The Odyssey (Better Than Ready), resulted in the leaders clocking quick splits... Read More