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Racing Confidential: Championships are over for It’s Me

Racing Confidential: Championships are over for It’s Me


Sensible mare It’s Me, the early favorite for the wealthy Nation Championships sequence, has suffered one other tendon damage and is unlikely to race once more.

It’s Me, who hasn’t began since her quick ending fourth within the Sheraco Stakes final August, is present process rehabilitation however new house owners Paul Messara of Arrowfield Stud isn’t assured she is going to make it again to the racetrack.

“She has executed her tendon for the second time and there’s no probability of her racing within the Nation Championships,’’ Messara confirmed.

“All of it is determined by her ‘rehab’ but when she was in a position to get again to the races will probably be for a Queensland preparation later within the season as a result of she is unquestionably going to stud subsequent spring.’’

It’s Me, winner of the 2020 The Kosciuszko, is presently $6 equal favorite with Opal Ridge for the Nation Championships however TAB Fastened Odds might want to take away her from betting markets.


English jockey Tom Marquand makes his return to Sydney racing with three rides at Royal Randwick on Saturday together with Zou Tiger within the Group 3 $200,000 Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m).

Marquand turned a favorite with Sydney punters incomes the nickname “Aussie Tom” in the course of the 2020 and 2021 Sydney autumn carnivals when he rode 34 winners together with three Group 1 successes with Addeybb within the Ranvet Stakes (2020) and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2020-21).

Marquand took to social media on Thursday as he was making his technique to London’s Heathrow Airport to announce plans to remain in Sydney via till The Championships in April.

“William (Haggas, coach) is sending a couple of (4) horses down which is incredible,’’ Marquand stated.

“Clearly, powerful sneakers to fill following up from Addeybb however he’s sending Dubai Honour, Purplepay, Earl Of Tyrone and Protagonist.

“I’m actually trying ahead to attempting to get as rides aboard as many Australian horses as I can and likewise trying ahead to getting the solar on my again a bit.

“Hopefully it may be a giant autumn carnival.’’


Soulcombe, the early favorite for the Melbourne Cup, resumes racing within the Drinkwise Mile (1600m) at Saturday’s Randwick assembly.

The Chris Waller-trained Soulcombe gained three of his seven begins in England earlier than his beautiful Australian debut at Flemington final spring when he romped away with the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2500m).

TAB Fastened Odds worth assessors have inserted Soulcombe because the $11 outright favorite for the Melbourne Cup forward of unbeaten White Marlin at $13.


Bush miler Banju has been sensationally backed to beat Soulcombe on Saturday.

The Lyle Chandler-trained Banju has firmed from $4 to $2.20 favouritism after a string of massive bets on TAB Fastened Odds together with $1,000 at $4, $1,500 at $2.90, $1,120 at $2.90, $1,054 at $2.90, $1,052 at $2.90 twice, $1,000 at $2.80, $1,500 at $2.60, $1,200 at $2.60, $2,668 at $2.50, $2,860 at $2.40, $3,080 at $2.30, $3,200 at $2.25 and $1,175 at $2.20.

Initially revealed as Elegant mare It’s Me is prone to have run her final race after struggling one other damage



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