Eleven Eleven is actually not within the area to make up the numbers within the $1 million The Hunter (1300m) at Newcastle on Saturday.
Coach Greg Hickman is adamant secure star Eleven Eleven is “going nearly as good as ever” which suggests the gifted six-year-old sprinter will likely be exhausting to beat.
“The Hunter is a kind of races the place there are many possibilities,” Hickman mentioned.
“The barrier will kind just a few of them out and we now have drawn large (gate 16) however Tommy Berry is aware of the horse properly.
“There will likely be loads of velocity on this race and the place he’s travelling is likely to be as shut as he was final begin however he will likely be hitting the road.
“When he received the Christmas Traditional at Canterbury, I didn’t suppose he might do what he did that day and I really feel he’s going nearly as good as ever this preparation.”
Eleven Eleven, a winner of 9 of his 31 begins and greater than $2.9 million prizemoney, is at $9.50 in newest TAB Mounted Odds betting for The Hunter behind In The Congo at $4.40.
Hickman confirmed summer season specialist Eleven Eleven is once more being aimed on the Magic Hundreds of thousands Carnival on the Gold Coast in January the place the sprinter is chasing an unprecedented fourth big-race success.
Eleven Eleven received the 2020 Magic Hundreds of thousands 3YO Guineas (1400m) earlier than returning as an older horse in 2021 and once more this yr to win successive Magic Hundreds of thousands Cups (1400m).
Hickman mentioned he’s in two minds about whether or not to focus on the Magic Hundreds of thousands Cup once more or the Magic Hundreds of thousands Dash (1200m).
“My plan is to run Eleven Eleven subsequent within the Razor Sharp at Randwick (December 10) after which he’ll barrier trial once more on both December 23 or 29.
“I’ll determine then whether or not he goes to the 1400m race or I’d preserve him contemporary and go for the 1200m race as he solely will get 57kg.”
Hickman can be planning a feature-race summer season marketing campaign for enhancing stayer Rondino within the $150,000 Trans-Tasman Trophy (1850m).
Rondino, who has received three races throughout an prolonged preparation, might find yourself in stakes grade if he runs as much as Hickman’s expectations at Newcastle.
“I had just about no opinion of Rondino however he has simply acquired higher and higher,” Hickman mentioned. “He’s going tremendous and his work on Tuesday was superb.
“I’m taking a look at working him within the ATC Cup after which to the Christmas Cup.”
Coach John O’Shea is taking a gifted workforce to the Newcastle assembly together with promising three-year-old Saveadateforme and increase sprinter Waihaha Falls.
Savedateforme has been spectacular profitable successive begins at Kembla Grange and Goulburn and regardless of all of a sudden vaulting to Group 3 degree for the $200,000 Spring Stakes (1600m) he’s the $3 favorite.
Waihaha Falls is the $4.80 second favorite for the $1 million The Hunter (1300m) however is barely fourth emergency and appears unlikely to realize a begin. O’Shea nonetheless has Lion’s Roar ($81) within the characteristic race with the gelding returning after 12 months out with damage.
O’Shea took the precaution of getting into Waihaha Falls for the Karaka 2023 Benchmark 88 Handicap (1300m) the place he’s the $2.80 favorite regardless of being burdened with topweight of 63kg (much less 1.5kg for apprentice Reece Jones).
Waihaha Falls’ major opponent is prone to be in-form stablemate Cotehele who’s at $4.80 second favorite.
The O’Shea-trained Sounds Of Cannons is at beneficiant odds of $14 for the $300,000 The Beauford (2300m) and Mirann ($34) for the Trans-Tasman Trophy (1850m).
His Majesty King Charles III’s well-known royal silks will likely be on present at Newcastle when Chalk Stream contests the $300,000 The Beauford (2300m).
Chalk Stream was raced by the late Queen Elizabeth II however since her passing all her racing pursuits have been inherited by her son and inheritor, the brand new King.
Champion jockey Kerrin McEvoy once more wears the King’s distinctive royal colors of purple, gold braid, scarlet sleeves, black velvet cap and gold fringe.
McEvoy wore them when Chalk Stream was the King’s first Australian starter when he ran fourth within the St Leger behind Stockman on Everest Day.
Freakish American famous person Flightline is just about assured of claiming the Longines World’s Finest Racehorse for 2022.
Flightline was retired after sustaining his unbeaten report within the US Breeders Cup Traditional final weekend, retaining his lofty 139 worldwide handicappers score.
English champion Baaeed is subsequent with a 135 score adopted by Australia’s Nature Strip on 126, making him the highest-rated sprinter on the earth.
Flightline received the Breeders’ Cup Traditional by a report margin of eight-and-a-quarter lengths. He’s retired after six begins which he received by an combination margin of 71 lengths.
Remarkably, a 2.5 per cent share within the stallion was bought for $7 million final weekend, which implies Flightline’s total price is greater than $250 million.
5 years in the past
Astoria, ridden by Tye Angland, completed quick to win the Spring Stakes from Merovee. The gifted Astoria by no means received one other race after his Newcastle success however he ran various characteristic race placings together with his third within the Group 1 Victoria Derby, and second placings within the Autumn Stakes and Tulloch Stakes.
10 years in the past
The good Proisir scored his third win from as many begins when he romped away with the Spring Stakes by almost six lengths. Proisir was then despatched out $1.28 favorite for the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes the place he clashed with one other unbeaten three-year-old It’s A Dundeel. It was a traditional showdown with It’s A Dundeel edging out Proisir in an exhilarating end.
20 years in the past
Clangalang, skilled by Gerald Ryan, gave a sign of what was to come back when he scored his first win at stakes degree within the Spring Stakes. Clangalang then skilled on to win the AJC Australian Derby and Frank Packer Plate later that season then returned as a four-year-old to win the Epsom Handicap.
Initially revealed as Coach Greg Hickman is assured his dash star goes nearly as good as ever heading into $1m characteristic