Coach Mark Newnham is following the Shadow Hero blueprint with rising traditional contender Matcha Latte within the Group 1 $1 million Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.
Newnham ready Shadow Hero to win the Guineas off a lead-up run within the Hobartville Stakes three years in the past and he has given Matcha Latte the identical preparation.
Matcha Latte resumed with a fast-finishing third within the Hobartville Stakes behind Osipenko and Zou Tiger and the trio conflict once more within the Guineas.
Shadow Hero ran fifth within the Hobartville then was sensible beating Microphone within the Randwick Group 1 options.
“I needed to go second-up within the Randwick Guineas with Matcha Latte and go away sufficient enchancment in him for the autumn,” Newnham mentioned.
“It labored for Shadow Hero and I hope it really works for this horse.”
Godolphin’s increase colt Aft Cabin is the $2.90 TAB Mounted Odds favorite for the Randwick Guineas forward of Osipenko ($4.40) and Zou Tiger ($5.50).
However TAB’s worth assessors clearly noticed benefit in Matcha Latte’s first-up run and have stored him “protected” in betting at $8.50.
Newnham mentioned Matcha Latte continues to be “recent sufficient” to compete on the high degree over the well-known Randwick mile course.
“The 2 horses that completed in entrance of him within the Hobartville the opposite day had each had a run,” Newnham identified.
“I’ve been very proud of him since and I might say for certain he has gone to a brand new degree this marketing campaign.
“I feel getting on significantly better (drier) tracks is extra appropriate for him. In the course of the spring he ran nicely however he was hampered a bit by the moist tracks.
“I had deliberate for the Gloaming Stakes at 1800m into the Spring Champion Stakes however because of the moist climate, the Gloaming was moved to 10 days earlier than and over solely 1600m.
“He nonetheless ran second within the Gloaming and a detailed fourth within the Spring Champion Stakes behind Sharp ‘N’ Good in each races however you form of assume what may need been.”
Newnham conceded he’s not sure what Matcha Latte’s greatest distance will likely be this autumn marketing campaign.
“I might say 10 furlongs (a2000m) might be his greatest journey however he has such a relaxed nature I’m certain he’ll run the 2400m within the (ATC Australian) Derby, particularly at degree weights towards his personal age.
“I’ve acquired him entered for the Derby and Doncaster Mile (1600m) on the identical day and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) every week later.
“We’ll fear about which race we go for after he runs within the Rosehill Guineas (2000m, March 18.”
Newnham additionally revealed promising mare Sanstoc will likely be as much as stakes degree on Golden Slipper Day (March 18) after her excellent last-to-first win at Warwick Farm through the week
“I mentioned to Sanstoc’s homeowners all alongside the Epona Stakes (Group 3, 1900m) was the race we’d attempt to win together with her this autumn.
“As soon as once more, the dry tracks have been absolutely the distinction together with her this autumn. She has been a slow-maturing mare and has benefited from having a little bit of time. Mares together with her form of profile normally run very nicely within the Epona.”
Corridor of Fame coach Chris Waller can also be aiming for a second Randwick Guineas win with both Osipenko, Manzoice or Lindermann.
Waller, who received the traditional with The Autumn Solar in extraordinary circumstances 4 years in the past, concedes the market has it proper with Osipenko the clear choose of his steady trio.
Osipenko impressed when he ran down Zou Tiger to win the Hobartville Stakes and Waller is adamant the colt will admire getting out to 1600m.
“He’s going terrific,” Waller mentioned on social media. “He beat Aft Cabin and Zou Tiger final begin, I feel barrier attracts have been the large cause for that and he has draw once more.
“The mile will swimsuit him simply as a lot if no more than the opposite two however respecting there are others within the race. I simply assume it is a good set-up for him.”
Victoria Derby winner Manzoice is resuming within the Randwick Guineas with the ATC Australian Derby at Royal Randwick on April 1 the apparent goal.
“Manzoice is a stunning horse, he’s thickened up since profitable the Derby in spring however clearly he’ll want additional.”
Waller mentioned Lindermann impressed him beating older horses at Rosehill final begin in quick time.
“But it surely was attention-grabbing Nash’s feedback (Rawiller, jockey) post-race as he thought the Rosehill Guineas (2000m) is ideal for Lindermann,” Waller mentioned.
Kind guru Gary Crispe mentioned New Zealand’s sensational mare Imperatriz could make a profitable Australian debut within the Group 1 $600,000 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).
The Mark Walker-trained Imperatriz has received 12 of her 17 begins together with 4 at Group 1 degree and brings the “greatest weight-adjusted Timeform ranking into the race.”
“Imperatriz has a ‘picket fence’ of wins this preparation with three decisive victories, the newest a commanding win within the Group 1 BCD Dash over 1400m at Te Rapa working to a brand new Timeform grasp ranking of 122,” Crispe mentioned.
“She is comfy racing both clockwise or anticlockwise, she has James McDonald within the saddle and comes off a 21 day break which seems an ideal state for her to file one other win.”
Crispe mentioned the richly proficient Artorius is a heartbreak horse and wishes the “absolute rub of the inexperienced” in his races to provide his greatest.
“Artorius is first-up after his European marketing campaign final 12 months that noticed him race with out luck ending third in each Diamond Jubilee Stakes and July Cup,” Crispe mentioned.
“There isn’t a doubt he ought to have received the Diamond Jubilee Stakes when resuming, going below narrowly after being held up at an important stage.
“Apparently champion HK rider Zac Purton makes a particular journey to Sydney to do the steering so he ought to get each probability at present.”
The Todman Stakes and Reisling Stakes are two of crucial lead-up races into the $5 million Longines Golden Slipper in two weeks.
Because the Todman was first run in 1973, there have been six who’ve backed as much as win the Golden Slipper – Farnan (2020), Vancouver (2015), Pierro (2012), Tierce (1991), Marauding (1987) and Luskin Star (1977).
The fillies out of the Reisling have an excellent higher file with seven coaching on to win the world’s richest juvenile race – Estijaab (2018), Overreach (2013), Polar Success (2003), Belle Du Jour (2000), Merlene (1996), Burst (1992), Hartshill (1974).
Initially revealed as Mark Newnham has Matcha Latte is primed for the Randwick Guineas mile second-up