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Kris Lees is in relatively unfamiliar territory as he rejoins the list of trainers striving to snap Chris Waller’s recent domination of the Doncaster Mile. Can he win Saturday’s big G1?

Fillies have been to the fore in the major two-year-old races so far this season and they hold the key to the Group One Sires’ Produce Stakes. Frolic is the early favourite but will she get the money?

Cranbourne trainer Doug Harrison is hoping to strike while the iron is hot with Alrouz at Sandown.
 

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The recent Ranvet Stakes winner Our Ivanhowe has been retired.
 

 Doncaster Mile favourite Le Romain has drawn well in barrier eight for the $3 million race.
 

A full field of 20 plus three emergencies has been declared for the $3 million Doncaster Mile at Randwick while 13 will take their places in the Australian Derby.

Retired Group One winner Hucklebuck has been put down after suffering a bout of colic.
 

Trainer Danny O’Brien blasted chief steward Terry Bailey after Justice Garde handed down his ruling 10 days ago. Will the governing body stand by their man and take any action against Danny O’Brien?

Plans for BMW winner Jameka are in limbo with the star mare found to be suffering from travel sickness on her return from Sydney to Melbourne.

Noel Callow will bid to recoup some of his losses when he appeals a one-month ban and $15,000 fine for his Group One-winning ride on Montoya’s Secret.

John Sadler is hopeful a return to the spaciousness of Bendigo will spark a return to some type of form for imported galloper Observational.

Blinkers have given Happy Clapper a new look this campaign as he heads to go one better in the Doncaster Mile after beating all but Winx in the race a year ago. What gear change has Pat Webster made that he thinks could make the difference this year?

Craig Williams will ride Tosen Stardom in the Doncaster Mile at Randwick as long as he passes a concussion test before race day. Tosen Stardom has finished runner up in both starts so far this prep. Can he go 1 better in the Doncaster Mile? We think he can.
 

Melbourne jockey Stephen Baster will reunite with Sircconi for a Group One race at Randwick.
 

Safety concerns caused by high winds have forced the Victorian race meeting at Stony Creek to be abandoned after two races.
 

Champion Adelaide apprentice Matthew Poon has had a mixed introduction to racing in Hong Kong with a winner at Sha Tin and a visit to hospital.

How did all the runners parade prior to running on Saturday’s races at Rosehill Gardens? Which horses still have improvement in them going forward for the rest of the Autumn? Were you on Matt’s horse to follow who won on the week end or his $12 winner from the yard? Don’t miss this week’s horse to follow.

Sold For Song’s strong finish in the recent Coolmore Classic has encouraged her trainer Kevin Kemp to map out a three-state campaign for the mare.

Blessed to have the dream ride on super-mare Winx for the foreseeable future, Hugh Bowman also showed an appreciation for the past when he guided Zanbagh to back-to-back Emancipation Stakes triumphs at Rosehill.

Noel Callow’s joy at his Group One success at Rosehill on Montoya’s Secret has been tempered by a hefty ban for reckless and careless riding and a $15,000 fine. Was the suspension and fine on the mark, to heavy or to light?
 

Who takes out this week’s prestigious buy me a beer award?

Another New Zealand raider has set his sights on the $2.1 million Australian Derby, with Jon Snow powering into contention for a focal point of The Championships by blitzing the Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill.

Trainer Leon Corstens had his doubts about whether Montoya’s Secret was ready for her outing at Rosehill but the filly has hung on to narrowly win the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m).

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka has racked up another Group One triumph, easily winning the $1.5 million BMW at Rosehill.

Every year the worldwide Godolphin operation identifies European horses that could be suited to Australian racing. This year that horse could be Spectroscope.

A trip north and a slog over 2000m has been worthwhile for Assign at Rosehill as the stayer got more miles in his legs before a possible start in the Sydney Cup.

Jeff Lloyd has produced one of his best rides to equal the record for the number of wins in a Brisbane metropolitan jockeys premiership.

Mick Bell is living his racing dream with Jungle Edge, which shines a bright light on the trainer as he goes through a dark time.

A smart decision by trainer Stuart Kendrick to add blinkers to filly Hingus Rose’s race day gear has paid off with a debut win at Doomben.