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A thunderstorm has curtailed the midweek race meeting at Warwick Farm.
 

Doncaster Mile-bound It’s Somewhat has continued his preparations heading towards the race on Saturday week. Read what John O’Shea has done to keep him up to the mark since his Ajax win.

Matt Hill has been appointed Melbourne’s premier race caller to replace the retiring Greg Miles.

Condor Heroes has been escorted to the barriers ahead of his Warwick Farm rivals, loaded up last and swiftly made amends for a no-show that ended his Golden Slipper hopes. Where does he head to next?

The Provincial Championships qualifier at Kembla Grange will be relocated to Goulburn if weather continues to impact on an already saturated track.

Danny Nikolic has “shown his teeth” to racing stewards among others and could return to his previous form, a tribunal says in rejecting his bid to get back in the saddle.

Rising Red’s second to Gingernuts in the New Zealand Derby has boosted his trainers’ confidence heading to the Australian equivalent. Rising Red had a very tough trip in the NZ Derby so it isn’t hard seeing the tables turned in Sydney.

A trip to Sydney for two-year-old Eminent is now unlikely after he was beaten into second place as the odds-on favourite in a midweek race at Doomben. What does he have planned for him now?

La Bella Diosa returns to the scene of the ugliest run of her career when New Zealand’s stand-out filly strives to make amends at Rosehill in the Vinery Stud Stakes. Read what went wrong in the Coolmore.

 The recent Canberra Cup win of Dark Eyes has earned the gelding a crack at another Cup at Mornington.

The William Reid Stakes features five Group One winners but it is a sprinter still chasing an elite-level breakthrough who is the early favourite. Does he deserve the tag over the 1,200 meter distance of Friday nights race?

A big weight rather than a wet track concerns trainer Scott Morrisey ahead of Perilous Love’s bid for an Australian Oaks berth.
 

Controversial jockey Danny Nikolic is bitterly disappointed he has lost his bid to regain his jockey licence and is considering another appeal, his lawyer says. Read as to the reasons why?

Controversial jockey Danny Nikolic has lost his bid to regain his jockey licence.
 

Rockhampton trainer Ricky Vale has pleaded not guilty to four charges of presenting horses to race with prohibited substances in their systems, including cobalt in excess of the prescribed threshold.

Thirteen sprinters will run in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley headed by last year’s winner Flamberge and Rebel Dane.
 

A field of nine stayers will contest the $1.5 million BMW at Rosehill with the expected leader Lasqueti Spirit drawing the outside barrier for the 2400m-race. How did the favourites draw?

Apprentice Matthew Poon will have nine rides at his first Hong Kong meeting as he embarks on the next stage of his career.
 

Justice Greg Garde handed down his ruling last Friday on the long running Cobalt saga. But what is the real story behind it?

David Brideoake believes there was a genuine excuse for Nurse Kitchen’s last-start failure and the Victorian trainer is now looking forward to testing the filly at Group One level for the first time.
 

A third senior Queensland Racing Integrity Commission official has been stood down from his position following a complaint from a member of the public.

Racegoers at Rosehill can expect to see Brenton Avdulla repeat the tactics he used to win the VRC Oaks on Lasqueti Spirit when she runs in the BMW.

Echo Effect is finally able to put his best foot forward, but the question remains in which direction it will point.
 

After notching his 100th Melbourne metropolitan win for the season with Palentino in the Blamey Stakes at Flemington. He is looking to add to the tally at Sandown tomorrow. What is the current record for most winners in a season in Melbourne?

Andrew Noblet has decided to run multiple stakes winner Silent Sedition in the Group One William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley. Why does Noblet believe this is the best lead in to the Queen Of The Turf Stakes? 
 

A midweek Warwick Farm maiden is a long way from the Golden Slipper but still an important step for two-year-old Condor Heroes.
 

Antonio Giuseppe will be redirected to the Doncaster Mile in preference to the Sydney Cup over twice the distance. What was Wallers thinking behind the decision?

Saturday’s Rosehill Gardens wrap by our form analyst Luke Murrell. Who should we be following? Which horses have profit in them with one as soon this week end? Which favoured horse does Luke think can’t win the Derby? It will surprise a lot of readers.

Hugh Bowman has picked up the ride on Illustrious Lad in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley, a race which features seven Group One winners among the 25 nominations. How many G1 winners have been nominated for Friday nights race?

Tye Angland and Jeff Lloyd have lodged appeals against careless riding suspensions arising from incidents in the Golden Slipper. Is Kerrin McEvoy looking to do the same with his suspension?