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Live streaming of Sha Tin's meeting today

ThoroughbredNEWS, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, presents live streaming of the meeting from Sha Tin today - go to LIVE STREAMING

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Ideel chance for mare to tick black-type box

An overdue stakes win will be in the offing for She’s Ideel on Saturday when the Bjorn Baker trained racemare lines-up in the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) at Randwick after a very recent placing at Group 1 level.

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Richards savouring another Everest experience

Brilliant sprinter Gytrash continues to be the horse of a lifetime for South Australian trainer Gordon Richards, whose The Everest experience this time around is in stark contrast to 12 months ago.

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Follow the market movers

The Shorts - Nature Strip $2.30-$2.40-$2.30 $1,000 @ $2.40, $600 @ $2.40, $500 @ $2.40 multiple times, $700 @ $2.30, $500 @ $2.30 – Rothfire $7-$8-$5.50-$5-$4.80-$5.50 $300 @ $8, $500 @ $6.50, $400 @ $5.50, $5,000 @ $5, $500 @ $5, $300 e/w @ $5/$1.60, $500 @ $4.80

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Worth a closer look...

The ThoroughbredNEWS team look at different aspects of the form ahead of another great weekend of interstate action. There may or may not be winners, but there are definitely some interesting points of view worth a closer look…

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Sydney Specials

The Bjorn Baker trained She's Ideel was very good fresh in the Winx Stakes before just a touch flat in the Chelmsford Stakes last start - still not disgraced, She's Ideel finished midfield and is sure to appreciate the step up to 2000m

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The Melbourne Mail

The Rupert Clarke is invariably one of the best betting puzzles of the racing season and things are no different in 2021 - last year's winner Behemoth lines up to defend his title having done just that in the Memsie last time

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Double dose of bad news for Price and Kent Jr

Being the emergency, coupled with the widest draw in the hugely competitive Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) field, has given the trainers of lightly-raced 4-year-old I’m Thunderstruck (NZ) something to think about.

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Elleegant poised to end George Main hoodoo

Top mare Verry Elleegant (NZ) will again be one of the headline acts on Saturday at Randwick where her participation in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) will see her pitted against three high-class stable companions.

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SA trio become travel buddies

South Australian star gallopers Behemoth, Dalasan and Beau Rossa will travel together to Melbourne for Saturday's Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in which Behemoth attempts to record a unique double-double.

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Moroney pair vie for Group 1 honours

Flemington trainer Mike Moroney will have dual representation in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday in the form of the hard going import Buffalo River (USA) and the come off the pace performer Poland.

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Jericho Missile on target for Hannans

David Harrison says Jericho Missile can prove himself worthy of a trip to the Goldfields when he tackles the Nicopolis Stakes (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday.

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Waller reveals fresh tactic in star’s Everest bid

Everest favouritism will be up for grabs when six of the leading hopes clash in a thrilling renewal of the Group 2 Shorts (1100m) at Randwick on Saturday, Team Nature Strip springing a surprise by accepting with its celebrated sprinter.

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Cameron start for interesting Neasham addition

Irish import Numerian (Ire) lines-up for his first start Down Under in Friday’s $160,000, Group 3 Australian Bloodstock Cameron Handicap (1500m) on the Newcastle Cup program at Broadmeadow.

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Epsom Handicap favourite Ayrton (NZ) under injury cloud

Ayrton (NZ), the current $4.50 TAB favourite for the Group 1 TAB Epsom Handicap (1600m), is under an injury cloud after co-trainer Mick Price on Thursday reporting to Racing NSW stewards' that the for-year-old Iffraaj gelding has swelling to its near hind leg and has lameness in that area

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Follow the market movers

George Main Stakes - Verry Elleegant (NZ) - $2.20-$2.10-$2-$2.20 $1,668 @ $2.20, $1,200 @ $2.20, $1,000 @ $2.20, $715 @ $2.20, $500 @ $2.20 multiple times, $350 @ $2.20, $500 @ $2.15 - represents 73 percent of the market

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The Wood update on Randwick

Randwick Track Manager Michael Wood with an update on the Randwick Course Proper ahead of the George Main Stakes meeting at Randwick on Saturday - Track Soft 6 and the rail is out 7m from the 1600m to the Winning Post and 4m for the remainder of the circuit.

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick

Early track conditions, form and scratchings for Randwick - Track Soft 6 - rail out 7m from the 1600m to the Winning Post and 4m for the remainder of the circuit - no irrigation for the last 24 hours, 4mm for the last seven days - 0.8mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 27mm for the last seven days - weather partly cloudy 18c Thursday, sunny 21c Friday, partly cloudy 13c to 26c Saturday - eight scratchings

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Mares flying the flag for Richards

Matamata trainer Jamie Richards is looking forward to watching a trio of his star mares step-out across the Tasman on Saturday as he looks to maintain his winning run in Australia.

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Cup start on offer at Caulfield

A number of Caulfield Cup hopefuls will be attempting to improve their chances of gaining a start in the $5 million feature when they run in Saturday's MRC Foundation Cup (2000m), a contest which offers the winner a ballot exemption.

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