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Heathcote chasing Rose redemption

She is small in stature, but Rob Heathcote says Startantes is big on heart and will take her place in Saturday's Group 1 Golden Rose field at Rosehill Gardens hoping to attend to some unfinished business for the Brisbane stable.

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Dabernig after answers with Fifty Stars

Trainer Tom Dabernig hopes to find out if Fifty Stars (Ire) still wants to be a racehorse in Saturday's Underwood Stakes after a seriously below par performance when almost a nine lengths last behind Incentivise in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

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Group 3 Gloaming test for Profondo

Expensive colt Profondo will get a black-type opportunity at Rosehill on Saturday when he lines-up in the Group 2 Gloaming Stakes, while trainer Richard Litt also has high hopes of both Master Shuhood (Ire) and Catapult figuring in their respective events.

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Friday, Saturday and Sunday form

Thursday evening's meetings include France’s Compiegne and Lyon Parilly, South Africa’s Turffontein, UK’s Newmarket, Pontefract, Perth, Wolverhampton-All Weather and Ireland’s Listowel - Friday’s meetings include New Zealand’s Gore, Japan’s Urawa, Australia’s Benalla, Coleraine, Scone, Nowra, Ewan, night meetings at The Valley and Sunshine Coast,

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Godolphin’s Everest decision nigh

Results this weekend will have a significant influence on Godolphin’s Everest hand with the ‘Boys in Blue’ set to be represented by Golden Rose favourite Anamoe, Heritage contender Paulele and Moir Stakes entry Trekking.

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Entriviere out to underline Invitation claims

Classy Kiwi mare Entriviere (NZ) is expected to continue her winning run in Sydney when she takes her place in the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday after a brilliant last start victory at Kembla Grange.

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Spanish Mission (USA) flight to Melbourne delayed

Spanish Mission (USA) will no longer fly to Melbourne this weekend and will instead arrive on Saturday, 9 October with a second shipment of international entrants for the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival - misses the Group 1 Caulfield Cup

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Baker pleased with Underwood hope

The Chosen One (NZ) takes the next step in his build-up towards the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups, when he tackles the Group 1 WFA Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Sandown-Hillside on Saturday

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Chaillot to follow similar program

Archie Alexander is planning a similar program for Chaillot towards a start in the Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington in October, a race in which the daughter of Testa Rossa went mighty close in winning last season.

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Olive eyes off black Heart Bart Stakes

Sue Olive harbours ambitions of snaring her first feature race victory with Mystical View in Saturday’s Listed Black Heart Bart Stakes (1200m) at Belmont Park in Perth.

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The Patterson report on Rosehill

Rosehill Course Manager Shaun Patterson gives an update on the Rosehill track before the Golden Rose meeting on Saturday - track currently a Good 4, rail in the True position for the entire circuit

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Follow the market movers

Golden Rose - Anamoe $1.90-$1.95-$2 $1,069 @ $2, $1,000 @ $2 twice, $600 @ $2, $500 @ $2 mutltiple times, $900 @ $1.95, $1,050 @ $1.90, $500 @ $1.90, $450 @ $1.90 – Remarque $10-$8 $500 @ $9.50, $500 @ $8.50 – Jamaea $15 unchanged $500 @ $15, $300 @ $15

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill

Early track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill - Track Good 4 - rail in the True position for the entire circuit - 4mm of irrigation for the last 24 hours, 7mm for the last seven days - no rain for the last seven days - weather sunny 25c Thursday, 27c Friday, becoming cloudy 13c to 21c Saturday - eight scratchings

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Sandown-Hillside

Early track conditions, form and scratchings for Sandown-Hillside - Track Soft 5 - rail in the True position for the entire circuit - no irrigation for the last seven days - no rain for the last 24 hours, 16mm for the last seven days - weather partly cloudy 21c Thursday, partly cloudy showers 2mm to 3mm possible 18c Friday, partly cloudy showers easing 7c to 13c Saturday - one scratching

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Thursday, Friday and weekend form

Thursday’s meetings include New Zealand’s Wanganui, Japan’s Urawa, Australia’s Lismore, Ipswich, Hawkesbury, Cranbourne, France’s Compiegne and Lyon Parilly, South Africa’s Turffontein, UK’s Newmarket, Pontefract, Perth, Wolverhampton-All Weather and Ireland’s Listowel

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Interstate switch for Best Of Days

Best Of Days (GB) was a late scratching at Randwick last weekend when the track was downgraded and now heads to the Rosehill Gardens meeting in Sydney this Saturday with the aim to rectify his maligned reputation.

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Ellsberg takes flight towards Eagle

Connections will look to have Ellsberg ridden more conservatively when he launches his Golden Eagle campaign in a Benchmark 88 Handicap at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.

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First Derby runner for Symon Wilde

Progressive staying 3-year-old Gundec has earned a spot in the Victoria Derby with his strong win in the Victoria Derby Preview (1800m) at Flemington on Wednesday for Warrnambool trainer Symon Wilde after commencing his racing career in NSW with Scone-based Allan Boyle.

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Barb Raider shows her Oaks credentials

Barb Raider has shown her Victoria Oaks credentials with a strong performance at Flemington on Wednesday to land the Kennedy Oaks Preview (1800m) and now has her connections looking towards the fillies Classic with an understandable degree of optimism.

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Superstorm right for Zaaki challenge

Danny O’Brien cannot fault Superstorm as he prepares to tackle Zaaki (GB) in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Sandown on Saturday and the trainer says his charge should find the track and trip made to measure.

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Timing right for Golden girl Jamaea

Father and son training team Robert and Luke Price will be chase a Group 1 dream in the Golden Rose on Saturday with Jamaea, the stable star and already a winner of a seven-figure Sydney feature.

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Zaaki (GB) backed at short odds for Underwood Stakes

Zaaki (GB) opened $1.33 in TAB's Final Field betting, but that did not stop punters stepping in to further back the Group 1 winner into $1.28 by Wednesday afternoon for the $1m, Group 1 WFA Underwood Stakes (1800m)

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Cavalla strikes in first two-year-old contest

Cavalla has prevailed at Flemington in the opening two-year-old race of the new juvenile racing season and is now on a path to the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes back at Flemington on October 2.

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Zetarita wins Gosford opener

A six horse field for the opener on Wednesday's midweek metropolitan program staged at Gosford on the Central Coast saw all half-dozen runners cross the finishing line within 2.7 lengths of each other with the Kris Lees-trained Zetarita arriving home first.

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Field of 11 for the Golden Pendant

A field of 11 accepted for the fillies and mares feature of the Group 2 Keeneland Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill on Saturday with the Jamie Richards trained Entriviere (NZ) the $2.30 TAB favourite

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Flemington

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Flemington - Track Soft 5 - rail out 14m for the entire circuit - no irrigation for the last 24 hours, 20mm for the last seven days - 0.8mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 11.2mm for the last seven days - weather cloudy 17c- 21 scratchings - FINAL

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Gosford

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Gosford - Track Good 4 - rail out 3m from the 1100m to the Winning Post, True for the remainder of the circuit - 2mm of irrigation for the last seven days - no rain for the last seven days - weather partly cloudy 19c - 25 scratchings - FINAL - rider replacements

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Key metrics from MRC Foundation Cup Day

MRC's Josh Blanksby has released the key wagering metrics from the Foundation Cup Day at Caulfield on Saturday - domestic wagering turnover $91.5m up 15% YoY

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Inverell to take step towards Derby

Clayton Douglas has high hopes for Sale maiden winner Inverell (NZ) who has the pedigree and profile to develop into a Classic contender, but will need to show he's on the right track when he takes his place in the Victoria Derby Preview (1800m) at Flemington on Wednesday.

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Anamoe dominates Rose market

Godolphin’s Anamoe is a strong $1.90 favourite to capture Saturday’s $1m, Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) after the final field was declared on Tuesday - $1,000 multi resting on Zaaki and Anamoe

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Converge out for the spring

Co-trainer Adrian Bott has confirmed Group One winning juvenile Converge is out for the remainder of the spring and will be given every opportunity to realise his full potential later in his 3-year-old Classic season.

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Wayward colt to benefit from experience

The Darley Spring Preview will showcase some of the new season 2-year-olds at Flemington on Wednesday and will include a Lindsay Park-trained youngster named Excel And Fly that showed some wayward tendencies at his first visit to the venue in preparation for his debut.

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