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Douglas after a big Kick out of Giga

Giga Kick will chase a third straight win when he runs in the Vain Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday ahead of possible start in the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) and the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m).

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Snowden fillies tackle stakes class at Caulfield

Peter and Paul Snowden are hoping a return to Caulfield will help Ebhaar regain winning form after two runs in Sydney during the autumn saw a potential start in the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes evaporate.

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Rosebud could herald a changing of the guard

Recent history indicates untapped colt Zoukerino can make his presence felt in The Rosebud at Rosehill on Saturday and follow in the footprints of last season's surprise spring 3-year-old package In The Congo.

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Laidback Schiller conscripted for ride

Gerald Ryan will saddle up three horses at Rosehill on Saturday and it is no coincidence apprentice jockey Tyler Schiller is riding two of them, namely Psychiatrist in The Rosebud (1100m) and Conscript in the Cabramatta Bowling Club Handicap (1200m).

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Third time lucky for Streets Of Avalon

Streets Of Avalon will line-up for a third shot at the P B Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday ahead of a shot at the $1.5 million Gold Rush (1400m) at Ascot in December.

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Worth a closer look …

The ThoroughbredNEWS team look at different aspects of the form ahead of another top weekend of domestic and international 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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Friday, Saturday and Sunday form

Friday’s meetings include New Zealand’s Woodville, Australia’s Ipswich, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Geelong, Roebourne, Japan’s Urawa - includes Rosehill, Caulfield, Eagle Farm, Morphettville on Saturday

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Gulberti favourite to win third Broome Cup

While the majority of focus is on the favourite, trainer Rob Gulberti believes he has two top chances to win his third XXXX Broome Cup (2200m) on Saturday.

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Follow the market movers

Caufield Race 7 11 – Uncommon James $3.50-$2.50-$2.40 $500 @ $3.20, $400 @ $3.10, $2,700 @ $2.80, $5,160 @ $2.60, $500 @ $2.60, $2,500 @ $2.50, $500 @ $2.50 - Race 8 - Mr Brightside $3.50-$3.20-$3.30 $1,500 @ $3.60 – Buffalo River $14-$11-$12 – Elephant $8-$9-$7.50 $500 @ $9 – Uncle Bryn $23-$13-$10

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill

Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill - Track Soft 5 - rail out 7m from the 1500m to the Winning Post and 3m for the remainder of the circuit - no irrigation for the last seven days - 0.5mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 5.5mm for the last seven days - weather cloudy showers 18c Friday, partly cloudy showers 2mm to 4mm possible 9c to 19c Saturday - six scratchings

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Freedman stablemates to clash in Regal Roller

The Anthony and Sam Freedman stable have early spring targets for Sinawann (Ire) and Open Minded (NZ), both of which are contestants in Saturday's Listed Regal Roller Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Kay plans on Broome Cup bounce back

Trainer Bruce Kay has urged punters not to overlook Sheikh It as he aims for his first success in the XXXX Broome Cup (2200m) on Saturday.

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Autumn Golden girl booked for trial return

Fireburn will ramp up her Golden Rose preparations when she takes on Zaaki (GB) in a barrier trial at Rosehill Gardens on Friday morning which will also feature Group 1 winners Fangirl and Hinged, and classy sprinter Overpass.

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Hawkes three-year-olds kick-off at Caulfield

Hawkes Racing are splitting their team on Saturday with two three-year-olds lining up at Caulfield — Semillion in the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) for colts and geldings, and Lomandra in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m).

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Parker mare the Hope of the team

A bold return by the aptly named Hope In Your Heart in Saturday’s Campbelltown Catholic Club Handicap (1400m) at Rosehill would provide the perfect tonic for Kerry Parker as stable star Think It Over continues his treatment for a tendon injury.

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Snowdens looking for girl power in Rosebud

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained Miss Hellfire will be striving to break a run of outs for the fillies in The Rosebud at Rosehill on Saturday, a 3-year-old feature last won for the fairer sex by She’s A Fox in 2012.

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Superman to show his power at Caulfield

The Peter and Paul Snowden-trained I Am Superman (Ire) is Melbourne bound to dodge the continued wet weather in Sydney and is set to resume in the Group 2 P B Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

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Caulfield Cup dream with Mr Brightside

Trainers Ben and JD Hayes are dreaming of a tilt at the $5m, Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 15th with Group 1 winner Mr Brightside (NZ)

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The Patterson report on Rosehill

Rosehill Course Manager Shaun Patterson gives an update on the Rosehill track, the home of the Longines Golden Slipper, before The Rosebud meeting on Saturday - track currently a Soft 5 - rail out 7m from the 1500m to the Winning Post and 3m for the remainder of the circuit

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Follow the market movers

Follow the TAB.com.au fixed odds market movers for the meetings at Rosehill, Caulfield, Eagle Farm and Morphettville on Saturday - Caulfield Race 7 - Uncommon James $3.50-$2.50 $500 @ $3.20, $400 @ $3.10, $2,700 @ $2.80, $5,160 @ $2.60, $500 @ $2.60, $500 @ $2.50

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Track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill

Early track conditions, form and scratchings for Rosehill - Track Soft 5 - rail out 7m from the 1500m to the Winning Post and 3m for the remainder of the circuit - no irrigation for the last seven days - 0.5mm of rain for the last 24 hours, 5mm for the last seven days - weather cloudy 20c Thursday, cloudy showers 2mm to 5mm 18c Friday, partly cloudy showers 3mm possible 18c Saturday - five scratchings

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Spring hopes show their wares at Sandown

Stablemates I’m Thunderstruck (NZ) and Illation have galloped between races at Sandown on Wednesday in preparation for respective spring campaigns during which they'll both be tested in the silk department.

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Matcha Latte on a Spring Champion path

Tom Sherry and Mark Newnham have combined for a win with improving three-year-old Matcha Latte, a Group 3 placed juvenile now heading towards the Gloaming Stakes and the Spring Champion Stakes.

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No Bordeaux for Rosebud

Connections of Best Of Bordeaux have decided to wait for another day to kick off his campaign. His defection has left a field of 12 for The Rosebud (1100m) with Tulloch Lodge gelding Kibou opening favourite at $3.20.

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Lombardo kicks off spring at Caulfield

Group 1 The Goodwood winner Lombardo is set to tackle the Regal Roller Stakes (1100m) first-up at Caulfield on Saturday before being set for Group 1 assignments later in the Melbourne spring.

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Sydney riches could lure Coolangatta

Coolangatta will kick off her spring campaign in Victoria where co-trainer Ciaron Maher has identified the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley as an ideal early-season targeting before Sydney’s feature sprints will be put on the radar.

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Aft Cabin blitzes rivals in Sandown win

Aft Cabin has been a big shortener for the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) after his maiden win at Sandown on Wednesday, firming from $51 into $11 third favourite for the major 3-year-old feature to be run on October 8.

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PB Lawrence first-up for Elephant

Elephant (NZ) will be out to replicate his deeds from last year’s Victorian Spring Racing Carnival when he commences his campaign in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday

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Field of 12 confirmed for the Rosebud

Rosehill Gardens is the venue for Sydney’s metropolitan meeting this Saturday for which the Australian Turf Club has received 120 acceptors (including emergencies).

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