The Jump Start

TAB’s ANDREW GEORGIOU wraps up the weekend action and looks forward to another big week of racing around the nation.


BROOKLYN HUSTLE got the punters out of jail after some costly beats earlier in the day. She attracted three times more money than anything else in the race she contested at Moonee Valley and held more than any other runner across the country on the day.

Needless to say she was extremely popular through multis too!

KISS THE BRIDE, despite drifting badly, attracted strong investment after TAB decided to take it on.


Where do we start?

Punters were being handled like a cheap suit throughout most of Saturday, with the likes of HUMBOLT CURRENT and BLEU ZEBRA, which held over 60 percent of the money in their respective races, being beaten at Eagle Farm. Both were very popular through multis as well.

In Sydney, KORDIA, DERBARI, BLACK MAGNUM and SANGRIA were all beaten much to the despair of punters.

At ‘The Valley’ it wasn’t much better with WILMOT PASS, HYPERSONIC and WINNING PARTNER carrying big money while the market in the first with VICTORIA STAR ($1.80-$2.50) was spot on.


Joe Pride has begun the new season the way he finished off 2019/20. Pride saddled up five straight winners midway through last week before continuing that on Saturday thanks to a double at Kembla and the win of DE GRAWIN at Randwick.

Louise Day also deserves special mention here, racking up her first treble at Warwick Farm last week before backing it up at Randwick with a riding double courtesy of MAN OF PEACE and De Grawin.


Billy Cray won’t forget his brilliant win on NICCIROSE in the TAB Highway. It was his first win in town aboard the Scott Singleton-trained runner and the pair spaced their rivals in emphatic fashion. Tom Sherry also became a metro winner after getting FULMINA home for Mark Newnham late in the day at Randwick.


“Dropping him back to 1300m today in this type of race was going to be a test from my perspective to see if he would be a Kosciuszko horse. We can put our hand up for it now.”

Trainer Matty Dale after Man Of Peace registered yet another city win.

“I’m Sydney’s leading trainer!”

Gary Portelli cheekily jibbed after NOT FEINT HEARTED took out the first metro race of the new season.

“It’s a great start to the new season.”

Bjorn Baker after getting a double thanks to OFF SHAW and KISS THE BRIDE at Randwick.

“As soon as I cantered off you could see that she’s a machine.”

Dwayne Dunn moments prior to guiding speedy mare Brooklyn Hustle to an impressive first-up win at Moonee Valley.


Man Of Peace was a decent firm for The Kosciuszko after winning on Saturday. TAB adjusted his price from $26-$15 after he knocked off Kordia and YOU MAKE ME SMILE. Niccirose was inserted into the market at $26 after smashing them in the TAB Highway.

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Arguably Australia’s best sprinter, NATURE STRIP, steps out at the Rosehill trials on Tuesday along with a bunch of other Chris Waller heavyweights and potential spring stars. SKY Thoroughbred Central is the place to watch.

We have a midweek feature to look forward to with the running of the $150,000 Coffs Harbour Cup on Thursday. And don’t forget you can catch all the pre and post-race action from there as well as Canterbury and Sunshine Coast’s midweek racing via the Sky Racing Active and TAB apps.

On Saturday, we have G2 action with the Missile Stakes at Rosehill while Flemington hosts the G3 Aurie’s Star.

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