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    • I've been giving this some serious thought while I dozed. I think it's the legacy of that  ill fated Roman agriculturalist, Muchus Controllicus.
    • 'I had a reputation for quick wit, rapier style rebuttal and immolating my opponents.'...lol! Listen up...you rely on assumption,knee jerk reaction and avoidance ..that is your m.o...a neutral person only needs to scan this thread to confirm..you have NO game. Whenever I ask you for evidence,definitions on which you base your opinion...you RUN and swerve and resort to benign epithets ,typical of those displaying cognitive dissonance.
    • Talented three-year-old filly Dream Queen (NZ) (Super Easy) has provided her new owners with a quick return on investment. The daughter of Super Easy, who only recently joined the Ben and JD Hayes stable from New Zealand, took out the Listed Crockett Stakes (1200m) at The Valley on Cox Plate day, coming with a well-timed run under Luke Nolen. The flashy chestnut defeated Our Heidi (Needs Further) and New York Baby (Written Tycoon), putting her best foot forward after a plain effort when seventh at Mornington at her Australian debut. Dream Queen advanced her career record to three wins from six starts, with a further two placings, but crucially enhanced her residual value with a stakes victory on one of Australia’s premier days of racing. Originally prepared by Ruakaka trainers Ken Rae and Krystal Williams-Tuhoro, Dream Queen had raced with success through the latter part of her two-year-old season and was sold after a strong win on her home track in July. “That was fantastic. She was a filly that we purchased from New Zealand from her race form and we’ve had a lot of success with New Zealand horses lately with Mr Brightside, Super Thief and now her,” Ben Hayes said. “I thought it was a great ride by Luke. Big congratulations to all the staff at home. To get these rewards is really big for us.” Nolen, who won the race on the great Black Caviar (Bel Esprit) a decade ago, felt there was plenty more to come from Dream Queen. “On paper there was good speed and we were afforded a nice run. When she got to the front she was a bit like she worked here at The Valley on Tuesday. She was all at sea a bit,” he said. “I think the penny dropped. I think they’re going to have some fun with this filly – it is all upside. “She’s a stakes winner now and what she has been able to do while having a look around and doing a few things wrong and still win was very encouraging.” Bred by Hallmark Stud, home to the filly’s sire Super Easy, Dream Queen was originally purchased by Rae on behalf of Northland owner Sue Martin off gavelhouse.com as a weanling for just $1500. View the full article
    • It looked a pretty decent track today, with winners coming from all over. The Te Akau three year old looked particularly smart and I wonder who is being targeted to ride him in the guineas. It certainly makes a difference having quality riders like Lisa Allpress and Kozzi Assano there.
    • Matthew Poon Ming-fai doesn’t get too many chances on talented young horses so he knows he needs to make the most of his opportunity on the Tony Cruz-trained debutant Super Fortune at Sha Tin on Sunday.The four-year-old son of Zoustar has impressed in his three trials, finishing second to top-line sprinter Stronger in his very first Hong Kong hit-out before finishing runner-up to South African Group Three winner Armando last month and then leading all the way to handle a bunch of Class Two and… View the full article
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