Greg Miles calls it a day1:48
Horse Racing: One of Australia’s greatest sports broadcasters, Greg Miles, has called his final horse race on Easter Saturday at Caulfield.
HANDY four-year-old SUPPLY AND DEMAND produced one of his better pieces of work on Saturday morning.
The Sebring gelding has been freshened since his last start win and kept up to the mark with two barrier trials leading up to this Saturday’s Randwick target over 1400m.
He was sighted cruising through his six furlong exercise on the dirt over the weekend and was urged on at the 600m mark to finish the last 200m in 11.98s, kept on the bridle. He looks poised for a strong resuming effort at headquarters.
The Te Akau Racing team have kept CHANCE TO DANCE in the entries for this Saturday’s re-running of the Sydney Cup.
The Teofilo gelding was popped over the jumps at Randwick on Thursday morning to mix up exercise between in wet weather exercise opportunities and stepped out for a gallop on Saturday morning over 1200m.
He was moving nicely throughout and was allowed to stretch his stride over the final 600m of his work (38.19s).
Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s HINCHMAN continues to progress nicely with the son of Hinchinbrook just raising the bar ever so slightly each time he gallops.
Thursday’s 1300m Maiden Plate at Newcastle may still be one race too soon but he is nearing a win.
He has been set the task of working over at least five or six furlongs in his recent track gallops, taking good improvement fitness-wise (final 600m in 36.42s on Monday morning).
Tulloch Lodge trainee MEDLYN is set to bounce back on a marginally firmer track this week at Wyong.
The Segenhoe Stud-owned galloper won on debut before struggling to get into things in her next start on the Warwick Farm Heavy 10 rated going when she lined up the odds-on favourite.
The filly made light work of a 1200m hitout on Saturday morning finishing in 37.37s for the final 600m without being put under pressure on the dirt.
She has done nothing wrong on the track while preparing for this week’s assignment but she has struck a handy field and will have to lug top weight.
ECHAPPE, who won first-up for John Sargent at Canberra last start, heads to Wyong’s Wednesday meeting for the 1200m BM67.
The three-year-old daughter of Jimmy Choux avoided a strong hitout on the heavy tracks through the week but eased through a set of evens on the all-weather on Thursday morning to keep her ticking over ahead of her second run of the preparation.
Originally published as In-form galloper Demands attention
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