Autumn Rush leaves rivals behind again but by smaller gap

Autumn Rush leaves rivals behind again but by smaller gap

Progressive individual Autumn Rush rounded up a perfect Sunday for trainer Steven Burridge by bringing up a three-bagger. The Australian handler had already taken a mortgage on the day’s training honours after Premier Fighter and Lim’s Royal landed the spoils earlier on, and his impressive last-start seven-length winner looked the goods to complete the hat-trick [...]

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Regal tussle as Lim’s Royal downs Red Duke

Regal tussle as Lim’s Royal downs Red Duke

The well-supported Lim’s Royal produced a late burst through a sardine-packed situation close home to land the prize in the $65,000 Initiation race over 1400m on Sunday. At the 300m, punters looked like they had done their dough when the $11 favourite was caught behind the eight-ball between Taichi Belt (Vlad Duric) and The Golden [...]

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Stronger Premier Fighter fires up at comeback

Stronger Premier Fighter fires up at comeback

Patience is a golden virtue in racing and Premier Fighter was yet another classic example of that adage on Sunday. Trainer Steven Burridge wisely decided there was not much point pressing on with the Oamaru Force three-year-old after he kept pulling up a little jarred up, even if he was trying his best at his [...]

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Quieter riding tactics pay off for Chalaza

Quieter riding tactics pay off for Chalaza

Jockey Danny Beasley has always had a bit of time for Chalaza from Day 1 and it showed in his effusive post-race appraisal after they recombined for a second win on Friday night. The Road To Rock four-year-old opened his account in style in an Open Maiden race over 1400m with the Australian rider up [...]

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Burridge not falling into Autumn Rush yet

Burridge not falling into Autumn Rush yet

Trainer Steven Burridge is pouring a bit of cold water on the buzz around Autumn Rush in the wake of his last-start romp, but hopes a short break will keep him on the fresh side for another bold showing this Sunday. The five-year-old by unfashionable sire Keano (x Pins) decimated his rivals in an Initiation [...]

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Chalaza takes Beasley to win No 500

Chalaza takes Beasley to win No 500

Australian jockey Danny Beasley hit a major milestone on Friday night when he claimed his 500th Kranji win aboard even-money favourite Chalaza. The former Golden Slipper-winning jockey (2003 with Polar Success) actually weighed back in after the $35,000 Open Maiden race over 1400m, like it was just another routine win, but his face lit up [...]

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Elite Excalibur second in Dubai, now aimed at Group 3 race

Elite Excalibur second in Dubai, now aimed at Group 3 race

After two unplaced efforts, Elite Excalibur finally got on the board in Dubai with a meritorious second at Meydan on Thursday night. Lining up for his third outing in the United Arab Emirates, the Kranji one-from-one winner turned in his best performance to-date when launched by South African jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe at the 300m in [...]

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Excalibur goes for third stab this Thursday

Excalibur goes for third stab this Thursday

Trainer Steven Burridge is having one more roll of the dice with Elite Excalibur this Thursday before making any decision about future Dubai plans. After his highly successful first Dubai raid with Dark Matter, Ip Man (later renamed El Padrino) and Captain Obvious (four wins between them) in 2012, Burridge decided to renew the experience [...]

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