Music to Matthew Dale's ears

Canberra trained Theresmusicplaying will travel to Sydney on Saturday for the Lord Mayors Cup (listed) at Rosehill.

Her last two trips to town have proven to be a success and trainer Matthew Dale is confident for a positive outcome.

“She has had a good preperation, winning two races in town.  She was diasppointing on face value in Wagga, the racing style didn’t suit her so we are heading back up to Sydney” Dale said.

Jones Sets Sights On Scone Guineas

 A dominant display in the Wagga Guineas leaves Canberra based trainer Paul Jones confident Just A Blur can measure up in next weekend's Scone Guineas.

Having returned to form on her home track two starts back the daughter of Dane Shadow proceeded to take the next step when saluting easily in the feature event at Wagga.

Successful in notching up her fourth career victory to date, Jones claimed he was confident in the lead up however the weight [58.5kg] proved his only concern.

Nisbet Set For Group 1 Debut

Former Canberra based apprentice Kayla Nisbet will make her Group One debut on the weekend when set to link aboard Pago Rock in The Goodwood at Morphettville.

Having ridden Pago Rock to a narrow victory at Caulfield last start, Nisbet still remained surprised to retain the ride on the six-year-old.

“I didn’t expect to keep the ride on him but thankfully David [Hayes] owns him and decided to keep me on,” Nisbet said.

Unanimously Creates History In Town Plate

The Matthew Dale trained Unanimously has become just the fourth horse in more than a century to notch up back to back Wagga Town Plates when saluting in the feature event on Thursday.

Only three horses Grafteline (1907-08), Prince Wal (1972-73) and Prince Morgan (1974-75) have achieved the feat since 1901, placing the son of Not A Single Doubt in very select company.

Unanimously Set To Defend Wagga Crown

Canberra based trainer Matthew Dale appears poised to notch up back to back Wagga Town Plates with stable star Unanimously currently in career best form.

Having caught the eye first up behind Platelet at Moonee Valley, Unanimously would go on to frank the form when only narrowly beaten at Caulfield last start.

Rated to be just one pound below his career best on Timeform Ratings, the son of Not A Single Doubt appears very well placed to defend his crown at Wagga on Thursday.

Shaft Moves To Hardwick Stud

The Silver Slipper Stakes-Gr.2 winner Shaft (Flying Spur-Traceable by Rahy) will stand at Hardwick Stud, Yass from 2014 on a fee of $3300.

The Danehill grandson, whose dam is a half-sister to Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy, is already the sire of 50 winners of close to $2m including NZ stakes winner and Gr.1 runner-up Magic Shaft.

He’s also sired the smart city winners Such Hope, Erin’s Element, Flight Academy, Massale, Deakes and Boom Baby Boom and his runners have a winning distance index of 1225m.

Just A Blur Set To Bounce Back

Canberra based trainer Paul Jones is adamant you will see a different filly at Canberra on Thursday following Just A Blur's disappointing performance at Warwick Farm last start.

Proceeding to experiment with her gear following her slashing performance at Albury two back, Jones said it completely back fired.

"At Albury she kept throwing her head about with her mouth wide open so we elected to tinker with her gear and it proved an abject failure, Sam [Clipperton] said the whole race she was fighting him," Jones said.

Chasing Charlie Brings Up The Hat-trick

Promising three-year-old Chasing Charlie is finally starting to live up to his name following another dominant display when notching up his third straight win at Wagga on Tuesday.

Having created a big impression on debut when saluting easily at Canberra the son of Myboycharlie failed to really come on in his next two preparations before a change of tactics quickly turned his form around.

Previously ridden back in his races, Canberra based trainer Paul Jones elected to roll forward on the three-year-old three starts back, culminating with an impressive win at Wagga.

Dale Strikes The Right Chord

Patience has really proven the key to former French based mare Theresmusicplaying with the six-year-old now chasing her second victory in metropolitan company at Randwick on Wednesday.

In what is her third preparation with Canberra based trainer Matthew Dale, the daughter of Street Cry has really started to come into her this time in culminating with an impressive victory at Warwick Farm two starts back.

"I think she has just taken a couple of preparations to acclimatise and now she is going better than ever," Dale said.

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