Caprossa impresses in return

Canberra based trained Paul Jones will head to Wagga quietly confident  next week after his talented mare Caprossa made a winning return at Canterbury on Wednesday.

In what Jones had planned to only be a lead up run towards next week's Wagga Town Plate, Caprossa proved successful in keeping her unbeaten fresh record intact when working home strongly to tackle race leader Master Gaze right in the shadows of the post.

"She's one of my best and I went there with a little bit of improvement left in her and I told Nathan [Berry] that," Jones said.

Nisbet off to Melbourne

Canberra based apprentice Kayla Nisbet will be looking to grab her opportunity with both hands when she joins the powerful David Hayes stable in May.

Having out-ridden her country claim at Goulburn earlier this year a timely victory aboard the David Hayes trained Clearwater Bay has given Nisbet her greatest opportunity of her riding career.

"I've only had the one ride for David Hayes and it was a winner at Wagga, that's how this whole move came about," Nisbet said.

"I was very lucky it worked out very well for me."

Nat King Cu Vulnerable first up

Canberra based trainer Nick Olive warns Nat King Cu may be a shade vulnerable first up when he makes his return to the races at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

While not one to hide his high opinion of Nat King Cu Olive admits Friday's race will prove quite a challenge for the son of King Cugat.

"I feel he does have a big task ahead of him on Friday, he's got to carry 60kg against some nice up and coming horses," Olive said.

"It's a fairly good field so if he can win on Friday then he has definitely come back super.

John Scorse Best Bets for Saturday 24 March 2013

John Scorse Best Bets for Saturday 24 March 2013

Race 1:  1 – 3 - 5

Race 2:  10 – 5 - 6

Race 3: 3 – 7 - 5

Race 4:  6 – 5 – 11

Race 5: 1 – 6 - 8

Race 6: 4 – 13 - 3

Best Bet of the day R4 #6 Definate Time

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Canberra Racing Club creates history

The Canberra Racing Club will embark on a history making venture this weekend with a combined thoroughbred and harness meeting to be held at Thoroughbred Park on Saturday.

Canberra Racing Club Chief Executive Peter Stubbs is excited at the prospect of combining the two codes for the first time with Saturday's race meeting comprising of six thoroughbred races and three harness races.

Vilakazi Street Goes Back To Back in City Handicap

A patient and well calculated ride saw handy galloper Vilakazi Street become only the second horse in history to collect back to back wins in Thursday's City Handicap at Albury.

Drawing one of the extreme outside alleys in the feature race, experienced hoop Kevin Sweeney showed great patience settling the son of Johannesburg towards the tail of the field before pulling him out in the straight to charge right down the outside and edge out his rivals right in the shadows of the post.

Criterion Takes Out Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes

By: Racing and Sports

Sunday, 10 March 2013: David Payne has unearthed his Golden Slipper chance with Criterion taking out the Kamberra Wine Black Opal Stakes (1200m) at Canberra on Sunday.

Ridden by Glyn Schofield, Criterion  came into the race on the back of a last start third in the Canonburry Stakes, doing a lot wrong on that occasion and the addition of blinkers seem to do the trick today.

Court Connection's Cup a Feature Double for Schofield

By: Racing and Sports

Sunday, 10 March 2013: Glyn Schofield clinched a lucrative feature double at Canberra on Sunday after a perfectly timed ride aboard Goulburn galloper Court Connection.

It was his first win in the $200,000 ACTTAB Canberra Centenary Cup feature, and followed his impressive performance aboard Criterion winning the Kamberra Wine Company Black Opal Stakes just 40 minutes earlier, a race worth a quarter of a million dollars.

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