Olive Out To Crown New Stable Star

By Simon Dinopoulos

Highly touted galloper Nat King Cu will be out to press his claims at a tilt towards Metropolitan company when he lines up at Thoroughbred Park on Friday in his bid to remain undefeated in four starts this time in.

After defeating the talented Casino Swoop when resuming three starts back, Nat King Cu has continued to raise the bar notching up a hat - trick of wins  when leading all the way at Canberra last start in the testing heavy conditions.

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 26 October 2012

Weather Forecast
Cloud clearing. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h. Min 5 Max 20.
Race 1: 2 - 1 - 4
Race 2: 1 - 2 - 4
Race 3: 6 - 1 - 8
Race 4: 9 - 12 - 11
Race 5: 11 - 7 - 4
Race 6: 2 - 6 - 5
Race 7: 4 - 6 - 5
Race 8: 9 - 7 - 2
Best Bet: Race No. 2 Horse No. 1 Living on a Prayer

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Voice Commander Retired

The grand performer Voice Commander has been retired by his owners N J Hambrook, N J Hambrook, D L Tuckwell, Mrs K R Tuckwell, Miss A L James, Mrs L M Cullen, N J Olive, Mrs L J Olive & P W Agnew. Voice Commander an eight year old gelding  by Commands out of Voice Mail ran in 51 races recoding 12 wins, 6 seconds and 3 thirds winning a total of $727,180 in prize money. His feature wins included the 2011 Wagga Cup, the Underwood Cup at Rosehill and the Weetwood Handicap at Toowoomba all at listed level.   He won the Club’s Focus Award in 2008/2009 and 2010/2011.
 

Kayla Has Day Out

Apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet had a memorable day at last Sundays Queanbeyan Cup race meeting riding the winner of four of the eight races.   It was Kayla’s most successful day as a jockey, her four winning rides were for Canberra trainers, her father John Nisbet, Gratz Vella and a double for  Mick Miladinovic including the Thunderbolt Sprint on Ravna Gora.

 

John Scorse Best Bets

Friday 12 October 2012

Race 1:  3 - 5 - 4

Race 2:  2 - 4 - 3 

Race 3:  4 - 5 - 6

Race 4:  7 - 8 - 5

Race 5:  3 - 2 - 12

Race 6:  12 - 7 - 10

Race 7:  2 - 1 - 8

Race 8:  2 - 1 - 12

Best Bet: Race No.  2  Horse No. 2 Living on a Prayer

Nat King Cu Continues To Impress

By: Simon Dinopoulos 

Whilst torrential rain deterred most from attending Thoroughbred Park last Friday Canberra's leading trainer Nick Olive was overjoyed to see progressive galloper Nat King Cu continue to live up to his high expectations.

Sent out the well supported $1.80 favourite after his solid maiden victory two starts back, Nat King Cu proceeded to dominate his rivals scoring by four lengths in the testing wet conditions.

Unanimously Back To Melbourne For Stakes Success

After leaving punters scratching their heads at Rosehill when resuming, stakes winning sprinter Unanimously looks to be back on track to collect his second win in Listed company when he contests Saturday's Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at Mooney Valley.

Failing to add to his perfect record fresh, Unanimously showed sharp improvement second up after Canberra based trainer Matt Dale elected to race the gelding in Melbourne.

"Nothing went to plan first up," Dale said.

"He was just badly ridden and nothing worked in his favour that day."

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 17 August 2012

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 17 August

Weather Forecast
Min 2 Max 11 Rain developing. Canberra area Cloudy. Rain developing during the morning, easing to isolated showers by early evening. Winds northwesterly and light, increasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day, then easing.

Race 1: 9 - 10 - 8

Race 2: 1 - 3 - 4

Race 3: 2 - 3 - 6

Race 4: 1 - 2 - 8

Race 5: 5 - 3 - 2

Race 6: 10 - 7 - 11

Race 7: 5 - 4 - 9

Race 8: 3 - 8 - 7

Best Bet: Race No. 5 Horse No. 5 Notjustaprettyface
 

Spackman Trio To Canberra

By Jared Dorrington

Goulburn based trainer Graeme Spackman will take a three horse team to Canberra tomorrow and is expecting strong showings from at least two of them. Spackman has high hopes for Murials Spirit and Via Facile who will both be racing fourth-up at Thoroughbred Park.

Six-year-old Murials Spirit will contest the opening race of the Canberra meeting – a Benchmark 65 Handicap (1206m).

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