Prior Headed for Geelong Wednesday

This is the field for Prior on Wednesday 29 January at Geelong in the Viatek Showcase 0 – 64 Handicap over 1500 metres.

Acceptances: Geelong on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Race 6 1500m – Viatek Showcase 0 – 64 Handicap 4:00pm

Of $30,000. First $18,000, Second $5,400, Third $2,700, Fourth $1,350, Fifth $750, 6th $360, 7th $360, 8th $360, 9th $360, 10th $360 Apprentices can claim.

No. Name Jockey Trainer Barr Wgt
1 Where’s the Bar Mark Zahra Darren Weir 6 60.0
2 Faith ‘n’ Belief Vlad Duric Bruce & Jean Purcell 12 59.5
3 You Rock Michael Rodd Leon Corstens 11 59.5
4 Apache Son Alan Creighton Jerome Hunter 7 59.0
5 Inkjet Sprinter Damien Oliver Shaun Dwyer 4 59.0
6 Prior John Sadler 8 59.0
7 Bernicatti Stephen Baster Mark Kavanagh 1 58.0
8 Deeming Ryan Maloney Robbie Griffiths 13 57 why not check here.5
9 Irish Kingdom Michael Walker Nigel Blackiston 3 57.0
10 Timber Cat Katelyn Mallyon Amy Johnston 9 57.0
11 Whispering Miss Nikita Beriman Kylie Vella 5 56.5
12 Berrichon Chris Symons Peter Snowden 2 55.5
13 Louvre Lady Michelle Payne Andrew Noblet 10 55.5

Tokugawa Post Race

We had 20 members there last night so well done to all getting out and supporting the new addition especially in a Gr2 Race. He was only 3.2 Lengths from the winner, exceptional run considering the time off.

This from Brad Spicer:

Well it was a huge thrill to see Toky loom on the turn and for a few strides I thought we could win ,but his condition just gave out and he tired a little late .

Michael Walker thought exactly the same and on the turn we were bolting and only fitness got in his way, he said the horse was a delight to ride.

Leon was over the moon as we can’t the same work into as previously with loads of water work and less gallops which was probably was the difference last night between winning and losing.

As long as he pulls up well we will press on to another race hopefully in 3-4 weeks as we would like to space his runs due to arthritic knees .I will let you know by mid next week what the plans are moving forward

Cheers Brad

Mr Sommerville Post Race Report

Rotten news regarding Mr Sommerville from yesterday, the fact he kept going to be beaten 3.75 lengths shows the spirit of the horse.

Malua Racing:Well unfortunately I don’t have any good news guys. Our boy has a hole in his hind suspensory. It is a nasty injury and we are lucky it did not do further damage yesterday. He will require a 6 month break to allow the suspensory to heal now.Its a real shame as he was racing so well.

He will remain in the stables for a few more days and we will then move him to start his rest and rehab.



Tokugawa Update

Well Tokugawa is in this Friday night at Moonee Valley for a crack at the group 2 race. We were trying to find an easier assignment but with his issues now as an older horse we want to restrict him to Moonee Valley where he gets some good cushion in the track.

On his work yesterday he could be a realistic chance of filling a minor placing as he was nice and sharp!

I do have to get a couple of ownership changes organized as we did leave it very late due to Leon talking about retiring him 6 weeks ago, but the horse is going great now and he should run a cheeky race.

Good luck!

Brad Spicer, Spicer Thoroughbreds

Race 6 – 9:15PM Essendon Mazda Australia Stakes (1200 METRES)
Of $220,000.1st $132,000, 2nd $39,600, 3rd $19,800, 4th $9,900, 5th $5,500, 6th $4,400, 7th $4,400, 8th $4,400 GROUP 2
Standard Weight for Age, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 14 + 4 EM


No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 205x24432x MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody Ms Linda Meech 10 58.5kg 109
2 3029627×47 ZEDI KNIGHT Brendan McCarthy Chris Symons 4 58.5kg 95
3 9×47800027 SEA LORD Stephen Brown Stephen Baster 6 58.5kg 95
4 2×43106957 IT IS WRITTEN Robbie Griffiths Matthew Allen 1 58.5kg 96
5 8110x8096x SPOT ON TARGET Kevin Chisholm Damian Lane 8 58.5kg 81
6 1381643x9x TOKUGAWA Leon Corstens Michael Walker 2 58.5kg 94
7 41×1245142 RICHIE’S VIBE Tony Vasil Damien Oliver 7 58.5kg 97
8 0x32213141 GENERAL JACKSON Mick Mair Michael Rodd 3 58.5kg 84
9 90x008x008 BIG BUDDIE Andrew Sawden Steven Arnold 5 58.5kg 75
10 93357×3581 COUNTED (NZ) Colin & Cindy Alderson Vlad Duric 9 56.5kg 77

Mr Sommerville Pre-Race

Troy’s report on Mr Sommerville follows. The horse certainly has the right form for this race, Initiator who won the Caulfield race ran very well at Flemington last Saturday. Prince Jester who was half length in front of us at Caulfield won easily last Friday night at Cranbourne. He can win on his current city form providing he gets the right run. Seymour suits, slightest query at the distance for me.
Look forward to seeing you there,
Bryan Martin


Mr Sommerville Race Acceptance

Mr Sommerville (Danzero/Aunty Betty):

This is the field for Mr Sommerville on Thursday 23 January at Seymour in the Mighty Contracting Showcase BM70 Handicap over 2015 metres.

Acceptances: Seymour on Thursday, 23 January 2014

Race 6 2015m – Mighty Contracting Showcase BM70 Handicap 4:00pm

Of $30,000. First $18,000, Second $5,400, Third $2,700, Fourth $1,350, Fifth $750, 6th $360, 7th $360, 8th $360, 9th $360, 10th $360 Apprentices can claim.

No. Name Jockey Trainer Barr Wgt
1 Stynes Tommy Lanyon 2 61.5
2 Devonshire Duke Oisin Murphy Michael Moroney 10 60.0
3 Game of Shadows Thomas Sadler Brett Cavanough 4 59.0
4 Bedouin Express Chris Symons Shea Eden 11 58.5
5 Mr Sommerville Daniel Moor John Sadler 8 58.0
6 Ready Zuca Ernie Marchant Gary Aldridge 3 58.0
7 Rivonia Steven King Steve Richards 7 58.0
8 Onamissionfromgod Mark Pegus Alicia Macpherson 5 57.5
9 Present Arms Damian Lane Michael Moroney 9 57.5
10 Happy Highway Dean Yendall Darren Weir 6 57.0
11 Bessano David Bourne 1 54.5

Mr Sommerville Progress

Mr Sommerville :
Once again Mr S worked very nicely this morning. We are full steam ahead to Seymour this coming Thursday. Daniel Moor will take the ride on him again and also worked him this morning. I will get you guys out a full pre race report on Tuesday afternoon.

– Troy Corstens, Malua Racing

Tokugawa Kyneton Trials Video

Here is Tokugawa’s trial at Kyneton on Monday.

Prior Post-Race Report


Roxy Latest Update

Here’s the latest on Roxanne of Sydney from trainer, Cindy Alderson:

I had considered accepting with Roxanne of Sydney in the 1800m at Caulfield on Wednesday, however with the predicted hot weather I don’t think that there is any chance that we are going to get a track that is suitable for her. I am considering giving her a short let up at the this time in the hope of getting her back when the tracks soften up a little bit. I think she has demonstrated that she is certainly up to city class and to keep going now while the tracks are so hard and the weather is so warm would mean you are only tempting fate or asking for a problem. She has had a great little campaign, winning first up and being a little unlucky at her first start at Moonee Valley with the rail position and barrier and then having a fabulous run at Caulfield. She is certainly giving me every indication that she is going to handle city class racing when the tracks soften up a bit and I think it will be wise to wait for that option before we do any real damage to her and with the weather that is coming up at the moment it is just going to be impossible to get her onto a track that is going to suit her. I will give her a fourteen day break and we will then go forward from there.


Cindy Alderson