Martina of Sydney Trial 21/7/14

Martina trialled yesterday at Cranbourne in the 13th trial over 1000m. She began quickly and led the trial and although she finished a few lengths off the winner I was very happy with her effort and she would have finished closer if she was ridden right out. She was ridden by Gavin Bedggood who is a jumps jockey and weighs a lot more than the other riders in her trial. There was some solid form in her trial and they have a good opinion of the winner Mark’s Matilda who won a maiden at Sale over 1200m and ran 4th at Caulfield over 1200m at her last start and the horse that ran second in the trial ran 3rd at Sale last start over 1000m. Martina pulled up great in the wind and will be right to go to the races,she will be nominated for several races over the next few weeks and she will most likely kick off in a 1400m race and we will be keen to get her up over 1600m to 2000m.


Adrian McGregor
Alderson Racing Pty. Ltd.

Pre-trial: Martina Of Sydney


Martina is entered in a trial on Monday 21st July at Cranbourne.

13 – 12:10 2YO & UP TRIAL (OPEN) (13)    – 1000 M
Of $0. 1st $0, 2nd $0, 3rd $0. FOR Two-Years-Old and Upwards. Apprentices can claim. Field Limit: 9

No   Horse Trainer Jockey Barr  Wgt   Pen  Rtg 
 1   CELEBRAKTI  Greg Eurell      
 2   LONHCOSTA  Jason Warren      
 3   THE GOLDEN PIG  Stephen Brown      
 4   MARK’S MATILDA  Brian McKnight      
 5   MARTINA OF SYDNEY   Colin & Cindy Alderson      
 6   HEY CHARLIE  Frankie Stockdale  Brandon Stockdale (a0)    



Jenny Edmunds
Alderson Racing Pty. Ltd.

Update: Martina of Sydney


Martina has done well since her trial and we will trial her again on Monday 21st July at Cranbourne over 1000m. As long as we are happy with her after the trial we will look for a suitable race to kick off in.

Adrian McGregor
Alderson Racing Pty. Ltd.

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Update: Bernardini x Fleur De Belle


This guy has done exceptionally well in the stable. He is ready to push right on mentally and physically but we always shoot an x-ray through their knees before we up the tempo and intensity of their galloping work.

There are two plates in their knees that need to be closed before we push the go button otherwise you can damage them. His growth plates are wide open which tell us he can not be pushed much further this time in.

He will have one more piece of work on Saturday morning and then head out on Monday for a 4 week break. I have a hell of a lot of time for this colt and we will be making sure that we dot the i’s and cross the t’s with the early part of his career!

Kind Regards,
Troy Corstens
Malua Racing


Audio Report: Starcraft x Chordata


Hi everyone,

Please see the attached audio report for the Starcraft x Chordata Filly:

click on player above to hear the report

Brad Spicer
Spicer Thoroughbreds

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Update: Martina of Sydney


Martina had a 1000m trial on the synthetic at Cranbourne this morning. She was in trial 7 and Brian Higgins rode her and he is wearing a black jacket with black cap with a white edge.  The instructions to Brian were not to give her a hard trial and only let her do as much as she was comfortable with.  We were pleased with her effort as she began very quickly from the barriers and could have led the trial if asked, she travelled third and finished third under a tight hold.  We don’t think the trial field was very strong but we couldn’t have been happier with her, I am sure that if we had given her a solid trial she would have won.

The trial video :

Adrian McGregor
Alderson Racing Pty. Ltd.