After giving his rivals a big start, Chautauqua has run some quick sectionals in recording an impressive first-up win at Moonee Valley.
A totally unexpected final hurrah along with an equally surprising early but most deserved retirement were the rewards waiting for old stager Meteor Mike at the end of a highly-competitive race on Friday night.
Leading apprentice jockey Shafiq Rizuan had to be a hot favourite for the rides of the night when he got the nod in two nail-biters on Friday.
It’s early days but weekend results indicate Lonhro will again be a big player in the race for sires’ premiership honours this season.
Classy three-year-old Gold Symphony emulated the notable sprinter and sire Starspangledbanner when he claimed the G3 HDF McNeil Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Jay Ford talks to the media after Takeover Target runs third in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot,