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JHB Syndications News 9 August

New Season's Greetings!

Welcome back to our first newsletter of the 2019-20 racing season! Spring is on our doorstep, although the crazy conditions forecast around the country this weekend is a not so gentle reminder we still have a few weeks of winter to contend with.

Our stable of fillies are shaping up particularly well at the moment, and we have a number racing over the next few days. Tomorrow in SA, at the official launch of the new Murray Bridge track 4yo mare MAGIC SUNSET will make her long-awaited return where she is currently a warm favourite to become a city winner in race 2. Her owners have been so patient, and let’s hope they can be rewarded here.

Also tomorrow 3yo filly VOGUE will look to break her maiden at Newcastle after an encouraging first up run. All the best to her big group of lady owners. And speaking of 3yo fillies, BISCARA will be stepping out for her first run of the new season next Wednesday at Sandown after a couple of nice jump outs.

Wishing you all the very best, and lots of winners, for the new season ahead!

HORSE IN FOCUS - SHOWCASING X VENUS BAY FILLY

5% = $5,650 inc GST, big race noms and all costs to 31st May 2019 - Trainer Brad Widdup, NSW

Showcasing x Venus Bay

LATEST UPDATE - GALLOPING IN GREAT STYLE!!!

Our filly by Showcasing is really exciting everyone at the moment as she progresses towards the early trials. Watch on as her sire Showcasing produces yet another Group One win, with 3YO colt ADVERTISE beating the older horses when winning last weekend’s Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville (white jacket, white and orange cap).

Industry Insights

Prizemoney boost for South Australia

Owners, trainers and jockeys in South Australia have been given a much-needed boost with Thoroughbred Racing South Australia announcing $5.8 million in prizemoney increases on Friday. The increases, which represent almost 15% of TRSA's total prizemoney distributions, will apply to 88% of the thoroughbred races staged across the metropolitan, provincial and country level.

Saudi Arabia announces world's richest race

Saudi Arabia will host the world's richest horse race from 2020 after it was announced on Thursday that The Saudi Cup will carry an incredible US$20 million purse for its inaugural running. To be staged at Riyadh's King Abdulaziz racetrack in February next year, the 1800-metre weight-for-age race on dirt will dwarf the prizemoney offered in Sydney's The Everest, the Dubai World Cup and the Pegasus World Cup in America.

Sky Release new app

The Sky Racing Active app has been released this week and is being described as a ‘gamechanger’. The app allows punters to create their own playlists to follow favourite jockeys, runners, trainers and tipsters throughout the day. Download it today and take a look!

FORM FOCUS

Flemington

Race 2 #3 HEIRBORN – very impressive on debut. From a good stable and this looks a nice progression.

Race 3 #12 JUMBO OZAKI – One to put into the black book for the spring. Resumes here and whilst this big fells is still learning his craft, expect him to run very well.

Race 9 #5 MASTER SHUHOOD – Import that will get over more ground. Drops in grade, gets to a big track with an expected strong tempo, and if the track is playing away from the rail late in the day then he’ll be in the finish.

Rosehill

Race 2 #1 MY XPRESSION / #5 HAUT BRION HER Quinella – Haut Brion is very short and looks one of the best of the day. Happy to quinella her with one of the longshots of the field, stable mate and daughter of Showcasing, My Xpression, which trialled well recently.

Race 4 #2 VEGADAZE / #4 ALIZEE Quinella –Vegadaze should be able to lead here and dictate the race. Alizee will be able to show her class late, and they should run the quinella as first and third favourites in the market.

Race 5 #2 DAWN PASSAGE – resumes in a hot race here. Might have a fitness edge on other fresh horses given his 2 strong hit outs at the trials. All of a sudden his last start 3rd as beaten favourite doesn’t look bad at all when you look at what beat him…

Murray Bridge

Murray Bridge Multi:

Race 1 Deep Force (win)

Race 3 Good Idea (place)

Race 5 Amberdi (place)

Race 7 The Difference (win)

FUN FACTS!
Tony McEvoy enjoyed a record-breaking season, on the back of his previous record-breaking season! 166 wins and $11m in prize money in 2018-19, which was 25 more winners (inc. 16 at metro level) and $1.7m more in prize money.
Did you know that in the 2018-19 Australian trainers’ premiership, only one stable in the top 10 had an increase in their winning strike rate from season to season. That honour belonged to David & Ben Hayes & Tom Daberning at Lindsay Park.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Magic Sunset after her impressive recent trial win. Fingers crossed she can do it on race day at Murray Bridge! Good luck to her owners!!

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