Four Group 1 races across two states in addition to the re-appearance of the country’s top ranked sprinter made for a brilliant weekend of racing and a host of high quality performances. Which horse finished top of the pops on Saturday? The answer may surprise you.
SATURDAY’s racing provided a mountain of evidence that we are in for one of the best spring carnivals in recent memory, with the bar being set a very high level as horses establish their credentials for the rich Group 1 races set to be decided over the next eight weeks.
LAST Saturday’s Newmarket didn’t produce the result most expected, but it may well have unearthed a genuine topliner in the shape of first up winner Redkirk Warrior. Post-race, co-trainer David Hayes indicated he was the least surprised person at Flemington, ranking Redkirk Warrior “the best horse in the stable.” You need to be logged in