Home Track Advantage For Langley And Kuro On Saturday



On Saturday Champion NSW unleash their Spring hopefuls at Randwick's Epsom Day with up and coming colt Langley contesting in the Listed Dulcify (Race 3 @ 1:30pm) and the black flash Kuro taking on several Everest contenders in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (Race 6 @ 3:20pm).

Langley, a 3 year old son of Redoute's Choice will line up against his own age group on Saturday when he tackles the Randwick mile for the first time. He is coming off a maiden win at Kembla Grange over 1500m and trainer John O'Shea has been targeting this race for quite some time. He has drawn barrier 11 in the field of 12 runners with Brenton Avdulla maintaining the ride after partnering him last start. Sitting on the third line of betting, the two horses in the market are Hypnotist (Peter & Paul Snowden) and Sambro (Chris Waller). Hypnotist, a son of Snitzel is coming off a last start 4th in the Newcastle Spring Stakes over the mile, beaten 2.5L by Astoria. Sambro was beaten just 0.6L by Fortensky last start at Canterbury over 1550m. Fortensky has since finished 4th at Rosehill last Wednesday, beaten 1.3L.

"Langley has continued to improve with every run and is progressing all the time, he's coping incredibly well and taking it all in his stride at just his first racing preparation. I expect him to be running a very good race on Saturday" Trainer John O'Shea commented this week.

Kuro will take his place in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes over 1200m against some of Australia's elite sprinters. He is coming off two nice trials and should perform well first-up. "Our main aim with Kuro is the $500k Listed Lightning on The Everest Day (October 14th). This run will top him off nicely to be very competitive in that race." John O'Shea told Champion Thoroughbreds on Thursday.

Connections are excited to have the "Magic Man' Joao Moreira jumping aboard after Josh Parr was suspended last week. He'll get a lovely run from barrier 2 in the field of 12 runners which includes 3 time Group 1 TJ Smith winner and deserved favourite Chautauqua.

Best of luck to all the connections!



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