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!


EVENT REMINDER: 2017 Christmas Gathering

Champion New South Wales will be holding their 2017 Christmas Gathering at the John O'Shea Racing Stables on Friday, December 15th from 5pm onwards. Champion open the invitation to all owners (past and present) and friends to come along and enjoy some fantastic Spanish themed food whilst catching up with the team and our four legged friends. 

Regine Too Tough To Line at Gosford

Imported Mastercraftsman mare, '''Regine''', proved too strong in a hard fought finish at Gosford over the mile on Saturday to keep her second up record intact. 

Ivoryman and Regine To Gosford

Two of our 4yo's step out this weekend at Gosford in consecutive races and both look set to fight out the finish in their respective races as they step up in ground to suitable distances. 

Classy Debut Win By Atone At Mornington

Well bred Reset colt Atone made an impressive debut at the races when taking out the 1500m maiden at Mornington on Monday. The three year old was well prepared by trainer Robert Smerdon for the assignment with several jump outs and trials under his belt.  

Toffee Nose Prepares For Million Dollar Return

Classy mare Toffee Nose will return to the races at Bendigo on Tuesday- her first start since finishing a luckless 9th in the Group 1 South Autralian Oaks in May when she was badly galloped on mid-race. Leading up to the Oaks, Toffee had a successful preparation when runner-up 

News - Archive