Next NSW Race

Latest News

Omei Sword Swings Into Autumn

By Brad Gray

Star filly Omei Sword is set to trial on Tuesday at Warwick Farm, launching her autumn campaign with all roads leading towards The Championships.

“She’s pretty straight forward. We backed off her after (her second in the Golden Rose). I just didn’t think she was quite ready to push on,” said Chris Waller.

“We erred on the side of caution as the autumn comes around so quickly. If they are not properly spelled you find it very hard to take on better horses. You look after a horse and they look after you. It’s as simple as that.”

Omei Sword's second to Astern in the Golden Rose

The daughter of High Chaparral will resume in the Light Fingers Stakes (1400m) on February 11, which is the same day Winx returns. She’ll then tackle the Surround Stakes and Coolmore Classic before aiming up at a possible tilt at the $3m Doncaster Handicap, with Waller chasing a remarkable five straight wins of the feature mile.

“I’m keen to keep her to the sprinting-miler distances. We all think High Chaps are middle distance, staying horses but I think they are good milers,” Waller explained, citing Shoot Out as an example.

“For this type of three-year-old filly you’ve got to be looking at racing against the older horses at the back end of the season. They have a good record because they get in with light weights.”

Sezanne is also set to kick off her autumn in the same trial heat as Omei Sword, with the Storm Queen Stakes (2000m) her autumn goal.

“We’re still learning about her. She did it all in one preparation last time. I hope we’re in a position to be able to keep them apart,” said Waller.

“A race like the (Storm Queen) will be her test to see if she’s an Oaks candidate or comes back to mile races.”

Sezanne's third in the Flight Stakes

Watch the trials live on Tuesday right here

The Latest Racing News

Bathurst Soldier’s Saddle Winner Scores At Tyers Park

By Bradley Jurd Bathurst Soldier’s Saddle winner Elle A Walking ($10) has found more success at Tyers Park, holding on in ...
Read More

Position Available: Executive Officer – NSW Bookmakers Co-Operative Ltd

The NSW Bookmakers Co-operative is an organisation established to provide services to our approximately 170 licensed on-course bookmakers in this ...
Read More

Racing NSW: Appointment Of Board Members

Initially placed on the Racing NSW website on 12 September 2018 Expressions of interest are invited from persons wishing to ...
Read More

Widdup And Ryan Combine For Bathurst Success

Hawkesbury trainer Brad Widdup and country riding ace Greg Ryan joined forces for the first time at Bathurst on Monday ...
Read More

Punters Intel Wrap - Rosehill 22nd September

Could The Autumn Sun be racing’s next big thing? The exciting colt gave what looks to be a very classy ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links