LONG WEEKEND RUNNERS

Apr 21, 2011

As usual Easter is a very busy time for horse racing and we have a number of runners at different locations over the long weekend. After one of the two days a year when there is no racing on Good Friday it all starts with BUCCELLATI running in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. We are hoping the rain stays away so that he can run on his preferred drier ground and we look forward to him running a good race over the 2000m.

We are, however, hoping that the rain does come for our two runners at Caulfield on Saturday who both prefer a bit of give in the ground. KUTCHINSKY goes to the Easter Cup in good form after his unlucky run in the Queen's Cup in Sydney and BELSCENICA goes to the Bill Adams Handicap over 1400m for the fillies and mares for her third run in this preparation.

Easter Sunday we are back at Mornington where two stable veterans in ROYAL INQUEST and RED COUPE step out, both with Jake Noonan in the saddle.

Monday sees another two runners in town at Flemington and one at the provincial meeting in Traralgon. CHOSEN ONE either runs over the 2600m at Flemington or over 2400m at Bendigo on Tuesday, coming off a tremendous eight length victory at Bendigo while MA SHANG goes to the 2000m race at Flemington in terrific form this preparation. EXCEPTIONAL DANCER goes to Traralgon and is due for a change of luck.

Good luck to all our owners with runners over the weekend and a happy and safe Easter to you all.