|The lure of rich feature
races in two cities in one 24 hour period is too much for four riders who will ride in
both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday.
Scott Seamer, Brett Prebble, Glen Boss and Patrick Payne will kick off Saturday by riding
at the Futurity Stakes meeting at Caulfield before boarding planes and heading to Sydney
where they will saddle up at the Canterbury Guineas night meeting.
Seamer, who's riding in white hot (red isn't hot enough for
him) form at present, has five confirmed bookings for Caulfield, four for Lee Freedman as
well as the champion Cups heroine Ethereal. He will then head to Sydney where his feature
ride is aboard the kiwi Derby king Leica Guv for Jeff McVean. He is also booked to ride
the boom Queensland filly Calaway Gal and the in form kiwi Preferred Lies in Group events.
Glen Boss is in the busiest weekend of all the hoops. He
will fly to Sydney, where he has eight rides on the Canterbury Guineas card. Then he will
remain in Sydney where already he has five bookings for the meeting at Warwick Farm on
Australia's hottest jockey is hunting further Group One
glory in both venues on Saturday.
He will ride last start winner Barkada in the Futurity
Stakes (G1) - one of four rides for local trainer Lee Freedman. He also partners Ethereal
for the first time in Australia since her record breaking Melbourne Cup win.
He will also be aboard Leica Guv in his Australian debut in
the Rosehill Guineas and boom Queensland filly Calaway Gal in the Sweet Embrace Stakes in
the fourth event. One of his more interesting rides is for Richard Dee. Seamer and Dee
will combine with the in form Preferred Lies in the Group Three Canterbury Cup.
R2 - John C Reilly Super Vobis Hcp - EL CAPITAN (Lee
R3 - Auspower Plte - VIGNETTE (Lee Freedman)
R5 - Futurity Stks (G1) - BARKADA (Lee Freedman)
R6 - St. George Stks (G2) - ETHEREAL (Sheila Laxon)
R7 - Shannons Classic (G2) - ALL COURAGE (Lee Freedman)
R3 - Canterbury Park Stks (G2) - DIAMOND DANE (Bruce
R4 - Sweet Embrace Stks (G3) - CALAWAY GAL (Bruce Brown)
R5 - Canterbury Cup (G3) - PREFERRED LIES (Richard Dee)
R6 - Canterbury Guineas (G1) - LEICA GUV (Jeff McVean)
It's a busy time for Victoria's new father on Saturday with
four confirmed rides in Melbourne and two in Sydney.
At Caulfield he will ride the boom Mayfield-Smith trained
Rubitano as well as highly regarded staying prospect The Secondmortgage for Michael
Moroney. He will also ride Desert Sky in the Group One Futurity Stakes for Mathew
His two confirmed rides in Sydney are Pentastic for David
Hall in the Canterbury Guineas (G1) and the in form Kaapgun for Noel-Mayfield Smith in the
Canterbury Cup (G3).
R2 - John C Reilly Super Vobis Hcp - I'LL BE GONE (Mathew
R4 - WJ (Bill) Adams Stks (LR) - RUBITANO (Brian Mayfield-Smith)
R5 - Futurity Stks (G1) - DESERT SKY (Mathew Ellerton)
R8 - Victoria Gold Cup (LR) - THE SECONDMORTGAGE (Michael Moroney)
Race 5 - Canterbury Cup (G3) - KAAPGUN (Noel
Race 6 - Canterbury Guineas (G1) - PENTASTIC (David Hall)
Boss is set for an amazingly busy weekend with already 12
rides confirmed for Saturday and another five for Warwick Farm on Sunday.
In Melbourne his best rides are on the Roger James trained
Piper Star in thwe St George Stakes and Royal Code in the Shannons Classic.
Later he will have eight rides in Sydney headlined by the
Gai Waterhouse runners Heritiere and Agincourt Express. He also rides G1 winner Asia in
the Canterbury Cup.
R3 - Auspower Plte - REGAL VINTAGE (Cliff Brown)
R6 - St. George Stks (G2) - PIPER STAR (Roger James)
R7 - Shannons Classic (G2) - ROYAL CODE (David Hall)
R8 - Victoria Gold Cup (LR) - KARASI (David Hall)
R1 - Skyline Stks (G3) - COHAN (Clarry Conners)
R2 - Birthday Card Stks (LR) - RADIANCE OF APOLLO (Allan Denham)
R3 - Canterbury Stks (G2) - SHOGUN LODGE (Bob Thomsen)
R4 - Sweet Embrace Stks (G3) - SADDLER'S SILK (Bob Thomsen)
R5 - Canterbury Cup (G3) - ASIA (Jack Denham)
R6 - Canterbury Guineas (G1) - HERITIERE (Gai Waterhouse)
R7 - Eskimo Prince Stks (LR) - ACADEME (Guy Walter)
R8 - Bert Lillye Plte - AGINCOURT EXPRESS (Gai Waterhouse)
THEN: Warwick Farm on Sunday - already five confirmed
Payne will ride the highly rated Perth two-year-old
Hardrada as well as the Group Two winner Ustinov at Caulfield. He will then head to Sydney
to partner the Guy Walter trained Cheverny in the Canterbury Cup. The Pat Carey trained
Thong Classic is also a confirmed listed race ride in Melbourne.
Last weekend Payne and Walter combined to win the Chipping
Norton Stakes with the outstanding performer Tie the Knot.
R2 - John C Reilly Hcp - HARDRADA (Lou Luciani)
R4 - WJ (Bill) Adams Stks (LR) - THONG CLASSIC (Pat Carey)
R7 - Shannons Classic (G2) - USTINOV (Bart Cummings)
R5 - Canterbury Cup (G3) - CHEVERNY (Guy Walter)
PICS - Quentin