While Dolan is coming to the end of his apprenticeship, three-kilo claimer Louise Day announced herself with a winning double at Randwick.
She opted to move into the city zone earlier in the month, and her ability to ride light and claim the full allowance will give her opportunities. Judging by her strength to lift Man Of Peace home, Day is going to be popular with trainers in the next couple of months in Sydney.
“Annabel Neasham gave me a big push as well. She said, ‘Why aren’t you pushing to come to town? And I said it to [her master] Kris [Lees] one morning and he said, ‘Yeah, go for it’. It took a while to get it done but we’re here now,” Day said.
Con Te Partiro starts path to Breeders Cup
Dual group 1 winner Con Te Partiro came back into work this week and will start her final preparation with the dream of the Breeders Cup.
The Scat Daddy mare is qualified for the Breeders Cup and officials are excited about the Gai Waterhouse-and-Adrian Bott-trained mare possibly heading to the United States in November.
“We have talked with them and they want to make it happen,” Newgate Farm’s Henry Field said. “It will be up to how she comes up.
“She will target races like the Winx Stakes and the Epsom here and the plan would be to go to America after the Epsom.
“She would run in the Breeders Cup and then head to a stallion over there.”
MiEverest units on sale
MiEverest chief executive Steve Brown has been delighted with the response to the micro-ownership model of an Everest slot and is looking forward to the 1000 units going on sale on Monday.
“We have have more pre-registrations than units available, so that is a great sign,” Brown said. “It is fantastic opportunity to be part of the world’s richest race on turf and experience the excitement and journey of picking the right horse.
“People can secure their part of the slot by paying $440 on Monday with second half of the cost to be paid in July.”
Those who have pre-registered interest will get the chance to buy a unit in the Everest slot from 11am on Monday. From noon, any remaining units will be available to the general public.
TAB agencies to reopen
TAB agencies and Pub Tab should open again this week, once COVID-19 protocols are put on place.
The government gave the all-clear for TABs to open last week and with pubs and clubs to be allowed to have gaming when they open from June 1, at least the TAB self-service terminals will be available.
The TAB is working on how many people will be allowed in its agencies and what health authorities would require in terms of cleaning of self-service terminals.
The return of crowds to the races is still a little way off. It is hoped owners might be able to return this week.
Racing NSW and clubs are working towards the first day of the new season, August 1, when punters and bookmakers can return to battle eye-to-eye.
Racing writer for The Sydney Morning Herald