Though the preliminary build up to the Spring Racing Carnival began a fortnight ago, it has so far been a fizzer with little to interest the dedicated follower of form.
Last year, interest was high from the beginning of August with the likes of Apache Cat, Haradasun and El Segundo racing early in the season. It is really only starting this coming weekend with the Group 2 Liston Stakes generating excited anticipation at the prospect of star racehorses Weekend Hussler and Light Fantastic clashing for the first time in competition. It should be a great race. That is, if The Hussler does make it to the field. He is at present recovering from a minor injury sustained earlier this week.
Five of my Super Stable horses are racing this weekend. As well as Weekend Hussler and Light Fantastic, Dorabella is starting her spring campaign this weekend at Caulfield as is Sugar Babe.
In Sydney, Triple Honour will be racing at Rosehill. Here’s hoping they all do well and boost my virtual coffers.
Augusta Proud is set to resume racing the weekend after next after pleasing her trainer in a trial, so I’m looking forward to seeing if she can repeat her autumn form. No word on the other horse in my stable, Forensics, but no doubt she’ll appear in the mix sometime or other.