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Kiwi trainer on track for Oaks with Habibi
Donna Logan has left a bit in the tank with New Zealand Derby winner
Habibi which will face the best fillies in Australia in Saturday's Vinery
Stud Stakes. "We're more than happy with her and she's probably a
touch underdone, but she's got the flight there and we want to keep
some petrol in the tank going towards the Oaks,'' Logan said. "She's not
wound right up yet and will improve from the Vinery, but that's the way
you want it.'' It has been a month since Habibi won the Derby across
the Tasman and she arrived on Wednesday. However, Logan said the
filly was at her best when her runs were well spaced.
Berry brothers team up for big day out
Nathan Berry will take care of his business before supporting twin
brother Tom as he prepares to ride Slipper favourite Overreach.
Nathan will ride the horse he reckons can later give him a group 1,
Single, in the group 3 Neville Sellwood to open the Rosehill card. ''I
thought he was up to the Doncaster last preparation and this will tell us
if he can get there this time,'' Nathan said. ''I will be focused on the my
rides but I'm finished by the fourth, and then will sit with Tom and just
try to keep him calm. We will talk about other things than racing and
hopefully he can come out and do the job in the Slipper.'' Chris Roots
Ryder Stakes won by
Chris Waller. He shoots
for a record fourth on
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trio a sign of
The BMW has been a study in the
evolution of the staying ranks in
Australia in the past four years.
Australian Derby winner Fiu-
micino won the 2009 edition with-
out a European in sight. A year
later there was one northern im-
port, which could only beat one
runner home. Cedarberg then beat
Irish-bred Mourayan, which was
first of four Europeans home in
2011. Last year, the imports domin-
ated as Manighar, Americain and
Drunken Sailor filled the trifecta in
the weight-for-age 2400 metre test.
It is a trend that has filtered
through Australian staying ranks
and trainer Chris Waller and his
revolutionary approach of bringing
tried stayers from Europe has to
take some of the credit. He showed
that superior northern staying
lines can be successful in Australia.
"It is hard to get a line on what
you have got. You really don't know
if they will be suited here until they
get here," Waller said. "You do the
work but it comes down to the horse
and how he handles the change.
"Generally speaking, if a horse
can win a race over in Europe he
will win a couple more here."
Waller will have three runners in
The BMW, all of European descent,
but it has been a battle to get them
this far. Ranvet Stakes winner Fore-
teller and Kelinni, which was fourth
in the last year's Melbourne Cup,
are part of the Waller philosophy.
"Both Foreteller and Kelinni
were badly out of form through
their careers here, which can hap-
pen," he said. "With Kelinni we
were ready to give up on him and
then one day we backed him up on
the Kensington track over 2400m
and he won by five or six lengths.
"That's the difference between a
stayer and a non-stayer. You put a
stayer over a trip and they excel.
''It doesn't matter what you do if
they can't stay, they can't stay.
"The English horses are bred to
stay and that comes through."
Gatewood has been given to
Waller by OTI Racing after a Mel-
bourne Cup campaign, which in-
cluded a win in the Geelong Cup.
"He is going through the Austra-
lian system and probably strug-
gling," Waller said. "It was unusual
for him to be running over 1400m
on a heavy-10 track first-up. It was
unusual for him to be group 1
weight-for-age at a mile second-up.
"We rode him upside-down in
the Ranvet but he was disappoint-
ing. If [The BMW] had been a
slightly stronger race I would not
have run him [but] this has always
been his target race."
Waller says Kelinni might once
again find his best at 2400m after
finishing sixth in the Ranvet.
"I think Kelinni can turn it
around," he said. "He has been one
run behind fitness-wise but he did
very well [when he spelled] and is
probably paying the penalty for it.
"Last start he was a bit keen. I
think we will run him that touch
quieter and we know he will stay."
Second-elect Foreteller is well
but a query at the distance.
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the draws at next week's yearling
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returns to three-year-old company in
the Vinery Stud Stakes as a $2.80
favourite after being beaten a breath
in the Coolmore Classic last start.
"She was beaten by two classy
older mares," Bowman said. "The
winner, Appearance, was already a
group 1 weight-for-age winner and
carried a pound [half kilo] more than
her, so her run was outstanding."
Shoot Out takes on Pierro in the
George Ryder, which Bowman la-
belled "a stiff test". "He is a great
horse and has runs on the board at
weight-for-age at this trip," he said.
Victoria Derby winner Fiveanda-
halfstar is the favourite against the
older stayers in The BMW. He has
been runner-up at all four of his runs
this autumn, including in the Austra-
lian Cup and the Ranvet Stakes. "He
speaks for himself,'' Bowman said.
''He is proven at this level and the
mile-and-a-half is right up his alley."
Usually a man of few words, Bow-
man was more expansive about
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