OAKS DAY PREVIEW
Nov 05, 2015
The Melbourne weather could be the biggest threat to JWR's hopes of snagging a winner on Oaks Day at Flemington with early morning rain jeopardising the hopes of HIPSTER GIRL and DANGER CLOSE.
"We are remaining upbeat about Hipster Girl. She lines up in race 1 and will get first use of the track before it chops out with all the rain. She doesn't like the soft going..she failed last preparation on a Slow 7 in Adelaide so her chances really hinge on the track"
"She is in magnificent order. We had this race picked out 6 weeks ago and I couldn't have her in better shape. It doesn't look an overly strong race and I think she is a winning chance if the track holds up" said Warren.
DANGER CLOSE RESUMES
Danger Close resumes today after a good 3 month spell and goes into today's race with three trials under his belt.
"He is another who hates soft ground so we'll just have to keep an eye on the track. He is nice and forward but generally goes better second and third up so we are going into today's race with realistic expectations".
"I am setting him for another tilt at the Doveton Stakes which he won last year so it's important that he runs today to have him cherry ripe for the Doveton which is run in early December".
RISQUE BACK TO BUSINESS
It was fantastic to see New Zealand mare RISQUE BUSINESS back to her best with a commanding win at Mornington last Sunday. "I've always had a good opinion of this mare and she will be even better when she gets out to 1400m and 1600m later in the preparation".
The beautifully bred daughter of Volksraad was bred by Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand and sent to JWR where she was leased out by Dean Humphries from Clanbrooke Racing Syndicates.
"We are building up a great relationship with Rod Schick at Windsor Park who are sending us some nice fillies from some of their best families. Rod sent out a beautiful Mastercraftsman filly earlier in the year which has been named Tradie Ladie who will be running early next year".
"Dean and Brooke from Clanbrooke Racing are great owners and do a brilliant job in getting people involved in horse ownership at an affordable price. "It's never easy going to the sales and buying horses around the $30k mark but they do it better than most".