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Topic: Amelie's Star
Posted By: whitt0
Subject: Amelie's Star
Date Posted: 09 Sep 2015 at 10:58pm
Won her last 3 starts by a combined 17 lengths including today in the city by 7.8 lengths.

Beat a few smart ones today in the process. Stable has a big opinion. 

Half sister to Honey Cara, how far can she go?






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Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 at 10:51pm
In at the deep end on Saturday.

She does look pretty special. Able to rattle off quick last 600m despite racing on the pace with no cover.

Race 5 - COLIN STEPHEN QLTY HANDICAP (2400 METRES)
Of $125,000.1st $75,000, 2nd $25,000, 3rd $12,500, 4th $6,250, 5th $2,500, 6th $1,250, 7th $1,250, 8th $1,250 GROUP 3
Quality, Minimum Weight 54kg, Three-Years-Old and Upwards, Apprentices cannot claim.

Field Limit: 14 + 4 EM

 Last 10HorseTrainerBallotWeight(kg)True Weight(kg)Penalty(kg)Benchmark
1311x6x0x00 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - GALLANTE (IRE) http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=MzE1MzM3NzA0MA%3d%3d&trainername=Robert+Hickmott" rel="nofollow - Robert Hickmott 159.559.5106
2x125236x35 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - KINGDOMS (NZ) http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=MzQzMzQwOTQzMA%3d%3d&trainername=Brian+Smith" rel="nofollow - Brian Smith 255.555.598
3x078160x00 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - TREMEC (NZ) http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=NDY2Mzk5NDE3MA%3d%3d&trainername=John+P+Thompson" rel="nofollow - John P Thompson 3555597
40755x99600 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - DISCLAIMER (GB) http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=MzE1OTQwNTI2MA%3d%3d&trainername=Peter+%26+Paul+Snowden" rel="nofollow - Peter & Paul Snowden 4545490
55x34134436 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - REIGNING http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=ODE0MTAxMjA%3d&trainername=Chris+Waller" rel="nofollow - Chris Waller 5545489
64117x28x14 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - KING KINSHASA (GB) http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=NzA0NDM4OTA%3d&trainername=Gai+Waterhouse" rel="nofollow - Gai Waterhouse 6545488
7135748x764 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - ORIENTAL LADY (GER) http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=OTk4Njc5MDA%3d&trainername=Kris+Lees" rel="nofollow - Kris Lees 7545487
854x2121x69 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=NzA0NDM4OTA%3d&trainername=Gai+Waterhouse" rel="nofollow - Gai Waterhouse 8545486
92611x80373 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - RIO PERDIDO (FR) http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=OTk4Njc5MDA%3d&trainername=Kris+Lees" rel="nofollow - Kris Lees 9545485
10983211x749 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - SASENKILE http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=Mjg3MTc0MTQwMA%3d%3d&trainername=Tony+McEvoy" rel="nofollow - Tony McEvoy 10545483
112x530x4311 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - EMERALD CITY http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=MjI0OTgwMjgzMA%3d%3d&trainername=David+Vandyke" rel="nofollow - David Vandyke 11545477
1203x42111 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - AMELIE’S STAR http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=MTA5MDAzNTEw&trainername=Peter+G+Moody" rel="nofollow - Peter G Moody 12545475
1368121x9609 http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/Weights.aspx?Key=2015Sep26,NSW,Rosehill%20Gardens#" rel="nofollow - TURNER BAYOU (NZ) http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=MTMzMzkwNDAw&trainername=Patrick+Payne" rel="nofollow - Patrick Payne 13545484


Posted By: Sunline
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 at 10:56pm
Very poorly weighted but it's a race of no depth with a couple of classy ones she has to beat.

You know I'm a King Kinshasa fan and I'll be on him. But she can run a race. She just doesn't look suited.


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Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 at 11:16pm
The challenge they have is the lack of 2400m races for her. Nothing else on the agenda.

What happens to weights if Gallante does not accept?

I reckon she has Kink K covered


Posted By: Delta Deel
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 at 11:19pm
Wont run a place I reckon


Posted By: Aurelius
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 at 11:20pm
Put your glasses down....1st BOHEMIAN LILY 


Posted By: Aurelius
Date Posted: 22 Sep 2015 at 11:25pm
Put down ya glasses....I meant.


Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 10:32am
Will be cheering on this girl today.

Out of a daughter of Zabeel - hope she can bring it home for that legend.

Hugely disadvantaged at the weights (12kgs) - but she is a big girl & coming on strong.

Great family this one!


Posted By: Aurelius
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 10:38am
Good luck Whitto.

I plunged BOHEMIAN LILY last night at $3.80.





Posted By: Sunline
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 3:53pm
Originally posted by whitt0 whitt0 wrote:

Will be cheering on this girl today.

Out of a daughter of Zabeel - hope she can bring it home for that legend.

Hugely disadvantaged at the weights (12kgs) - but she is a big girl & coming on strong.

Great family this one!

Clap


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Sunline...simply supreme


Posted By: Aurelius
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 3:54pm
Too good well done 'W'


Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 4:12pm
Cheers - own her half sister Honey Cara who is very talented & in a similar mould.

Stable big opinion of her too.

Added some value to her :) 


Posted By: Dr E
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2015 at 4:44pm
Originally posted by whitt0 whitt0 wrote:

Cheers - own her half sister Honey Cara who is very talented & in a similar mould.

Stable big opinion of her too.

Added some value to her :) 
Nice result for you whitt0 Thumbs Up... thank Gai for setting up for herLOL


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 4:46pm
When was she injured whitto ?




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Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 5:56pm
Getting ready for the Autumn. They are just being cautious - very promising mare


Posted By: Sunline
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 7:43pm
Disappointed they didn't target the BMW.

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Sunline...simply supreme


Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 7:47pm
me too Sunny - but have Hauraki @$40's & can still get $17s. Great bet


Posted By: Sunline
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 7:49pm
Does he run 2400m?

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Sunline...simply supreme


Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 16 Mar 2016 at 7:58pm
I hope so - I have my $1.50 each way.

2nd behind Mongolian Khan in the Derby (just fell short) & huge run in the Caulf Cup (sixteenth on settling, fifteenth at 1200m, eighteenth at 800m, sixteenth on turn). He stays it all right.

As a matter of fact - I am so bullish I am doubling my bet to $3 e/way


Posted By: Magnolian Khan
Date Posted: 15 May 2016 at 6:02pm
Anyone know where this horse is? RISA still says P Moody is training


Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 15 May 2016 at 6:12pm
She is with Darren Weir. Back in work with him


Posted By: Magnolian Khan
Date Posted: 15 May 2016 at 6:30pm
Thanks for that whitt0


Posted By: Straight Connector
Date Posted: 16 May 2016 at 12:30am
Star.


Posted By: Fremz
Date Posted: 11 Dec 2016 at 8:12am
Any update on this girl crew?

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Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 11 Dec 2016 at 11:08am
Heading back into training this week I believe


Posted By: deejays destiny
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2017 at 10:59pm

AMELIE'S STAR

5yo Bay Mare
D.O.B: 16-Oct-2011
by TESTA ROSSA  from ZAZITA
http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeServices/PedigreeSearch.aspx?horseName=Amelies+Star&sireName=Testa+Rossa&damName=Zazita" rel="nofollow - View Pedigree Report


http://www.racingnsw.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&id=16544" rel="nofollow - If you’re having trouble viewing video form, click here
Status Active
Owner’s Details (updated nightly) Mr P M Hodgens
Stewards Embargoes None on record
Emergency Vaccination Record http://www.studbook.org.au/horse.aspx?hid=1030771&pagetype=VCCN" rel="nofollow - (Click here for more details)
Last Gear Change* 15-Jan-2015, Noseroll, On
Trainer http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=MjE3OTA4MA%3d%3d&trainername=Mr+Darren+Weir" rel="nofollow - Mr Darren Weir (Warrnambool)


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2017 at 11:22pm
Be interesting to see how she goes.

She has a handicap of 101 so she has to start off at a fairly high level.



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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2017 at 8:39am
Will be back soon.  Jump out within the next few weeks


Posted By: Lord Hybrow
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2017 at 8:02pm
She's been entered for a 1600m open handicap at Morphetville on Saturday.




Posted By: SkyDancer
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2017 at 8:19pm
Been a long while, will be good to see her back


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2017 at 8:27pm
Great to have her back. Follow from 3rd up I expect


Posted By: SkyDancer
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2017 at 4:25pm
Excellent return


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2017 at 7:25pm
She pulled up well from her first start back from a long lay off.

If she stays healthy - will be winning again at the top level.  She has an incredible motor.


Posted By: Shawy38
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2017 at 7:51pm
Looks a nice run for her on Tuesday


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2017 at 8:03pm
Off to Brisbane if she runs up to the mark.

Bit of rain gives her another few lengths!


Posted By: Lord Hybrow
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 3:05pm
Very nice effort 2nd up today.

Bring on the Brisbane Cup Thumbs Up


Posted By: Straight Connector
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 3:07pm
Wins next start.


Posted By: Delta Deel
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 3:10pm
Should have won, they all had their pants pulled down thinking the Cerchi horse would just fold up and come back to them and no one took the race up to him.

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Posted By: Shawy38
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 3:10pm
Wish they could get her name right. Race caller was the only one who got it correct


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 3:45pm
Great to see her back. A fair bit of improvement off that fitness wise & she is at her best 2000m+


Posted By: Sneck
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 3:52pm
Originally posted by Delta Deel Delta Deel wrote:

Should have won, they all had their pants pulled down thinking the Cerchi horse would just fold up and come back to them and no one took the race up to him.
There was a 200/1 shot sitting outside lead offering protection, how could anyone put the pressure on then?


Posted By: Delta Deel
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 4:09pm
Originally posted by Sneck Sneck wrote:

Originally posted by Delta Deel Delta Deel wrote:

Should have won, they all had their pants pulled down thinking the Cerchi horse would just fold up and come back to them and no one took the race up to him.
There was a 200/1 shot sitting outside lead offering protection, how could anyone put the pressure on then?


Between the 1200-1400 they ran a 12.41 and between the 1000-1200 they ran a 12.56 yet Real Love and Tom Melborne were 4-5L off the lead with riders unmoved!!

Dylanson dropped off at the 700m mark rounding the turn and even from 800-1000 they got away with a 12.23 then the leader dropped a 11.89 on them from the 800-600 and the race was over as no one was up and moving and they were all caught flat footed.

Horses like Tom Melbourne and Real Love as well Amelie's Star need to be out and rolling not asked to peel off a sub 11 from a standing start

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Posted By: Tlazolteotl
Date Posted: 05 May 2017 at 8:07pm
I was expecting to her next run to be at 2000m+. Apart from the prizemoney tomorrow, I can't see anything good about tomorrow's 1600m race for Amelie's Star.


Posted By: Magnolian Khan
Date Posted: 05 May 2017 at 8:30pm
They want to run in the 2000m Centaurea in 2 weeks, this was the only suitable lead up apparently


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 05 May 2017 at 9:21pm
I think she'll win in spite of it being well short of her best distance.


Posted By: Shrunk in the Wash
Date Posted: 05 May 2017 at 9:32pm
FI agree but start for me.
Hope I'm right


Posted By: Shrunk in the Wash
Date Posted: 05 May 2017 at 9:33pm
I agree but one more start for me.
Hope I'm right


Posted By: Delta Deel
Date Posted: 05 May 2017 at 11:07pm
Not for me this week, liked her last start.

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Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 05 May 2017 at 11:08pm
Will wait for the start she is being set for.  Watching 2moro & hope she still wins


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 8:50am
I can understand anyone waiting until she gets to 2000m+ next start, but she won't be $4.00. Closer to odds on.


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 9:15am
Originally posted by Bonfield Bonfield wrote:

I can understand anyone waiting until she gets to 2000m+ next start, but she won't be $4.00. Closer to odds on.

Not in the Doomben Cup


Posted By: Lord Hybrow
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 9:24am
Originally posted by Magnolian Khan Magnolian Khan wrote:

They want to run in the 2000m Centaurea in 2 weeks, this was the only suitable lead up apparently

Surely the Centaurea Stks (a $125k listed race) is not the main aim for this campaign?

I'm hoping they go to Qld for the Brisbane Cup. Winning that (or any other 2400m+ black type race) would at least re-qualify her for the Spring Cups.




Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 9:29am
^ Cent Stks is not the focus


Posted By: Magnolian Khan
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 10:44am
Didn't say it was the main aim, but that's the race they want to run in next.
Will be going to QLD only if she wins either today or next start


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 1:29pm
Originally posted by Magnolian Khan Magnolian Khan wrote:

They want to run in the 2000m Centaurea in 2 weeks, this was the only suitable lead up apparently

If that's the case, then won't be starting in Doomben Cup on same day.


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 1:43pm
Maybe if wins easily then goes to Doomben Cup, otherwise Centaurea?


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 1:45pm
Might be better option to miss Doomben Cup, then pick up easy Centaurea as an easy kill, before going to Bris for Eagle Farm Cup?


Posted By: Magnolian Khan
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 2:05pm
Could be. All depends on today's performance


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 2:09pm
Originally posted by Magnolian Khan Magnolian Khan wrote:

Could be. All depends on today's performance

Could be what? Going to Doomben Cup or Centaurea?


Posted By: Magnolian Khan
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 2:32pm
Could be going to Doomben. Basically, Weiry doesn't want to take her up there if she can't be competitive . A win today would pay for the trip away, has to earn the trip


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 2:42pm
Do you know this or are you speculating?


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 2:46pm
What race would they send her up there for.

Open group 1s are the obvious target for Articus. 

The only one is the Doomben Cup.




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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

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The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: Tlazolteotl
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 3:53pm
Brisbane Cup looks the right race to me.


Posted By: Tlazolteotl
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 3:57pm
Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Brisbane Cup looks the right race to me.

That would get her into caulfield cup wouldn't it? That's the other suitable race, if she really came on. Not saying she is anywhere near that now.

I know Brisbane Cup is G2.


Posted By: Magnolian Khan
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by Bonfield Bonfield wrote:

Do you know this or are you speculating?


Weir was interviewed on radio about her the other day


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 4:03pm
Originally posted by Magnolian Khan Magnolian Khan wrote:

Originally posted by Bonfield Bonfield wrote:

Do you know this or are you speculating?


Weir was interviewed on radio about her the other day

Did he say Doomben Cup was an option or was he just saying the Centaurea?


Posted By: Magnolian Khan
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 4:31pm
Yeah Doomben was an option if she wins today


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 4:36pm
Doomben Cup


Posted By: Straight Connector
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:17pm
Never in doubt.


Posted By: Xavier
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:17pm
Good win

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Pilote D'essai
Meow Meow Meow
Keeps winning though


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:17pm
DOOMBEN CUP!


Posted By: Xavier
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:19pm
You'd have to say Weiry is convinced to send her to Qld now

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Pilote D'essai
Meow Meow Meow
Keeps winning though


Posted By: Sunline
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:19pm
Wow, wait til she gets to 2000m+!!!

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Sunline...simply supreme


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:23pm
Cleaned up today, but hope she's convinced Weir to go to Doomben Cup because backed her there too in anticipation of winning today.


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:25pm
Originally posted by Bonfield Bonfield wrote:

Cleaned up today, but hope she's convinced Weir to go to Doomben Cup because backed her there too in anticipation of winning today.


She was going Bonfield (bar a disaster). Hope u took the $31 available during the week.

She is a ripper and will eat 2000m. Wait until she sits on pace.

Caulf Cup the go next prep I reckon.


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:30pm
Didn't know she was going to Doomben Cup so only got $21 today. Can still get $21 Crownbet.


Posted By: Smoke and Mirrors
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:30pm
I do know they have a 3200m race planned out for her in about 6 months from now.



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Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:32pm
Originally posted by Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors wrote:

I do know they have a 3200m race planned out for her in about 6 months from now.


You know for a fact?


Posted By: Smoke and Mirrors
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:37pm
Yep. They want to win a G1 this prep to guarantee her spot.

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Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:38pm
Thanks for the heads up. So MC main goal, not CC?


Posted By: Smoke and Mirrors
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:40pm
Not sure of the plan to get to the MC, but the MC is the dream.

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Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:42pm
Caulfield Cup


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:42pm
You'd think CC to MC the most logical road, but you never know these days. Hard to get into the MC field. No way she gets in if the race was next week. Needs to win a big race or two.


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 06 May 2017 at 5:44pm
Win in Doomben Cup might get her in. Otherwise a win in Brisbane Cup might get her in CC. 


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 07 May 2017 at 5:15pm
Testa Rossa's Amelie's Star Completes Comeback in Queen Of The South
Mark Smith - Sunday, 7 May 2017

Vinery Stud's stalwart Testa Rossa came agonisingly close to a Group double at Morphettville on Saturday.

Forty minutes after his 6yo son Reldas was nosed out by the Hussonet gelding Karacatis in the Group III D C McKay Stakes  (1100m), Testa Rossa struck with the Darren Weir-trained Amelie's Star in the Group II Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m).

It has been a roller-coaster ride for the connections of 5yo mare whose career began with a whimper when beating just two of the 14 starter's home in a maiden at Kembla Grange back in January 2015.

 After breaking her maiden at her fourth start for her then trainer Peter Moody, Amelia's Star went on a 4-win streak culminating with a dominant performance in the Group III Colin Stephen Quality (2400m) at Rosehill in September 2015. (photo Lisa Grimm). 


But then an injury saw the daughter of Testa Rossa off the scene for 18 months.

Following a first-up fourth at Morphettville on April 8, Amelie's Star finished second over 1800m at Flemington on Anzac Day.

She advances her overall record to 5 wins, 2 seconds and 1 third from 11 starts with earnings of $340,935. 

A homebred for Patrick Hodgens, Amelie's Star is the fourth foal of the Zabeel mare Zazita, which Hodgens had bought at the 2007 Magic Millions National Broodmare sale for $130,000.

A year after foaling Amelie's Star, Zarita produced the very handy Mossman filly Honey Cara, a recent winner at Moonee Valley and Flemington.

But Zazita has had a troubled history in the past few years.

She missed to Smart Missile in 2012 then did not hold to Smart Missile and Pluck (USA) in 2013 and slipped to Husson (ARG) in 2014.

In 2016 Zazita produced a filly by German import Illo (GER) who now stands in China.

Zazita was covered by Australian Derby winner Nom Du Jeu last spring. 



Posted By: Tlazolteotl
Date Posted: 07 May 2017 at 5:30pm
Originally posted by Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors wrote:

Yep. They want to win a G1 this prep to guarantee her spot.

Have they read the qualifying conditions for MC? Winning a Doomben Cup won't pass the ballot clause.


Posted By: Tlazolteotl
Date Posted: 07 May 2017 at 5:35pm
Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Originally posted by Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors wrote:

Yep. They want to win a G1 this prep to guarantee her spot.

Have they read the qualifying conditions for MC? Winning a Doomben Cup won't pass the ballot clause.

Does that September 2015 2400m G3 win pass the ballot clause?


Posted By: Xavier
Date Posted: 07 May 2017 at 5:54pm
A Group 1 win is a Group 1 win.

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Meow Meow Meow
Keeps winning though


Posted By: BlackKnight
Date Posted: 07 May 2017 at 6:39pm
Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Originally posted by Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors wrote:

Yep. They want to win a G1 this prep to guarantee her spot.

Have they read the qualifying conditions for MC? Winning a Doomben Cup won't pass the ballot clause.

Does that September 2015 2400m G3 win pass the ballot clause?

I wouldn't think so - last year the cut off dates for performances to pass the first qualification clause was 1 February 2015 so you would imagine it will be 1 February 2016 for this year's edition.

The horse has no hope in a Doomben Cup anyway so they would be much better off to head to the Brisbane Cup if the long term goal is the first Tuesday in November.


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 9:48pm
No reason why cannot run in Doomben Cup And Brisbane Cup.


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 08 May 2017 at 10:28pm
Expect it will be Doomben Cup & then a break until Spring


Posted By: Bonfield
Date Posted: 09 May 2017 at 8:50am
Brisbane Cup makes a lot of sense if they are trying to qualify for Melb Cup.


Posted By: Magnolian Khan
Date Posted: 20 May 2017 at 6:08pm
Honest


Posted By: Sunline
Date Posted: 20 May 2017 at 6:20pm
Good effort. Not sure she was in the best part of the track at this point.

She'll keep - a good win in her this prep up there.


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Posted By: crooked_gambler
Date Posted: 23 May 2017 at 10:08pm
Prep finished. Gone out for a couple of weeks break, before commencing pre-training in QLD and being set for the Caulfield Cup

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Posted By: crooked_gambler
Date Posted: 23 May 2017 at 10:10pm

AMELIE'S STAR

5yo Bay Mare
D.O.B: 16-Oct-2011
by TESTA ROSSA  from ZAZITA
http://racingaustralia.horse/FreeServices/PedigreeSearch.aspx?horseName=Amelies+Star&sireName=Testa+Rossa&damName=Zazita" rel="nofollow - 5x Pedigree Report  

StatusSpelling
Owner’s Details (updated nightly)Mr P M Hodgens, Mrs Y Hodgens
Stewards EmbargoesNone on record
Emergency Vaccination Record http://www.studbook.org.au/horse.aspx?hid=1030771&pagetype=VCCN" rel="nofollow - (Click here for more details)
Last Gear Change*05-Apr-2017, Nose Roll, Off
Trainer http://racingaustralia.horse/InteractiveForm/TrainerLastRuns.aspx?trainercode=Mzc4MTkxNDQ%3d&trainername=Mr+Darren+Weir" rel="nofollow - Mr Darren Weir  (Warrnambool)


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Posted By: Lord Hybrow
Date Posted: 23 May 2017 at 10:39pm
With her current 103 rating, roughly what weight would she be allocated in the Spring Cups?

Given her 2015 Colin Stephen Qlty win no longer counts towards passing the Cups ballot clause, DKW will need to win something in the Spring to get her re-qualified.

Personally, I'd have kept her up for the Brisbane Cup - winning or even running a place at Eagle Farm would have fully re-qualified her, thereby taking the pressure off having to win a lead up race in the Spring.




Posted By: crooked_gambler
Date Posted: 23 May 2017 at 11:36pm
I think because of her soundness issues, they didn't want to risk her on the questionable EF surface

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Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2017 at 3:13pm
This is her weekend.

Pin the ears back & take the $8 - tab opened her at $12......


Posted By: Shawy38
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2017 at 3:28pm
still a run away IMHO



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