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    Posted: 03 Sep 2014 at 8:26am
Big Wraps on this horse. Half Bro to All American and More Stawberries. Some say it is stakes class. Clarie Connors is talking it up after it won a trial by 3 lengths.

Singo who owns it is talking it up to and is likely to have a lash.

The Pumper has come back from retirement just to ride it.

This Is Australia to make debut for Singo

By Caryl Williamson

Almost 20 years ago, a nervous Clarry Conners took a well-bred colt to a Canterbury midweek meeting to begin what he hoped would be a stellar career.

A brother to champion Octagonal, Mouawad built on his successful debut in October 1996 to win seven of eight races including three at Group One level.

The trainer admits there is the same air of expectation surrounding This Is Australia who runs in an 1100-metre maiden on Wednesday.

Bred and raced by John Singleton, This Is Australia is a More Than Ready half-brother to Group One winner All American out of Milva, a daughter of her owner's famous horse, Strawberry Road.

"There is a bit of pressure because I want him to win every start he has," Conners said.

"He is big, black and beautiful and very well bred.

"There are similarities to Mouawad and he might be as good too."

Jim Cassidy makes his return from an extended winter holiday at Canterbury and will ride the colt.

"Jimmy came out to Warwick Farm on Monday and rode him for me," Conners said.

"He was very pleased with him."

The colt is entered for spring Group One races including the Caulfield Guineas (1600m) but they may come around too soon.

"We have kept him back because he had a few niggling problems because of his size," Conner said.

"For his first campaign we may keep him to the shorter distances and just race in the sprints.

"He is a big devil and still a big kid so we will be careful with him."

Singleton also races Dear Demi who pleased Conners with her fifth in Saturday's Cockram Stakes at Caulfield after being forced to race wide.

"She's pulled up as good as gold and Brad Rawiller was really happy with her," Conners said.

"She stays in Melbourne and goes to the Let's Elope next on her way to the Caulfield Cup."

The winner of the 2012 VRC Oaks, Dear Demi ran third in last year's Caulfield Cup and second in the Mackinnon Stakes before failing over the 3200m of the Melbourne Cup.


Blue blood This Is Australia to make Canterbury debut for Clarry Conners and John Singleton

  • Christian Nicolussi
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • September 02, 2014 12:46PM

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Jim Cassidy, John Singleton and trainer Clarrie Conners in full celebration after Dear Demi’s 2012 VRC Oaks’victory.

CLARRY Conners and owner John Singleton combined with Dear Demi last Saturday - and on Wednesday the pair will pin their hopes on another potential carnival star, This Is Australia.

The regally-bred This Is Australia will kick-off at Canterbury for the start of a maiden preparation that Conners hopes can stretch all the way to Derby Day.

“He’s nominated for the Caulfield Guineas, but I intend to keep him to the short distances, I might head down to Melbourne, and a race like the (Coolmore Stud Stakes) would be lovely for him should all be going well,’’ Conners said.

“He’s a very nice horse, he’s just had growing problems, he’s had shin soreness, all sorts of things. It’s been a long wait, but I hope the wait is worthwhile.’’

This Is Australia is by More Than Ready and a half-brother to Group 1 winner All American and Singleton’s stakes-winner, More Strawberries.

He had a couple of trials at the start of the year, and another two recent tune-ups, including a smart trial win at Hawkesbury, ahead of Wednesday’s 1100m assignment.

“His first trial at Warwick Farm I trialled him in half-bar shoes, and he couldn’t get any grip, but he trialled nicely at Hawkesbury, and that was the first time I had asked him to do anything,’’ Conners said.

“He’s a bit above himself, he’s a big young lad, and his only downfall could be that he still doesn’t know what’s going on. But he’s wound-up enough for Wednesday and fit enough to perform very well.’’

Conners and Singleton are no strangers to success, with Dear Demi winning the VRC Oaks, and the likes of Belle Du Jour winning the Golden Slipper, and Mirror Mirror scooping the Magic Millions Classic.

Singleton has given Jimmy Cassidy the ride on This Is Australia in his latest return to racing, with The Pumper known to pop up almost immediately in the winner’s circle after a freshen-up.

As for Dear Demi, who grabbed fifth when she resumed in the Cockram Stakes at Caulfield, Conners said: “I thought her run was great, and she’ll now go to the Let’s Elope Stakes (on September 13), then the Stocks Stakes (on September 26), then the Caulfield Stakes, which is a week (before the Cup).’’

Also at Canterbury on Wednesday, Gai Waterhouse will roll out Himpapawid, the Gooree gelding who won well on debut and is the odds-on elect in the opener.

Nash Rawiller and Himpapawid in a recent Randwick barrier trial. Picture: Brett Costello.

Nash Rawiller and Himpapawid in a recent Randwick barrier trial. Picture: Brett Costello.

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Into $3.10 in the fixed markets. For all my fans who got on e/w at the $8 this morning.

Lets hope we get to say today, Racings eternal truth...

Yakkady, Yak....The Pumper is back!!!!

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Surely will be scratched again this weekend due to track conditions?
He's Your Man - our Caulfield Cup hope this year
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Smashed again. Into $3 now.

Singo has come for it, big time. He is looking to squash about $5 million in debt.

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Massive go for this horse. Looks a great type and potential. Can't wait. 

Only correction- Jimmy hasn't come out of retirement.
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No, he was just waiting for the right horse.
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How much can you get set for these days? 5 million? 10 million? $5,000?
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

How much can you get set for these days? 5 million? 10 million? $5,000?

Depends if you are a consistent winner or a consistent loser.
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Singo is connected esp with the bookies he owes money to.
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There was a fair bit of spruik about this horse. Why did he open up at $8 if everyone thought he was so good? Usually these well publicised spruik horses open much shorter.
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Originally posted by James James wrote:

Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

How much can you get set for these days? 5 million? 10 million? $5,000?

Depends if you are a consistent winner or a consistent loser.

But even if you were a consistent BIG loser it would be hard to get set for a large amount wouldn't it? Otherwise, in my perfect sting, you merely recruit a few big losers as agents to put your megabets on your unbeatable Getting Closer type.
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Originally posted by ExceedAndExcel ExceedAndExcel wrote:

There was a fair bit of spruik about this horse. Why did he open up at $8 if everyone thought he was so good? Usually these well publicised spruik horses open much shorter.


Some times the Corporates get it wrong. Doesn't mean the horse will win mind you. But Sports Bet got his price wrong or wasn't paying attention or had a junior do the market or something.

Daintree Boy also smashed it at a barrier trial recently.

So it is a pure lottery.   
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Originally posted by James James wrote:

Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

How much can you get set for these days? 5 million? 10 million? $5,000?

Depends if you are a consistent winner or a consistent loser.

But even if you were a consistent BIG loser it would be hard to get set for a large amount wouldn't it? Otherwise, in my perfect sting, you merely recruit a few big losers as agents to put your megabets on your unbeatable Getting Closer type.

Interesting theory. First problem is you have to find a few big losers and I don't know many people that get about telling everyone they are losers. 

I would also be very surprised if a bookmaker would take a massive bet from anybody on a horse that does not have some exposed form be they a winner or loser.
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Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

Originally posted by James James wrote:

Originally posted by Tlazolteotl Tlazolteotl wrote:

How much can you get set for these days? 5 million? 10 million? $5,000?

Depends if you are a consistent winner or a consistent loser.

But even if you were a consistent BIG loser it would be hard to get set for a large amount wouldn't it? Otherwise, in my perfect sting, you merely recruit a few big losers as agents to put your megabets on your unbeatable Getting Closer type.
 
Most TAB's will let you on for as much as you want. Some smaller on track bookies will let you on for large amounts and then lay off with the corps as per agreements they may have. But helps if you are connected.
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Well the TAB are smart. they purposefully don't come up with fixed odds markets for races with unexposed form. they are still not up for this race.
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Won't be as good as Mouawad that's almost certain, but if half as good he will win good races.


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Originally posted by marscay marscay wrote:

Won't be as good as Mouawad that's almost certain, but if half as good he will win good races.



Interesting name to bring up.

Was he plunged on debut ? 

Or is it the Clarry connection ?


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I'd say marscay brought it up because Clarry compares the two in the article. 
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Originally posted by ExceedAndExcel ExceedAndExcel wrote:

There was a fair bit of spruik about this horse. Why did he open up at $8 if everyone thought he was so good? Usually these well publicised spruik horses open much shorter.

It accepted at Hawkesbury a week and a half ago and opened up at $1.40. Big difference this time round guess there are a few horses with potential here. 
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Originally posted by Fairest One Fairest One wrote:

I'd say marscay brought it up because Clarry compares the two in the article. 

LOL  I should have read the article. 


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OK, I just read the article. Has Clarry been known to go off the deep end before ?  He has really gone overboard with those comments hasn't he ?

I hope he lives up to them, Mouawad was a brilliant brilliant galloper.




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Imagine what sort of record Mouawad could've achieved but not for injury. Incredible. 
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Super impressive. Great ride by Jim Bob Cassidy. The Pumper is back.

For all of you who got the 8-1 last night and this morning. Well if you are like me and did your research, you are now absolutely rolling in the money. I am almost shaking.

It is very rare the Corporates get it so hopelessly wrong.

Started 2.20.

There are two people who are millionaires out of this races. Me and Singo.

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you do go on.
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Very rare to get 8-1 for a horse that starts $2.20.

Just sayin!
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Originally posted by James Bond Esq James Bond Esq wrote:

Very rare to get 8-1 for a horse that starts $2.20.

Just sayin!
Betfair was $3+, Tatts was $3 at jump time.

Stop exaggerating.
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Originally posted by James Bond Esq James Bond Esq wrote:

Very rare to get 8-1 for a horse that starts $2.20.

Just sayin!
Betfair was $3+, Tatts was $3 at jump time.

Stop exaggerating.


Vic TAB started $2.30
NSW TAB started $2.20.

Those are facts. It is funny how jealous people get of winners.

I don't have to justify myself to you.

Just switch the cash into my account.

This is Australia is a group horse. Jim Bob didn't even ride it out and it won with a leg in the Air.

I am all about horse flesh not my personal achievements.

This is a horse to be remembered and to be followed.
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well done Bond, James Bond!
 
Hang out with Singo and a have a beer at one of his pubs!
 
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Nice one Bond you were very strong about his chances and got great odds! Are you shouting the bar on course?
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