Member Login

Viking Hero to contest Gr.2 on Saturday

Third up from a spell, the classy Viking Hero looks nicely primed to run a big race in Saturday's Gr.2 Autumn Classic (The Yalumba 161) at Caulfield.
Catching the eye with a strong late finish at Sandown first up, the promising three-year-old was not far away from boom galloper Linton in the Alister Clark Stakes - not really finding the track to his liking.
"Moonee Valley didn't really suit him," said Michael Moroney who is confident that the step up to 1800m on Saturday will suit the son of Elvstroem.
"He is getting up to his right distnace now and he should be competitive."

The AJC Derby is the main aim for Viking Ruler who, after this race, will head to Sydney with the Rosehill Guineas also on his agenda.
Drawn nicely in barrier five at Caulfield, he will be ridden by Mark Zahra who was aboar the colt when he finished first across the line in Listed company at Flemington last spring - unfortunately losing the race on protest.
We also have two nice runners at Moonee Valley on Friday evening - St Ives and Linton Street.
St Ives, contesting the $100,000 Tour Of Victoria Final, has - like last start at the track - drawn an awkward outside gate but Moroney is hoping that the race will be run to suit.
"Last Friday night was not a track for leaders," he said, "but the rail is out futher this time so we will monitor the pattern early and decide what to do with him."
Linton Street has recovered well from a fall in the Colac Cup and he lines up in the $100,000 Moonee Valley Night Cup. He too has drawn out - barrier 11 - but he has plenty of time in the 2500m contest to find his feet.
"He copped a bit of a battering last start," Moroney said - "a horse broke down in front of him and he just didn't have time to get off his heels. He is right now though and he is up to his right distance."
A winner over 2800m on Melbourne Cup Day, Linton Street - providing he performs well at Moonee Valley - will have a crack at the Adelaide Cup.
[26 Feb 10]


[08 Dec 21] Three-year-old Ocean Park (Thorn Park) filly Myrtle Creek, out of dual Group 3 winning sprinter Martini Red (Red Ransom)  more...


[08 Dec 21] Two Wednesday runners for us at the Sandown twilight meeting with Ocean Chief and Thunder Peak taking part.  more...


[08 Dec 21] From a very good race mare, Myrtle Creek (3 f Ocean Park – Martini Red, by Red Ransom) recorded fresh-up victory...  more...
SASSY ALRIGHT (NZ) [23 Oct 21]
AKTAU RETURNS (Aus) [31 Jul 21]
CORKS A POPPIN (NZ) [26 Jun 21]
COBRA STRIKES (Aus) [25 Oct 20]
SNIPER AT MOE (Aus) [16 Oct 20]
STAFF WANTED (NZ) [29 Oct 18]
RUBY A GEM (NZ) [25 Apr 18]
AVEC MOI WINS (NZ) [07 Mar 18]
BORN TO WIN (Aus) [28 Aug 17]
Girl Power! (NZ) [15 Sep 16]
100 Looms! (Aus) [21 Jul 16]
She's A Rose (Aus) [09 Jul 16]
Ararat Trio (Aus) [17 May 16]
Two Guineas! (Aus) [04 Mar 16]
Tulsa Resumes (Aus) [05 Feb 16]
Extra Smart! (Aus) [02 Sep 15]
Sandown Trio. (Aus) [01 Sep 15]
Rose Blooms! (Aus) [31 Aug 15]
Saturday Trio (Aus) [17 Jul 15]
Quiet Weekend (Aus) [25 Jun 15]
Sandown Trio (Aus) [03 Mar 15]
Garud At Best (Aus) [29 Dec 14]
Christmas Joy (Aus) [28 Dec 14]
Thursday Trio (Aus) [25 Nov 14]
RIP Araldo (Aus) [05 Nov 14]
Miz Flies! (Aus) [04 Aug 14]
Tasmanian Duo (Aus) [25 Feb 14]
Midweek Duo (Aus) [21 Jan 14]
Weekend Trio (Aus) [06 Dec 13]
Sale duo (Aus) [25 Sep 13]
On A Roll! (NZ) [17 Aug 13]
Te Rapa Duo (NZ) [15 Aug 13]
Confidence! (Aus) [26 Jul 13]
Lady Fires (Aus) [29 Mar 13]
Ararat Double (Aus) [12 Feb 13]
A Major win (Aus) [10 Nov 12]
Sale Saturday (Aus) [06 Sep 12]
A Magic start (Aus) [09 Apr 12]
Flashy flies! (Aus) [24 Mar 12]
Two for two! (Aus) [04 Nov 11]
What a week! (Aus) [03 Oct 11]
Born To Win! (Aus) [01 Oct 11]
Dashing Duke (Aus) [06 Jul 11]
She Rocks! (Aus) [18 Jun 11]
Busy weekend! (Aus) [03 Jun 11]
The Team (Aus) [09 Apr 11]
A Sale double (Aus) [28 Feb 11]
He's a Moral! (Aus) [18 Nov 10]
Oaks Day 2010 (Aus) [02 Nov 10]
A big weekend (Aus) [08 Jan 10]
Take That! (Aus) [02 Dec 09]