JAMAICAN RAIN impressive in Listed Glasshouse Hcp

Richard Laming, whose Cranbourne stable has been in strong form, showed his strength in the north of the country, highlighted by promising mare JAMAICAN RAIN (pictured) who scored impressively in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. The rising six-year-old mare has now won six of her 11 starts. Laming also experienced success with FOLK TALES first-up in Darwin on Saturday as the carnival continues to heat up.


The Sunshine Coast held the spotlight at the weekend and New Zealand trainer Nigel Tiley had tough stayer MEGABLAST win the Listed Caloundra Cup in a strong on-pace performance, while Eagle Farm trainer Kelly Schweida prepared an early winning double with BLUEBROOK and SHOGUN SUN at the same meeting.

In Sydney, racing was at Rosehill on Saturday and Gary Portelli continued his hot streak with classy juvenile DIO D'ORO deadheating in the opening race to bring up a hat-trick of wins this preparation.

Trainer Gerald Ryan also produced a training masterstroke with HARPER'S CHOICE leading all the way in the Listed Winter Cup (2400m) for his third win from 21 starts. The four-year-old has always had talent, finishing runner-up in the 2017 Group One Australian Derby.

At Caulfield, Cranbourne'™s Ken Keys trained his first metropolitan double with AL PASSEM and WENNER both successful in Saturday company.

Fellow Cranbourne trainer Robbie Griffiths also had a winner, with Sepoy filly ZARPOYA scoring an important metropolitan win over 1100m at long odds.

Apprentice Zac Spain also rewarded his new master, Caulfield trainer Mick Price, with a win aboard lightly raced three-year-old MASCULINO who brought up his fifth win from 10 starts and second in a row over 2000m.

Racing in Adelaide was at Morphettville and Paul Preusker's in-form stable chalked up with another winner after RAT WITH GOLDTOOTH appreciated the trip to South Australia to win the Benchmark 70 Handicap (1600m).

The training partnership of Wayne Francis and Glen Kent won at Morphettville with AADELAD making it back-to-back wins and his fourth from 12 starts.

Ryan Balfour also had MYSTIFIED break-through for a well-deserved win in a Benchmark 75 Handicap (1200m) by a length.

Lindsey Smith trained a winning double at Belmont in Perth on Saturday with THUNDERSTRUT winning for the first time this campaign against her own age over 1000m. Stablemate GREAT AGAIN also won at the meeting, making it two wins from as many starts this preparation for the lightly raced rising six-year-old who has won four of his eight starts.

Grant and Alana Williams, meanwhile, had success with TELLEM WE'RE COMIN who also made it back to back wins with a dominant 2.5-length victory over 1600m.

In South Africa, Sean Tarry trained a winning treble at Greyville with SWEET MARY LOU, CHANGING SEASONS and KAHULA while Glen Kotzen had TRIPPI'S GIRL take out the fifth race.

Congratulations to all clients who found the winner's circle last weekend!