While most people have been enjoying a Christmas/New Year break from work, our team of stable hands, track riders, jockeys, foremen and horses haven't skipped a beat.
One of the infamous phrases in racing circles, "the horses don't know it's Christmas" is so true and much like with children, the horses still need feeding, exercise and attention throughout the festive season.
Everyone's hard work certainly hasn't gone unnoticed with our runners for 2014 to date scoring winning doubles at Randwick and Wyong.
This weekend the stable will saddle up 5 runners between Rosehill and Kembla Grange and one can only hope that the strong performances keep coming.
Kencella will line up in the 1100m Rosehill event, hoping to return to his winning form. He was very unlucky to be beaten by a nod on the line at his last start on the Canterbury track. Considering James McDonald has ridden the all four of his mounts for the stable to victory and has steered Kencella around in two winning trials to date, we think he's the right man for the job.Gangster's Choice has attracted some early attention with punters snapping up the starting price of $10, current odds, according to Racenet.com.au, are now at $7. Being a notorious 'dry-tracker' it comes as a relief that the track has been rated a Good 3. With "the Gangster" also drawing a decent barrier and having stable jockey James McDonald on board, he will be expected to feature in the finish.
At Kembla Grange, runners Shravan and Spiritriser Bean will both carry the stable colours and Tempo Man's chances of making the final field won't be confirmed until after the final scratchings on race-morning.