The Dato Tan Chin Name Stakes is usually a good indicator for Cox Plate success and after Saturday's running at Moonee Valley, it has given punters a strong idea of who to look out for. Last year's AAMI Vase winner, Rekindled Interest, found his top form to defeat two time defending Dato winner Whobegotyou in the 1600 metre feature.
Despite his 2nd in the AAMI Vase and impressive victory in the Victoria Derby last Spring, there was little mention of Lion Tamer in the pre-race analyses for the Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. But now he is the talk of the town and equal Melbourne Cup favourite after winning against his highly fancied rivals.
Australia's wonder mare Black Caviar has equalled Phar Lap's amazing feat of 14 consecutive wins after taking out victory in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. The win was spine tingling, as the Peter Moody-trained superstar waltzed around her competitors and effortlessly cruised to the finishing post more than 4 lengths in front of her nearest rival.