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Happy Trails Books Cox Ticket

Five year old gelding Happy Trails has gained automatic entry into the Cox Plate next month after an exciting victory in the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Name Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Happy Trails sat just off the speed before jockey Glen Boss took him to the front rounding the final turn. Favourite Green Moon made up plenty of ground in the straight, but fell just short, losing by the narrowest of margins. 

Golden Quinella for Snowden

Trainer Peter Snowden couldn't have asked for a more perfect finish in the $1 million Golden Rose on Saturday at Rosehill with his pair of 3 year old stars running the quinella.

Epaulette gave Snowden his third Golden Rose win and jockey Tommy Berry his first Group 1 victory, as he stormed down the outside to mow down the front runners and narrowly nose out stablemate Albrecht at the finishing post.

Interest For Another Dato Tan

Last year’s winner Rekindled Interest heads an exciting assembly of horses set to contest Saturday’s $305,000 Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes on Sportingbet Cox Plate Preview Day at Moonee Valley.

9yo Danleigh Back to Best

Despite being winless in the past 18 months and the oldest runner in a quality field, Danleigh has put on an impressive display to take out the Group Two Chelmsford Stakes at Warwick Farm.

Trainer Chris Waller was full of praise for the veteran gelding, who has now won nearly $2.5 million in career prizemoney.

Southern Speed Sneaks In

Defending Caulfield Cup champ Southern Speed has kicked off her Melbourne Spring campaign with the smallest of victories in the Group 2 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on Saturday.

Jockey Craig Williams took advantage of the slow speed, looming to the front and holding off a fast finishing Manighar to win in a photo finish by a nose.

Sincero Breaks Drought In Memsie

It had been almost a year since Sincero had won his last race, but that was quickly forgotten after his impressive win in the Group 2 Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Pierro Run Screams Champion

Trainer Gai Waterhouse has labelled her star three year old colt Pierro a champion after his dominating performance in the Group 3 Run To The Rose on Saturday.

The race was never in doubt with Pierro looming up in the straight to take the lead and pull away to win by 1 1/4 lengths from Your Song, with Epaulette a similar distance back in third.

Pinker Pinker Second To None

Ultra consistent mare Pinker Pinker found the perfect time to break through for a win, stepping up big time on Saturday for an unexpected victory in the Group 1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. After back to back second placings in the Stocks Stakes behind Kings Rose and in the Epsom behind Secret Admirer, Pinker Pinker shocked most, by taking out Australasia's premier weight-for-age event by 1.3 lengths.

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