Fall to Star on Australia Day; Weekend Preview

Classy colt Star Fall is on the hunt for his fourth win in a row this Saturday at Randwick in a handicap for three-year-olds over 1100m.

Everything has gone right for the son of Zoustar so far.

He has been working well in Sydney and this looks like to be the right race for him.

We are hopeful this race pans out similarly to his last run and he can track the speed during the run and then finish off strong.

Linda Meech takes the ride again from a good barrier in four and we are hopeful to get another win on the board with him.

Down at Caulfield on Saturday we have a good hand of runners with the first being last star winner Bold Arial.

She will run in the Cape Grim Beef Plate for 3YO fillies over 1100m.

Her win at Flemington was impressive and the team are pleased that she is finally putting it all together and is showing the ability on the track that she has always shown at home.

This looks to be another suitable race for the daughter of I Am Invincible and we’re hopeful she can run well in this race and then progress on to a stakes race and earn some black type.

Damian Lane knows her well and he will be able to assess from the way she jumps whether to ride her on or off the speed, but we are hopeful she can get her third win in a row.

We then have D’grammy and Marston running in a BM78 handicap over 1400m.

Both geldings had confidence booting wins last start in weak races and worked well on Tuesday morning.

In a small field, we are hopeful they will both run well.

D’grammy will be ridden by Liam Riordan from gate two and Marston will be ridden by Michael Poy from gate three.

Our final runner at Caulfield will be Al Galayel who is also on a winning streak and will be looking for his third in a row in an open handicap over 2000m.

After his usual break between runs, he is still looking well and hasn’t dropped in condition at all.

Craig Williams stays on board and knows him inside out now and similarly to last start, there is not much speed in this race so he will look to follow the same pattern.

He is a horse that is holding his form and looks to have a great chance again.

On Friday night at Moonee Valley, we have Salome resuming in a 2YO maiden over 1000m.

She is one of only two other horses in the race with previous racing experience and she is the only horse in the race to have run at Moonee Valley so that will hold her in good stead.

The unencumbered filly has trialled up well and had a nice gallop on Tuesday morning.

Kerrin McEvoy takes the ride from barrier four with scratchings and it is a tough race, but we think she will be right there at the finish.

We also have Yulong Monoceros running at Moonee Valley in the Vobis Gold Carat over 1200m.

She was a winner at the track as a two-year-old and has drawn well in barrier two.

The Squamosa filly is trained down at the beach, seems in good order and we think she has an each way chance.

Kerrin McEvoy also takes the ride on her.