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The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017



The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017

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THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 2017 SPORT 33 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA (1600m), where he was beaten a head by Danleigh. Gallant Tess also had minor placings in the George Main, Epsom Handicap, Coolmore Classic and Chipping Norton Stakes. Payne, who moved to Sydney in 2002, thought Ace High had Group 1 potential from his opening barrier trial and a 1length win in the Group 3 Gloaming Stakes (1800m) on September 23 reaffirmed that view. He should stay all day on his breeding, Payne said.Leading jockey Corey Brown CHRIS Waller is anticipating a tough challenge for champion mare Winx when she encounters two-time Group 1 winner Humidor for the first time in the Turnbull Stakes. Sydneys premier trainer takes on his Victorian counterpart Darren Weir when Winx races at Flemington for the first time on Saturday, and Waller is relishing the matchup. He obviously goes very well in Melbourne. He came up to Sydney and was probably a bit below his best, Waller said. when tackling the trip for the first time since the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in April closed out her previous preparation. I dont know what her best Payne holding all the Aces ACE High could finally provide a Group 1-winning hand for trainer David Payne and long-time supporter John Cordina in the Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) on Saturday. The High Chaparral colt looks equipped to succeed at Randwick and eclipse the combinations other horses that have not quite measured up at elite level. Centennial Park went closest for the duo in the 2011 Chipping Norton Stakes Brown to ride She Will Reign PERSISTENCE has paid off for Corey Brown, with the experienced jockey talking himself into the coveted ride on Everest favourite She Will Reign. Brown left a message with trainer Gary Portelli on Sunday, reminding him he was still available to ride the Golden Slipper winner in the $10 million 1200m sprint at Randwick on October 14. The jockey had been mentioned as a possible partner for She Will Reign in last Fridays Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley, a victory that propelled her into favouritism for the $10 million Everest. I rang to ride her in the Moir and they opted for Craig Williams. Then when Craig got suspended and they asked about the Moir I was already on Terravista, Brown said. Kerrin McEvoy rode She Will Reign to a stirring comefrom-behind win in the Moir. Sydney trainer David Payne Chris Wallers champion six-year-old mare Winx during trackwork at Flemington earlier this week as she prepares for the Turnbull Stakes Picture: NICOLE GARMSTON Waller looks forward to clash with Humidor Humidor finished second to Jameka in the Group 1 BMW, beaten by six lengths on a wet track at Rosehill in March, but he is building momentum in this preparation. Humidor was spelled after the BMW (2400m) and is three runs into a campaign highlighted by a last-start win in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 16. Hes returned in great form and looks to be going to a new level. Theres definitely a good challenge there, Waller said. He was expecting Winx to stretch out to 2000m with ease distance is, but you dont overanalyse things with Winx, he said. Every scenario is different, she just adapts to it. The beauty of Winx is not that shes fast, not that shes brilliant; its simply she adapts to different scenarios conditions, track conditions, different tracks, speeds of races, distances... A field of seven was finalised yesterday and Winx is the $1.16 favourite to extend her winning streak to 21. Humidor ($4.60) is the second elect. Winx had a track gallop at Flemington on Monday and Hugh Bowman returns to Mel bourne today for a quiet workout. Shes settled in well. She had a gallop on Monday in true Winx style, no problem. Hughie said she just attacked it, Waller said. Egg Tart, who missed last Saturdays Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) due to an eye irritation, headed to Melbourne yesterday to line up in next weekends Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield. It would have been better to be in the Epsom but Im not denying Happy Clapper any glory, Waller said. CHRIS BARCLAY I dont know what her best distance is, but you dont overanalyse things with Winx Winnellie midweek meetings continue JOSH SPASARO DARWIN Greyhound Association officials are stoked that television broadcaster Sky Channel has given the club the green light to host two more midweek meetings. Next Wednesdays 11race card at Winnellie Park will be the last of a trial of three midweek meetings, but two more have been granted to be televised by the national broadcaster. They will be on November 8 and December 20, with free entry for all spectators. Weve got the numbers to support these extra meetings, from our owners, trainers and members, DGA secretary-manager Greg Aldam (pictured) said. This will give us one midweek meeting every month until Christmas, which were excited about. It is more good news for greyhound fans who enjoy a punt at W i n n e l l i e Park, after Sky Channel announced in February it would extend its coverage deal until 2020, with an option until 2022. It (the extra midweek meetings) is a win-win for our club and something our members believe they can keep going, Aldam said. Meanwhile, the construction of a new kennel shed at Winnellie Park is close to completion, after the DGA had applied for an NT Government grant. And Aldam said the clubs hosting of Jo Davies from GRANT the Greyhound Re-homing of the NT president went well at its weekly race meeting on Sunday night. It was great it raised a lot more awareness for what GRANT is doing with its retired greyhounds, Aldam said.