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Charcoal Lane repays patience

The impressive win by Charcoal Lane at Swan Hill on Monday repaid the patience of breeder/owner Paul Cochrane. Having his sixth start, Charcoal Lane put a space on the field to break his maiden over the 2100m distance.

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Suavito departs

Suavito left our stable today, in good hands. She heads to the Ballarat Vet Clinic to remove a bone chip in her knee.

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The Lad breaks through

I was delighted to see Mossara Lad win his maiden at Echuca on Monday, at his fourth start.

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Let’s make her a stakes-winner!

After a luckless spring, owner Dennis Marks and I purposefully gave Let’s Make Adeal a good break to target two races in Adelaide over their recent May carnival. I have never had her in better condition, and she duly won her first stakes race on Saturday.


Manapine too strong

I have always held a high opinion of this son of Manhattan Rain. Despite being a little frustrated at seeing him in awkward positions at the rear of the field in recent starts, I was confident his luck would turn especially over the longer distance of 2500m in Saturday’s race.

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