He’s the pony nobody fancies however Tracey Bartley would possibly have the final snigger when Defeat’s occupation is over.

The four-year-old might be taking pictures for 3 directly wins when he strains up in Wednesday’s Benchmark 74 Handicap (1300m) at the Kensington observe at Randwick. And regardless of victories at Wyong and Hawkesbury this time in, he’s going to begin about $30.

“They opened him up at $41 and I couldn’t imagine it,” Bartley mentioned. “If he was once at a larger solid, he’d be beneath $10.”

Trainer Tracey Bartley couldn’t believe the odds on offer for Defeat.Trainer Tracey Bartley couldn’t believe the odds on offer for Defeat.
Instructor Tracey Bartley couldn’t imagine the chances on be offering for Defeat.Image: Information Corp Australia, Jenny Evans

It’s now not most effective main into this race that the I Am Invincible runner has been undesirable.

“We bred him and I put him during the gross sales however he were given handed in at $140,000,” Bartley mentioned.

“I sought after $150,000 as a result of he’s nicely bred. We saved him and I feel he’s going to make a wise horse. He’s over a couple of accidents and he’s taking a look terrific.

“I will’t fault him and he’s had an excellent preparation.

“Final time was once the primary time I’ve had him soar off one race into every other in just right form and he got here via that run nicely.”




You most effective have to take a look at his ultimate furlong final get started over 1900m to grasp he’s going to be awfully laborious to carry out over 2400m. And he’s due some success within the run.

NEXT BEST: ROCK (Race 6, No.2)

He received nicely final get started but it surely was once the best way that he did it that are supposed to give punters self assurance about him right here. He received towards the development first-up and has a second-up win at the board already.


He treated himself really well in a scorching trial main as much as his first-up run and appears to have come again in tremendous order after appearing lots at his first Australian preparation final time in.



Race 4: 1, 2, 5, Race 5: 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, Race 6: 2, 7, Race 7: 6, 7, 11.


JOE PRIDE brings observe specialist Royal Witness to the races and He’s Enforcing and Don’t Go away Me Out received’t be there to make up the numbers of their races both.


KERRIN MCEVOY has successful probabilities in a minimum of 5 races. The likes of Rock, Petronius and Californiadeepshot seem like large hopes.


Kerrin McEvoy could have a big day out at the Kensington track.Kerrin McEvoy could have a big day out at the Kensington track.
Kerrin McEvoy can have a large day trip on the Kensington observe.Image: AAP


Bartley mentioned he was once extra assured about Defeat’s probabilities on Wednesday after the best way he received at Hawkesbury final get started when coming from 10th on the 400m to run down the very constant Damaged Arrows over 1100m.

“He received final get started towards the prejudice,” Bartley mentioned. “They weren’t coming from at the back of that day and there was once no manner my horse was once entitled to win.

“We come across the favorite and bearing in mind the beginning we gave them, it was once an enormous win. On that day it was once the primary 3 across the nook that had been successful, so I believed it was once a brave win.

“We’ll without a doubt be extra certain this time. At Wyong two begins again, he was once simply at the back of the leaders and I feel that’s the place he’ll be once more right here.”

Bartley mentioned if Defeat received once more he would give him a spoil and head to a wealthy race collection early subsequent 12 months.

“If he can win this race you’d have to mention he was once a major Provincial Championships horse,” he mentioned. “His gallop at house on Saturday morning was once tip-top. It was once proper up there and I feel he’s able to make your next step up.”

Bartley additionally has Naked Bare Woman entered in a Benchmark 74 Handicap (1000m) however want to steer clear of the race-fit Royal Witness first-up. Naked Bare Woman ran 3 seconds final preparation and wasn’t a ways off the extremely rated Sir Elton at her final run on July.

“She will have to have received a couple of instances final time in,” Bartley mentioned. “We put the blinkers on her final get started however she most probably overdid it a little bit.

“I haven’t trialled her as a result of she has various residual health beneath her and she or he’s had some just right gallops so she’s able to rock ‘n’ roll.

“She’s had a heap of seconds on the town so she’s very aggressive. I’d like her to settle extra this preparation, which is why I’ve taken her to 1000m, however I’d love to step her up after that.”

Intervening time, well-bred colt Petronius is flourishing at his first preparation and teacher Gary Moore is giving him each and every probability to make it to a Team 1.

In the beginning, he must win at the Kensington observe at Randwick with Kerrin McEvoy aboard. The Redoute’s Selection three-year-old will race in a Maiden Handicap (1400m) after operating moment at his first two begins.

His final effort was once at the back of the extremely promising Yao Sprint at Canterbury over 1200m and Moore thinks he’s going to be even higher now.

“He’s finished nicely since his most up-to-date get started and I’m going to be very happy with the best way he items for this subsequent get started,” Moore mentioned.

“He’s running nicely heading into the race and he’s so much brighter within the coat.

“He did run right into a just right horse final get started and the time we ran for the final 600m was once lovely just right and he closed off nicely.”

Trainer Gary Moore has been happy with the progress of Petronius this campaign.Trainer Gary Moore has been happy with the progress of Petronius this campaign.
Instructor Gary Moore has been pleased with the growth of Petronius this marketing campaign.Image: AAP

Petronius isn’t the whole package deal but however from barrier 5 McEvoy will have to have the ability to to find quilt and trip very easily within the run.

“I used to be reasonably stunned when he raced slightly prepared, which he had by no means finished in his paintings earlier than,” Moore mentioned. “However I nonetheless suppose the step up in travel will swimsuit him and he will have to cross just about successful. I’ll go away issues as much as Kerrin. He’s observed a large number of the pony and he’s a beautiful easy colt.”

Petronius must strengthen slightly to win lately’s race towards the likes of Promotions, Easiest Influence and the primary starter Entente, who was once subsidized into favouritism once markets opened.

If the group will get the precise end result, he might be despatched to take at the large boys of his age workforce.

“If we will get a win at the board (lately), we will have a look at a greater race,” Moore mentioned. “He’s were given a nomination for the Golden Rose and if he wins this race, that race would possibly come under consideration.”


RACE 1 (1.25pm)

Entente opened at $3.30 and was once temporarily subsidized in to $2.50. He’s by means of Dundeel and gave the look to be getting warmed up on the finish of his ultimate 1000m barrier trial, suggesting 1400m first-up will have to be positive. Petronius bumped into a wise one final get started and is nominated for the Golden Rose. After two seconds to kick off his occupation, a win isn’t a ways away. Promotions misplaced by means of a brief margin final get started and the third-placed horse was once greater than 3 lengths again. It seems like Easiest Influence has been tuned up completely for a first-up run with 3 well-spaced trials. She did make her debut in a Team 2 race, so there’s an opinion of her.


RACE 2 (2pm)

Mark Newnham has all the time had an opinion of Tremendous Oasis and after a leap forward win final get started she trialled up beautiful for this race. The extensive gate is the one detrimental. All Cylinders comes into this now that he’s nicely down in grade after basically racing towards Team horses to this point. Hit The Rim beat house a just right horse on debut on the provincials and will make the step as much as town grade. So can Texas Without end, who beat an odds-on pop at Hawkesbury final get started. Californiadeepshot ran tremendous time over 1000m on debut and 1100m seems even higher now.

BET: Quinella 4, 10.

RACE 3 (2.35pm)

There aren’t many Kensington observe consultants available in the market however Royal Witness is one among them. 3 of his 4 wins have come at the observe and even if he is going up 2.5kg in weight, he’s nonetheless the only to overcome. Naked Bare Woman was once unfortunate to not win a couple of races final preparation and her teacher has her primed for a large contemporary run. Human Nature pale past due final get started however did it difficult within the run, so he can soar again now. Sheriff and Colombina seem like the most efficient of the remaining.


RACE 4 (3.10pm)

Penshurst were given caught at the back of the entire box final get started however powered house when he discovered transparent room within the 1900m race. The step as much as 2400m now seems easiest for him and it’s a distance he received over in Europe final 12 months. Castel Sant’angelo beat Makdanife final get started and that gelding received in Queensland at the weekend. He’ll glance to move and lead the race. Breakdance smashed them at Newcastle final get started, which is the shape he needed to display to return right here and be a successful probability.


RACE 5 (3.45pm)

Zalatte has the category on her aspect after racing at Team degree so much final preparation, however 1550m first-up isn’t the very best process. I believed Flying Pierro would win final get started however he once more simply couldn’t get to the winner. On shape, he needs to be within the end. Danawi ran nicely in a just right shape race final get started and it could be his day. Stryke Rock helps to keep flying beneath the radar regardless of recording two wins at his previous 3 begins and might be round double-figure odds once more. Grasp Of Wine has various just right shape round him and he appeared improbable in a lead-up trial.

BET: Quinella 1, 8.

RACE 6 (4.20pm)

Rock received impressively first-up at Canterbury when coming from at the back of on a leader-biased observe and he has received his most effective second-up run to this point so is the only to overcome. Defeat is the worth runner within the race after two superb wins on the provincials and the solid is assured of a giant efficiency. Virgilio is in a red patch after two wins, together with a seven-length romp at Kembla Grange final time. Juventus is hard bugger who can conquer hassle and win.

BET: ROCK to win.

RACE 7 (4.55pm)

Punters will nonetheless be desirous about Subpoenaed after she misplaced final get started when odds-on. She must come from at the back of once more and the additional 100m is what she wishes. Unique Ruby gets the gun run from the gate and springs out of what will have to be an excessively robust shape race. Lakia will glance to steer the entire manner once more after an excellent win first-up. That is tougher however she did win nicely in maiden grade. Secret Woman and Leave out Einstein seem like each-way hopes.


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