The Sportsman Weekend - - The Trackwork Winners - GE­ORGE LU­CAS

UN­DE­FEATED three-year-old colt YULONG JAN­UARY will make his pres­ence felt whether he bobs up at Flem­ing­ton in the Antler Lug­gage Stakes or at Royal Rand­wick in the Bench­mark 74 1600m Hand­i­cap to­mor­row.

He worked very well on Tues­day morn­ing over 800m, clock­ing 51.25 and 23.55 for his last 400m.

He has been pa­tiently han­dled and is still on the up.

BIG NIGHT OUT had no luck last start and should be kept safe in the afore­men­tioned Flem­ing­ton event.

He went 1000m in 1.05.75 and 25.25 for his last 400m split.

I AM EX­CITED chased hard to the line last start when a cred­itable fourth at Caulfield last start.

She is third-up to­mor­row and ready to shake the life out of the Group 2 Gil­gai Stakes (1200m).

She’ll be spot on for this on the day.

It was a huge ef­fort from BONS AWAY when re­sum­ing. She turned in a sparkling gal­lop on Tues­day morn­ing, clock­ing 50.83 for the 800m with a very slick last 400m in 23.06.

Hard to tip any­thing to beat WINX in the Turn­bull Stakes, how­ever it’s suf­fice say that Grunt will never com­pete around Caulfield again and we should see an im­proved show­ing here where he seems to go best.

He had a quiet week on the track but pulled up well from his run last Sun­day and will press on with the W.S Cox Plate at this stage.

One big overs for the value pun­ters is VISAO in the Group 1 Spring Cham­pion Stakes (2000m) Royal Rand­wick to­mor­row.

I’ve got a lot of time for this horse.

He didn’t get clear crack at them first-up and he was do­ing his best work at the end of the race.

He has trained on nicely and I reckon he’ll give pun­ters a run for their hard earned.

On Tues­day morn­ing, he was worked over 1000m in 1.05.72 and 23.51 for his last 400m.

It’s an awk­ward draw for the Maher and Eus­tace­trained YULONG ME­TEOR in Ed­ward Man­i­fold Stakes.

If she can get into a good po­si­tion early, she’s some hope of weigh­ing in. It was short sharp work for her on Tues­day morn­ing where she went 800m in 52.0 and home in 25.0 for the last 400m.

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