13 October 2023

Kettle Hill's Race Analysis, Fillies Pack Debut, Ciaron's Formcast and More!

Welcome to this week’s Friday Wrap-Up! It’s all about high-stakes racing and thrilling updates in the world of BTX Racing. Dive into the pre-race analysis of our warhorse, Kettle Hill, as he readies himself for the upcoming Caulfield challenge. Follow the heart-pounding journey of our Fillies Pack with Until Valhalla’s impressive debut. Get the inside scoop on our Broodmare Pack sires making waves on racing’s grandest stage. Plus find the Formcast Below. Let’s get started on this week’s exhilarating racing adventure!

Kettle Hill Pre-Race Analysis

The BTX warhorse Kettle Hill takes to the track in the second race of his spring campaign at Caulfield on Saturday in the first race of one of the strongest programs of the year. Racing in the BECK Grand Handicap over 1700m for a prize pool of $150,000 Kettle Hill is currently equal favourite in a wide-open affair at $6.50. This respect in the market is a consequence of his slashing 5th when resuming at Sandown in September. The team have booked Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Mark Zahra for the ride, where Kettle Hill will jump ideally from barrier 5 with notable speed on his outside from Rhinoceros and Our Empress Zoe. The team are hopeful he will land midfield where he maps to follow outsider Russian Dancer in what beckons to be an evenly run contest. David Eustace is happy with the horse stating on Giddy Up “he’s a very talented horse, he’s got every chance”. That confidence was reflected by assistant trainer Jack Trumbull who commented “he’s fit and well, he’s taken good improvement from that first-up run”. Whilst yet to break his Australian maiden, on paper and analysing the feedback from the team over the past few weeks, this race presents as Kettle Hill’s best chance yet to break his Australian maiden, where he will have to defeat two strong stablemates in the process.

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Until Valhalla went within 0.1 of a length to starting the Fillies Pack off in perfect style, and whilst she didn’t get the chocolates on this occasion, her debut run was nothing but encouraging. Settling back in the field and ridden by Ashley Morgan, Until Valhalla stormed down the outside to fall agonisingly close to replicating Jon Bon and winning on debut. Morgan commented, “If it had been one stride further, we’d win by a head”. The impressive debut will find her back at the races in the first week of November during the middle of racing’s biggest week in what kicks off a busy 6 months for fillies pack owners, with Ballarat-based galloper La Magia due to have her first jump out in the next two weeks. Whilst So You Think 2-year-old Think You Can is well into her maiden training preparation at Warwick Farm, with an eye towards 2-year-old races in autumn of next year. On Friday morning Coolmore Australia released some key statistics for this weekend’s racing, highlighted by So You Think which has 16 runners across Sydney and Melbourne running for $28,585,000 in one day.

The team could not be happier with Until Valhalla and after reviewing the race will confidently raise her both in grade and distance where she has the opportunity to contest a variety of super maidens worth up to $100k in prizemoney. Those racing owners looking to have as many horses racing as possible for just a one-time payment should look to the fillies pack as a great opportunity to live out your ownership dreams.

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Broodmare Pack Sires on Display on Racing’s Biggest Day

The BTX Broodmare Pack’s commitment to breeding through the best stallions and the best farms has found a variety of partners to the pack having horses run on the biggest day in Australian racing. The Arrowfield stud-based Maurice has 3 runners in some of the biggest races in the country with last start Waterhouse and Bott winner Ganbare running in the $500,000 Gloaming Stakes at Randwick, the Waterhouse and Bott trained Kibou in the $1M Silver Eagle, and Mazu in the $20M The Everest. Having horses consistently running in lucrative races is not lost on the Australian market, with buyers taking note of those stallions that get them to the biggest days.

The Waterhouse and Bott stable also have last start winner Rise Of The Masses by Russian Revolution returning to Royal Randwick, with Russian Revolution also expected to have a number of 3rd crop two-year-olds hit the track in the coming weeks.

Other notable runners with pedigree relations to our premier stallions are Sejardan’s sire Sebring who has Fangirl in the King Charles III Stakes and Stay Inside’s boom sire Extreme Choice who has Espiona in what is potentially Australia’s biggest race, The Everest. There are plenty of other connections to the Broodmare Pack running around on Saturday so make sure to stay tuned to the BTX Instagram and Twitter pages to stay up to date.

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6 October 2023

New Stallion Page, Winning Debut, and More!

Explore stallions, Jon Bon's debut, Speed On Speed, Fillies Pack debut, and Kettle Hill's next run! Keep reading for our weekly racing adventure!