20 October 2023

Until Valhalla On The Rise, BTX Partners To The Fore as Justify and So You Think Shine, Speed On Speed Weeks Away From Racing!

Welcome to this week’s Friday Wrap-Up! The Spring Carnival just doesn’t stop and after taking a breath and reflecting on The Everest weekend, we quickly turn to Melbourne and the time honoured Caulfield Cup! This week we take a look at some of the success of our racing partners on what was racing’s biggest weekend, as well as giving a glimpse of when our stable stars will next be racing. Also don’t miss a key insight into one of the most progressive horses in the BTX stable, Speed On Speed.

At BTX we can’t wait to see if Gold Trip can go one better in the big one on Saturday. Are you with him or against him?


Until Valhalla Steps Up, While Kettle Hill Targets Oaks Day


Rising sprinter Until Valhalla will look to put her nose in front in her next contest which is planned to be either on the 2nd of November at Gosford over 1200m or the 4th of November at Newcastle over 1300m. The filly has recovered quickly from her debut effort and has returned to the beach environment of Bob’s Farm on the NSW central coast. The team are excited at the prospect of her returning to the races where following the feedback by debut jockey Ashley Morgan, the team will confidently rise the daughter of Snitzel in distance. The expectation that her racing pattern will be suited to the rise in trip.

The following week the now sold out Kettle Hill will hope a change in tactics can turn around his winning drought. Saturday’s set up exposed Kettle Hill’s lack of turn of foot, but jockey Mark Zahra was happy with his stamina and toughness, commenting that putting the horse further towards the lead would benefit his racing style. A multiple winner in the UK which lends itself to more dour, tougher middle distance horses, a change in tactics may spark Kettle Hill’s ability. The son of Derby hero Gleneagles is set to run next on Oaks Day at Flemington in the Australian Foundation Childhood Trophy over 2000m.

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BTX Partners Review From Racing’s Biggest Day

The BTX Racing partners had a weekend to remember with multiple feature race wins. Ciaron Maher Racing were the stars of the show with multiple wins including stallion Griff in the Caulfield Guineas as well as sprinter I Am Me winning the $2M Sydney Stakes.

In what has become common practice over the last 2 months, CMR were joined by Waterhouse and Bott as the leading trainers on the day. Whilst Jon Bon was enjoying the tranquillity of the spelling paddock the team won another Group 1 race with Alligator Blood, making it 7 for the best son of All Too Hard and 6 under the guidance of the decorated team. They also scored with Military Mission in the Herbert Power and Raf Attack in the Gloaming Stakes, both Group 3s.

Justify On Top Of The World

Following the Australian card, all attention turned to Newmarket in the UK where the world’s highest rated two-year-old City Of Troy by ferocious sire Justify stepped up to Group 1 company for the first time. Winning the race comfortably and recording a rating of 125, second only to Frankel in the history of the race who recorded a rating of 126 when he won the race in 2010. The race victory was the precursor to the announcement that Justify’s 2024 American fee would rise from $ 100,000 USD to $ 200,000 USD ($316,000AUD). This rise in fee is a reflection of Justify’s progeny on the track in the last 12 months. The value of Justify’s stock is skyrocketing.

Make sure to get involved with Reasonable, reports already coming from the CMR team that she has developed significantly in the last 6 weeks both physically and mentally. She could be one of the rising stars of the Autumn.

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Speed On Speed Building

Speed On Speed is building towards a racing debut with the team confident that the horse will head to the trials in the next couple of weeks. Having had an educational jumpout on Friday morning at Eagle Farm to refamiliarise himself with the barriers and racing processes, the team are happy following his work throughout the week that he is nearly ready to go to the trials. Clearly a talented and athletic horse, a recent video released showcases that whilst he may still need some further education to untap his athleticism, once the penny drops he will be a very exciting horse to own. Already a strong well-balanced sprinter, Friday’s jumpout showed glimpses of what is to come in the next few months. A half-brother to $1.6M earner I’ll Have A Bit, a classy South Australian galloper who defeated champion sprinter Nature Strip, Speed On Speed is showing all the signs of being a high-class sprinter in Queensland.

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13 October 2023

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

Dive into Kettle Hill's race analysis, Fillies Pack debut, and more in this week's Friday Wrap-Up. Get your racing fix now!