The stable will saddle up three runners to Warwick Farm on Wednesday, February 14 with fine conditions forecast racing on a current good (4).

Race seven will see the first Rubick yearlings in 2018 Sprint over a thousand metres with Johnny Roo Boy, a $6.50 hope to be partnered by Blaike McDougall jumping from barrier (4), and Kanguru jumping from barrier three with Jason Collet aboard at current odds of $11-1.


3:25pm – 1st Rubick Yearlings (Bm73) – Good(4) – 1000m – $40,000
Benchmark 73, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 53.00) – +3m entire circuit

1. Johnny Roo Boy

BARRIER: 4 AGE: 7yo SEX: g PRIZE: $200,705

WEIGHT: 59.5kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 17%

JOCKEY: B Mc Dougall (a 2.0) SIRE: Henny Hughes (USA) PLACE%: 60%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: She’s A Nightmare (by Night Shift (USA)) API: 4.8

COLOURS: Gold, black motif, collar and sleeves, gold and black motif cap

OWNERS: J Hirsch & E Hirsch

WINS: 1(1170), 2(1100), 4(1000)

CAREER: 42:7-7-11

Last time out Johnny Roo Boy finished seven of 8/1000 m at Warwick Farm in a BM 75 handicap when fading to finish seven lengths off the winner, he should look to roll forward and is down in weight for this outing after the claim in town, the 7-year-Old has placed once at his only start at this venue.

6. Kanguru

BARRIER: 3 AGE: 6yo SEX: g PRIZE: $153,605

WEIGHT: 56kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 12%

JOCKEY: J R Collett SIRE: Casino Prince PLACE%: 33%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Gorgeous Miss (by Shamardal (USA)) API: 3.1

COLOURS: Purple, green spots, white sleeves, purple and white quartered cap

OWNERS: A R Skulski, P K James, Mrs J L James, Mrs N Izzet, H Izzet, Mrs J L Skulski, P A Skulski, B A Withnall, Mrs A M Withnall, M E F Young, Mrs L T Young, P G Anderson, I J Meredith, R Connell, K B Watkins, S Bugeja & Miss E A Izzet

WINS: 1(1350), 4(1200), 1(1100)

CAREER: 49:6-4-6

Kanguru is a six-year-old gelding who was last seen finishing fifth of 12/1350 m at Cessnock some 17 weeks ago and resumes here first time out this prep following a Gosford barrier trial finishing second of nine arriving 1.64 lengths behind the heat winner.

He normally comes to hand quickly and was a winner last time in first up at Coonamble, he has mixed his form first up displaying seven starts for one win and three placings.

Oct17 W.Farm3yo+ E&G (Bm80)

The final stable runner will see Mr McBat, compete in the Australian turf club handicap over 1400 m with Blaike McDougall climbing aboard the five-year-old gelding jumping from barrier eight.


4:05pm – Australian Turf Club (Bm78) – Good(4) – 1400m – $40,000
Benchmark 78, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 53.00) – +3m entire circuit

9. Mr McBat

BARRIER: 8 AGE: 5yo SEX: g PRIZE: $110,285

WEIGHT: 54.5kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 21%

JOCKEY: B Mc Dougall (a 2.0) SIRE: Krupt PLACE%: 46%

TRAINER: D Lane at Wyong DAM: Grail Queen (by Lake Coniston (IRE)) API: 4.6

COLOURS: Cerise, lilac quarters and sleeves, quartered cap

OWNERS: Mrs J M Greentree, T R Moore, D Taaffe, J D Butler, M P Butler, T M Johnson, G G Rush, R Reeves, B K Butt, J J Livermore, R B Phillips, R Shaw, D P Hedges, S Devlin, D Russell & G A Hibbit

WINS: 1(1610), 1(1600), 1(1300), 1(1100), 1(1000)

CAREER: 24:5-3-3

Last time out Mr McBat finished nine of 9/1400 m at Randwick in a BM 78 four weeks ago and comes into this is a $34 chance carrying less weight but will need to improve on recent efforts to figure in this.

Best of luck to all connected at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

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