Caro Kann improve on trial form at Randwick, says jockey Josh Parr

Derby hopeful: Nash Rawiller tastes success on Bachman in April. Photo: Anthony Johnson Derby hopeful: Nash Rawiller tastes success on Bachman in April. Photo: Anthony Johnson
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Derby hopeful: Nash Rawiller tastes success on Bachman in April. Photo: Anthony Johnson

Derby hopeful: Nash Rawiller tastes success on Bachman in April. Photo: Anthony Johnson

Josh Parr is expecting a big improvement from Caro Kann from his official barrier trials in Saturday’s Breeders’ Plate at Randwick. The Denman two-year-old, trained by Peter and Paul Snowden, was beaten 5 lengths into fourth by Brooklyn  as he wanted to get off the track. “He did everything wrong in that trial. He was wanted to run off the track but he showed me enough,” Parr said. “I worked him in winkers on Tuesday and he was great. They are going on in the Breeders and it wouldn’t surprise me if [he can] match a couple of the better ones.” Parr also has a great hope in the Flight Stakes after picking up the ride on the unbeaten Thinking Of You. “I saw her last run at Caulfield and waited a couple of days and rang Peter [Moody] to find out if she was coming up here for the Flight. She looks a really nice filly,” Parr said.

Bachman hits high note

The Victoria Derby preparation for Bachman is about to reach a crucial phase in the Dulcify Stakes at Randwick. The group3 winner as a two-year-old will be on a seven-day back-up over the mile after running fourth to Shooting To Win in the Stan Fox Stakes last week. “It is the right time for the back-up and he is ready for it,” trainer Gerald Ryan said. “He probably should have ran a place last week. If he stayed to the fence he would have followed the winner and I think he runs second, instead he came around them and ran fourth. He is looking for this trip now and getting towards his peak. We are mindful that the grand final is still a month away but I think you will see more improvement this week.”

She’s got the look

Ratings suggest I’ve Got The Looks might be up against it in the Premiere Stakes, but co-trainer Peter Snowden remains bullish about the mare’s chances in the group2. I’ve Got The Looks was bottled up well down the straight last time in The Shorts before rattling home for fifth. “She won’t be out of place in that race on Saturday, albeit at weight-for-age is probably not quite her right conditions,” Snowden said. “But she’s going really well. I want to desperately get her to the Nivison and she desperately needs this race to get her to the next one. A month between runs would have just been too long for her, but in saying that I still think she’s got a good hope on Saturday. She looks enormous and is very genuine.”

You’ve got to look

The Racing NSW website is now carrying video form for all races in the state for the past two years. Punters have long complained about not having access to free vision. “We understand that seeing is believing and video form is essential to driving wagering,” Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys said.”in the deal we did also mean that races are up on our site 30 minutes after they have been run.”

Have a look on Saturday

Royal Randwick racegoers will be afforded a rare treat when the only documentary made of Australia’s legendary galloper Phar Lap is shown in full on Saturday. Titled The Mighty Conqueror, the film lasts for 10 minutes and will be played on the infield screen before the first race. The footage was found by the Herald’s Max Presnell and will be a feature of the day. It will be shown for a second time in two five-minute instalments before and after the Epsom Handicap. The film features rare footage of Phar Lap with strapper Tommy Woodcock, vision of Randwick and Centennial Park and interviews with jockey Jim Pike as well as trainer and co-owner Harry Telford. There is also vision of Phar Lap winning the 1930 Melbourne Cup in the film.

Help from his friends

The racing community is set to rally behind trainer Brett Partelle at a fundraiser in the Newmarket Room at the Inglis complex following Tuesday’s Ready2Run sale. Partelle was crushed by a horse in the tie-up stalls in October 2010 and has not been able to train since. He spent more than 40 days in hospital. “Brett’s life has fallen into chaos through no fault of his own and we are attempting to help him out with some of the enormous expenses he has had in the past couple of years,” NSW Trainers Association chief executive Steven McMahon said. “There will be a raffle and a few auction items, including corporate boxes at the races and footy.”

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