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Yearling Sale Classic at Launceston on Sunday night

11 / 04 / 2015 Article by: Damian Kawa
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The $10,000 Yearling Sale Classic for 2YO colts and geldings will be conducted at Launceston on Sunday night. While Soho Shanghai (N2) may start favourite, three other starters are likely to be fancied. The Rohan Hillier trained Soho Shanghai was a solid second to Hillview Jake in the Island Block And Paving Golden Slipper at Launceston last Sunday after a Hobart win at his first race start.

Ryley Major (N4) is a stablemate of Soho Shanghai. The Art Major – Shez Ryleymak colt has a strong pedigree as Shez Rylemak was an outstanding juvenile winning the 2YO Vicbred Super Sires Final and placing in the 3YO and 4YO versions. Ryley Major has won his last two trials at Carrick on 21 and 28 March. Spot Eight (N3) and Karalta Boomer (N6) are both racing well and should be handy at the finish.

The Micks Fruit And Vegie Shed Stakes (R4) boasts many in form horses on the brink of open class racing. The Majority (N1) was second in the Devonport Cup and the Easter Cup. Ciskei (N2) has been consistent with placings at his last three and The Dip (N3) won two $10,000 races at Devonport before finishing second off 10 metres in the Westbury Cup. Tony Macarony (N4) is likely to improve at his fourth run back from a eight month spell while the Grant Hodges stablemates Clamorous (N7) and El Jays Magic (N6) finished first and second in a similar class race at Launceston last Sunday.

The Maxfield Drilling Pty Ltd Pace (R6) for C0 pacers features three handy 3YO’s making their way through the classes. Fuscienne (N1), Fioki (N2) and Ima Ginger Rogers (N4) have two wins each this season. While 3YO’s usually dominate C0 races, Cardinal Eddy (N3), a 5YO gelding trained at Riverside by Chester Bullock, is returning from a 10 month spell and is capable of causing an upset.

Howdy Halo (N5) is having his first race start and is trained by Dick Eaves. The 5YO JR Mint – Heidi Halo gelding finished third of four in a Carrick trial on 10 January. The time was very slow. Zimero won and Mon Soie was second. The dam, Heidi Halo, won one race from 10 starts and Howdy Halo is her sole offspring.