Malua close to unleashing spring stars!

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It has been a while since we had a chat with Troy Corstens and the crew from Malua Racing so it has been in my diary for a couple of weeks to steal a bit of time to find out about some of their stars heading into the spring.

They Malua team are flying at the moment with Lady Melksham being extremely impressive at Caulfield Saturday, and then they brought up a double at Bendigo on Sunday to top the weekend off.

Sister Madly is probably the headline act for the stable and Troy informed me that she is going as well as ever leading into her first up run. “She is sizzling and we are really pleased with her. She trialled Friday at Flemington, Damien rode her and he eased her down to win the trial by about 8L so you can see she is flying and we are very happy with her.”

The plans are to run in the How Now and have a look at the Manikato (1200m Moonee Valley), and the long range plan is the Patinack (1200m Flemington) later in the carnival.

Linton is having his second prep for the stable and hoping to continue his winning form from when he was last in work. “He trialled as well on Friday, Steven Arnold rode him. He settled back in the field, came around them at the 800m and went passed them. He’s really coming along well and we are full steam ahead to the Makybe Diva (1600m Flemington 8th Sept.)” Corstens said.

Troy also pointed out he main goal looks the Mackinnon stakes, but with a few of the favoured runners out for the spring, the Cox plate may also be looked at closer to the event.

Agrippa is a horse I think sneaks under the radar and I couldn’t let Troy go without finding out the plans for the son of Flying Spur. ”He’s a ripping horse. He has been down at Matthew Williams at the beach and he comes into Flemington tomorrow and he will be set for summer races and purposely bypass the spring. We will target four or five good races at that time with him.” Corstens said.

He is always a great bloke to catch up with and I haven’t met too many people in the racing game who are as up to date and on the ball as Troy Corstens is. He did mention that Rusticated is on the comeback trail after a year off and feels that he is a staying horse that we could follow in some of the staying races later in the carnival (possibly the Queen Elizabeth if he measures up before that).

Malua also have one of the best stable websites in Australia. If it’s worth knowing and has something to do with the stable, you can find it on their site. They are leading the way in many regards and it is a credit to all involved.

Here is the link to check it out: