Malua making every post a winner

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Every so often I like to catch up with a few trainers or organisations from down south to see how everything is going. One of the most professional and successful racing business’ in Australia is Malua Racing and they are now setting the standards in our industry.

Even with our website being based mainly around Qld racing, you can sit back and appreciate what Malua are achieving in Melbourne. Troy Corstens and John Sadler are the driving force behind the operation and are both extremely highly regarded by all in the racing industry.

I caught up with Troy this morning to run over a few of the horses who ran on the weekend, but I started by asking if he could give us the latest with brilliant mare Sister Madly after her little setback. “She had a bruised heel which she is just about over, and she should be right to gallop again at the end of the week, and we will probably run her in the William Reid now.” Corstens said.

A couple that went around for the stable on the weekend that went enormous were the winner Under The Hat, and the very unlucky Agrippa. Troy explained that Under The hat’s effort was really strong, and there next target may be a few weeks away. “It was really gusty, he was three wide but just put his foot down and it was fantastic. He’s in the Canberra Cup (2000m) on the 11th of March, we will see how we go in that, and then see where we go after that.”

That is an interesting task Malua will set the up and coming stayer, and as Troy told me, it will give them a guide on how the horse handles racing the clockwise direction. The other horse from the weekend was Agrippa who looked very stiff and is simply flying at the minute. The horse dropped sharply in weight and got back to his favourite track at Flemington. On straightening he needed a pinch of luck, but only seen daylight late and was making good ground late to run an unlucky third. The target with him will most likely be the Blamey (1600m-G2) and the way he is going you would be silly to think he can’t stand up and be counted.

Linton has also joined the team and has apparently been training very well. He may be ready for one run late in the Sydney carnival and then will be set for the spring.


**To add to Malua’s success they also have one of the best website’s around so jump on and check it out: