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Sirius Suspect ‘better than ever’

    He might not have won since New Year's Day last year, but Saab Hasan says Sirius Suspect is going as well as ever ahead of the Santa Ana Lane Sprint Series Final (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday. The seven-year-old's most recent victory came at the...

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“Crazy fog hits Kilmore”

Standing behind the mic, Ric McIntosh could only see a sheet of white.

A cover of fog inundated Kilmore, making visibility near zero for one of Victoria’s leading racecallers.

With jockeys having no concerns over visibility in the run, the meeting at Kilmore was allowed to start. It just made the job even harder for McIntosh.

“The view on your screen is what I’m looking at. You can’t see much, can you?” McIntosh said pre-race.

Only the light on the barriers could be seen as they jumped, while the first time punters got a view came as they rounded the back bend. It was only fleeting.

“Your guess is as good as mine,” McIntosh said as they jumped.
Not long after the horses headed into the straight, finally coming into view with about 150m left.

“I can hear the footsteps,” McIntosh said just before leader Shez Steamin’ popped out of the fog and held on to victory for Saab Hasan and Damien Thornton.

Hasan could see the humour in what had unfolded.

“What a ride, I’ve got to say,” he said with a chuckle.

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Suspect to get Sirius in the Aurie’s Star Handicap

Suspect to get Sirius in the Aurie’s Star Handicap

For a just turned seven-year-old, Sirius Suspect has not been over-raced and in fact may only be reaching full maturity.That is what his trainer Saab Hasan thinks as a bigger, stronger Sirius Suspect makes his return in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at...

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Suspect Ready to Return to Scene of the Crime

Suspect Ready to Return to Scene of the Crime

Standish Handicap winner Sirius Suspect returns to the races this Saturday in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap , and his trainer Saab Hasan believes that he can run a cheeky race first up.“He’s come back in great order,” Hasan said.“He came in probably 45kg heavier...

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Sirius Suspect Rare Road Trip

Sirius Suspect Rare Road Trip

Sirius Suspect is conditioned to racing at home but his preparation for a Flemington straight-track campaign will include a trip away to gallop around Melbourne's tightest circuit on Tuesday morning.Saab Hasan will take Sirius Suspect to The Valley on Tuesday ahead of...

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Saab’s Sirius Newmarket contender

Sirius Suspect is now a confirmed straight-track specialist and like all such horses has the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap in March as his immediate goal after he raced away with Friday’s Group 3 Standish Handicap over the same 1200 metre course at Flemington.The Saab...

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Saab Hasan enjoys his Sirius victory

Flemington trainer Saab Hasan ensured Saturday's winter meeting at Headquarters was anything but mundane in the moments following his first metropolitan win for the season.In the wake of the impressive straight-track victory of Sirius Suspect, Hasan offered up stories...

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