A time for Nisbet to shine

Canberra based trainer John Nisbet will head to Sydney tomorrow with visions of the future with staying prospect Diamondsinthenight.

Having proven a revelation over the middle distances in recent outings Nisbet admits he was a very hard horse to first gauge when he came to him in April from the Anthony Cumming's stable.

"I struggled to get a handle on the horse when I first got him," Nisbet said.

"He was sort of getting back and getting home late when everything was already over and done with.

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 21 June 2013

John Scorse Best Bets for Friday 21 June 2013

Race 1:  4 – 1 - 7

Race 2:  7 – 1 - 5

Race 3: 5 – 2 - 3

Race 4:  8 – 4 - 3

Race 5:  4 – 6 - 1

Race 6:  10 – 3 - 6

Race 7:   1 – 3 - 10

Race 8:   5 – 2 - 4

Best Bet of the day R7 #1 Astronomer

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The Canberra Racing Club is pleased to announce the most significant changes made in decades to the pricing and structure of Club membership.

The annual full membership subscription fee has been slashed by 42% from $155 per annum to $90 and similar reductions have been made to the senior and young membership categories and associate memberships.

In addition a 3 year membership option for the price of two years has been introduced for the full and senior membership categories.

Olive heads South with Stable Star

Canberra based trainer Nick Olive will head to Melbourne quietly confident with stable star Capital Commander set to fire fresh in the last race at Mooney Valley on Saturday.

Scratched out of last Saturday's Listed June Stakes at Randwick Olive said he couldn't be happier with how Capital Commander is heading into her first-up assignment.

"I'm really happy with her, she worked the Melbourne way on Tuesday and worked terrific," Olive said.

Glad You Called on the line

While she is often far from the punters elect consistent galloper Glad You Called appears in line for another solid performance when she lines up at Rosehill this weekend.

Making her return from a short let up last start the daughter of Aristotle proved game in defeat when finishing third behind the Luke Pepper trained Miss Ready.

After jumping slowly away she was forced forward three and four wide early before settling just behind the leader and sticking on well right to the line, much to the delight of her Canberra based trainer John Nisbet.

Rose to lead Olive's charge

Progressive filly Rose Of Falvelon will stay at home and tackle easier opposition at Canberra on Friday after she drew poorly at Randwick on Monday.

Having resumed in fantastic order at Thoroughbred Park last start, Canberra based trainer Nick Olive was planning to chance his hand with the daughter of Falvelon before she drew the outside gate in the tougher metropolitan company.

"If she drew a good gate in Sydney I definitely would have head there with her but given she drew poorly in both races we decided to take the easier option," Olive said.

Fullerton digs deep for hard fought win

A true test of stamina has seen the Nick Olive trained Fullerton come out on top when notching up his second metropolitan success at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Showing the full of benefit of a slight freshen up Fullerton was positioned beautifully off the speed by Glyn Schofield with fellow Canberra based trained galloper Prince Warrior setting a frantic pace in front.

Making the turn for home Fullerton appeared to have the race well under control when he peeled off leaders back to hit the front before Black Jag fought back gamely to head Fullerton 100m from home.

Jones Expecting Caprossa To Bounce Back

After being caught wide throughout in the Wagga Town Plate last start Canberra based trainer Paul Jones is expecting a much improvement effort from Caprossa at Randwick on Saturday.

Having proven ultra impressive when resuming with a fast finishing victory at Canterbury two starts back, Jones admits nothing went to plan at Wagga when finishing well back behind fellow Canberra based trained galloper Unanimously.

"She drew a wide gate and she was five wide almost the whole way," Jones said.

Olive Pulls Right Rein With Corsa Rosa

Canberra based trainer Nick Olive reaped all the rewards for putting his faith into progressive filly Corsa Rosa when she triumphed at Canterbury on Wednesday.

Having also been nominated to line up at her home track on Friday, Olive elected to make the three hour drive up to Sydney and take on the far tougher assignment with his daughter of Dubawi.