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.

Wet track an unknown for Got the Goss

A heavy track appears the only danger to stopping promising galloper Got The Goss from remaining unbeaten when he lines up in the third race at Wagga on Friday.

Arriving on the scene earlier last month with an emphatic eight length trial win, the Trevor McIlrick trained galloper created a big impression on debut when spacing his rivals by four lengths at Thoroughbred Park.

While it is rare to see two-year-olds line up against the older horses, McIlrick's decision proved a master stroke with his talented juvenile defeating his rivals with considerable ease.

A King for Scone

Canberra based trainer Nick Olive will make the six hour drive to Scone for only the third time in his career with progressive galloper Nat King Cu set to line up in the final race of the card on Friday.

Having resumed with two solid performances this time in Olive was forced to scratch Nat King Cu out of last week's meeting at Rosehill after he felt he was not quite up to his best.

"Just coming into the race last week I didn't quite think he was over his previous run," Olive said.

McIlrick not reading into the Goss

Canberra based trained Trevor McIlrick is keeping his feet firmly on the ground when it comes to the future prospects of two-year-old Got The Goss after it proved ultra impressive on debut.

Arriving on the scene earlier last month with an emphatic eight length trial win, Got The Goss would prove successful in living up to the hype when spacing  his rivals by four lengths at Thoroughbred Park.

Olive keen on King

Progressive galloper Nat King Cu will face his toughest test to date this weekend but Canberra based trainer Nick Olive is confident he can make the step up.

While he proved to be over the top last time he failed in Saturday company, Olive is confident he has Nat King Cu heading in the right direction for this Saturday's affair.

"The step up in trip should definitely suit, he's drawn a nice barrier and I expect him to run a decent race," Olive said.

Unanimously dominates in Wagga Town Plate

Talented sprinter Unanimously proved a class above in this afternoon's Wagga Town plate when leading all the way to score with considerable ease.

Having proven a grave disappointed in the Listed Weetwood Handicap last start, Unanimously was back to his best and proved successful in notching up his first victory in over year.

"His run in the Oakleigh Plate put the writing on the wall, I suppose his last start was a blimp on his record but he had excuses there when he didn't handle the cushion track at Toowoomba," Schofield said.

Jolly Joker in hot form

A recent return to his career best form leaves Canberra based trainer Gratz Vella confident Jolly Joker can return to the winner's stall at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

Having finished a close second behind the in-form Virtuoso when resuming the now eight-year-old would go on to notch up a convincing victory at Canberra two back before a game third placing at Orange last start.

"I've been very pleased with him he's done everything right this time in and is racing in great form," Vella said.