Trainer David Payne has two of his best horses
firing on all cylinders.
Carnegie Express and Hoeberg galloped together in-between races at
Rosehill yesterday and fairly burnt up the turf.
Carnegie Express (Corey Brown) and Hoeberg (Lane Moloney) worked off
from the 1400m and were going a good three quarter clip at the 1200m.
They really started to work then and were clocked at at 59.21 for the
They ran their last 600m in 33.62; 400m in 23.10 and the final 200m in
These times aren’t too far off race-day times and Payne can be well
satisfied both horse have come back in 100%.
“Carnegie will start first up in the Parramatta Cup, (Listed
Parramatta Cup 2000m, March 1), we’ll look for another run after
that and then he’ll run in the BMW (Group 1 The BMW 2400m).
“The BMW in April is his main goal but we will also be looking at
the Sydney Cup before he heads off to Melbourne,” said Payne
As for Hoeberg:
“She’ll run in the Triscay, (Listed Triscay Stakes 1200m, Feb 15)
and the Coolmore (Group 1 Coolmore Classic 1500m, March 29,) all going
well of course,” said the delighted trainer.
Both Carnegie Express and Hoeberg had a decent blow on their return to
the mounting yard which was only to be expected after such a testing
Both though looked extremely well, in particularly Carnegie Express
who had a sparkle to him that was missing last preparation.
"We have been training him without the blinkers.
"He is a genuine stayer and I wanted him to learn to relax in his
run, which he is now doing," said Payne.