As most of Melbourne woke up to howling winds, the Werribee area certainly wasn’t immune. The usual trackwork kick-off time was delayed by more than an hour due to a section of the course proper running rail blowing over which was an inconvenience but proved more of a blessing in that the horses had far better conditions to work under post 8am than they would have had prior to that time.

LUCKY NINE: The Hong Kong sprinter continues to appear like he has settled into Werribee very well having been here now for seven days. A slow canter over 800-metres was the extent of the geldings work this morning. (First run: Sportingbet Manikato Stakes, 1200m, 25 October)

DANDINO: Also looking to have settled in well, Dandino did a slow lap until the 500m where he quickened to the line striding out nicely. (First run: BMW Caulfield Cup, 2400m, 19 October)

SIMENON: Similar work to Dandino although Simenon strode out over an additional 400-metres to the line. Looked well. (First run: BMW Caulfield Cup, 2400m, 19 October)

SIDE GLANCE: An easy morning for Side Glance with a light canter down the straight. An easy entrée overall for a first outing. (First run: Sportingbet Cox Plate, 2040m, 26 October)

MULL OF KILLOUGH: Similarly easy outing although did work up to a slow canter down the straight. (First run: Sportingbet Cox Plate, 2040m, 26 October)

RUSCELLO: Walked a couple of laps which included a short slow canter and a quickening burst of 600-metres easing down to the line. (First run: Emirates Melbourne Cup, 3200m, 5 November)

TREVIERES: One that looks to have settled in very well and backed up by reports via Racing Victoria’s Leigh Jordon. Work included a slow canter and trot over 800-metres. (First run: Toorak Handicap, 1600m, 12 October)

FORGOTTEN VOICE: Positive news from this morning with the horse seemingly recovering well from a bout of travel sickness. RV’s Leigh Jordon reports that there were no signs of a high temperate and will hopefully step out on track tomorrow morning. Still on track for a Cups tilt. (First run: BMW Caulfield Cup, 2400m, 19 October)

OPINION: The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old arrived on Saturday with the horses mentioned above. Blew the cobwebs out with a medium canter down the straight. (First run: BMW Caufield Cup, 2400m, 19 October)

SHAMEXPRESS: Although not an international, Shamexpress returned from the UK with the above-mentioned on Saturday. Stepped out this morning and cantered to the line but not pushed. Does seem to have come through the trip looking well.

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