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New Start For Coyle At Randwick

Sep 16 2009

Former Patinack Farm head trainer Jason Coyle is expecting to begin moving horses into his new base at Randwick within the next 10 days.

Coyle, who remains at Warwick Farm for the time being, is confident of filling the 20 Randwick boxes granted to him this week by the Australian Jockey Club.

"It's all sweet and I'll probably start moving them over the next 10 days," Coyle said.

"I'm fairly confident I'll have 20 at Randwick fairly early days.

"I'm looking forward to it, not so much the moving part, but once I get there it should be good."

Coyle was training a small team at Newcastle when he was plucked from virtual obscurity by Patinack owner Nathan Tinkler last year to become his main trainer.

Coyle shocked the racing world earlier this month when he resigned from his post with the thoroughbred empire.

The announcement came just weeks after Bart Cummings' long-time foreman John Thompson was signed up by Tinkler to train alongside Coyle.

Thompson celebrated his first winner for Tinkler when debutant Honest Truth won at Newcastle on Wednesday.

The three-year-old's victory earned him a trip to Melbourne for the Coolmore Stud Stakes down the straight six at Flemington on Derby Day.

Thompson was quick to praise Coyle's contribution to the win.

"Jason did a great job and I just had to finish it off," Thompson said.

Coyle still has a small team of Patinack horses in work, including Fairy Gumnut who will run in the Forsythes Financial Planning Maiden Plate (1300m) at Newcastle on Thursday.

The filly ran a head second to Dystopia over 1200 metres at Canterbury on August 26.

"She's drawn awkwardly (12) but we've got Hugh Bowman riding," Coyle said.

"If she can win tomorrow she'll to the Reginald Allen."

The Listed Reginald Allen Handicap (1400m) is at Randwick on Saturday week.

"And if she can step up to that grade she might head to Melbourne for the Thousand Guineas or something like that," Coyle said.

Patinack-owned stablemate Subtle Cove is also in action at Newcastle and will contest the Listed Tibbie Stakes (1400m).

The Group One-placed mare, who won the Group Two Sunline Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley in February, comes into the Tibbie after a fifth in the Mona Lisa Stakes at Wyong on September 4.

"She was outstanding the other day," Coyle said.

"We only had time to give her the one trial before that race and she's going to improve fitness-wise."

Subtle Cove's victory at Moonee Valley was a milestone for the young trainer with the mare being his first starter in Victoria.

By Russell Jackson - AAP


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