The Daily Wrap

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Angland remains hospitalised

Tye Angland remains in a serious but stable condition in Hong Kong following a fall at Sha Tin on Sunday.

The Sydney-based jockey was injured when dislodged from the John Moore-trained Go Beauty Go (NZ) (O'Reilly {NZ}) in the penultimate race in Sunday's card over 1600m.

An initial report from the Hong Kong Jockey Club described Angland as conscious and undergoing tests at the Prince of Wales Hospital.

His Australian-based agent, Andrew Northridge issued an update via Twitter on Monday saying he is expected to undergo surgery and his wife Erin has flown to be by his side.

Cumani filly flies at Cranbourne

The Matt Cumani trained Lady Naturaliste (Choisir) was the most impressive of the 2-year-old triallers at Cranbourne on Monday morning, winning her heat by 3.75l.

Having her second official trial, Lady Naturaliste recorded a time of 46.19s, over half a second quicker than the fastest of the other two 2-year-old trials, beating Stardayz (Zoustar) and Hummalong (Hallowed Crown).

“She’s been straight forward from day one, very forward going and very precocious,” Cumani told

“She’s small, there is still some room for growth. She’s sensible and does it all quite easily.”

The other trials were taken out by Jason Warren's filly Brooklyn Hustle (Starspangledbanner) in 47.15 and Baileys (Fastnet Rock) in 46.78.

Lady Naturaliste pictured as a yearling

Vale Max Crockett

The thoroughbred industry is mourning the loss of Max Crockett.

Crockett was a legendary horseman and horse breaker for the likes of Bart Cummings and Tommy Smith, and was also a trainer, sending out his final winner at Orange a couple of weeks ago.

He passed away Sunday and a celebration of his life will take place at Mudgee racecourse on December 19 at 1pm.

His son Cameron, who is a horse breaker and trainer in his own right, paid tribute to his father.

“I would like to thank everyone for condolences for Dad. He was a special man who touched the lives of many,” Cameron said.

“Following a service in Mudgee, we plan to spread his ashes at Randwick Racecourse and the old Inglis sales complex.”

Crockett is survived by his wife Cheryl, children Yasmin and Cameron, and the wider family, including four great grand children.

Max & Cameron Crockett

Grants open for drought-relief

The newly established ATC Foundation is receiving applications for grants for drought-affected racing participants in NSW.

The initial grants are sourced from money raised through the sale of Everest pins as well as other ATC and Racing NSW spring carnival initiatives including as a percentage of prize money ($50,000) won by the ATC's Everest runner Osborne Bulls (Street Cry {Ire}).

ATC director Lauri Macri chairs the Foundation and has invited registered charities, NSW race clubs and racing industry bodies helping to aid drought relief to apply for the inaugural grants.

"I'm proud of the fact that in our first three months the ATC Foundation has raised close to $100,000," Macri said.

"We invite all applicants to check out details on our website and apply to help out racing industry participants and groups who are affected by drought."

Perth goals for Dal Harraild

In-form import Dal Harraild (GB) is headed to the G2 Perth Cup via Pakenham.

Dal Harraild, trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, had three runs during the spring, finishing second in both the G3 Bendigo Cup and the G2 Zipping Classic at his two most recent appearances.

Keen to keep racing the in-form 6-year-old, Maher told that he would run in the Pakenham Cup on December 8 before heading to Perth for their staying feature on January 5.

“We are mindful he has been up for a while but his form is really good, in fact a little bit frustrating but he is knocking on the door that’s for sure," he said.

“He is racing super, he went to weight-for-age last start and there was only a bob-of-the-head in it."

“He has really thrived out here (in Australia), he loves the sun on his back.”

Dal Harraild (right)

Melt heads to Waller

Chris Waller will take over the training of talented New Zealand filly Melt (NZ) (Iffraaj {GB}).

The multiple stakes winner will head to Sydney this week after the decision to transfer her from Nigel Tiley's Pukekohe stables.

“She is still down in Christchurch having a bit of a spell and she’s heading to Chris Waller’s on Friday, this week,” Tiley said.

“If she managed to get a bit of black-type over there that’s fantastic for her future as a broodmare, but if she doesn’t come up she can always come back and we’ll find another path for her.”

Melt won the G3 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders’ Stakes at Ruakaka in September and was placed in the G1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce S. as a 2-year-old. She has won four of her eight starts.