Aussie targets on cards

Steel Rose's career is back on track.

The talented John Wheeler-trained filly is in the early stages of fresh preparation after being sidelined by injury last spring.

Steel Rose won two of her six starts last season and was spelled following her only unplaced run when eighth in the Group I Diamond Stakes, at Ellerslie, last autumn.

A finalist in the two-year-old category of last season's national Horse of the Year awards, Steel Rose was on the verge of kicking off her three-year-old season, with a spring campaign in Melbourne on the cards before she went amiss.

It was later discovered the daughter of Guillotine had cracked a bone high up in her near hind leg.

"It was a stress fracture and the prognosis was that there was a 99 per cent chance of her racing again," Wheeler said yesterday. "The [cracked] bone wasn't displaced and she's 100 per cent again."

Steel Rose is in the early stages of her current preparation and so far has been restricted to conditioning work.

Falling demand for steel not likely to reverse any time soon

  1. Shares in some iron and steel products makers rose sharply in early trading, partly on hopes for new orders when the AIIB is operational and funding infrastructure projects, which is likely next year. Histeel Co rose 14.8 percent and Hanil Iron & Steel
  2. China's state-subsidized industry continues to pump out steel, even as demand slows at home. That has led to surging exports, particularly to the United States. China's finished steel exports to the United States rose 26 percent in February from a year
  3. The original oak staircase that was once walled off sits in a second floor bedroom, awaiting restoration and reinstallation in a new foyer and living room that have been opened up thanks to a steel beam in the ceiling. The third floor master suite is

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