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No Misty Eyes For Harvey

Co-trainer Todd Harvey says he can see no reason why Misty Metal won’t continue her excellent form in the Tabtouch Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Misty Metal is deep into her winter campaign and carries career-high weight, but Harvey is bullish the Oratorio filly can make it five wins in succession. “I think...

New Starter Gives Gangemi Cause For Excitement

Trainer Chris Gangemi will start three horses at Belmont on Saturday, but one in particular has him very excited. Samizdat, a half-brother to Samovare, is ready to make his much awaited debut in the Crown Towers Plate (1200m). “It’s probably the most excited we have been going to the races,” Gangemi told Tabradio. Considerable...

Miller Two Year Olds Bubble Along

Simon Miller’s continued his stranglehold on Perth juvenile races when Double Bubble bolted in at Belmont on Wednesday. Double Bubble, on debut, became Miller’s 15th two-year-old winner this season when scoring in the Tabtouch Plate (1000m). The Unencumbered filly, ridden by William Pike, sprinted clear at the 100m and defeated her next rival by an...

Durrant's Belmont Gem

Adam Durrant is confident Kelly’s Gem provides him with his best chance of winning and extending his lead in the Trainers’ premiership at Belmont on Wednesday. Durrant will saddle three runners including Electric Light and Cape Lady, but says Kelly’s Gem can rebound and return to victory in the Rentokil Initial Handicap (1200m). Kelly’s...