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17
Jul

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 Gem …

17
Jul

Trainers’ Premiership Remains Alive

Tellem We’re Comin gave co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams cause for double celebration at Belmont on Saturday when aided by the skill and brilliance of jockey William Pike, he continued his winning ways in the PSC Insurance Handicap (1600m). The Blackfriars gelding, who started an easing favourite, looked beaten at the top of the straight …

17
Jul

Mature Age Apprentice Maintains Female Prominence

Jade McNaught didn’t want her weekend to stop. The mature-age apprentice rode five winners across two meetings and claimed a career-first treble. McNaught rode half the card at Carnarvon on Friday, steering home Henderson, Rhino’s Lad and Portrait Lao. She followed up 48 hours later at Kalgoorlie when she combined with Tahgeo Jay and Karma …

16
Jul

Carnarvon Express Excites Owners

It was the phone call that turned Bob Clegg into a true believer. As a horse owner, taking calls from a trainer can often deliver unwanted news. Injury reports or career-ending assessments has the potential to crush dreams. But in this instance, Clegg didn’t have to worry, Peter Daly came bearing positive news. Given that Daly, a …

15
Jul

Angel Rules

Co trainer Ben Pearce has big plans for Angelic Ruler who continued her winning ways in the Salinger Plate (1300m) at Belmont on Saturday. Pearce, who trains in partnership with his brother Dan, said the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) and Champion Fillies Stakes in November, are in Angelic Ruler’s sights. “I think they could be …

13
Jul

Turner’s Belmont Confidence

Jordan Turner has a high degree of confidence heading into tomorrow’s Belmont Park meeting. With mounts on I Am Incredible, Rebel King, Disruptive, Reykjavik, Ragnar’s Saga and Fontainebleau, Turner believes he could be set for a good day in the saddle. Turner is keen to get back to Saturday success and relaunch his career back …

13
Jul

Gatting Gets His Chance Says Pateman

Jockey Mitchell Pateman is confident that Gatting, in the absence of star power, provides him with his best opportunity of winning at Belmont on Saturday. Pateman says Gatting will appreciate not running into Material Man and his talent should see him through in the Swan River Vase over 2200m. Gatting had met Material Man on three …

12
Jul

Side Battles In Premiership Race

Adam Durrant may well have dealt a fatal blow to Grant and Alana Williams’ hopes in the Perth Trainers’ premiership after stealing a handy break at Belmont on Wednesday. With just five meetings remaining before the 2017-2018 season draws to a close, Durrant has stolen a decisive five win buffer over last year’s defending title holders. …

12
Jul

Exhausted Trainer Rediscovers Passion For Racing

After more than thirty years as a jockey and trainer, Glen Cortes lost his love for racing. An exhausted Cortes called time on his racing career at the end of the 2014-15 season. The relentless nature of racing had worn him down mentally and physically. Cortes wanted to start a new chapter in his life, …

12
Jul

Yindi Delivers For Kersley

Promising Demerit gelding Yindi finally delivered for in-form trainer Fred Kersley when he came with a barnstorming finish to win at Belmont on Wednesday. Capping a perfect day for Kersley, Yindi, racing first up since February, broke his maiden status with a strong turn of foot in the Magic Millions Maiden (1200m) Going back from …

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