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Porter Claims Milestone

Talented apprentice Clint Johnston-Porter scored the biggest win of his career when he outrode his claim on Silverstream in the Group 3 A.J.Scahill Stakes (1400m) at Ascot yesterday. Johnston-Porter, who commenced his apprenticeship in 2013, timed his run to perfection on Silverstream, storming home from last and weaving his way between runners down the centre …


Giadresco’s Scahill Stakes Profit

Peter Giadresco says the Scahill Stakes (1400m) holds no fears for Profit Street and victory in the $250,000 race would be a fitting end to the year for his consistent galloper. The Viscount five-year-old meets a field of nine starters in the Group 3 Scahill Stakes, headlined by top local hopes Variation and State Solicitor …


Variation To Head East

Last season’s champion three-year-old Variation will race in the eastern states next year, but will remain under the guidance of trainer Stephen Miller. Miller said Variation will target a Melbourne campaign in the autumn after he races in the Group 3 Scahill Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. “That is the plan and that’s what …


Pounamu No Longer A Bridesmaid After Upset Win

Pounamu, once considered a bridesmaid of Western Australian racing, can now claim status as Group 1 champion after scoring a surprising win in the Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. Pounamu, started at $26 and despite a top first up win in the Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) and a sound sixth …


Cummings To Continue Family Tradition

The tradition is set to continue at Ascot on Saturday when James Cummings saddles up top hope It’ s Somewhat in the $1 million Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m). Cummings, head supremo of Godolphin’s Australian racing empire, has an indelible family link to Western Australia’s premier weight-for-age feature. Cummings is a fourth-generation trainer from …


Staples Plans On Second Great Shot Upset

Jockey Craig Staples insists Great Shot can defy the doubters for a second time with another upset victory in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. Staples and Great Shot combined to cause a major boilover in the Group 1 Railway Stakes two weeks ago when they repelled the challenge from …


Money Maher Out To Uphold 3YO Record In Kingston Town

Co trainer Ben Pearce believes Money Maher is capable of continuing the dominance of thee-year-olds in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. Three-year-olds possess the best record in the Kingston Town Classic, winning 16 of the 41 races since the first edition was first staged and won by Family Of …


Black Heart Bart Primed

After a heartbreaking loss two weeks back, the powerful Darren Weir stable are supremely confident Perth-owned star Black Heart Bart is primed to rebound in next Saturday’s Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m). “I have to admit I was close to tears and all choked up after the race,” said Jarrod McClean, Weir’s stable foreman. …


Star South Australian Mare Breaks Group 1 Hoodoo

After three tight finishes at racing’s elite level this year, South Australian mare Viddora and her Perth-born trainer Lloyd Kennewell have broken through to score their first Group One triumph in the $1 million Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. The five-year-old claimed a deserved win after running second in the Sangster Stakes (1200m) on …


Santa Ana Lane Primed For Winterbottom

Sam Freedman says the stables decision to target the Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday will be justified when Santa Ana Lane aims for a feature Group 1 double. After a brilliant finish to win the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 1, the Freedman camp elected to freshen …

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