Tan Wins Encouragement Award

Ran Tan has won the Western Australian Racing Trainer’s Association Encouragement Award for December. Tan rode his first winner at his 13th ride when guiding the Jarrad Humphries-trained Ruling Force at Bunbury last month. Tan settled Ruling Force in second position before he kicked clear in the straight to defeat Assets ‘N’ Cash by a…

Brackets Can Bounce Back Says Durrant

Brackets looks capable of bouncing back and should relish the company he faces in the Westspeed Handicap (1000m) at Ascot on Wednesday. Brackets was afforded no luxury at his maiden city appearance when he was caught three wide with no cover on top of the speed at Ascot last month. The gelding then copped a…

Tenth Stakes Winner For Oratorio

Oratorio (Aus) has sired his 10th stakes-winner to underline a marvellous afternoon for Mungrup Stud on the Kingston Town Classic card at Ascot. The Trevor Andrews trained Palace Intruder sent Oratorio into double-figures when returning to winning form in the LR Aquanita Stakes (1800m).  He was coming off mediocre performances in the LR Belgravia Stakes…

Big Brute Wins For Blackfriars

Temporise has gone to another level since resuming from a long spell and he was always in control of the final event at the Kingston Town Classic meeting. The Blackfriars gelding was sooled towards the lead from a wide barrier by Craig Parnham and then established a winning break in the TABTouch With Cash Hcp…