PAT’S GOT SASS VALIDATES THE HYPE.

Pat’s Got Sass confirmed the hype and will be given her shot at upcoming feature two-year-old races after a successful debut at Ascot on Wednesday. The David Harrison-trained Patronize filly, ridden by Paul Harvey, won the Heineken 3 Plate (1000m) by 2 ¾ lengths, defeating Queens Gift and Warpipes. Staring a red-hot $1.60 favourite, Pat’s…

NO TRICKS IN GREAT CHARADE’S EMOTIONAL WIN

Trainer Trevor Andrews is certain Great Charade had ‘help from above’ following the gelding’s courageous win in the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Handicap (1400m) at Ascot on Wednesday. Ridden by Clint Johnston-Porter, Great Charade raced outside of the leader and looked vulnerable in the straight, but he refused to give in and fought on to defeat…

NO FEARS FOR O’CONNOR EXCEPT ONE IN ROBERTS STAKES

Olden is a rank outsider in the Schweppes-J.C.Roberts Stakes (1800m), but trainer Daniel O’Connor believes he can run a bold race and defy his $51 rating. Notwithstanding a winless record from 11 starts, O’Connor is positive Olden won’t let him down in the Listed feature, his first attempt in stakes company. O’Connor’s confidence in Olden…

Yuill Claims Top Regional Prize

ockey Kyra Yuill’s spectacular 2019-2020 racing season was recognised when she claimed the AJ (Tood) Buswell South Western Times Sports Star of the Year on Wednesday. Bunbury-based Yuill claimed the top prize from joint runners-up Kara Svenson (Swimming) and Kye Blight (Speedway) who could not be separated in the tight competition. It was the second…