MINSK SEEKING MORE GOLDEN MOMENTS

Carbine Club Stakes (1400m) winner Minsk Moment will look for more blacktype success in next month’s $1.5 million TABtouch-Gold Rush. The four-year-old made a winning start for new trainer Adam Durrant in Saturday’s $125,000 feature and emerged as a key contender for the main event on the final day of the inaugural Pinnacles. Durrant said…

RESET FOR MORTON STABLE IN WINTERBOTTOM STAKES

“Just forget he went around, just park the run.” That’s the takeout from trainer Dan Morton after the underwhelming performance of Alaskan God in last Saturday’s Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m). After a sensational three-year-old season and a top run in the Asian Beau Stakes first-up, the hype and expectations on Alaskan God was high,…

IRONCLAD UP FOR RAILWAY STAKES BATTLE

Adelaide trainer Will Clarken is not shy to admit his decision to back-up Ironclad in the G1 $1.5 million Railway Stakes (1600m) is a bold move, but one that is worth taking. The former UK import has been set a big task by Clarken after finishing fourth in last Saturday’s Listed Cranbourne Cup (1600m), beaten…

MILLER’S CONFIDENT CALL ON AMELIA’S JEWEL

After watching events unfold at Ascot last weekend, trainer Simon Miller is certain he made the right call to bypass the G3 Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) with his stable star, Amelia’s Jewel. The racing pattern against backmarkers validated Miller’s decision, but it was the tight turnaround from the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) on Melbourne Cup…

THE ASCOT WRAP: WEEK 1 OF PINNACLES CARNIVAL

1-LUCY WARWICK What a way to launch the Ascot Pinnacles Carnival for Lucy Warwick! The top jockey produced two gem rides on Admiration Express and This’ll Testya to score a G3 feature race-to-race double in the Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) and Colonel Reeves Stakes (1100m) respectively. She had both horses exactly where you wanted them…