GERALDTON CUP MASTERCLAS

Two starts back, What A Prince ran second in the Batavia Sprint (1200m), Geraldton’s main sprint. Two starts later, What A Prince wins the Geraldton Cup (2100m), Geraldton’s premier race. Sunday’s popular home-town victory was the brainchild of trainer, Barry Newnham and executed to the minute by jockey, Chris Nicoll. Newnham’s decision to back his…

RADFORD HEAPS PRAISE ON COMFORT ME

Rhys Radford never hides his admiration for Comfort Me, an outside chance of causing a big upset on his resumption in the Group 3 Roma Cup (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday. Radford considers the clash between Comfort Me and glamour mare Amelia’s Jewel as a David versus Goliath battle, but he’s confident his underdog won’t…

STEWART RAMPS UP KARRAKATTA PLATE BID.

It’s been a small sample size, but on exposed form trainer Russell Stewart has a few above average juveniles who are ready to stamp their claims for Karrakatta Plate (1200m) glory on April 20. The Karrakatta Plate, the jewel in the crown for two-year-olds, is high on the agenda for Stewart, who is set to…

ROMA CUP HISTORY: A LOOK BACK

ROMA CUP BACKGROUND The Roma Cup is a Group 3 race for open sprinters conducted by Perth Racing at Ascot in Perth. It is run over 1200m under Weight For Age conditions. The Roma Cup is the first of a series of WFA races during the winter in Perth. The Belmont Sprint, Hyperion Stakes and…

MORTON IN GOOD ORDER FOR MELVISTA

Dan Morton believes he has the goods to win a sought-after WA Derby and can’t wait for the 2400m Group 2 race at Ascot on April 13. Morton has a good handle on what it takes to win the feature race for three-year-olds having prepared Alaskan God to victory in 2022. From the moment Morton…

PERTH APPRENTICES FLY HIGH IN MASSIVE WEEK

It’s been a boom week for WA apprentice jockeys. Milestone wins, career-best performances and interstate success has Perth’s young riders soaring. For Zephen Johnston-Porter, the younger brother of top rider, Clint Johnston-Porter, it’s been a whirlwind few days. Fresh from booting home his first city winner at Belmont last Wednesday, Johnston-Porter showcased his undoubted talent…

TOP FANCY NO CERTAINTY FOR KARRAKATTA PLATE

He’s a leading fancy in next month’s Karrakatta Plate (1200m) and is coming off a maiden Listed win, but Perth’s richest two-year-old race is no sure thing for Sir Dreamalot. The A Lot gelding shot to prominence with an all the way maiden victory at Bunbury and made another huge impression when taking out the…