PARNHAM PLANS MELBOURNE RAIDS.

Trainer Neville Parnham is weighing up whether his highly-regarded gelding Zipaway will join stable mate Bustler in a Melbourne autumn campaign after he returned to trials on Monday. Zipaway emerged as Parnham’s best three-year-old at last year’s Ascot Pinnacles carnival after scoring a pulsating win over A Lot Of Good Men in the Group 2…

GANGEMI’S HOPE TO END WINNING DROUGHT

Titan Blinders hasn’t tasted victory in four years, but will look to break the long drought in Saturday’s Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. It’s been a barren spell for Titan Blinders who has been without a win since scoring in a 1100m event at Ballarat for Leon and Troy Corstens. Despite a 1162-day…

PATEMAN’S CLASSY QUOKKA BID

As jostling between slot holders trying to secure horses to compete in the $5 million Tabtouch-Quokka heats up, trainer Mitchell Pateman has sent out a subtle reminder to potential suitors. Pateman believes his gun three-year-old Almighty Class has done enough to attract the attention of slot holders, but fears he has become the forgotten horse…

JOCKEY WAIT ON OSCAR’S QUOKKA BID

Sweating on the fitness of champion jockey William Pike is the next step for Kevin Fowler after securing a Tabtouch-Quokka slot for his exciting three-year-old, Oscar’s Fortune. Fowler, who owns breeding and racing operation Loloma Farms, confirmed Oscar’s Fortune will run under the Jack Lee-Steere banner in the $5 million West Australian feature in April.…

Upper Limits Reaches Testing Period

It may still be 10 months away, but trainer Jeremy Easthope is already eyeing off a Railway Stakes (1600m) start with stable star Upper Limits. Last year’s Aquanita Stakes (2000m) winner will be looking to enhance his credentials for a start in the Group 1 feature when he lines up in Saturday’s Celebration Of Life…

Golden Vale Starts Magic Millions Path

Impressive two-year-old Golden Vale took an important early step to next month’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) in trial at Lark Hill this morning. Golden Vale, who made a winning debut at Ascot in October, was narrowly beaten by Glasgow Lass in the 950m trial. Jockey William Pike allowed the Churchill filly to sit outside…

Extra Days Help Belle’s Miss Andretti Hopes

Trainer Luke Fernie expects the postponement of the Miss Andretti Stakes (1200m) to tomorrow’s Pinjarra card to enhance the winning prospects of exciting mare Wild Belle. The Listed event was originally scheduled to be run at Ascot on Saturday but was postponed to tomorrow’s card due to warm weather. Wild Belle was unlucky when she…

Bigger And Better Jewel Out For Quokka Redemption

Owner Peter Walsh is confident Amelia’s Jewel is capable of going one better in this year’s $5 million Quokka (1200m), following the announcement she would run in TABtouch’s slot earlier today. The star mare was narrowly beaten when finishing second to Overpass in the inaugural edition of the Quokka last April. She went on to…

Morton Hoping He Has The Danger To Belle

Trainer Dan Morton is hopeful consistent sprinter Real Danger can score more valuable blacktype when she lines up in this Saturday’s Listed Miss Andretti Stakes (1100m) at Ascot. Real Danger settled close to a solid tempo and was narrowly beaten by Ghost Who Walks in the Summer Scorcher (1000m). The mare heads into Saturday’s $125,000…