PLAN B WORKS OUT OKAY FOR IMPRESSIVE NEWCOMER

It wasn’t the perfect beginning, but it was the perfect ending for newcomer, Repossession at Belmont on Wednesday. Trained by Chris and Michael Gangemi, Repossession made the best possible start to his racing career in the Amelia Park Plate (1000m). Although it wasn’t the way the Gangemi’s expected to see the gelding winning, he turned…

BRIGHT START FOR RICHANCO IMPRESSES PEARCE BROTHERS

It’s been a small sample size, but co-trainer Ben Pearce likes what he sees in Richanco. Pearce hopes his judgment will be vindicated when the youngster faces his first black-type test in Saturday’s Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m). Richanco burst onto the scene with wins from his opening two starts and Pearce, who trains alongside his…

MILLER REAFFIRMS HYPERION STAKES AFFINITY

Stephen Miller reaffirmed his affinity with the Hyperion Stakes (1600m) and was quick to admit he may have underestimated Magnificent Andy who scored an upset win in the Group 3 feature race at Belmont on Saturday. Sent out a $12 chance and dispelling any doubt of running out a strong mile, Magnificent Andy, ridden by…

BUSY STOKES ON THE MARK FOR BELMONT DEBUT

Mother, veterinarian nurse and horse trainer. Geraldton-based Bonnie Stokes is a busy lady; she has a lot to pack in. But for a short period on Wednesday Stokes will park two of her roles when she fulfills a personal ambition at Belmont. The 28-year-old is set to saddle her first Perth runner with On The…

KAPTAIN’S PICK FOR GIADRESCO

Bunbury trainer Peter Giadresco isn’t underestimating the challenge of reviving the waning career of Kaptain Kaos, but says he’s up for the battle and will embrace the task head on. Kaptain Kaos posted his last win almost two years ago and campaigned unsuccessfully in Melbourne, but Giadresco said the opportunity and challenge presented proved too…

MILE TEST FOR ANDY

A strong showing by Magnificent Andy in Saturday’s Group 3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) at Belmont could present a good dilemma for trainer Stephen Miller. The gelding will start over the mile for the first time in his career, having never run beyond 1500m in his career to date. Miller said if Magnificent Andy performed well…

CALIFORNICATION CHASES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL AND MORE

Trainer Paul Rowe says there’s more than just bragging rights that’s up for grabs when Californication faces off against 15 rivals in the Sky Racing TV Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont on Saturday. A stylish first-up winner in last fortnight’s qualifier at home in Kalgoorlie and backed strongly in early betting, Rowe hopes…

ROGERS’ OATH TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Roy Rogers hopes to fly the Albany flag proudly and despite outsider status he hasn’t given up on causing an upset in Saturday’s Sky Racing TV Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont. Rogers will be represented by former Queensland and New South Wales gelding Sacred Oath and Rocapozzene, the former coming into the event…