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…

LIFE IS BUT A DREAM FOR HINES

If Jayson Hines has his way he’ll be winning a lot more races before his training career is over, but few wins will mean as much to him personally than the victory of Lifeisbutadream. Hines celebrated his first training victory and realised a lifelong obsession at Northam last week after Lifeisbutadream saluted and won as…

BODY BLOW FOR ALSEPHINA

Alsephina, one of Grant and Alana Williams’ top mares, had her winter campaign cut short before it even commenced at Belmont on Saturday. The quality mare was the only low point for the Williams camp after Western Empire continued his winning surge in the Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m)-albeit narrowly. The raging favourite gave punters…

STAR PERTH JUVENILE MELBOURNE BOUND

He’s been tagged the next big thing to come out of WA racing and has now found a new home interstate. Perth’s precocious talent, Bustling, will continue his Australian career under Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr and Melbourne’s leading co-trainers are confident he will live up to his $2 million price tag. After his…

STREET BAND HITS THE RIGHT NOTES FOR ANDREWS

Trainer Trevor Andrews was singing the praises of Street Band and backed his colt to reach Ascot carnival status after an impressive return victory on Saturday. Leaving Areduet in his wake, Street Band closed strongly to win the Morley Market Growers Plate (1000m) by 1 ¼ lengths with Lucky I Am fading to third place.…