INTERSTATE RAIDER CONFIRMED FOR THE QUOKKA

Leading Victorian co-trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace are heading west with classy mare Bella Nipotina for a shot at Western Australia’s inaugural slot race, the $4 million The Quokka at Ascot. Corporate bookmakers Ladbrokes announced on Monday the five-year-old daughter of Pride Of Dubai would race as their slot holder,  the first interstate raider…

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INTERSTATE RAID FOR FERNIE TRIO

Quality filly Laced Up Heels will be joined by stablemates Wild Belle and Shaddow Fear in an upcoming Melbourne campaign. The $5 million All Star Mile at Moonee Valley on March 18 is the main target for Laced Up Heels, who created a big impression last year. In her maiden campaign the daughter of Toronado…

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KARRAKATTA PLATE CHAMPION RETIRED

Dig Deep has been retired. The Deep Field six-year-old ran his final race in last Sunday’s Mt Barker Sprint (1300m) when unplaced. Described by co-trainers Dan and Ben Pearce as honest and competitive, Dig Deep claimed his biggest scalp as a two-year-old when he won the 2019 G2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m). Ridden by Jarrad Noske,…

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ADELAIDE CUP FOR STAFFORD’S LAD

The idea of taking Stafford’s Lad on an interstate trip looms as an appealing prospect for top Perth trainer, Dan Morton. A South Australian campaign is on the cards for Stafford’s Lad with the G2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) viewed as an ideal target. Morton wanted to race Stafford’s Lad in last year’s Adelaide Cup, but…

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Strathmore Rose Too Fast In Fitzpatrick

Leading Albany trainer Roy Rogers continued his recent domination of the Great Southern when taking out the featured $100,000 TABtouch Fitzpatrick Plate (1230m) with Strathmore Rose on Sunday. Ridden by Beaux Banovic-Edwards, the War Chant mare was supported from $9 to $6 in betting off the back of a dominant 4.6 length win first-up over…

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Carbery bullish on Hardly Ever

The Simon Miller-trained Hardly Ever has been given a strong push by jockey Patrick Carbery ahead of her fourth-up assignment in tomorrow’s Own The Dream Registrations Now Open Handicap (1600m) at Ascot. A winner over subsequent back-to-back victor Real Danger two starts ago, the Nicconi four-year-old ran a close fourth to The Velvet Queen at…

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