Smith Eye’s Perth Cup

Trainer Lindsey Smith predicts a big future for Salon Du Cheval after the Trade Fair gelding extended his winning sequence at Ascot on Saturday. In a muddling run race, Salon Du Cheval, ridden by Daniel Staeck, powered home to win the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Handicap (2100m) by a half-length. Five Degrees, on the quick back-up…

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No Mystery In Belgravia

Talented filly Mystery Miss has made it five wins in the past six years in the Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) for owner Bob Peters and trainers Grant and Alana Williams, with a breathtaking win at Ascot this afternoon. After holding favouritism for most of the week, Mystery Miss eased out to $7 on TABtouch, with…

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Bam’s On Fire Sold To Melbourne

Trainer Mark Forder has confirmed his talented filly Bam’s On Fire has been sold to a Melbourne syndicate and will do her future racing in the eastern states. “The plan is she will go to Ciaron Maher and David Eustace,” Forder said. “She is still a maiden and it is great news for the owners.…

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Casey Hoping For Northam Cup Glory

Trainer Sean Casey says Gloryland will be in peak condition to bid for victory in the $125,000 Listed Northam Cup (1600m) on Sunday after a short freshen-up. Gloryland hasn’t raced since running consecutive placings in the Coolgardie Cup (1760m),  Boulder Cup (2100m) and Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) three weeks ago. It followed a winter campaign in…

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Miller’s Star Is Shining

Ascot trainer Simon Miller admits Achernar Star’s reputation took a hit during a cameo winter campaign. The son of Gingerbread Man ran two poor races and was never sighted when unplaced. Achernar Star finished ahead of only two runners in the Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) at Ascot and didn’t fare any better when he ran…

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Feature Race Plans For Colourful Chloe

In-form trainer Dan Morton announced feature race plans for Colourful Chloe after she landed some good bets to win the Maca Cando Maiden (1200m) at Ascot on Wednesday. Backed from $9.50 into $6.00 with bookmakers, The More Than Ready filly, ridden by Shaun O’Donnell, finished strongly to gun down the leader Wakan Tanka and score…

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History Of The Belgravia Stakes

BELGRAVIA STAKES OVERVIEW The Belgravia Stakes has been run since 1898 and was first won by Scarpia. The son of Neckersgat, ridden by L.Kirk, ran the 1400m sprint in 1.18.00sec. Neckersgat was also the sire of the 1899 winner Tarquin, who was owned by George Towton and ridden by H.Lawrence. Some notable winners of the…

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Winterbottom Stakes Soar For Saracino

Former New Zealand galloper Saracino has been well backed to win the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on December 1 after a top trial win on Monday. After opening as a $51 prospect with Tabtouch last week, the Chris Gangemi-trained Saracino is now into as low as $10 for Western Australia’s premier $1…

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Morton Lands Feature Double

Dainty Tess and Man Booker headlined an outstanding opening day at Ascot for trainer Dan Morton, taking out both blacktype events on the meeting. First-up since a three start Adelaide campaign in April and May, Dainty Tess showed an outstanding turn-of-foot to take out the Listed Furphy-Crawford Stakes (1000m). The five-year-old was away from the gates…

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Northerly Stakes History

The Crown Perth-Northerly Stakes is the headline event on a stellar opening day of racing at Ascot. The Group 3 feature honours champion stayer Northerly, a two time Cox Plate winner and a Caulfield Cup winner. Last year, the Adam Durrant-trained Silverstream took out the feature event, ridden by Chris Parnham for leading owner and…

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