Staples Thinks He Has Great Shot In Northerly

Jockey Craig Staples is confident Great Shot can spoil the return of Galaxy Star and take out the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on Saturday. Great Shot will likely lead the Northerly Stakes and Staples believes if he is allowed to control the race, the Magnus six-year-old will prove hard to run down.…

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Perth Racing News Update

ENTICING STAR OPENS WINTERBOTTOM FAVOURITE. Tabtouch has installed unbeaten mare Enticing Star a $3 favourite for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). The daughter of Testa Rossa, labelled the next star of Perth racing, has yet to be beaten in her eight career starts. Prepared by Adam Durrant, Enticing Star is the clear-cut favourite ahead…

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Johnston-Porter Eyes Comeback

It never entered his mind at the time, but top young jockey Clint Johnston Porter believes his injury setback could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. It’s been nearly five months since Johnston-Porter fractured a vertebra in a track accident, but the talented rider can see light at the end of the tunnel. Johnston-Porter is…

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Scales Of Justice Back On Track

Ascot carnival plans are back on track for Scales Of Justice after impressing in a trial win at Lark Hill on Monday. The Lindsey Smith-trained entire sat outside of the leader and kicked clear in the straight to score by 1 ½ lengths. A delighted Smith said he was optimistic Scales Of Justice could return…

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The Star Is Back

With a number of carnival contenders returning to the races at Bunbury this afternoon, there were few that had more interest surrounding them than Achernar Star. After finishing third in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic as a three-year-old last year, Achernar Star was underwhelming in two starts during a brief winter campaign. The four-year-old…

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Chix Pic In Upset Win

Chix Pic has stamped his claims as a serious Ascot carnival contender, taking out the TABtouch Three-Year-Old Classic (1000m) at Bunbury this afternoon. In a field littered with class, Chix Pic was one of the forgotten runners in betting, closing a $15 chance with TABtouch, with Black Sabbath ($2.35), Lady Cosmology ($2.70) and Valour Road…

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Miller Confident Of A Special Bunbury Reward

Ascot trainer Simon Miller will get a good gauge on his top three-year-olds when they step out at Bunbury’s stand-alone meeting on Saturday. Valour Road, Lady Cosmology and Special Reward are coming off impressive juvenile seasons and loom as big players at the Ascot carnival. Valour Road and Lady Cosmology, who finished one-two respectively in…

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Wet Track No Everest For Vega Says Hayes

Co-trainer David Hayes says Vega Magic’s class will overcome a wet track in The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday. Heavy rain is expected in Sydney this week, but Hayes is adamant the Perth-owned sprinter will adapt to the conditions. “I am sure he is better on rock hard track, but like a lot of…

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A Star Is Back

Unbeaten mare Enticing Star has taken out the Listed Birthday Stakes (1200m) in a strong return to racing at Belmont Park. The Adam Durrant-trained mare was sent out a $1.24 TABtouch favourite and won accordingly, with a Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) campaign still on the radar. Enticing Star had to settle at the rear of the…

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