Samizdat Commences Brilliantly

  Exciting juvenile Samizdat lived up to the pre-race hype when he started his career in spectacular fashion at Belmont on Saturday. Starting a $3.20 favourite after showing great promise in two barrier trial wins, Samizdat stamped his class in the Crown Towers Plate (1200m). The Not A Single Doubt gelding, trained by Chris Gangemi…

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No Misty Eyes For Harvey

Co-trainer Todd Harvey says he can see no reason why Misty Metal won’t continue her excellent form in the Tabtouch Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Misty Metal is deep into her winter campaign and carries career-high weight, but Harvey is bullish the Oratorio filly can make it five wins in succession. “I think when…

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New Starter Gives Gangemi Cause For Excitement

Trainer Chris Gangemi will start three horses at Belmont on Saturday, but one in particular has him very excited. Samizdat, a half-brother to Samovare, is ready to make his much awaited debut in the Crown Towers Plate (1200m). “It’s probably the most excited we have been going to the races,” Gangemi told Tabradio. Considerable interest…

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Miller Two Year Olds Bubble Along

Simon Miller’s continued his stranglehold on Perth juvenile races when Double Bubble bolted in at Belmont on Wednesday. Double Bubble, on debut, became Miller’s 15th two-year-old winner this season when scoring in the Tabtouch Plate (1000m). The Unencumbered filly, ridden by William Pike, sprinted clear at the 100m and defeated her next rival by an easy…

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Durrant’s Belmont Gem

Adam Durrant is confident Kelly’s Gem provides him with his best chance of winning and extending his lead in the Trainers’ premiership at Belmont on Wednesday. Durrant will saddle three runners including Electric Light and Cape Lady, but says Kelly’s Gem can rebound and return to victory in the Rentokil Initial Handicap (1200m). Kelly’s Gem…

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Trainers’ Premiership Remains Alive

Tellem We’re Comin gave co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams cause for double celebration at Belmont on Saturday when aided by the skill and brilliance of jockey William Pike, he continued his winning ways in the PSC Insurance Handicap (1600m). The Blackfriars gelding, who started an easing favourite, looked beaten at the top of the straight…

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Mature Age Apprentice Maintains Female Prominence

Jade McNaught didn’t want her weekend to stop. The mature-age apprentice rode five winners across two meetings and claimed a career-first treble. McNaught rode half the card at Carnarvon on Friday, steering home Henderson, Rhino’s Lad and Portrait Lao. She followed up 48 hours later at Kalgoorlie when she combined with Tahgeo Jay and Karma…

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Carnarvon Express Excites Owners

It was the phone call that turned Bob Clegg into a true believer. As a horse owner, taking calls from a trainer can often deliver unwanted news. Injury reports or career-ending assessments has the potential to crush dreams. But in this instance, Clegg didn’t have to worry, Peter Daly came bearing positive news. Given that Daly, a…

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Angel Rules

Co trainer Ben Pearce has big plans for Angelic Ruler who continued her winning ways in the Salinger Plate (1300m) at Belmont on Saturday. Pearce, who trains in partnership with his brother Dan, said the Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) and Champion Fillies Stakes in November, are in Angelic Ruler’s sights. “I think they could be…

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Turner’s Belmont Confidence

Jordan Turner has a high degree of confidence heading into tomorrow’s Belmont Park meeting. With mounts on I Am Incredible, Rebel King, Disruptive, Reykjavik, Ragnar’s Saga and Fontainebleau, Turner believes he could be set for a good day in the saddle. Turner is keen to get back to Saturday success and relaunch his career back…

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