SAMIZDAT INSPIRES HOPES FOR GANGEMI’S

Chris and Michael Gangemi have walked down this path before, but this time the brothers and co-trainers hope the trek might be a little different. Their enigmatic gelding and yearling sale topper Samizdat is looking to maximise what could potentially be his final campaign of racing. This is quite literally the last throw at the…

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BELMONT OAKS NEXT TARGET FOR EXCITING FILLY

The Listed Belmont Oaks (2000m) is Rusty Dreams’ next target, an exciting proposition after she swayed the opinion of trainer, Michael Lane. Lane had fears Rusty Dreams would not run out a strong mile in Saturday’s Listed Belmont Guineas, but that view was cast aside in breathtaking fashion. Aided by a sublime rails-hugging ride from…

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HIGH PRAISE FROM WATSON’S MENTOR

Gun apprentice Holly Watson is ready to enter the next phase of her racing journey after outriding her metropolitan claim at Belmont last Saturday. Watson achieved the milestone after flashing home late on former Victorian galloper Songaa who on debut made the perfect start to WA racing. It’s an important step forward for Watson who…

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PEARCE’S FANTASY A STEP CLOSER

Ben Pearce is delighted that his talented staying prospect Black Fantasy is not far from returning to the race track. If the Blackfriars gelding can reproduce anything resembling last year’s form, then Pearce and his brother, co-trainer, Dan, are in for exciting times. Black Fantasy was flying high at Belmont Park last winter, claiming three…

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STARTRADE TO STEP-UP IN STRICKLAND STAKES

Startrade is making a step up in distance for Saturday’s G3 Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont and trainer Dan Morton thinks he will handle the extra trip. Startrade, a revelation since entering Morton’s stable, is chasing two feature wins in a row after his upset victory in the G3 Hyperion Stakes (1600m) last-start. The Geraldton-owned…

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