Gatting Gets His Chance Says Pateman

Jockey Mitchell Pateman is confident that Gatting, in the absence of star power, provides him with his best opportunity of winning at Belmont on Saturday. Pateman says Gatting will appreciate not running into Material Man and his talent should see him through in the Swan River Vase over 2200m. Gatting had met Material Man on three…

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Side Battles In Premiership Race

Adam Durrant may well have dealt a fatal blow to Grant and Alana Williams’ hopes in the Perth Trainers’ premiership after stealing a handy break at Belmont on Wednesday. With just five meetings remaining before the 2017-2018 season draws to a close, Durrant has stolen a decisive five win buffer over last year’s defending title holders.…

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Yindi Delivers For Kersley

Promising Demerit gelding Yindi finally delivered for in-form trainer Fred Kersley when he came with a barnstorming finish to win at Belmont on Wednesday. Capping a perfect day for Kersley, Yindi, racing first up since February, broke his maiden status with a strong turn of foot in the Magic Millions Maiden (1200m) Going back from…

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League Of Nations Can Rule Belmont

Chris Gangemi says it’s the right time to unveil stable newcomer League Of Nations in the Sterling Handicap (1000m) at Belmont on Wednesday. League Of Nations, previously under the guidance of Peter and Paul Snowden in Sydney, was purchased for $130,000 by Gangemi stable. The Medaglia D’Oro three-year-old has been placed on six occasions from…

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Enthralling Battle In Trainer’s Premiership

With six metropolitan meetings to the end of the 2017-18 season the Perth’s Trainers Premiership is still no clearer. Adam Durrant and Grant and Alana Williams are locked in an enthralling battle that is likely to go right down to the wire. Team Williams struck an early blow at Belmont on Saturday when Red Army…

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War God Rewards Patient Owners

The moral of the War God story is to hold the faith and not give up. It’s also about timing and serendipity, being in the right place at the right time. That sentiment that can be easier said than done, particularly as an owner, when the financial outlays don’t match the returns. That was the…

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Durrant Rates Aquanita Stakes Highly

Adam Durrant is bullish about the future of Come Play With Me and expects him to be a major threat in the Listed Aquanita Stakes (2000m) at Belmont on Saturday. Come Play With Me has had to overcome a minor setback, but Durrant believes the Blackfriars gelding is poised to continue his winning ways against…

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Refreshed O’Donnell Back On The Winners List

It didn’t take long for top jockey Shaun O’Donnell to find his way to the winner’s list at Belmont, less than a week, in fact. At his second meeting back from an overseas holiday, O’Donnell partnered Burgoyne in the Amelia Park Beef Plate (1200m). “Three weeks and we are back in business,” O’Donnell said. “It…

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