Andrews Adamant He Can Spoil The Oaks Party

Trevor Andrews retains firm belief that his talented filly Private Dancer can spoil the party and cause an upset in the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m) at Ascot. Friar Fox, prepared by Justine Erkelens, will carry the hopes of many punters in Saturday’s $250,000 WA Oaks and is the TAB’s raging $1.85 favourite. Friar Fox…

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What History Says: WA Oaks

The WA Oaks was first staged in 1953 and won by Copper Beech, who in the hands of Frank Treen, defeated Kalohi and Ceos. The daughter of Treasure Hunt gave Treen the first of five WA Oaks after he later partnered Sweet Saga (1964), Carol’s Choice (1965), Star Supreme (1970) and Lovely Curves (1976). The…

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What History Says: Karrakatta Plate

The Karrakatta Plate (1200m) is WA racing’s richest and most prestigious race for two-year-olds. • The first winner of the juvenile race, staged in 1900 when it was run over 1000m, was Willie. • Since 1979, when Oaksana Boy was successful, it has been run over 1200m. • The Karrakatta Plate has held Group 2…

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Money Maher On Track For WA Derby

Money Maher confirmed he will be a major player in the Group 2 WA Derby (2400m) after posting a fighting win in the Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m) at Ascot on Saturday. It was the second leg of a feature double for Money Maher, who enters next fortnights three-year-old staying classic in top form after winning…

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Dainty Tess On Trial For Eastern States Campaign

Speedster Dainty Tess will be on trial for an eastern states campaign when she clashes in the Majorie Charleson Classic (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Dainty Tess is hot favourite for the $100,000 feature and resumes after finishing third to Rebel King in February’s Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m). “Two weeks after this race I…

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Mitchell Dares To Dream

If Aaron Mitchell dares to dream he could be in line to play a major role at Ascot in a fortnight. The young jockey will ride Valour Road in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) and Modern News in the Group 3 WA Oaks (2400m). Mitchell will be super keen to reunite with Valour Road…

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Azzopardi Finds His Karrakatta Plate Chix

Top young jockey Joe Azzopardi says his decision on which horse to ride in next Saturday week’s Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) was a difficult one. Azzopardi had the choice of two top mounts in Western Australia’s most prestigious two-year-old race, but has opted to ride David Harrison’s Chix Pic. Complicating matters for Azzopardi was…

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Wright’s Luck For Albany Cup

Luck isn’t something that has been in favour of Albany Cup (2070m) prospect, Not Again Ken, according to trainer Mark Wright. In particular, Wright refers to Not Again Ken’s past two starts at Bunbury, saying the gelding has been a victim of circumstances. After being in a prominent position in last week’s Bunbury Cup (2200m),…

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