Durrant’s Derby Doubts

Leading trainer Adam Durrant queries if Miracle Man can progress to the next month’s WA Derby, raising doubts the three-year-old can run out a strong 2400m. The Group 2 feature looms as a natural target for the son of Viscount after he scored a tenacious maiden stakes win in the Listed Lex Piper Stakes (1600m)…

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Giadresco’s Bunbury Cup Dream

Bunbury trainer Peter Giadresco has enjoyed a decorated training career with his name etched on a host of major WA races. Giadresco has trained group winners in the Karrakatta Plate, the Cox Stakes, the Lee Steere Stakes and the Lee Steere Classic. But one race that holds pride of place for Giadresco is the Group…

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A Battle Hero In Cyril Flower Stakes

Battle Hero continued his rejuvenated form under trainer Chris Gangemi when he set a weight-carrying record to win the Listed Cyril Flower Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Battle Hero claimed the third leg of a feature race double after earlier wins in the Summer Scorcher (1000m) on New Year’s Day and the Pinjarra Classic…

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Woodsville On Top Of His Game Says Kersley

Oakford trainer Brian Kersley believes Woodsville shows no signs of training off and is optimistic the rising 10-year-old can boost his Bunbury Cup (2200m) plans on Sunday. Woodsville, in work since last November, has been placed at his past four starts and lines-up in a field of nine in the Bull & Bush Tavern Cup…

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Assetro All Class

Adam Durrant’s big opinion of Assetro was validated when the exciting filly underlined her class to rebound and win the Tabtouch Plate (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Blackfriars two-year-old was a brilliant winner on debut in January, but struck trouble when she was held up and ran third as the hot favourite a fortnight…

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Hossell’s Esperance Cup Redemption

For trainer, Jane Hossell, Sunday’s Freight Lines Group Esperance Cup (2030m) with Dark Shot is about redemption. A year ago Hossell believed Dark Shot was a genuine chance to win the Esperance Cup. Her confidence sky high after the Musket gelding won four races from five starts including a hat trick last January. However, right…

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Party Time For Jordan

Trainer Paul Jordan didn’t think she could win and punters virtually ignored her, but outsider Party Night proved the doubters wrong with an upset win in the Penang Turf Club Trophy (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. One of three runners in the race for Jordan, Party Night rebounded to post her first career win after…

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