Diminutive Filly Wins Karrakatta

Underrated filly Lucy Mae revealed strong fighting qualities to upstage her more fancied opposition in the $500,000 Group 2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Starting a $24 outsider, Lucy Mae, ridden by Shaun McGruddy, crossed from her wide barrier to sit outside of the leader, Achernar Star, one of two runners in the…

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Hall Favourite To Take Out Geraldton features

Jockey Peter Hall is confident Grant and Alana Williams’ decision to target two of Geraldton’s biggest races will reap handsome dividends on Sunday. Hall will ride Falcon Crest in the Tabtouch-Geraldton Gold Cup (2100m) and Coming Back in the Purcher International-Batavia Sprint (1300m). The Williams’ stable elected to send Falcon Crest to Geraldton and avoid…

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Karrakatta Plate Fancy Draws Well

Jockey Aaron Mitchell is gearing up for the race of his life when he takes the mount on Karrakatta Plate favourite, Seannie. The young appremntice and veteran Peter Knuckey, who will ride stable mate Achernar Star, spoke with the Sports Daily team on TABradio…

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Gatting Bats His Way To WA Derby

The Darren McAuliffe-trained Gatting stamped his claims for the WA Derby (2400m) when he posted a stirring win over Final Salute at Ascot on Saturday. In a titanic finish with both combatants going stride for stride from the 200m, Gatting edged out Final Salute to win the Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m). Ridden patiently at the…

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Mycroft To Push Derby Claims

Ryan Hill believes Mycroft can stamp his WA Derby claims with a bold showing in the Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Hill and Mycroft have been regular partners since the Duane Kitchingman-trained gelding ran eighth on debut at Bunbury last October. Since his first-up outing Mycroft has made steady progress and two…

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