Mitchell’s Big Day Out At Ascot

Leading apprentice, Aaron Mitchell, capped a red-letter day when he partnered Zarantz to a comfortable victory in the RSLWA-Western Australia Cup (3200m) at Ascot yesterday. The Choisir gelding, co-trained by Grant and Alana Williams, gave Mitchell the key leg of a riding treble after he won earlier on Key To Fame and Remember Berlin. Mitchell…

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Pike Has A Change Of Heart On Dark Alert

Champion jockey William Pike is confident Dark Alert can validate his staying credentials when he tackles the RSL-Western Australia Cup (3200m) at Ascot on Saturday. Pike said his faith in Dark Alert was boosted after the Jason Miller and Geoff Durrant-trained gelding won the Pinjarra Cup (2300m) last-start in authoritative fashion. “I wasn’t really convinced…

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Narrogin Cup: Pateman’s Starry Claims

Preparation and timing along with judgement, knowledge, persistence and ounce of luck are key commodities that horse trainers trade on. Karnup-based Darryn Pateman can safely vouch for most of the above but he wouldn’t mind a dose of good fortune with a recent acquisition. Pateman picked up Starry Dane from leading trainers Jason Miller and…

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Great Shot Wins Old Comrade Stakes

Consistent four-year-old Great Shot exacted revenge when he emerged triumphant in the Listed Old Comrade Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday. The Magnus gelding, trained by Rhys Radford and ridden by Craig Staples, stalked, Dezzies Dream, who surprisingly set up a fast pace in front. Great Shot, who started at $5, powered to the front…

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Underrated Filly Progresses To WA Sires’

Small in stature, big in heart. That describes giant killing two-year-old filly, Lucy Mae. The Ted Martinovich-trained daughter of Stratum has been a genuine surprise packet of the juvenile season, overcoming a lack of height with an insatiable determination and will to win. Lucy Mae debuted in October, but it was an unlikely victory at…

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Harvey Sends Out Albany Cup Warning

Perth trainer Todd Harvey fired a warning shot to Wayside’s eleven rivals ahead of the $100,000 Albany Cup (2100m) on Sunday. Harvey, who co-trains Wayside with his father, Robert, said the gelding had thrived since winning the Geraldton Cup (2100m) on April 2. In a dominant display Wayside, ridden by Shaun McGruddy, skipped clear in…

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