RIPCORD A KARRAKATTA PLATE HOPE SAYS FERNIE

Luke Fernie, trainer of impressive Perth Stakes winner (1100m) Ripcord, isn’t about to concede the G2 Karrakatta Plate (1200m) to exciting filly, Live To Tell. The Simon Miller-trained Live To Tell is a raging $1.80 Tabtouch Fixed Odds favourite after scoring a staggering Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) victory on Saturday. Live To Tell looked an impossible…

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REMARKABLE CLAIRVOYANCE ON WAY BACK

Gifted but injury-plagued sprinter Clairvoyance has resumed work after a long injury layoff and trainer Darren McAuliffe remains optimistic the five-year-old can make it back to racing. Clairvoyance, a winner of seven races from 11 starts and over half a million dollars in prizemoney, suffered a fractured pelvis 12-months ago and her racing career looked…

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MILLER’S TELLING SUPREMACY STAKES RECORD

The TABtouch market says Saturday’s Supremacy Stakes (1000m) at Ascot is a race in two with Live To Tell ($1.95) and stable mate Prospector’s Pick ($3.90) dominating betting. Live To Tell and Prospector’s Pick are prepared by top juvenile trainer, Simon Miller, who will be keen to protect his remarkable record in the $125,000 Listed…

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PIKE HOPING FOR A GROUP 1 BELTER

William Pike has not lost confidence in Sheeza Belter and believes the Perth-owned filly has genuine claims to win the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday. Coming off outstanding form last year, the Group 1 winning three-year-old has been beaten twice in her Sydney campaign, but Pike expects her to bounce back…

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BOWTELL DREAMS OF WA DERBY

A rare visit to Perth is on the cards for Geraldton trainer Albert Bowtell as he aims to get Westozi into next month’s WA Derby (2400m) at Ascot. The staying classic for three-year-old’s is very much on the radar for Bowtell after Westozi continued his excellent progress at Geraldton last Thursday. Notching a hatrick and…

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TOP TRAINER RARING TO GET BACK

Peter Giadresco’s break from racing was a stark reminder on how much he missed it. Giadresco last saddled a runner two years ago, but is ready to relaunch himself in the training ranks. It was the simple things Giadresco missed most from racing : friendships, the banter with contemporaries and the racing partnership with sons…

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UNWANTED YEARLING TO TOP FILLY

She failed to capture the imagination as a yearling but has now turned into one of WA’s most promising fillies. After just the one defeat the future looks rosy for the speedy daughter of Deep Field. With in excess of $600,000 in prize money and bonuses, it’s been a lucrative turnaround for owner-breeder’s Nino and…

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