ARMED AND READY FOR CARNARVON CUP.

Veteran trainer Peter Daly was walking with a spring in his step following the win of Armed And Ready in Saturday’s Elders Junction Cup (1900m). Daly was understandably excited about the seven-year-old securing automatic entry into the Carnarvon Cup, but he also took great delight for the gelding’s group of owners. It might not have…

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NO SLOWING DOWN FOR RED PUBLISHER

As a 10-year-old with 115 starts behind him, Red Publisher is the oldest and most experienced runner in Saturday’s Amelia Park-Blue Spec Stakes (1600m) at Belmont Park. But mirroring his trainer, Ashley Maley, the evergreen Publishing gelding is showing no signs of slowing down and is racing with zest and vigour. Maley’s team is in…

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HARDLY EVER HARDLY SURPRISES ON DEBUT

It will be exciting to see what’s next for Hardly Ever after she justified strong market support to score an eye-catching victory on debut at Belmont on Wednesday. Trainer Simon Miller believes she has Ascot carnival potential after she won the Amelia Park Handicap (1000m) with a powerful sprint from near last. Purchased for $18,000…

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CARAPELLOTTI REVELS IN FERNIE GUIDANCE

Nick Carapellotti is a new name to WA training ranks, but he’s had a thorough grounding in racing. Born in Canberra, Carapellotti first worked for Queanbeyan horseman, Frank Cleary and broadened his experience under James Cummings and Peter Moody. The 29-year-old has always harboured an ambition to train in his own right and that turned…

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INDIAN PACIFIC DERAILED IN PERTH

Indian Pacific will concentrate on feature WA races this year after trainer Neville Parnham ruled out a Melbourne spring campaign. Parnham confirmed Indian Pacific would have a short break and prepare for the Ascot carnival after Saturday’s Belmont Newmarket (1200m). Indian Pacific led and was in front with 50m remaining, but with 61.5kg on his…

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The Top 7 From Belmont Park

1-GANGEMI RACING What a golden week for the Gangemi family! John Gangemi made an early start on Tuesday when Diamond Tonique scored a thrilling win in the Tabtouch Broome Sprint (1300m). Four days later he handed the baton over to his sons Chris and Michael who didn’t let him down with a race to-race double.…

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YOUNG BUCK FOLLOWS FAMILY TRADITION

If Luke Morton needed a gentle nudge to follow a family tradition, then a stint in Broome this season has certainly not gone astray. Racing is well and truly in Morton’s bloodlines with his grandfather, Len and dad, Dan decorated West Australian trainers. Len Morton was born in Sydney and worked for iconic trainers Tommy…

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