Take Us On Says Defiant McAuliffe

Trainer Darren McAuliffe confidently declares Express Service won’t be taking any backward steps in Wednesday’s Tabtouch Hannans Handicap (1400m) in Kalgoorlie. The son of Danehill Express has drawn the second-widest gate in the field of 16 runners but McAuliffe is unfazed and issued a warning to his rivals. “He will get across quite easily and…

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Black Deflects Carnarvon Cup Triumph

Trainer David Black savoured his second Carnarvon Cup success but humbly deflected all praise to Kardy and apprentice jockey Kate Fitzgerald. Kardy displayed resoluteness  under intense pressure while Fitzgerald remained composed when the race was at its most fierce. They combined to shake off Eyes Don’t lie to win by a short neck with Galaxon gaining…

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Jezpark Defies The Odds To Win First-Up

Jezpark scored a surprising first-up victory at Belmont on Saturday, notwithstanding the son of Bletchley Park’s outstanding juvenile season. The Ted Martinovich-trained three-year-old won the Supremacy Stakes (1100m)-Perth Stakes double and ran a brave third in the Karrakatta Plate (1200m). Jezpark warmed up for his return with a trial win over 1000m but with top…

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Ram Jam To Bounce Back

Despite his last-start failure Ram Jam looks well placed to bounce back in Sunday’s $110,000 Listed Sassy Sue’s Boulder Cup (2100m) at Kalgoorlie. Combined with champion jockey William Pike, a perfect draw in gate four and dropping to the 55kg limit, the son of Blackfriars will be hard to beat. Ram Jam was on a…

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Leonora Is A Sensation

A decision to delay Leonorasensation’s racing career is proving to be an astute move by the gelding’s trainer, Justine Erkelens. The Ascot-based Erkelens resisted any desire to go early and unveiled the son of Choisir at Pinjarra over 1200m on August 29. The three-year-old responded with an impressive maiden victory when he put a 2…

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