Queensland still on the agenda for Durrant

Despite being unable to secure a flight out of Perth for stable stars Come Play With Me and Massimo this week, trainer Adam Durrant is still planning a raid on Queensland feature races with the pair. Group 1 winner Come Play With Me was scheduled to tackle the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2400m) at Eagle…

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Kay Cee ready to roll

Group 1-winning mare Kay Cee is in top order and ready for a race return in this Saturday’s Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) according to Hall of Fame trainer Neville Parnham. The $1.26 million-earner hasn’t raced since finishing 10th in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) on December 5 following an indifferent campaign but has…

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Trainers’ Say: Belmont Opening Day

LINDSEY SMITH: R3: TABtouch Westspeed Platinum Handicap (1600m) #3 BORN TO TRY ($1.85): “They’re good races for this horse. She made a mistake herself the other day being slow out and it put her in a bad spot so he (Chris Parnham) couldn’t do a lot about it. Going back to Belmont will be a big…

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Taylor doing rain dance ahead of Belmont return

With rain of up to 20 millimeters forecast to hit Perth on Saturday, trainer Darren Taylor is hoping that the heavens open ahead of Belmont’s opening meeting of the year. The Middle Swan-based horseman prepares a boutique team of gallopers and will be represented by stable flagbearers She’s God To You and Puli, who have…

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Pope confident about return of the Jedi

Leading Pinjarra horseman Brett Pope will saddle-up five runners at today’s Pinjarra Park meeting, all of whom will be having their first starts back from a spell. After a crippling stable virus derailed the campaigns of several of his charges during the spring and summer, the Peel trainer is looking forward to starting fresh with…

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MAROCCHINO’S GOLDEN CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

Marocchino’s golden campaign reached its peak when the emerging Lou Luciani-trained stayer won his fourth straight race at Ascot on Saturday. After wins in the Albany Cup (2100m) and Diggers Cup (1800m), Marocchino claimed a runaway victory in the $100,000 Eurythmic Stakes (2150m). Marocchino never surrendered the lead after being sent forward by in form…

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FINAL CHILL TO EXTEND CAMPAIGN

Any plan of spelling Final Chill has been shelved by the gelding’s trainer. Kieran McDonagh is considering extending Final Chill’s campaign to include the $100,000 Eurythmic Stakes (2150m) at Ascot on Saturday. McDonagh thought about resting Final Chill after the Road To Jericho WA Qualifier (3100m) at Albany, but had a change of heart. “He…

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No Concerns Over Kay Cee Trial

WA Hall Of Fame trainer Neville Parnham hosed down any concerns over Kay Cee after the quality mare finished last in a Lark Hill trial on Monday. In her first official hit out since last year’s Ascot summer carnival, Kay Cee finished heat seven 10 lengths adrift of tearaway leader, We’ve Got Dreams. Ridden by…

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