MILLER WAITING FOR HIS DAY IN BELGRAVIA

It’sarayday will make his feature race debut at Ascot on Saturday and trainer Simon Miller hopes his high opinion of the three-year-old will be justified in the Breast Cancer Research Centre Of WA-Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m). Undefeated at his only two starts, Miller is upbeat and positive about It’sarayday’s potential after he was picked up…

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AWARD-WINNING APPRENTICE JOCKEY FINDS A BRIGHT SIDE TO COVID-19

When Laqdar Ramoly arrived in Western Australia for a 12-month training program in 2019, the idea of winning the 2021 top apprentice jockey award would have seemed unlikely.  Without the COVID-19 pandemic, the young rider would be back home in Mauritius instead of collecting the trophy for best all-round apprentice at the 2021 Western Australian Apprentice Jockey Awards today.  A Racing and Wagering Western Australia training program with the Mauritius Turf club brought Laqdar to Perth and General Manager Racing Charlotte…

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TRIPLE MISSILE SOARS FOR SMITH

As far as first-up runs for a new stable go, Triple Missile could not have been any more impressive following a stunning return victory at Ascot on Saturday. Triple Missile flashed big potential as a three-year-old for previous trainer Todd Harvey and looks set to continue that progress under Lindsey Smith’s guidance. Justifying red-hot favouritism,…

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WATKINS HOPES FOR CRAWFORD RISE

Trainer Bruce Watkins expects a fast pace to help River Beau storm home hard in the Furphy-Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. With the likelihood of Mervyn and Indian Pacific establishing a hot tempo in front, Watkins says River Beau will get a perfect run from barrier one. “If they put the pace…

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REALITY SETS IN FOR GANGEMI STABLE

It’s reaching an inevitable end, but it won’t lessen the emotional impact for co-trainers Chris and Michael Gangemi. Reality is starting to bite for the brothers and the realisation is sinking in that Rock Magic’s remarkable racing career is drawing to a close. A stable pin-up for the stable, a $1.6 million prize earner, a…

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