SPECIAL HORSE FOR SPECIAL TIME

In The Bag is a special horse for trainer Yannick Valenti and his partner, jockey, Jessica Gray, who arrived at an important time in their lives. Valenti and Gray have forged an unflappable bond with the eight-year-old and they’re hoping to share one more triumph with the gelding. In The Bag, who has been tearing…

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PATEMAN FAMILY TRADITION CONTINUES

There’s hardly a ripple of surprise when the Pateman name figures prominently in country races across WA, but on the weekend it was a newer member of the racing family who stood out. Aaron Pateman, in his first full season of training, claimed his biggest scalp to date when in-form gelding Block Of Land scored…

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NERODIO A BOLTON BOLTER

Nerodio will be a surprise starter in Saturday’s $125,000 Listed Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont. Nerodio was having a short break after winning a second consecutive Beaufine Stakes (1000m) two weeks ago, but trainer Stephanie Bakranich had a change of heart. “My original plan was to bypass the Bolton and give him a freshen-up before…

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