PIKE CONFIDENT OF DIGGERS SUCCESS

Champion jockey William Pike likes what he sees from Marocchino and says there’s no reason why they can’t continue their successful association at Ascot on Saturday. Pike holds a perfect record on the Lou Luciani-trained gelding and remains bullish they can extend their productive strike rate to a winning hat trick in the Diggers Cup…

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2021 LADIES OF RACING AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

The Ladies of Racing Awards celebrate the diverse role of women in the thoroughbred racing industry, with recognition awarded to individuals in the following categories: welfare, leadership, administration and dedication to thoroughbred racing. Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) is pleased to announce the following nominees for the 2021 Ladies of Racing Awards: Welfare Award…

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FINAL CHILL WARMS UP MCDONAGH

Final Chill’s improved form has surprised many, not least the gelding’s trainer. Kieran McDonagh admits he had doubts Final Chill would reach his current heights but after a string of victories his opinion has been swayed. Final Chill has exceeded expectations with consecutive wins and will chase a fourth victory in the Jericho Cup Qualifier…

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RIVER BEAU TO TARGET FEATURE GROUP RACES

Promising sprinter River Beau will target Group 3 races and bypass the Belmont winter season, according to trainer Bruce Watkins. River Beau secured back-to-back victories at Ascot last Saturday and his third from five starts this preparation as he looks to wind up his summer and autumn campaign with a feature race double. “We will…

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CHANTORQUE PRIMED FOR ASCOT RETURN

Russell Stewart’s talented galloper Chantorque will look to get her campaign off to a winning start in the Glenroy Chaff Handicap (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. The daughter of War Chant won the Listed Placid Ark Stakes (1200m) last November and will have the Listed Raconteur Stakes (1400m) in June as her primary target this…

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DIVINE SHADOW PLANS UP IN THE AIR

Trainer Brett Pope is yet to decide on the immediate future of yesterday’s TABtouch-Pinjarra Cup winner Divine Shadow. Divine Shadow scored an effortless 3 ¾ length win in the $120,000 feature, his first at Listed level. Pope said he wasn’t sure where he would send the gelding next but hinted at a winter campaign. “That…

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