SOLAIA’S STOCKS RISE AFTER ASCOT DEMOLITION

A promising Ascot carnival got even brighter for trainer Darren McAuliffe with the emergence of another feature race prospect at Ascot on Wednesday. With boom filly Clairvoyance, McAuliffe already boasts one of the hottest talents in Australia, but he looks to have unearthed another promising three-year-old in Solaia. The Toronado filly vindicated McAuliffe’s high rating…

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TOP WEEK CONTINUES FOR BUDDING APPRENTICE

The stellar week for apprentice jockey Hannah Fitzgerald continued at Ascot on Wednesday when she recorded her maiden city success. In a positive hands and heels riding display, Fitzgerald partnered $31 outsider Requisition to victory in the Mr’s Mac Handicap (1000m). Fitzgerald’s first win at Ascot came just five days after she was named Trainee…

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MILLER’S CONFIDENCE IN VALOUR ROAD

Trainer Simon Miller is super confident that Valour Road can make an early statement when he commences his latest campaign at Ascot on Saturday. Valour Road is on a path to the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in November and can hit the ground running in the Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m). The multiple stakes winner…

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MORTON FORGIVING OF MAN BOOKER

Trainer Dan Morton is confident Man Booker can show his true colours and bounce back to his best in the Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday. Having finished unplaced in the Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) and Group 3 Belmont Sprint (1400m) in May, Morton is forgiving of Man Booker’s last campaign. He…

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