LANE’S OPINION OF RESORTMAN VINDICATED

Trainer Michael Lane’s big opinion of Resortman was further vindicated when the promising gelding made a successful return to racing at Ascot on Saturday. The three-year-old, with in-form jockey Kyra Yuill aboard, claimed a ¾ length victory in the Amelia Park Handicap (1200m) and it was an impressive outing from the $2.30 favourite. Giving Yuill…

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MORTON EXCITED BY RETURN OF MAN BOOKER

Trainer Dan Morton is excited by the imminent return of his multiple stakes winner Man Booker. Sidelined for eight months after surgery to his hind leg, Man Booker will run in Saturday week’s Amelia Park Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) at Ascot. “I couldn’t be happier with him and can’t wait to see him back,”…

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Noske Heaps Praise On Smith

Jeff Noske wasn’t running out of patience with Salorsci, but he might have been looking for new ideas. Salorsci made a blistering start to his racing career by winning five of his first six races three years ago. The Discorsi gelding was making a mockery of his $3,000 price tag. A bargain buy for Noske…

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Fabulous Fabergino

It was supposed to be a big test for her and she had a nervous reputation at 1100m. But that mattered little to Fabergino, who if anyone needed reminding, is a quality thoroughbred. That reputation was enforced three months back in Melbourne by winning the Bob Hoysted at Flemington, but she doubled down at Ascot…

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Material Man Nears Return After Trial

Trainer Jason Miller is confident there is plenty of feature racing left in Material Man after the rising nine-year-old produced an encouraging trial at Bunbury on Monday. The quality Vital Equine gelding has been off the scene for eight months after returning from an extensive stay in Melbourne, but looks on target to make his…

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Luke Fernie Plans Frosty Reception

There is little wonder why Luke Fernie has a spring in his step and is excited to see Miss Frost go around again at Ascot on Saturday. If she produces anything like her first run for Fernie, she will take some beating in the Tabtouch Better Your Bet Handicap (1100m). In a performance that signalled…

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Tiarnna Robertson Issues Warning To Rivals

Trainer Tiarnna Robertson has thrown down the gauntlet to her rivals in the Group 3 Northam Mazda Stakes (1100m) at Ascot on Saturday. Robertson says if tactics are employed to take on Fabergino and disrupt her dominant front-running style of racing, they could come unstuck. Noted speedster Mervyn is expected to take on Fabergino for…

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Tuscan Queen’s Racing Career In Jeopardy

Glamour filly Tuscan Queen’s racing career could be over due to a major tendon injury. It’s a major blow for owner-breeders Bob and Sandra Peters and co-trainers Grant and Alana Williams after the talented three-year-old’s dominant autumn campaign in Perth. A winner of the Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m) last November, the daughter of Fastnet Rock…

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