Flirtini To Fly Says Simon Miller

Simon Miller believes Flirtini can launch her Ascot carnival campaign with a bang on Saturday. On the back of a top trial win, Flirtini races first-up in the Listed Crawford Stakes (1000m). Miller is confident of a forward showing from the talented mare as she looks to pursue a Winterbottom Stakes campaign. “I think this…

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Rock Magic On Hit And Run Mission

The Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) on home soil in Perth still remains firmly in place for Rock Magic who is booked on a flight to Melbourne tonight. Original plans had Rock Magic targeting the Prince Of Wales Stakes (1200m) first-up in November, en-route to the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes three weeks later. But General…

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No Rush For Allan

Martin Allan says he will adopt a patient approach with Neurological and is not in a hurry to rush him back. The stable flagbearer for Allan’s stable, Neurological has not raced since claiming his first black-type victory in the Farnley Stakes (1400m) at Belmont. The Gingerbread Man five-year-old was considered a major chance in the…

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Cockney Crew To Bounce Back

Trainer Kieran McDonagh says he expects his talented four-year-old Cockney Crew to rebound and reignite his Ascot carnival ambitions on Saturday. Cockney Crew had his colours lowered at Belmont two weeks ago when he was caught on the line by Taxagano after setting the pace over 1600m. The nose defeat as the odds on favourite…

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Niccovi Heavily Supported For Blue Sapphire

Highly talented filly Niccovi is gaining plenty of support for her Melbourne debut in tomorrow’s Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. The Simon Miller-trained Nicconi filly opened $26 with TABtouch for the $500,000 event, but is now one of six runners in single figures at $9.50. The three-year-old went down narrowly to Red…

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Rock Magic On Target For Return After Top Trial

Rock Magic’s Ascot carnival ambitions received a big boost after he returned with an impressive trial performance at Belmont on Monday. After going back to last for Jarrad Noske, Rock Magic cruised past his rivals to record a stylish win over Valour Road and Misty Metal. Making his first public appearance since a Belmont winter…

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Miss West Coast Out Of Classic

Celebrity Queen consolidated favouritism for the $100,000 Crown Perth Classic (1000m) at Ascot tomorrow (Saturday) after a foot issue ruled out Miss West Coast. Part of owner Bob Peters’ powerful ‘cerise and white’ army and trained by Grant and Alana Williams, Celebrity Queen firmed from $2.25 into $1.80 after trainer Trevor Andrews scratched his top…

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Harrison Issues Missile Warning

Trainer David Harrison says he will instruct jockey Paul Harvey to try and take a sit off the speed with Jericho Missile in the 3YO Classic at Ascot’s season-opening meeting on Saturday. Harvey reunites with Jericho Missile for his first official outing since the Smart Missile gelding won the Crystal Slipper Stakes (1100m) on debut…

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Melbourne Jockey Calls Perth Home

Jockey Chris Nicoll has shelved plans to return to Melbourne and will extend his stay in Western Australia. For the past three years the Victorian-born hoop has crissed-crossed the Nullarbor and called Broome home during the northern WA winter months. At the end of the Broome season his habit has been to go back to…

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Angelic Ruler’s Melbourne Campaign Hits A Hurdle

The remainder of Angelic Ruler’s Melbourne campaign is in doubt after her run in last Saturday’s Group 2 Blazer Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. The Universal Ruler mare pulled up sore after finishing third to Haut Brion Her and a start in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on October 19 remains uncertain. “She…

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