Waller Pays Tribute To Astute Durrant

Champion trainer Chris Waller says he owes much of Come Play With Me’s success in the Group 1 Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday to leading Perth trainer Adam Durrant. Durrant sent the five-year-old to Waller’s Rosehill stable following his win in the Swan River Vase at Belmont in July, where he beat subsequent Group…

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Miller’s Winterbottom Stocks Boosted

Trainer Simon Miller’s Ascot carnival stocks received a lift when Dance Music and Flirtini scored impressive trial wins at Lark Hill on Monday. Dance Music, who boasts six wins from seven starts, was having her second public outing since winning both her races in the autumn. Ridden by Chloe Azzopardi, the War Chant mare cruised…

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Interstate Options For Brilliant Hannans Winner

Owner Elio Galante has flagged an eastern states campaign for Tellem We’re Comin after his sizzling Hannans Handicap (1400m) victory at Kalgoorlie on Thursday. Validating favouritism and aided by a gun William Pike ride, Tellem We’re Comin, co-trained by Grant and Alana Williams, broke a 23 year track record in the Listed sprint. “If all…

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A History Of The Hannans Handicap

HANNANS HANDICAP OVERVIEW Kalgoorlie’s feature sprint race, the Hannans Handicap, was first run in March 1897 and won by Laura. There were two Hannan races staged in 1897 with Common going on to win five months later in August. Notable winners include Lorna’s Nuisance who won the race in three consecutive years: (1977-78-79). Saltilo and…

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Martin Allan Goes With The Hannans Flow

Trainer Martin Allan remains confident he can shape the outcome of Thursday’s Tabtouch Hannans Handicap (1400m), despite the scratching of stable pin-up, Neurological. A winner of the Farnley Stakes (1400m) last month, Neurological has been denied an opportunity of going back-to-back in feature races after suffering a foot abscess. “If the race was on Saturday…

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Don’t Discount First Among Equals Says Parker

Trainer Neville Parker is not underestimating First Among Equals in tomorrow’s $100,000 Birthday Stakes (1200m). The eight-year-old is a $20 chance to score an upset victory in the Listed sprint, his first run under the guidance of Parker. Parker says he finds it difficult to discount First Among Equals’ record in big races, a multiple…

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Radford’s Great Shot In Birthday Stakes

Trainer Rhys Radford is confident his courageous seven-year-old Great Shot is ready to fire first-up at Belmont on Saturday. After a strong barrier trial win at Lark Hill, Great Shot is set to resume his campaign in the Listed Birthday Stakes (1200m). “He is going very well and I’m very happy with him,” Radford told…

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Johnston-Porter Raring To Go

There won’t be a more excited jockey than Clint Johnston-Porter at Belmont on Wednesday. The young rider makes his much-anticipated return to city racing after seven months on the sideline Johnston-Porter suffered serious injuries in an accident at Bunbury in March, fracturing a vertebrae after a fall on Burger Time in the South West Autumn…

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Gulberti’s Kalgoorlie Carnival Stocks Soar

Trainer Rob Gulberti’s Kalgoorlie carnival stocks were given a boost after Ihtsahymn and Roger The Roman scored impressive trial wins at Lark Hill on Monday. Roger The Roman sprinted sharply to win his 950m heat impressively while Ihtsahymn went to the line unextended when taking out heat 19 over 1450m. Ihtsahymn had his first hit…

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