Smith Wants To Be Good In Provincial Final

Lindsey Smith says there is more upside to come from Wanna Be Good, the favourite for Saturday’s Skyracing.TV-Provincial Championship Series Final (1400m) at Belmont. Smith has a high opinion of the Bel Esprit four-year-old who came to his Olbury stable after winning two races at Werribee and Echuca for previous trainer, Archie Alexander. Wanna Be…

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Money Maher’s Comeback To Gather Momentum

Money Maher’s path towards black-type races in the winter gathers momentum in the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Handicap (1600m) at Belmont on Saturday. The Dan and Ben Pearce-trained four-year-old is hot favourite to make it two wins from as many starts after making a successful return three weeks ago. At his first start in 12-months after…

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Palise’s Broome Wish

Bonnie Palise claims she has some unfinished business when she returns to Broome this year. The apprentice rider says she has a burning desire to win the Broome jockey’s premiership. Palise came very close to taking out that award last season until she suffered an untimely setback. As a young rider starved for opportunities in the…

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Gun Sprinter Set For Return After Top Trial

Top mare Misty Metal warmed up for a series of Belmont feature sprints with a strong barrier trial win at Lark Hill on Monday. The daughter of Oratorio, trained by Todd and Rob Harvey, came of age last preparation when she claimed a hat trick of Listed victories. In a brilliant Ascot carnival the speedster…

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McAuliffe Aims High With Gatting

Trainer Darren McAuliffe has mapped out an ambitious spring campaign for his star gelding Gatting. The Hard Spun five-year-old is on track for his winter return after a dashing trial hit out at Lark Hill on Monday. Gatting strided to the front after getting away to a slow start in heat seven and extended clear…

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Kirby Starts Final Ascot Day With A Bang

In-form jockey Brodie Kirby has kept his outstanding run of form going, taking out the Lanciano Plate (1100m) at Ascot this afternoon aboard the Adam Durrant-trained Miss Ellmya. Kirby, who rode four winners at Ascot last Saturday and a treble at the same venue on Wednesday, settled the Alfred Nobel filly outside race leader We’ve…

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Light To Shine On Durrant In Roma Cup

Saturday’s Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) has been touted as a race in two. TAB markets leans that way with Galaxy Star at $2.60 and Rock Magic $3.10. On the third line of betting is Electric Light ($6) from leading trainer Adam Durant’s-team. The talented mare has won eight of 13 races and last Sunday…

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Star Up For Magic Challenge

Owner-breeder Bob Peters has declared Group 1 winning mare Galaxy Star “fit and ready” for tomorrow’s Group 3 Roma Cup (1200m) at Ascot. Galaxy Star recorded wins in the Asian Beau Stakes, Railway Stakes and Ted Van Heemst Stakes, as well as a third placing in the Kingston Town Classic last campaign. The Redoute’s Choice…

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Miller Confident Of Adelaide Success

Ascot trainer Simon Miller is adamant his stable will exert a powerful influence when two of its top liners take on Group racing in Adelaide on Saturday. Miller believes Valour Road and Lady Cosmology are definite winning hopes in the Goodwood (1200m) and Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) respectively. Miller says both his horses had thrived…

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