First Impressions Count For Cockney Crew

Trainer Kieran McDonagh said it’s hard to assess a two horse trial, but on first impression he considered Cockney Crew to be super impressive. Launching his season return in heat 13 at Lark Hill, Cockney Crew had raced away from Chancery by the turn and bolted in by 21 lengths for jockey Peter Hall “I’m…

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Brian Rogers Breaks The Saturday Ice

There are some wins that mean more than others. But for Brian Rogers, Ice Maker landing a knockout blow was as good as it gets. The seven-year-old, who led and kicked strongly for apprentice, Mollie Clark, gave Rogers his first city success on a Saturday. The occasion completed at Belmont, but Rogers likened the milestone…

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Onwards And Upwards For Kay Cee

Superstorm had the hype, Platinum Bullet was heavily supported, but Neville Parnham’s filly Kay Cee stole the honours. Launching a strong finishing burst from last position in the run home, Kay Cee won the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Plate (1300m) by a clear 1 ¾ lengths. Kay Cee’s victory, her second from three starts, was achieved…

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McGruddy Confident Of Maintaining Hot Start

Shaun McGruddy has hit the ground running in the 2019-20 season, booting home seven winners to sit at the top of the jockey premiership ladder. And he exudes an air of confidence that he can add to that tally when he partners the Steve Wolfe-trained Three Secrets and Blue Horse for Ashley Maley at Belmont…

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Bob Peters Hoping For A Raging SuperStorm

Prominent owner-breeder Bob Peters has a number of top prospects at Belmont on Saturday, but it will be a Sebring gelding making his debut that will command a large share of his attention. Superstorm is the latest of Peters’ three-year-olds to be unveiled this season, heading to the Tabtouch-Better Your Bet Plate (1300m) following a…

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Martin Allan:Hard Work Pays Off

As trainer Martin Allan sits one win shy of the 50th winner prepared from his boutique stable since taking out his licence in 2015, there are certain trademarks from his career to date that stand out to an outsider looking in. Hard work, dedication and big-picture plans. From working several jobs to get his business…

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Graham Finds Spotlight

For someone who prefers going about his business low key and likes to shun the spotlight, Brad Graham has captured publicity In the past seven days Graham has recorded Belmont city win with Stable Secret and Tonkatuff. Stable Secret won a tight contest last Wednesday while Tonkatuff, who was solidly backed yesterday, ended a long…

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Fair Sonari Back In The Mix For Kalgoorlie Carnival

Fair Sonari’s Kalgoorlie carnival ambitions have been reignited after he returned to form with an all the way win on Sunday. Repaying trainer Stephen Miller’s faith, Fair Sonari proved too strong in the the Goldfields Tattersalls Club Cup (1606m). Under the hands of in-form jockey, Jade McNaught, the five-year-old son of Trade Fair rebounded after…

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Perth Racing News

CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER Clint Johnston-Porter’s comeback to racing has moved a step closer after he was given a medical clearance to ride track work. It’s positive news for the top young rider who has been on the sidelines since March after fracturing a vertebra in a track fall. DAN MORTON/WILCHINO The Perth trainer was more than…

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