Platoon Ready To Go The Extra Mile

Trainer Neville Parnham is prepared to forgive Platoon’s flat performance in the Magic Millions Trophy at Pinjarra earlier this month and expects a bold showing in the Listed Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday. Platoon failed to beat a runner home in the Magic Millions first-up, but Parnham has urged punters to give…

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Colgate To Represent WA In Apprentice Series

Shelby Colgate says she is delighted to be representing Western Australia when she does battle against some of Australia’s best young jockeys in Hobart next month. Colgate, based in the Great Southern under Steve Wolfe, will take part in the opening leg of the National Apprentice Race Series, which gets underway on March 9. “I…

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Future Clouded For Scales Of Justice

The immediate future of Group 1 champion Scales Of Justice remains uncertain after an interstate autumn campaign was shelved. Trainer Lindsey Smith had intended on sending him to Sydney for the Group 1 Doncaster (1600m) at Randwick in April, but the son of Not A Single Doubt has failed to overcome a bruised hoof. “He…

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Niccovi Adds To Miller’s Arsenal

Another two-year-old race, another Simon Miller-trained winner. After saluting with Amelia’s On Fire last week, it was Niccovi’s turn this week in the Sign On Group Plate (1100m). Niccovi was sent out a short-price favourite, following her game second to Jericho Missile in the Magic Millions a fortnight ago and she didn’t let her followers…

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Star Exhibit Back With A Bang

Star Exhibit has returned from his Perth Cup success in fine fashion, taking out the Listed Detonator Stakes (1800m) at Ascot this afternoon. The drop back in distance and the topweight of 59.5kg proved no barrier for Star Exhibit, with his class coming to the fore in the $100,000 event. Originally earmarked for an Australian…

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Cappo To Capitalise In The Detonator

Trainer Fred Kersley is buoyant a freshen-up will prove the key for consistent stayer Cappo D’oro as he eyes his second Listed race win in the Detonator Stakes (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday. Cappo D’oro returns following his game seventh in the Perth Cup last month, which ended a successful campaign that included a win…

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Bigger Star Scares Miller

Trainer Simon Miller has sounded an ominous warning to his rivals ahead of Sunday’s Listed Pinjarra Classic (1300m), Achernar Star is back bigger and ready to make a statement this campaign. Already a Group 1 placegetter, Achernar Star produced a number of meritorious performances during the recent spring and summer feature races at Ascot, before…

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Warwick Adjusts Melbourne Plan

This Saturday’s Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) kick starts a huge month for popular Perth galloper Material Man, who is now set to race every week up to next month’s All Star Mile at Flemington. Trainer Justin Warwick had earmarked the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) as the final run for Material Man before the…

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