Parnham Returns For Top Show

19
Jun

Chris Parnham is banking on giving his father a race that has eluded his grasp when he returns home from Melbourne on Saturday.

The gun young jockey has picked up the prized mount on Belmont Guineas (1600m) favourite, Top Show, one of four runners for trainer, Neville Parnham.

At $4 Top Show heads an open TAB market with Keysbrook, Coming Back, Liberty’s Gem and Dancing Express all under double figure odds.

Parnham believes he is coming back at the right time with Top Show poised to breakthrough after two minor placings behind, North Ridge.

His confidence was further boosted when the Stratum filly, a $22.5000 graduate from the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale, drew gate six.

“I’m probably getting on her at the right time,” said Parnham on TABradio.

“She is a better horse when she gets to the outside of runners.

“She probably wasn’t that confident when boxed away a little bit last start.

“I’ve drawn a nice gate and will be doing my best to stay off the fence and give her as much clear galloping room as possible.”

Stable mate Dancing Express, who hasn’t been far from the placegetters in two runs back, will start from barrier ten for, Lucy Warwick.

The Oratorio filly, rated a $9 chance, ran a narrow second to glamour filly, Delicacy, in last year’s WA Champion Fillies Stakes (1600m).

Ken’s Astar, to be ridden by Jarrad Noske and emergency, Star Bay, are the rank outsiders at $51 and $101 respectively.

Neville Parnham is out to shed a Belmont Guineas hoodoo after previous placings to Bridgestone (2010), Torrid Affair (2006) and Fortune Streak (2002).

RWWA: Julio Santarelli