Rising Star Leader Claims Strong Ascot Bookings


Fred Kersley can boost his lead in the Touchstone Farm Rising Star series with a strong book of rides at Ascot’s season-opening meeting on Saturday.

The talented apprentice will be out to maintain his good form when he partners Dolcity (1), Pinzu (2), Necklet (3), Touch Of Silver (6) and Slick Talker (8).

Two-year-old Dolcity, trained by Tiarnna Robertson, steps out for her first appearance with confidence after winning a 850m Belmont trial.

Kersley will relish his first opportunity on Adam Durrant’s Pinzu who will have strong admirers to make it three wins from his past four starts.

Durrant and Kersley team up again when exciting gelding Touch Of Silver, a winner of four straight races when last in work, resumes first-up.

Fred Kersley 63
Brodie Kirby 40
Andrew Castle 32
Tayla Stone 31
Jessica Gray 26
Kate Witten 20
Fiona Bell 17
Chelsi Forder 17
Casey Hunter 16
Randy Tan 16
Shelby Colgate 15
Clint Johnston-Porter 11
Maddison Brown 10
Bonnie Palise 06
Ashley Carmichael 00
Mollie Clarke 00
Kate Fitzgerald 00

Julio Santarelli