MISS WEST COAST
Trevor Andrews still has hopes Miss West Coast can resurrect her Champion Fillies campaign.
The Perth trainer is racing against time after Miss West Coast suffered a foot injury in last Saturday’s Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m).
“She damaged her heel,” Andrews told The Races WA.
“It’s not ideal, but is what it is.
“At this stage she is still in the planning for the Burgess Queen Stakes.
“There is still time, but not a lot of it.
“That’s plan A, but plan B is to go to the Placid Ark Stakes and Lee Steere.
The Robbie Griffiths-trained Fidelia is a late entry for the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on November 23.
A winner of four straight races in the winter, the Not A Single Doubt mare ran third in the Group 3 Ladies Day Vase (1600m) at Caulfield last-start.
Fidelia has been nominated for Saturday’s Group 1 Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.
Vital Silver arrived in Perth this morning (Tuesday) after an outstanding Melbourne campaign.
The six-year-old ran fourth in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington and was runner-up in last Friday’s Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
Vital Silver will go directly into the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot on November 30.
Ben Melham will take the ride.
Stable mate Angelic Ruler had a strong gallop on Saturday and again on the Mornington pro ride this morning (Tuesday) ahead of the Empire Rose Stakes.
The daughter of Universal Ruler is bursting to win a race after being placed in her past six Melbourne races.
Simon Miller says Niccovi, who ran a top second in the Listed Crockett Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday, will progress to the Listed Red Roses Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on November 7. She will be joined by stable mate Amelia’s On Fire, who ran fourth over 1000m at Moonee Valley last Friday.
Miller said Dance Music had improved significantly from her back injury, sustained last start over 1200m at Ascot when eighth behind Minus Looks.
Valour Road will launch his Ascot carnival campaign in the Group 3 Prince Of Wales Stakes (1000m) this Saturday. Not seen since winning the Bolton Sprint in June, the four-year-old had one warm up trial a fortnight back, second to Rock Magic.
Miller cautions that Valour Road will be underdone after delays to remedial works being undertaken on Ascot’s pro-ride track.
The experienced trainer says impressive last-start winner Platoon may bypass Saturday’s Group 3 Asian Beau Stakes (1400m).
“There is a 72+ rating race that might be the preferred option,” Parnham told The Races WA.
“I’m mindful of the rating points out of the Asian Beau.
“It might make it difficult to get into the Railway, but I will wear that.
“Missing it is not a concern, he is only a four-year-old.
“I will nominate for the Asian Beau, but I’m not quite sure.”
Parnham said he wasn’t surprised by War Saint’s brave run in the Belgravia Stakes, when he was in front until the final 50m.
“He has talent, but has to learn how to relax in his races,” Parnham said.
“We will experiment with a gear change at his next start.
“Still not sure if he is an out and out speedster or needs to stretch out further.
“His pedigree would suggest he can.”
Parnham said Miss Tycoon, who trailed the field in the Belgravia Stakes, could back up in a 1000m race on Saturday.
The experienced trainer is re thinking if he keeps her to a shorter distance and has ruled out tackling the Burgess Queen Stakes next Tuesday.
Parnham will be represented in the Burgess Queen Stakes by Kay Cee, the Playing God filly is coming off a fast-finishing second to Boomtastic.
“She will be much better second-up,” Parnham said.
Parnham says Malibu Style is also a big chance of returning for the Winterbottom Stakes.
He will make an assessment after the eight-year-old runs in a Group 2 event at Flemington this Saturday.
Jockey Pat Carbery said Cup Night had pulled up sound, but had felt the Northam Cup run.
The Bernie Miller-trained four-year-old ran second to Tellem We’re Comin.
He will spend three weeks in the paddock before tackling the Pinjarra Classic and Bunbury Stakes next year.
He will commence a short riding stint in Bahrain on Friday. He has four rides at the meeting.
“I’m definitely coming back to Perth,” Newman said.
“I worked too hard for my permanent residency.
“It was an offer I couldn’t refuse.
“They only race here once a week.”
The veteran 10-year-old has remained in Melbourne and will target the Group 1 VRC Sprint (1200m) at Flemington on November 9.
Fourth in the Manikato, Rock Magic will then return home for the Winterbottom Stakes.
Stable mate Samizdat will be nominated for the Asian Beau Stakes.
Martin Allan delighted with the geldings third in the Northam Cup, his first run in seven weeks after a hoof abscess.
Allan said Neurological will run in either the Peters Stakes in three weeks or Carbine Stakes in a month.
He doesn’t believe he is a Railway horse unless he blows them away in the Peters.
Allan said there is a strong chance Neurological will head east in the new year.