Power Princess Included in 2013 Roma Cup Field – Perth Racing

Talented sprinting mare Power Princess heads a small but quality field for Saturday’s Group 3 2013 Roma Cup at Perth’s Belmont Racecourse.

The six-year-old is resuming after an outstanding summer campaign that saw her win two of three starts and finish second to Barakey in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes.

It is the Simon Miller-trained mare’s second attempt at the race after finishing second in 2011.

Just nine horses will contest the race but the field includes plenty of Perth’s big-race regulars such as Waratah’s Secret and Neville Parnham’s pair Playing God and God Has Spoken.

None of the trio were at their absolute best during the summer but God Has Spoken managed to steal third behind Luckygray in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic.

Also in the field is Group 2 winner Ranger who will be out to break an 18-month drought. The Grant Williams-trained gelding hasn’t saluted since the Lee Steere Stakes in November 2011.

Like most of the field, the six-year-old is running first-up but won a trial at Belmont last week.

Williams isn’t sure whether the distance will be long enough but is hopeful he can return to the winner’s circle soon.

“I would be a bit wary about the 1200m for him,” Williams told the West Australian.

“He gets back in his races and it’s not really his go. There are a couple of races coming up that will be more to his liking.”

One horse already up and running and in form is Bunbury-based gelding Kerrific who won the Listed Grandstand Cup at Ascot at his most recent outing.

Want to make the most of your racing betting? Then visit bookmaker.com.au who have great odds that are accessible on both an easy-to-use website and a fantastic mobile site.

Right now is the time to join as you can give your betting a huge winter boost with their $500 bonus bet offer for new customers!

Roma Cup 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 6x7304670x PLAYING GOD Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 5 58.5kg
2 00x025300x GOD HAS SPOKEN Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 6 58.5kg
3 42x0x372x0 WARATAH’S SECRET Jim P Taylor Jason Brown 1 58.5kg
4 3560x7037x RANGER Grant Williams William Pike 4 58.5kg
5 9x8150460x WESTRIVER KEVYDONN Ross & Clint Price Patrick Carbery 9 58.5kg
6 13x113x733 CAVALLO PAZZO Ted Martinovich Jarrad Noske 8 58.5kg
7 4234523021 KERRIFIC Bruce Watkins & Gary Hitchcock Glenn Smith 7 58.5kg
8 01219767×9 BELORA Daniel Morton Campbell Mc Callum 3 58.5kg
9 21538x121x POWER PRINCESS Simon A Miller Peter Knuckey 2 56.5kg