Pike sticks with Silverstream in 2017 Railway Stakes

Leading Perth rider William Pike will stick with last start winner Silverstream in the Group 1 $1m James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Tom Melbourne , above with white cap and sleeves, is one of 2 Chris Waller trained horses in the Railway Stakes at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

Tom Melbourne , above with white cap and sleeves, is one of 2 Chris Waller trained horses in the Railway Stakes at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

Pike had the first choice of prominent Perth owner Bob Peters three Railway Stakes runners and chose Silverstream over Cosmic Storm and Disposition.

Pike has been aboard Silverstream for two of his last three starts for a second three runs back to Meteoroid in the in the Listed $100,000 Birthday Stakes (1200m) at Belmont on October 7 while the pair combined for a last start win over Railway Stakes rivals Great Shot and Scales Of Justice in the Group 2 $250,000 WAROA-Lee Steere Stakes (1400km) at Ascot in Perth on November 11.

Jarrod Noske takes over from Pike on Cosmic Storm after the premiership winning jockey had been aboard the Street Sense mare for her last nine starts while Shaun McGruddy takes the mount on Disposition.

Hong Kong’s premiership winning jockey Douglas Whyte returns to Perth to partner last year’s Railway Stakes winner Scales Of Justice who has been installed the $5.50 favourite for this contest with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Brad Rawiller rides the top weight Black Heart Bart who shares the second line of betting at $7 with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Supply and Demand who has Josh Parr in the saddle.

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller has the next two in the market order, Tom Melbourne at $8 with Damien Oliver and Craig Williams’ mount All Our Roads at $11.

Early betting for the 2017 Railway Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au: $5.50 Scales Of Justice, $7 Supply And Demand, Black Heart Bart, $8 Tom Melbourne, $11 All Our Roads, $13 Ulmann, Sovereign Nation, $15 Silverstream, $17 Cosmic Storm, Variation, $21 Material Man, Pounamu, Royal Star (1st Em) $26 Great Shot, Gatting, $51 Disposition, Observational, $61 Tradesman (2nd Em), $101 Bollywood Blitz (3rd Em), Tonkatuff (4th Em).

Head to Ladbrokes.com.au for the latest Perth racing odds online.

2017 Railway Stakes Final Field

Ascot Racecourse – 25/11/2017

# Horse Weight(kg) Rating Jockey Trainer
1 BLACK HEART BART 59 114 BRAD RAWILLER DARREN WEIR
2 SCALES OF JUSTICE 57.5 111 DOUGLAS WHYTE LINDSEY SMITH
3 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) 55 106 DAMIEN OLIVER CHRIS WALLER
4 SUPPLY AND DEMAND 54.5 105 JOSH PARR GAI WATERHOUSE & ADRIAN BOTT
5 ULMANN 54.5 105 DAMIAN LANE DARREN WEIR
6 GREAT SHOT 53.5 103 CRAIG STAPLES RHYS RADFORD
7 SILVERSTREAM 53.5 103 WILLIAM PIKE ADAM DURRANT
8 ALL OUR ROADS (NZ) 53 98 CRAIG WILLIAMS CHRIS WALLER
9 COSMIC STORM 53 93 JARRAD NOSKE GRANT & ALANA WILLIAMS
10 DISPOSITION 53 102 SHAUN MCGRUDDY ADAM DURRANT
11 GATTING 53 94 LEE NEWMAN DARREN MC AULIFFE
12 MATERIAL MAN 53 96 LUCY WARWICK JUSTIN WARWICK
13 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) 53 100 JOSEPH AZZOPARDI JOHN SADLER
14 POUNAMU 53 96 PATRICK CARBERY ALAN MATHEWS
15 SOVEREIGN NATION 53 100 CHRIS PARNHAM D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
16 VARIATION 53 91 BRAD PARNHAM STEPHEN MILLER
17e TRADESMAN 53 93 TBA ROBERT & TODD HARVEY
18e ROYAL STAR 53 83 TBA GRANT & ALANA WILLIAMS
19e BOLLYWOOD BLITZ 53 87 TBA NEVILLE PARNHAM
20e TONKATUFF 53 79 TBA BRAD GRAHAM

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