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First Among Equals Targets Winterbottom Stakes 2017

First Among Equals Targets Winterbottom Stakes 2017

A second shot at the 2017 Winterbottom Stakes in Perth this summer is on the cards for the Simon Miller-trained sprint star First Among Equals who races this weekend at Belmont Park. The rising six-year-old was last seen running a worse than mid-field 12th behind Vega Magic at Morphettville on May 20 in the Group…

2017 Roma Cup Field & Odds: Top 4 Fight for Favouritism

2017 Roma Cup Field & Odds: Top 4 Fight for Favouritism

There are four horses battling for top spot in the Roma Cup 2017 betting markets for the Perth feature at Ascot Racecourse this weekend. Set to run as Ascot Race 7 on Saturday, this year’s $150,000 Group 3 D’Orsongna Roma Cup (1200m) has attracted a capacity field of 16 hopefuls plus two emergencies. Of those…

2017 WATC Derby Results: Gatting Beats Very Tempting

2017 WATC Derby Results: Gatting Beats Very Tempting

The boys fought back in the WATC Derby 2017 results at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday with Gatting beating home the Oaks winning filly Very Tempting to end the winning streak of the girls in the autumn classic. The past two years have seen the Grant Williams-trained Delicacy (2015) and Arcadia Dream (2016) beat home the…

WATC Derby 2017 Betting Update: Royal Star Scratched

WATC Derby 2017 Betting Update: Royal Star Scratched

All the rage Saturday racing-wise is on Winx in Sydney this afternoon, but over in Perth the 2017 WATC Derby betting markets have been shaken-up with the scratching of the favourite Royal Star. The gun Grant & Alana Williams-trained filly was the well-supported top fancy in markets at for this afternoon’s $400,000 Group 2 Schweppes…

Royal Star Leads 2017 WATC Derby Field & Odds

Royal Star Leads 2017 WATC Derby Field & Odds

The official WATC Derby 2017 field is out for the weekend’s Perth Group 2 featuring sixteen three-year-old stayers led in betting by the firm Grant & Alana Williams-trained favourite Royal Star. Running as Ascot Race 8 at 4:50pm (local time) on Saturday, this year’s $400,000 Group 2 Schweppes W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) features three Team Williams-trained…

2017 WA Oaks Field & Betting: Royal Star Odds-On Favourite

2017 WA Oaks Field & Betting: Royal Star Odds-On Favourite

The Grant & Alana Williams-trained Royal Star remains the firming favourite in WA Oaks 2017 betting for this Saturday’s feature race at Ascot Racecourse. With the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival action ramping up, this weekend race fans are treated to a smart field of nine three-year-old fillies facing off in the $250,000 Group 3 W.A….

Cosmic Storm Tops 2016 La Trice Classic Field & Odds

Cosmic Storm Tops 2016 La Trice Classic Field & Odds

Grant & Alana Williams’ classy mare Cosmic Storm has opened the short-priced favourite to continue her stellar summer with success in the La Trice Classic 2016 field on Perth Cup Day. The key Ascot Racecourse support act on Saturday, this season’s $150,000 Group 3 La Trice Classic (1800m) has attracted a nine-horse field of fillies…

Perth Cup 2016 Betting Tips & Odds Update

Perth Cup 2016 Betting Tips & Odds Update

The feature of the New Year’s Eve racing action takes place in W.A. on Saturday with the 2016 Perth Cup, betting tips and the latest odds on the mile and a half showdown found below. Due to run as Ascot Race 8 at 5:00pm (local), this season’s $500,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) features a…

2016 Perth Cup Field & Barriers: Perfect Reflection in 6

2016 Perth Cup Field & Barriers: Perfect Reflection in 6

The Grant & Alana Williams-trainer top weight Perfect Reflection has drawn ideally with gate six in Saturday’s Perth Cup 2016 field at Ascot Racecourse. Headlining the New Year’s Eve racing action in W.A., this summer’s $500,000 Group 2 Perth Cup (2400m) has attracted a final field of 15 stayers. Carrying the 59kg top-weight and out…

Respondent Tops 2016 ATA Stakes Field & Weights

Respondent Tops 2016 ATA Stakes Field & Weights

The final Perth Cup lead-up runs at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday with the Fred Kersley-trained Respondent to carry top weight in the ATA Stakes 2016 field. Just nine stayers make-up final acceptances for this season’s $100,000 Listed A.T.A. Stakes (2200m) on the weekend. The handicap clash is a key preparatory race for the iconic $500,000…