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2014 Winterbottom Stakes Betting Tips

2014 Winterbottom Stakes Betting Tips

Super Saturday kicks off the Perth Summer Racing Carnival at Ascot tomorrow, with three Group races on the schedule including the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m). The $750,000 race has attracted a field of 13 talented sprinters, made up in equal parts by local horses and the brave few that made the long journey over…

2014 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide & Preview

2014 Winterbottom Stakes Form Guide & Preview

The 2014 Perth Summer Racing Carnival kicks off this Saturday at Ascot Racecourse. The Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) is one of three black-type races on the program, offering some of the best sprinters the chance at winning their share of the $750,000 total prize money. 13 sprinters aged three-years-old and up are due to…

Parnham Looks for Repeat Success in WA Guineas 2014

Parnham Looks for Repeat Success in WA Guineas 2014

Local trainer Neville Parnham is looking to repeat his stellar 2010 performance in this weekend’s Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) at Ascot. Relative newcomer Playing God won the WA Guineas that year before going on to claim the Listed Aquanita Stakes (1800m) and Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) in his next two starts. Just…

Fast Pace of 2014 Railway Stakes will Benefit Alma’s Fury

Fast Pace of 2014 Railway Stakes will Benefit Alma’s Fury

Seven-year-old Alma’s Fury faces a tough task in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday after drawing barrier 18 for the $1 million feature race. The gelding will come into gate 14 following the removal of the four emergencies but that still means he’ll be jumping with the third-widest berth, inside of…

O’Shea Apprehensive with ‘Perfect’ 2014 Winterbottom Stakes Barrier

O’Shea Apprehensive with ‘Perfect’ 2014 Winterbottom Stakes Barrier

By all accounts, four-year-old horse Sidestep has drawn the ‘perfect’ barrier in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in Perth this Saturday, however trainer John O’Shea isn’t giving in to the hype just yet. The Godolphin-owned horse will jump from gate two in the $750,000 race with champion hoop Nash Rawiller in the saddle. The…

Bel Sprinter Needs to Overcome Slow Start in 2014 Winterbottom Stakes

Bel Sprinter Needs to Overcome Slow Start in 2014 Winterbottom Stakes

Hoop Ben Melham has resigned himself to the fact that Bel Sprinter, who has a solid effort of tardy starts, will give his rivals a head start in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in Perth this Saturday. The only thing the jockey can do is try to limit how big of an advantage his…

Smokin’ Joey Looking to Atone in 2014 Railway Stakes

Smokin’ Joey Looking to Atone in 2014 Railway Stakes

Hoop Ben Melham has ridden seven-year-old gelding Smokin’ Joey in his last seven starts but is keen to try a different approach in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in Perth this Saturday. Of those seven starts, Smokin’ Joey won the Group 1 Goodwood (1200m) back in May but has failed to finish in the…

McAuliffe Confident Ahead of WA Guineas 2014

McAuliffe Confident Ahead of WA Guineas 2014

Perth-based trainer Darren McAuliffe will be represented in both the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) on Super Saturday at Ascot Racecourse. The in-form trainer has three runners in the Railway Stakes (two of which are emergencies) including Fuchsia Bandana and one runner in the WA Guineas – Furious Dame….

Three Main Chances for Peters in 2014 WA Guineas

Three Main Chances for Peters in 2014 WA Guineas

Local horse owner Bob Peters could very well dominate the entire race card at Ascot this Saturday, with a number of horses representing him in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m), Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m), and Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m). However he’s been at enough races to know that anything can happen, so…

WA Horses Hard to Beat in Railway Stakes 2014

WA Horses Hard to Beat in Railway Stakes 2014

With a total $1 million in prize money, it’s no surprise that big name horses travel to Perth from the eastern states in search of a win in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m). These horses can often overshadow the local talent running the race but some of Western Australian’s top trainers are confident their…