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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…

Perfect Reflection Tops 2016 Perth Cup Odds

Perfect Reflection Tops 2016 Perth Cup Odds

Last start CB Cox Stakes winning mare Perfect Reflection heads all-in Perth Cup 2016 odds despite her owner Bob Peters far from confirming a bid in the New Year’s Eve feature. Grant & Alana Williams’ star More Than Ready four-year-old enjoyed her seventh career win at her 12th start last weekend taking out the traditional…

Perth Cup Hope Neverland Leads 2015 ATA Stakes Field

Perth Cup Hope Neverland Leads 2015 ATA Stakes Field

This Wednesday a host of Perth Cup-bound stayers will have their final lead-up run into the January 2 feature at Ascot Racecourse in the ATA Stakes 2015 including odds-on favourite for the midweek clash Neverland. A five-time winner from eight starts at the track, the Grant Williams-trained Big Brown four-year-old mare Neverland is one of…

Delicacy Tops 2016 Perth Cup Weights

Delicacy Tops 2016 Perth Cup Weights

Grant Williams’ CB Cox Stakes winning mare Delicacy has unsurprisingly been allocated the 59kg top weight for the Perth Cup 2016 on January 2 at Ascot Racecourse, a weight no hose has carried to victory in the WA feature in over 100 years. The four-year-old daughter of Al Maher is a dual Group 1 winner…

Perth Cup Hope Neverland Skips CB Cox Stakes

Perth Cup Hope Neverland Skips CB Cox Stakes

One of the top fancies for next month’s 2016 Perth Cup, Neverland will bypass the traditional lead-up this weekend with trainer Grant Williams confirming an easier lead-up target for the in-form mare. A winner of six of her nine career starts to date, the main aim this summer for Williams’ four-year-old daughter of Big Brown…