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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…

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 WATC Derby Betting Update: Royal Star Favourite

2017 WATC Derby Betting Update: Royal Star Favourite

Class filly Royal Star is current favourite in pre-field WATC Derby 2017 betting to beat home the boys in the Group 2 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth this weekend. Sydney may be host to the weekend’s best racing with Winx running in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick, but Perth racing fans are also treated…

Rebel King Heads 2016 RS Crawford Stakes Field

Rebel King Heads 2016 RS Crawford Stakes Field

Lark Hill trainer Darren McAuliffe has accepted for Rebel King to return to racing first-up at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday in the RS Crawford Stakes 2016. The Universal Ruler five-year-old hasn’t had a start since September and is one of just eight hopeful sprinters in this year’s $100,000 Listed Budget Car & Truck Rental R.S….

2016 Winterbottom Stakes Aim for First Among Equals

2016 Winterbottom Stakes Aim for First Among Equals

Perth horseman Simon Miller is looking at a possible trip to Melbourne for his weekend winner First Among Equals whose other major target this season could be the summer’s Winterbottom Stakes 2016 at home. A five-year-old son of Exceed And Excel, First Among Equals posted his ninth win at career start number 19 over the…

Luckygray Leads 2016 Belmont Sprint Field

Luckygray Leads 2016 Belmont Sprint Field

Triple Group 1 winner Luckygray is the headline acceptor for the Belmont Sprint 2016 in WA this weekend, the injury-prone champion shooting for a second win in a race he won back in 2012. Prepared by Trevor Andrews, the rising nine-year-old son of Bradbury’s Luck lines-up for his 32nd career run and is still only…

2016 Scenic Blast Stakes Betting Odds & Tips

2016 Scenic Blast Stakes Betting Odds & Tips

This weekend in Perth the sole black-type is the Scenic Blast Stakes 2016, betting odds and insider tips on the Ascot sprint feature detailed below. Due to run as Ascot Race 6 at 4:05pm (WA time), this year’s $100,000 Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) field is down to just seven starters after the early scratching…

2016 Scenic Blast Stakes Field Down to Seven

2016 Scenic Blast Stakes Field Down to Seven

Only seven sprinters remain in the feature Perth race this weekend, the Scenic Blast Stakes 2016 taking place at Ascot Racecourse. Set to run as Ascot Race 6 on Saturday, this summer’s $100,000 Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m) originally attracted seven final acceptors. The early scratching of the Gavin Foster-trained Silver Plated (4) who was…

Dust Me Off Scores Upset in 2015 GA Towton Cup

Dust Me Off Scores Upset in 2015 GA Towton Cup

Paul Tapper’s Oakford galloper Dust Me Off scored the upset in the G.A. Towton Cup 2015 at Ascot over the weekend taking out the black-type staying feature on Kingston Town Classic Day as a 26/1 outsider in betting. Running as the fifth on the bumper nine race program, a field of nine faced off in…

2015 GA Towton Cup Field, Betting Odds & Tips

2015 GA Towton Cup Field, Betting Odds & Tips

A bumper race card full of black-type racing including the calendar year’s final Group 1 plays out in Perth at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday with the fifth on the line-up being the GA Towton Cup 2015 for the staying types. Due to run as Kingston Town Classic Day Race 5 at 3:05pm (WA time), this…