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Australian Cup now for 2016 Pakenham Cup winner Pilote D’Essai

Australian Cup now for 2016 Pakenham Cup winner Pilote D’Essai

Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes will set French import Pilote D’Essai for the Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington during the 2017 Melbourne Autumn Carnival after winning the Pakenham Cup last Saturday.

Apprentice Regan Bayliss, above, scored back to back wins on Pilote D’Essai when he won the Pakenham Cup at Pakenham. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

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2016 Kingston Town Classic result: Stratum Star wins in tight finish

2016 Kingston Town Classic result: Stratum Star wins in tight finish

The Darren Weir trained Stratum Star scored his second Group 1 win with a hard fought victory in the $1m Peters Investments-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth last Saturday.

Stratum Star, above winning the David Jones Cup at Caulfield, won the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot in a controversial finish. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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Reflection draws Perfect at 2 in Kingston Town Classic

Reflection draws Perfect at 2 in Kingston Town Classic

Top local mare Perfect Reflection has drawn perfectly at barrier two in the Group 1 $1m Peters Investments-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Good Project, above, has drawn barrier 5 in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

Perfect Reflection won last year’s version of the weight for age Kingston Town Classic ...

Seaburge to back up in 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic

Seaburge to back up in 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic

Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas runner up Seaburge is set to back up in the Group 3 $500,000 Ladbrokes Caulfield Classic (2000m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Seaburge, blue and lime colours above, is likely to back up in the Ladbrokes. Caulfield Classic at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes indicated that if Seaburge pulled up okay after ...

Sacred Elixir impressive first up winner in Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude

Sacred Elixir impressive first up winner in Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude

Kiwi three year old Sacred Elixir stamped himself as one of the main contenders for the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas when he scored a first up win in the Group 3 $175,000 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield today.

The Tony Pike trained Sacred Elixir ($9) was having his first run back since winning the Group 1 $600,000 BMW J.J. ...

Black Heart Bart 1 of 4 Weir horses in Underwood Stakes nominations

Black Heart Bart 1 of 4 Weir horses in Underwood Stakes nominations

Dual Group 1 winner Black Heart Bart is one of four Darren Weir trained gallopers among the sixteen nominations for the Group 1 $500,000 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Black Heart Bart, above, heads trainer Darren Weir’s team in the Underwood Stakes nominations. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Black Heart Bart is the winner of the Group 1 ...

Keen Array is among the 2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes nominations

Keen Array is among the 2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes nominations

Last weekend’s Testa Rossa Stakes winner Keen Array is among the seventeen nominations for the 2016 Group 1 $500,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Keen Array, above, is among the nominations for the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Lindsay Park trained Keen Array was back in the winner’s circle ...

Hartnell cements spot at top of Caulfield Cup betting

Hartnell cements spot at top of Caulfield Cup betting

Hartnell’s brilliant win in the Group 2 $200,000 Ascend Sales Trophies Hill Stakes (2000m) at Randwick last Saturday has cemented his spot at the top of the 2016 Caulfield Cup betting.

Hartnell, above, is the ruling favourite for the Caulfield Cup. Photo by Steve Hart.

The John O’Shea trained Hartnell is now the $8 favourite at Ladbrokes.com.au for the ...

Winx headlines 2016 George Main Stakes nominations

Winx headlines 2016 George Main Stakes nominations

Super star mare Winx headlines the nominations for the 2016 Group 1 $500,000 Colgate Optic White Stakes (George Main Stakes) (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Winx, above, is one of seven horses nominated for the George Main Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Chris Waller trained Winx is chasing her eleventh win on the trot this ...

1600m of Caulfield Guineas no problem for Astern

1600m of Caulfield Guineas no problem for Astern

Godolphin’s number one rider James McDonald is super confident that Astern will have no problem stepping up to the 1600m of the Group 1 $1m Caulfield Guineas at Caulfield on October 8.

James McDonald and Astern, above, combine to win the Golden Rose at Rosehill. Photo Steve Hart.

McDonald brought John O’Shea trained Astern from near the tail of the ...