News About: 2011 Winterbottom Stakes

Grand Nirvana a chance for Melbourne in autumn

Grand Nirvana a chance for Melbourne in autumn

4 Dec, 2011

Perth trainer Fred Kersley has pencilled in a possible Melbourne campiagn for Saturday’s Group 3 A J Scahill Stakes (1400m) winner Grand Nirvana.

Kersley, the man who trained the great Northerly to a Caulfield Cup and two Cox Plate victories, says the ultra consistent son of Scenic is getting close to earning the right.

Grand …

Hadabeclorka to do a Bikila in Kingston Town

Hadabeclorka to do a Bikila in Kingston Town

3 Dec, 2011

Hadabeclorka would be the greatest barefoot winner since Olympian Abebe Bikila if he takes out the Group1 $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot today.

The Tabsportsbet $81 chance is a ten-year-old who tries just sometimes, and is yet to win over 1800m.

He will also need to jump from 1200m to 1800m in just …

Williams on live Japan Cup hope

Williams on live Japan Cup hope

24 Nov, 2011

Those convinced jockey Craig Williams could win on a broomstick at present should take notice of Sunday’s Grade 1 $6.5 2011 Japan Cup (2400m) in Tokyo.

He is riding local galloper Tosen Jordan  who is third favourite with Tabsportsbet at $8 after a career best win.

The five-year-old gelding is shooting for a hat-trick after …

Ortensia gets her Group 1 in Winterbottom

Ortensia gets her Group 1 in Winterbottom

19 Nov, 2011

Top sprinting mare Ortensia won her second Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot today and captured her first Group1 albeit belatedly.

The six-year-old mare won the 2009 Winterbottom Stakes when still a Group 2 event for former trainer Tony Noonan.
Later she past the post first in the 2010 Group I The Galaxy (1100m) at Randwick …

Ortensia’s Success Lies With Desire To Race

Ortensia’s Success Lies With Desire To Race

18 Nov, 2011

Ortensia is the favourite for the Winterbottom Stakes

As the trainer of the favourite for the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes, Paul Messara is trying to keep his excitement in check ahead of the super Saturday meeting at Ascottomorrow.

Messara has Ortensia in the race, a classy mare carrying the hopes of plenty of punters around …

Snowden All Smiles Heading Into Winterbottom

Snowden All Smiles Heading Into Winterbottom

18 Nov, 2011

Rarefied is a genuine Winterbottom Stakes contender for Peter Snowden

We’ve followed his trip across to Perth closely all week and things continue to fall into place for the Peter Snowden trained Rarefied for the 2011 Winterbottom Stakes.

The gelding had a break of around 16 months after going lame in April of 2010 but …

Bates Not So Friared Up Ahead Of Winterbottom

Bates Not So Friared Up Ahead Of Winterbottom

17 Nov, 2011

He’s managed to run in the top three 10 times in his 13 start career and you get the feeling that might be the aim again for All Friared Up in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot this weekend.

Trainer Stan Bates is being very cautious with his assessment of the four year old saying he’s …

Favourites draw well for Ascot Super Saturday

Favourites draw well for Ascot Super Saturday

16 Nov, 2011

The favourites in both feature races on Ascot’s Super Saturday meeting have drawn perfectly.

Ortensia, $2.30, has drawn barrier two for the $500,000 Group I Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) in a field of 12.

Ranger $3.60, has drawn six in the $1m Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) in a field of 18.

Ortensia drew barrier five …

Ego Dare’s change of life – 2011 Winterbottom bolter

Ego Dare’s change of life – 2011 Winterbottom bolter

16 Nov, 2011

Ego's Dare will start from barrier 5 in the Winterbottom Stakes

Former Sydney galloper Ego’s Dare has been freshened with beach work since arriving at Grant Williams’ stable in readiness for Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot.

Ego’s Dare transferred from the Gerald Ryan stable after he finished ninth to Down Under …

Avienus back on track for 2011 Railway Stakes

Avienus back on track for 2011 Railway Stakes

13 Nov, 2011

Avienus

Classy Melbourne mare Avienus is back on track for the Group 1 $1m Railway Stakes(1600m) after a light hit-out at Ascot.

Trainer Mark Webb kept a close eye on Avienus in her first look at the track.

The six year old mare was struck down by travel sickness when arriving in Perth on late …