News About: 2011 Winterbottom Stakes
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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