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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 …

Ranger warning, Remarkable plunge in Railway Hcp

Ranger warning, Remarkable plunge in Railway Hcp

19 Nov, 2011

A word warning is coming out of West Australia about today’s Group 1 $1m Railway Stakes (1600m) favourite Ranger from no less than its big owner-breeder Bob Peters.

Peters, who will be represented by 14 horses at today’s meet dubbed Ascot Super Saturday, believes his main hope Ranger is harshly weighted on 56kg in the …

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 …

Kevydonn in 2011 Railway Stakes for battlers

Kevydonn in 2011 Railway Stakes for battlers

13 Nov, 2011

In form galloper Westriver Kevydonn gained an automatic start in next Saturday’s Group 1 Carlton Draught Railway Stakes (1600m) by winning in the $125,000 RJ Peters Stakes (1500m) at Ascot yesterday.

Heavily backed from $4.20 to $3 favouritism, the son of Danetime led throughout earning an exemption from the Railway ballot.

Westriver Kevydonn is going …

Kid Choisir redirected to 2011 Winterbottom

Kid Choisir redirected to 2011 Winterbottom

11 Nov, 2011

The withdrawals of Black Caviar and Barakey from the $500,000 Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) on November 19 has enticed veteran trainer Allen McNamara‘s to switch paths with Kid Choisir.

The five-year-old gelding was being prepared for the $1m Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on the same day but will be kept to …

Sick Avienus better in Railway than plane

Sick Avienus better in Railway than plane

10 Nov, 2011

Victorian mare Avienus is being treated for travel sickness after her flight to Perth in readiness for the Group 1 $1m Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on November 19.

The Mark Webb-trained six year old was rushed to a veterinarian clinic on landing late Tuesday night and is under observation.

Webb is confident of a …