Purple Tiger Pounces

Arguably the win of the day went to master trainer Fred Kersley and his promising 3yo Tiger Hill gelding Purple Tiger, with a barnstorming victory in the Amelia Park Lamb HCP 1800m.

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Hans Up And Coming

The first race for the last meeting at Ascot this season (Southern Habitat Wholesale Nursery HCP 1200m) presented an exciting showdown between two very different horses – the up and coming gelding Vs. the experienced mare.

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ROLLER COASTER DAY FOR MELHAM by John Elsegood

Highly regarded Victorian jockey Ben Melham is unlikely to forget his first experience of riding in Perth. After the shock of losing Ms Funovits before the running of the  WA Sire Produce Stakes the visiting hoop was then successful in the main race, the WA Derby (2400m), with  Mystic Prince.

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A GRACEFUL EXIT by John Elsegood

She bowed out in style. Mabel Grace running in her 41st race and carrying a 62kg impost showed her class with a lionhearted win in the Matchmaker Classic (1400m), running down the lightly weighted Red Hot Sax with Miss Tipsy Topsy next best.

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BELIEVE IN HER by John Elsegood

Baleen In Me stamped herself as an exciting future prospect for trainer Stephen Rowe when she recorded her third win, from as many starts, by easily taking the Connector Drilling Sprint (1000m) at Ascot yesterday.

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A Walk Down Daintree Road

It had been a very long 665 day wait for the connections of Daintree Road ($16.00), but patience paid off today in the Stavros Vitsas HCP 1400m with the 6yo Magic Albert gelding outlasting rivals to salute by ¾ length.

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Western Blazes Raconteur

It was a simple case of “reward for effort” for the Grant Williams trained Western Blaze at Ascot today, when it produced a dazzling late finish to claim this year’s $80,000 listed Raconteur Stakes 1500m.

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Noske Paves Path To Karrakatta

Today’s traditional lead-up races to the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate 1200m feature for the two year olds had one common denominator – brilliant rides from jockey of the moment Jarrad Noske who collected a stunning riding double.

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Young Lionel Repays Punters

Co-trainer Dion Luciani hit the nail on head when declaring his Blackfriars gelding Young Lionel had been “hard to catch for punters”, but all that was about to change at Ascot today with a deserved win in the Westside Auto Wholesale HCP 1400m.

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Dare To Doubt Dominates

Albany trainer Steve Wolfe finally had reason to smile at Ascot today, following a bold “all the way” victory for his 5yo Redoubtable gelding Dare To Doubt in the Kevin Guhl HCP 1400m.

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