WA Blackbookers Horses To Follow
- Blackbookers to catch the eye in Western Australia
- Our latest horses to follow from Perth racing
Looking for WA horses to follow each Saturday? We pick out the best blackbookers each week from the metropolitan meeting in Western Australia.
From winners of feature races to unlucky loses and first up gallopers outrunning expectations, we select three or four horses each week to add to your blackbook from Perth’s Saturday racing.
Here are some horses to put in your blackbook:
HORSES TO FOLLOW FROM ascot ON april 10
Race 4 – Two-Year-Olds (1100 METRES) – AIN’T NO OTHER MAN 📓
Race 4 saw the two-year-olds in action and it was Featherweight that held out Ain’t No Other Man by a narrow margin. The runner-up horse was stepping up from a 0MW win at Ascot in March and was unlucky not to make it two wins on the trot. The son of Gingerbread Man lost ground when they jumped and was held up in the straight before getting out at the 200m mark and running on. He can bounce back a his next start.
Race 5 – Rating 72+ (1600 METRES) – MACKENZIE BROOKE 📓
It was a solid return by Mackenzie Brooke in Race 5 of the afternoon. The stayer from the Adam Durrant stable settled back in the field of nine and appreciated the solid tempo that saw set up front by Cockney Crew and the eventual winner, That’s Funny Az. She loomed up in the straight and had to switch off heels at the 200m mark before producing the fastest last 200m to go down by a narrow margin behind the winner. Look for the daughter of Blackfriars at her next few starts and as she begins to stretch out over further ground.
Race 7 – 3:50PM MARJORIE CHARLESON CLASSIC (1200 METRES) – CLAIRVOYANCE & LADIES OF LONDON 📓
Best benchmark figures for the day came out of Race 7 with Clairvoyance going nearly 10 lengths faster than standard. The exciting galloper is an obvious one to follow, while the runner-up horse, Ladies Of London, was also impressive. The Lindsey Smith-trained mare stuck on strongly behind the winner and was stepping up from a 0MW win at Bunbury. She was second up off a freshen up on the weekend and will be hard to beat at her next start.
HORSES TO FOLLOW FROM ascot ON april 3
Race 3 -3YO (1400 METRES) – STANDOUT ROSE 📓
The three-year-olds lined up in Race 3 of the day and it was another win for Billy Aint Silly. The unlucky runner was the 3rd placegetter, Standout Rose, who finished two lengths away. The Bruce Watkins-trained galloper was third up and stepping up from a runner-up performance at Bunbury. She settled just worse than midfield and looked to be right in contention at the top of the straight but was held up for a run at a vital time before getting out late. The daughter of Blackfriars produced the fastest last 200m of the race and is one to follow at her next couple of starts.
Race 4 – 1MW (1200 METRES)- AMELIA’S CONTRAIRE 📓
AMELIA’S CONTRAIRE is another to forgive. The Simon Miller-trained galloper missed out as a $2.70 chance with Willie Pike on board and settled back from the wide barrier in the early stages. Her cause wasn’t helped as they went very slow in the early stages with the eventual winner, Glasgow Girl, getting away with a very soft time of it up front. Amelia’s Contraire wound up and produced the fastest last 200m of the race and the sixth fastest of the entire meeting, just behind those that appeared in Race 9. Look for her in similar races at her next couple.
Race 5 – RTG 78+ (1100 METRES) – CLAIRVOYANCE 📓
CLAIRVOYANCE made her long awaited return in Race 5 of the dat at Ascot and the previously unbeaten filly went down as a $1.40 chance to River Beau. I wouldn’t be giving up on the Darren McAuliffe galloper just yet. She was resuming off a six month break and lacked a little bit of dash at the top of the straight before sticking on well behind the winner, who went 5.3 lengths faster than standard benchmark, which were the best figures that any horse produced on the day.
HORSES TO FOLLOW FROM ascot ON MARCH 27
Race 3 – TWO-YEAR-OLDS (1000 METRES)- SHEZACLASSCHIX 📓
The two-year-olds featured in Race 3 of the day and it was the debutant, Kaymay, that just got up from Queen’s Gift. Shezaclassychix might be worth keeping an eye on with more race experience and over further ground. The David Harrison-trained filly was slow intro stride and settled last of the nine runners before racing greenly throughout. She copped a bit of a bump at the 400m but closed off in nice fashion to finish just over a length away, producing the second fastest last 400m of the race in the process, just 0.02 seconds behind what was recorded by the winner.
Race 5 – 1MW (1800 METRES)- BERET 📓
It was a tough watch for backers of Beret, who missed out as a $4.40 chance in Race 5 of the afternoon at Ascot. The Adam Durrant-trained galloper copped a bump at the start and settled back in the field with William Pike on board. She begun to work into it as they rounded the home bend but copped a bit of traffic before unleashing late, producing the fastest last 200m. However, she was unable to catch Miss Marietta, going down in narrow fashion to that horse. With better luck in running at her next couple, she can bounce back in similar class.
Race 6 – 1MW (1400 METRES)- DOWNFORCE 📓
The first leg of the quaddie was a blanket finish with just 0.12 lengths separating the first five home. One that arguably should have won was Downforce, who was posted wide throughout before finishing 4th. With another stride or a lucky bob of the head he may have got up. The consistent performer from the Neville Parnham stable has finished in the top four at his past five starts, winning a couple of Class 3 races in that period. He looks suited to Saturday grade and is another that can bounce back with even luck at his next couple
HORSES TO FOLLOW FROM ascot ON MARCH 20
Pat’s Got Sass
Race 3 – 1MW (1000 METRES)- SHE’S ENCHANTED 📓
She’s Enchanted just missed out in Race 3 of the day over the 1000m, going down to Amasenus by over a length and is the first of our four horses to follow out of the Ascot meeting. The Brett Pope-trained galloper went down to that horse for the second time in a row but almost fell early in the race before being shuffled back as they rounded the bend. Despite this, she was able to make up a bit of ground in the closing stages before finishing just over a length from the winner.
Race 6 – GRANDSTAND CUP (1500 METRES)- LUKE’S GOLD & MEDIA BARON 📓
The Grandstand Cup was one of the key races of the day at Ascot and a couple of the beaten brigade behind Dig Deep can be excused for their performances. Luke’s Gold was posted wide throughout but stuck on well for 3rd behind the winner, while Media Baron never seemed to travel well before not enjoying the clearest of runs at the top of the straight. Both horses were competitive in the Bunbury Stakes (1400m) prior to that and if they can find the right race the pair can score in the not too distant future.
Race 8 – GIMCRACK STAKES (1100 METRES) -PATS GOT SASS 📓
The Gimcrack Stakes saw the two-year-old fillies in action over the 1100m and it was Hoi An that seized the gap at the 200m mark, taking out the $150,000 Group 3 race from Policiere. The $3.80 favourite, Pat’s Got Sass, missed out in 3rd position but can be forgiven for her effort. The daughter of Patronize was coming off a strong debut win at Ascot but was posted out wide throughout and overraced with the blinkers on. Despite this, she managed to stick on well for 3rd and I wouldn’t be giving up on her just yet.
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