Best From The West: Ascot – 12th December 2020

Now that the G1s are over for 2020, the Perth carnival eases off just a little.

Ascot
Ascot Picture: Racing and Sports

There is still a Perth Cup lead up with the Towton Cup at Listed level on show and some of these have been in some battles through the years.

One up and comer is Midnight Blue and he could continue on the superb trot these colours are having this week/month/year/decade/century?

He's had two good solid hit outs over the 2200m already and while he does give away ground in running, there looks ample speed in this race to let him get home.

Pike won't let them get too big a lead and the jockey switch is a massive one. Can he end up their main Perth Cup hope?

Back to Race 6 where we find many of the field are last start winners so there is some form at play.

One of them is Resortman who has a good overall record who bounced off a wet track effort when nothing went to plan to a strong on-pace win two weeks ago.

Reckon he's a dry tracker and from this draw will be able to sit right where they want him rather than having to give away start.

We get a jockey on the high with Chris Parnham and often those that make the big breakthrough as he did keep the flow going.

BEST FROM THE WEST

BEST OF THE DAY (1): Race 8 #9 Midnight Blue @ $2.70

BEST OF THE DAY (2): Race 6 #2 Resortman @ $2.30


Racing and Sports

Ascot

Saturday, 12th December 2020

8
16:40
(local)

G.A. Towton Cup (LR)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $100,000
2200m TURF GOOD
8
16:40
(local)
AUD $100,000
2200m GOOD

G.A. Towton Cup (LR)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 54.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 1. TRAP FOR FOOLS (AUS) 7yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - OLD MONEY (AUS)
BRAD RAWILLER
LINDSEY SMITH
$5.00
62.0kg
Distinct Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd (Mgr: G W Evans)

Sales Information

2nd 2. NEUFBOSC (FR) 5yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NONSUCH WAY (IRE)
BRAD PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$4.25
57.0kg
Seymour Bloodstock (Mgr: D S Thomas), M A Pilkington, Extra Special (Mgr: R S A Minney), Hall Thoroughbred (Mgr: K M Hall), M B Lee, M K Dawson, S F Emery, R C Pearson, A M Branson, B I Ford, F D Grabowski & R D Hanley
3rd 12. UTGARD LOKI (AUS) 5yo G
FROST GIANT (USA) - TWINKLE TOES (IRE)
JADE MC NAUGHT
JUSTIN WARWICK
$21.00
54.0kg
Lynward Park Stud Syndicate(Mgr: E Van Heemst), T Van Heemst & C Van Heemst
4th 11. NOIR DE RUE (AUS) 6yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - RUE DES REVES (USA)
LUCY F WARWICK
JUSTIN WARWICK
$26.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

5th 6. DOUBLE DIGIT (AUS) 7yo G
DEMERIT (AUS) - FEMALE AGENT (AUS)
RYAN HILL
ASHLEY MALEY
$15.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

6th 4. TELLEM WE'RE COMIN (AUS) 6yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - BONNY BONNY (AUS)
PAUL HARVEY
G & A WILLIAMS
$10.00
55.5kg
7th 7. FREEZ'EMOFF (AUS) 6yo M
FROST GIANT (USA) - KEEP'EMOFF (NZ)
MICHELLE HAGLEY
GRAEME HAMMARQUIST
$26.00
54.0kg
8th 10. MONEY MAHER (AUS) 6yo G
AL MAHER (AUS) - TREASURY NOTES (AUS)
J AZZOPARDI
DANIEL & BEN PEARCE
$6.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

9th 5. DARK MUSKET (AUS) 9yo G
MUSKET (AUS) - ORIENTAL LASS (NZ)
JASON WHITING
G C BALLANTYNE
$101.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

10th 3. ROYAL COMMAND (AUS) 7yo G
STREET SENSE (USA) - STORMY NOVA (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
ADAM DURRANT
$4.25
56.0kg
11th 8. HE'S A PARKER (AUS) 6yo G
HE'S A DECOY (IRE) - ROMAN GEM (AUS)
JASON BROWN
HECTOR MCLAREN
$41.00
54.0kg