Best From The West: Ascot – 15th May 2021

The start of the Winter series for the classy Perth horses begins with the Roma Cup on Saturday.

WINDSTORM winning the Big Screen Co. Weekend Hussler at Caulfield in Australia.
WINDSTORM winning the Big Screen Co. Weekend Hussler at Caulfield in Australia. Picture: Racing Photos

We find a huge field for the 1200m contest so luck in running is necessary. The lead up Northam Stakes was very much that and horses at odds filled the placings.

Thought Windstorm was the best of the day but he's come out so we'll go for some value in that race now.

The Velvet King only had two runs last time in back in Melbourne and didn't come up in far harder races.

He's now back home, with his normal team in his normal environment.

This time last year he ran in that Winter series and was placed in every one of them including the Roma Cup first up behind a G1 horse in Vega Magic.

The trials seem to indicate he's back on track and if he can slot in early, he could well be a great value play.

Earlier Graceful Girl she kicks back off in an 1100m Handicap in Race 5 for the Peters/Williams/Pike combo.

The filly really hit her straps to end last campaign once she broke the maiden.

She came here over 1200m and picked up a field from last in a small line up but did it with some ease.

Much better for the break and off a trial win, you can see her sitting off the back of the leading division and Pike letting her go under the light weight.

The market has a few hopes in the race so we may get a last chance to back her at decent odds.

BEST FROM THE WEST

BET OF THE DAY: Race 5 #8 Graceful Girl @ $3.50

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 8 #5 The Velvet King @ $12.00


Racing and Sports

Ascot

Saturday, 15th May 2021

8
16:25
(local)

Breast Cancer Res. Wa Roma Cup (G3)

Age: 2yo and up Type: OPEN
AUD $200,000
1200m TURF GOOD
8
16:25
(local)
AUD $200,000
1200m GOOD

Breast Cancer Res. Wa Roma Cup (G3)

Age: 2yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 9. MONEY MATTERS (AUS) 4yo G
CANFORD CLIFFS (IRE) - MIZ NICHOLLS (AUS)
J AZZOPARDI
ADAM DURRANT
$26.00
58.5kg
Ms R L Durrant

Sales Information

2nd 3. ELITE STREET (AUS) 4yo G
STREET BOSS (USA) - ELITE ATEATES (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
D MORTON
$4.25
58.5kg
L B Morton, Mrs A I Morton & Anita Vale Stud (Mgr: R J M Anderson)

Sales Information

3rd 14. DANCE MUSIC (AUS) 5yo M
WAR CHANT (USA) - FAST FLOWING (NZ)
BRAD PARNHAM
SIMON A MILLER
$7.50
56.5kg
Botsky Pty Ltd Syndicate(Mgr: N N Botica) & Hollymount Stud
4th 15. FLIRTINI (AUS) 5yo M
ARTIE SCHILLER (USA) - AJAWEED (AUS)
PETER KNUCKEY
SIMON A MILLER
$6.50
56.5kg

Sales Information

5th 6. CUP NIGHT (AUS) 5yo G
MASCHINO (AUS) - WALK IN BEAUTY (AUS)
PATRICK CARBERY
BERNIE MILLER
$6.00
58.5kg
6th 2. VALOUR ROAD (AUS) 5yo G
FROST GIANT (USA) - MELBA AVENUE (AUS)
BRAD RAWILLER
SIMON A MILLER
$12.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

7th 8. FREE TRADE (AUS) 6yo G
TRADE FAIR (GB) - LADY XENA (AUS)
MS K YUILL
M L LANE
$21.00
58.5kg
8th 13. UNI TIME (AUS) 5yo G
UNIVERSAL RULER (AUS) - DARNTIME (AUS)
ALAN KENNEDY
SHARON MILLER
$61.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

9th 16. SHE'S ALIGHT (NZ) 5yo M
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - KEEP ALIGHT (NZ)
SHAUN O'DONNELL
A D MATHEWS
$31.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

10th 1. ROCK MAGIC (AUS) 11yo G
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - ROCKABUBBLE (AUS)
JARRAD NOSKE
C & M GANGEMI
$12.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

11th 7. MASSIMO (AUS) 4yo G
SESSIONS (AUS) - HIGHEST (AUS)
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER
ADAM DURRANT
$8.00
58.5kg
12th 10. CAROCAPO (AUS) 7yo G
HUSSON (ARG) - SMYTZER'S ROSE (AUS)
JASON BROWN
JIM P TAYLOR
$26.00
58.5kg

Sales Information

13th 4. TAXAGANO (AUS) 7yo G
ROGANO (AUS) - TAXA (AUS)
TROY TURNER
FRED KERSLEY
$81.00
58.5kg