Best From The West: Ascot – 15th February 2020

It is closing in toward the Autumn carnival where the Derby is the highlight and there are some Listed races on the card.

Ascot.
Ascot. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Challenge Stakes is one of those and the big Williams yard has the two main hopes.

Given William Pike has chosen Superstorm over a G3 winner, we are happy to tag along for the ride.

He battled on tenaciously to close into fifth in the WA Guineas and then ran a cracking race in the G1 Kingston Town Classic, just missing the placings.

He's got a bit of dash to use the barrier and that might be important in holding track position on the stable mate. Tuscan Queen is clearly good but might be more an Oaks filly.

There will be interest in a few runners in race 7 but third up at the 1500m off a win seems a good formula to back Media Baron each way.

Coming from near last on the corner, he rattled over the top at a shorter trip and so this appeals even more.

He will give away ground early but there should be enough pace on to help there.

Paul Harvey has jumped back aboard and he can peak now.

BEST FROM THE WEST

BET OF THE DAY: Race 6 #2 Superstorm @ $1.75

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 7 #3 Media Baron @ $8.00


Racing and Sports

Ascot

Saturday, 15th February 2020

6
16:10
(local)

Challenge Stakes (LR)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
AUD $100,000
1500m TURF GOOD
6
16:10
(local)
AUD $100,000
1500m GOOD

Challenge Stakes (LR)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 2. SUPERSTORM (AUS) 3yo G
SEBRING (AUS) - STORMY NOVA (AUS)
WILLIAM PIKE
G & A WILLIAMS
$1.53
55.0kg
Peters Investments Pty Ltd Syndicate(Mgr: R J & Mrs S L Peters)
2nd 7. NAUGHTY BY NATURE (AUS) 3yo F
TRADE FAIR (GB) - CATRENZA (NZ)
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER
JASON MILLER
$10.00
53.0kg
Mrs S E Miller, C S Sherry, S H Sherry, B J Sherry, E P Sherry, T Sherry, G E Lavender, Mrs N A Lavender, W H Lavender, W M Cowcher, D P Cowcher, G W Hankinson, A P Basire, R W Thorn, D C Giumelli, V J Paino, G F Bond, J F Boucher & J S Gartrell

Sales Information

3rd 8. WINE NIGHT (AUS) 3yo F
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - SERIOUS IMPACT (AUS)
TROY TURNER
J ERKELENS
$21.00
53.0kg
Miss J Erkelens, N M Biggs, M A Biggs, J Emmerton, J A Jennings, D J Pashby, C J Lawson, G R Browne

Sales Information

4th 1. TUSCAN QUEEN (AUS) 3yo F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - TAVARNELLE (AUS)
PETER HALL
G & A WILLIAMS
$4.50
56.0kg

Sales Information

5th 6. PAMBELLA (AUS) 3yo F
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - PARC D'AMOUR (AUS)
STEVEN PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$21.00
54.0kg

Sales Information

6th 5. MONTELENA (AUS) 3yo F
RUBICK (AUS) - KOOROORA BLUE (AUS)
BEN PATERSON
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$11.00
54.0kg
7th 9. SWEET STRAWBERRY (AUS) 3yo F
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - LIVING COLOUR (AUS)
JASON WHITING
BROCK LEWTHWAITE
$51.00
53.0kg

Sales Information

8th 3. DIVIDE THE SEA (AUS) 3yo G
MOSHE (AUS) - RACHINE (NZ)
BRAD PARNHAM
T M ANDREWS
$67.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

9th 4. TIFF HAS SPOKEN (AUS) 3yo G
GOD HAS SPOKEN (AUS) - TIFFANY ISLAND (AUS)
JARRAD NOSKE
SHARON MILLER
$101.00
55.0kg