Best From The West: Ascot – 20th February 2021

The Detonator Stakes is a middle distance race as the feature on the Ascot program.

Ascot
Ascot Picture: Racing and Sports

It is not exactly filled with in form or quality conveyances and so we are happy to take a young mare on the rise second up.

Montelena was good for everyone last year when she put multiple wins back to back and while not winning first up was good late.

She was way back after giving away way too much ground and you can clearly see from the form and the style of racing that the added furlong has to help.

As long as Chris Parnham is on his bike before the corner, she will rattle home under the light weight.

A little earlier there is a competitive 1400m sprint and we are going for one who comes out of different form as Downforce can continue the winning ways.

He has put three very good runs back to back and now drops to 55.5kg with Steven Parnham up.

From the lovely gate he can race a lot closer this time which could be critical.

Happy to back him each way as he continues to make improvement even into Saturday grade.

BEST FROM THE WEST

BET OF THE DAY: Race 8 #16 Montelena @ $3.80

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 6 #9 Downforce @ $6.50


Racing and Sports

Ascot

Saturday, 20th February 2021

8
16:50
(local)

Detonator Stakes (LR)

Age: 2yo and up Type: OPEN
AUD $100,000
1800m TURF GOOD
8
16:50
(local)
AUD $100,000
1800m GOOD

Detonator Stakes (LR)

Age: 2yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 13. LAST OF THE LINE (AUS) 4yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - CATCH THE CAT (AUS)
RYAN HILL
STEPHEN MILLER
$7.50
55.0kg
L P Rogers, T K Sanders, R V Wilson, Mr J H Moran, J Whyte, K A Gould, S J Miller & A B Rogers

Sales Information

2nd 16. MONTELENA (AUS) 4yo M
RUBICK (AUS) - KOOROORA BLUE (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$2.75
53.0kg
Impressive Racing Pty Ltd (Mgr: K S Berry, L R Thomas, Pd Anthonisz, C J Grover, J B Crone, C Glass, B E Kay, Dr B E Kay, K L Phoenix, S R Freeman, L N O'Connor, S E Phoenix, M J Franceschini, M S Griffiths, J McGill, J P Mast, H A Money & C Moreno
3rd 15. PADDY'S SHADOW (AUS) 6yo M
DANE SHADOW (AUS) - PATTIE ME LASS (AUS)
SHAUN O'DONNELL
RAQUEL WILLIAMS
$21.00
53.0kg
Mrs A F Ramsay & P Ramsay
4th 10. SUPERIOR SMILE (AUS) 6yo G
PATRONIZE (AUS) - SOLDIER'S SMILE (AUS)
JORDAN TURNER
DANIEL & BEN PEARCE
$151.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

5th 6. UTGARD LOKI (AUS) 5yo G
FROST GIANT (USA) - TWINKLE TOES (IRE)
LUCY F WARWICK
JUSTIN WARWICK
$31.00
56.5kg
6th 3. TRAP FOR FOOLS (AUS) 7yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - OLD MONEY (AUS)
J AZZOPARDI
LINDSEY SMITH
$5.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

7th 9. FRIARESQUE (AUS) 7yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - PEARLESQUE (AUS)
PETER KNUCKEY
LIZ STREMPEL
$31.00
55.0kg
8th 1. TOUCH OF SILVER (AUS) 8yo G
SAXON (AUS) - VINTAGE SILVER (AUS)
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER
ADAM DURRANT
$151.00
57.5kg

Sales Information

9th 7. SHE'S ALIGHT (NZ) 5yo M
TAVISTOCK (NZ) - KEEP ALIGHT (NZ)
PATRICK CARBERY
A D MATHEWS
$31.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

10th 14. DIVINE SHADOW (AUS) 5yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - IDYLLIC DOLL (AUS)
JADE MC NAUGHT
BRETT POPE
$17.00
55.0kg

Sales Information

11th 5. THE BIG SHOW (AUS) 6yo G
FROST GIANT (USA) - FUROCITEE (AUS)
M PATEMAN
DARREN MCAULIFFE
$17.00
56.5kg
12th 8. HARRY THOMAS (AUS) 7yo G
SCANDAL KEEPER (USA) - ERANGY SPRINGS (AUS)
TROY TURNER
R W PRICE
$31.00
55.0kg
13th 4. WRINKLY (AUS) 7yo G
SAXON (AUS) - KYLIE NADINE (AUS)
BRAD PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$17.00
56.5kg
14th 2. HE'S A PARKER (AUS) 6yo G
HE'S A DECOY (IRE) - ROMAN GEM (AUS)
SHAUN MCGRUDDY
HECTOR MCLAREN
$201.00
57.5kg
15th 12. COCKNEY CREW (AUS) 5yo G
MASCHINO (AUS) - HAPPILY (AUS)
PETER HALL
KIERAN MCDONAGH
$10.00
55.5kg