Best From The West: Ascot – 16th October 2021

The Northerly Stakes is the feature at Ascot on the weekend as we begin the trek to the Summer Carnival.

Ascot
Ascot Picture: Racing and Sports

However the first race to look at is the RS Crawford Stakes for the sharper sprinters and it is a good race.

There are not many you can put a line through so there might be value out a bit wider in the shape of Flirtini.

Last year she was contesting some of the best sprints out West and picked up the Miss Andretti amongst some other good efforts.

She does get back in the field but often she is in big fields and so gives away big starts. That is a bit mitigated on Saturday with ten runners.

The vast majority of the field are first up so no advantages to others there and with the speed on she can charge the last bit and give a sight.

The highlight is the Northerly and some of the good locals resume perhaps on their way to Railways and even Perth Cups in time.

This can be an upset race as we saw last year when the trifecta from that race all go around here too.

With that in mind we'll go looking for value and Dance Music is a mare who has not known how to run a bad race for a long time.

Competitive in short course races up to 2000m, she loves to ride the speed and that could well be a nice spot here against many resumers.

You can see her jumping from wide and working to the lead and then stacking them up before scooting on the corner.

She may be good enough to hold on but should still give you a run for an each way ticket.

BEST FROM THE WEST

EACH WAY PLAY (1): Race 7 #3 Flirtini @ $8.00

EACH WAY PLAY (2): Race 8 #11 Dance Music @ $9.50


Racing and Sports

Ascot

Saturday, 16th October 2021

8
17:18
(local)

Crown Perth - Northerly Stakes (G3)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
AUD $150,000
1400m TURF GOOD
8
17:18
(local)
AUD $150,000
1400m GOOD

Crown Perth - Northerly Stakes (G3)

Age: 3yo and up Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 11. DANCE MUSIC (AUS) 6yo M
WAR CHANT (USA) - FAST FLOWING (NZ)
BRAD PARNHAM
SIMON A MILLER
$3.50
55.5kg
Botsky Pty Ltd Syndicate(Mgr: N N Botica) & Hollymount Stud
2nd 7. MASSIMO (AUS) 5yo G
SESSIONS (AUS) - HIGHEST (AUS)
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER
C & M GANGEMI
$6.50
57.5kg
Gangemi Thoroughbreds, Bo Stephens, Rj Wade, Jl Herkes, Apj, K Hassan, S & G Thoroughbreds , Jd Rae, Mercon Racing, Gw McNally, A1 Racing, Wj Beament, Massimo Matters, Valley Kings Racing No 3, Sr Dixon, C Thomas, Md Waters & Cp Dakin
3rd 2. VALOUR ROAD (AUS) 6yo G
FROST GIANT (USA) - MELBA AVENUE (AUS)
BRAD RAWILLER
SIMON A MILLER
$3.25
58.5kg
D D Carvell, Yarradale Stud, R J J De Bissy, Mrs D M Williams, J A Vingerhoets, B J McGougan, I S Devenish, Mrs C M Devlin, P R Conway & Mrs S J Conway

Sales Information

4th 1. REGAL POWER (AUS) 6yo G
PIERRO (AUS) - BROADWAY BELLE (AUS)
PATRICK CARBERY
G & A WILLIAMS
$21.00
60.5kg
5th 12. NAUGHTY BY NATURE (AUS) 5yo M
TRADE FAIR (GB) - CATRENZA (NZ)
SHAUN MCGRUDDY
JASON MILLER
$15.00
55.5kg

Sales Information

6th 9. PLATOON (AUS) 6yo G
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - ORIEL (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$9.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

7th 10. LAST OF THE LINE (AUS) 5yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - CATCH THE CAT (AUS)
RYAN HILL
STEPHEN MILLER
$9.00
56.5kg

Sales Information

8th 6. TAXAGANO (AUS) 8yo G
ROGANO (AUS) - TAXA (AUS)
LUCY F WARWICK
FRED KERSLEY
$31.00
57.5kg
9th 5. KAY CEE (AUS) 5yo M
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - FLIRT 'N' HOPE (AUS)
STEVEN PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$17.00
57.5kg
10th 3. NEUFBOSC (FR) 6yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NONSUCH WAY (IRE)
JASON BROWN
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$61.00
58.5kg