Best From The West: Ascot – 1st January 2022

Perth’s biggest non-G1 day is New Year’s Day with the running of the Perth Cup.

STAFFORD'S LAD winning the A.T.A. Stakes at Ascot in Australia.
STAFFORD'S LAD winning the A.T.A. Stakes at Ascot in Australia. Picture: RWWA & Races WA.

The big question is can the domination of the cerise and white continue – of course this time it will be done without W Pike?

Have to have a pick in the big one and we're going to take on the dominators by selecting Stafford's Lad in the Perth Cup.

This gelding has had a long, slow prep, coming through all the lower level Listed staying races but has peaked winning the ATA Stakes last week.

He was way back last, even detached at stages. When they sprinted he was just able to tack on but once he did, he rounded them up.

The two that he beat home are the two favourites and not really sure why he's not shorter – at least against Pure Devotion on the same weight difference.

He will be back in the field for sure but saving ground all the way from the inside gate. When runs are made and they get tired, he'll be sticking on and running the 2400m out hard. May well have loved two miles better.

Now we have previously suggested Bam's On Fire has shown signs of returning to her best but not everything has gone her way.

Well if she is able to repeat the run in the Starstruck Stakes over the 1800m this time, she will be a big hope.

She was also last on the corner there and Steve Parnham went for inside runs. She got held up for about 100m and it cost her a placing.

Once clear, she flashed the last 120m and was level not far past the post.

Naturally from the draw and with her style she will be well back again but she is worth a few bob each way against this field.

BEST FROM THE WEST

EACH WAY PLAY (1): Race 8 #2 Bam's On Fire @ $9.00

EACH WAY PLAY (2): Race 9 #15 Stafford's Lad @ $6.50


Racing and Sports

Ascot

Saturday, 01st January 2022

9
16:45
(local)

Tabtouch - Perth Cup (G2)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 53.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $400,000
2400m TURF GOOD
9
16:45
(local)
AUD $400,000
2400m GOOD

Tabtouch - Perth Cup (G2)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 53.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 12. MIDNIGHT BLUE (AUS) 5yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (AUS)
PATRICK CARBERY
G & A WILLIAMS
$4.25
53.0kg
Peters Investments Pty Ltd
2nd 13. PADDY'S SHADOW (AUS) 7yo M
DANE SHADOW (AUS) - PATTIE ME LASS (AUS)
SHAUN O'DONNELL
RAQUEL WILLIAMS
$11.00
53.0kg
Mrs A F Ramsay & P Ramsay
3rd 2. PLATOON (AUS) 6yo G
PLAYING GOD (AUS) - ORIEL (AUS)
STEVEN PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$10.00
56.0kg
N D Parnham, Mrs C A Parnham, Cockatoo Ridge Syndicate (Mgr: C W Loxton), F S Kilner, S R Kenny, P J Evans & Mrs M R Tracy

Sales Information

4th 14. PURE DEVOTION (AUS) 4yo M
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - PARIS ROMANCE (AUS)
CLINT JOHNSTON-PORTER
G & A WILLIAMS
$5.00
53.0kg
5th 1. TRAP FOR FOOLS (AUS) 8yo G
POET'S VOICE (GB) - OLD MONEY (AUS)
BRAD RAWILLER
LINDSEY SMITH
$31.00
59.0kg

Sales Information

6th 9. COCKNEY CREW (AUS) 6yo G
MASCHINO (AUS) - HAPPILY (AUS)
SHAUN MCGRUDDY
KIERAN MCDONAGH
$15.00
53.0kg
7th 15. STAFFORD'S LAD (AUS) 7yo G
DEMERIT (AUS) - CRASH HOT (AUS)
CHRIS PARNHAM
D MORTON
$6.00
53.0kg
8th 3. NEUFBOSC (FR) 7yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NONSUCH WAY (IRE)
BRAD PARNHAM
NEVILLE PARNHAM
$11.00
55.5kg
9th 6. BAD WOLF (AUS) 7yo G
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - SURPASSING (AUS)
JERRY NOSKE
ASHLEY MALEY
$61.00
53.0kg

Sales Information

10th 10. COME RIGHT BACK (AUS) 5yo G
TORONADO (IRE) - SENSE OF PURPOSE (AUS)
LAQDAR RAMOLY
ADAM DURRANT
$41.00
53.0kg
11th 5. MAROCCHINO (AUS) 5yo G
MASCHINO (AUS) - COMESITBESIDEME (AUS)
PETER KNUCKEY
LOU & DION LUCIANI
$41.00
53.5kg
12th 7. BELLA'S IDOL (AUS) 8yo G
VITAL EQUINE (IRE) - BELLA CONTESSA (AUS)
NATASHA FAITHFULL
SUMMER DICKSON
$51.00
53.0kg
13th 8. BLACK SHADOW (AUS) 7yo G
TRADE FAIR (GB) - BLACK VISION (AUS)
JASON BROWN
JIM P TAYLOR
$16.00
53.0kg
14th 11. DIVINE SHADOW (AUS) 6yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - IDYLLIC DOLL (AUS)
JADE MC NAUGHT
BRETT POPE
$101.00
53.0kg

Sales Information

15th 4. TELLEM WE'RE COMIN (AUS) 7yo G
BLACKFRIARS (AUS) - BONNY BONNY (AUS)
J AZZOPARDI
D MORTON
$31.00
54.5kg
16th 16. TRULY RELIABLE (NZ) 4yo G
RELIABLE MAN (GB) - LA ROSERAIE (AUS)
SHELBY BOWTELL
RAYMOND VINCENT
$81.00
53.0kg

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