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BRADBURY’S LUCK’S outstanding 4YO, Luckygray, is poised to leap into contention for the $1million Railway Stakes if he can handle his biggest test to date in tomorrow’s $125,000 G3 BMW Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) at Ascot.

An ultra impressive individual, who has won 5 of his 7 starts, Luckygray looks to be one of the best gallopers in WA heading towards the Railway Stakes on November 19.

The Bradbury’s Luck gelding has been stepped through his classes in grand fashion by trainer Gino Poletti, however he now has a low rating of 84 and will need to win tomorrow’s G3 race to be elevated into the field. The winner of the Asian Beau is exempt from the ballot for the G1 feature.

Luckygray is undefeated from 2 starts since returning from a spell, including an impressive victory over The Tenby Friar last Saturday week. “I really couldn’t be happier with him,” Gino said earlier this week. “The weight is no advantage but if you want to tackle the better races then you have to go up against the big boys.

“It’s a big step up for him but I am confident he has the class to be really competitive.

“He is a very exciting horse and I am sure we will have lots to look forward to.

“In my opinion I think he is still 12 months away from being at his peak – and we might just see a pretty special horse at that time!”




JET SPUR’S highly promising 3YO filly Emmalene has arrived safely in Melbourne after her overnight flight and trainer Liam Birchley reports she is ready to tackle some of the best of the fairer sex when she lines up in the $90,000 Listed Gucci Stakes (1200m) next Thursday at Flemington.

The Jet Spur filly has had quite a boom placed on her ever since making her racetrack debut – a day when she easily accounted for another spruik horse in State of Wealth.

Emmalene has subsequently had 2 more outings since that victory, where she registered a desperately unlucky (and narrow) 2nd in Sydney, before prevailing in wet conditions back in Brisbane after a 3 wide trip the whole way.

“She has come through this first preparation in very good order,” Liam said of his exciting filly. “It will obviously be a big step up in grade next week but I am sure she has the ability to compete with any of them.

“She won’t have had an opportunity to get a look at the straight track at Flemington before she races there but I will throw the blinkers on her and I think she will be fine.

“She is still learning what it is all about and I think we will see a really nice horse when she comes back into work next preparation. There should be some good races for her in the Brisbane Winter Carnival next year and I am sure the trip away and the experience in Melbourne now will ultimately be of great benefit.”

EMMALENE – JET SPUR filly tackling stakes grade in Victoria!

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Last season’s Champion Qld 2YO Sire, and 2nd in Australia for number of 2YO winners, Jet Spur, will have his first new season city juvenile runner tomorrow in the shape of the Mathew Dunn trained Caldetes.

Caldetes has been fitted up for his debut with 2 nice trial efforts and will jump from barrier 1 with the services of Glen Colless on board.

Matt, who is quickly developing a reputation as one of the state’s top trainers, reports he is very happy with how his Jet Spur gelding has coped with his first racing preparation and considers him a very nice each way hope.


TOORAK TOFF – SHOW A HEART entire who will have to overcome wide alley tomorrow in G3!

SHOW A HEART will launch a two-pronged attack on tomorrow’s $250,000 G3 Stakes from Flemington (R9) with a pair of his big gun gallopers in Toorak Toff and Woorim.

Unfortunately both will need to overcome horror barrier draws if they are to salute (having drawn 15 and 16 respectively in a field of 16) however they have the class and quality to do just that if the race is run to suit.

“I honestly don’t know what the plan will be until the gates open,” Toorak Toff’s trainer Rick Hore Lacy said. “If you believe that barriers win races, well, we don’t have much hope. However I know how good my fellow is and if we can get some luck in running then I am sure he can give them plenty to think about.

“He is jumping out of his skin and we just have to keep our fingers crossed he keeps his mind on racing.

“Last time out he loomed to win (the G1 Toorak Hcp) but he lost focus and didn’t finish off like we have come to expect from him. He is turning into a real bull now and, with spring in the air that is certainly not helping.

“We will see what happens tomorrow but the most likely scenario is that he will go to the paddock after this run and then return for a 1st up shot at the (G1) Newmarket.”

Meanwhile Woorim’s trainer Rob Heathcote was feeling very bullish about his 6YO’s chances until the barrier draw and the prospects of a wet track put a dampener on his confidence.

“Traditionally the 1400m at Flemington has favoured leaders,” Rob said. “Therefore it would have been nice to have drawn well and then positioned up a little closer. However, we can only play with the cards we are dealt and we will now have to let him settle towards the tail of the field and hopefully Michael (Rodd) can get something to cart him into it when they start to quicken.

If the track is not too wet, and there is reasonable speed in the race, I do think he can bounce back to his best after a couple of luckless efforts at his past few.”