Ascot – The Wash Up

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Ascot 3 February 2018

Favourites:  2 favourites won on the day.

Longest Price Winner: Pearl Trade (win $12.80, place $3.00 TABtouch).

First 5 At Turn: 7 of 8 winners came from the first five at turn.

First 5 Last Start:  8 of 8 winners finished in the first five last start.

Last Start Winners:  3 last start winners won again.

Largest Winning Margin: Verve De Vega  – 3.75 lengths.

Fastest Last 600 Metres: Dainty Tess – 33.85 seconds.

Trainers:  DARREN McAULIFFE and Impressive Racing took out the Scenic Blast Stakes when his Universal Ruler 6yo Rebel King shot clear late from its handy position to claim the $100,000 feature. BRETT POPE enjoyed a city win with Rare Coin following a solid performance in Bunbury, while SEAN CASEY has found the winning formula with Verve De Vega running rivals ragged for the second time in as many weeks.

Jockeys: Race to race double in the saddle for DAN STAECK who piloted Rare Coin to back to back wins when successful in the third, before leading throughout with a well rated ride aboard Cappo D’Oro in the fourth. WILLIAM PIKE picked up a “book ends” double with Vermont Lady finally rewarding connections with a strong victory in the opener, before charging Royal Missile home from well back to take out the last.

WA Stallions: 4 of 8 winners were bred by local stallions.

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