Emerging Perth Star Expected To Improve

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A galloper in the west caught the eye of many last start and trainer Darren McAuliffe believes she has improved again.

Clairvoyance, a three-year-old filly by Nostradamus, put in a dominant performance in her second career start that put her in elite company.

“A lot of trainers have been asking when she’s going to the paddock and where she was starting next, so I’m not surprised it’s a small field,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to see her over 1200m and we go against a quality filly in Watch Me Dance, which deserves full respect from what she did last prep.”

McAuliffe said they had received offers from potential buyers in Victoria, but they had not been anywhere near what would be required to sell.

“We’ve been offered $600,000 but we wouldn’t sell her for that,” he said.

“We can win plenty of nice races here in Perth and continue to build her prizemoney and then put her in a broodmare sale and she’d be potentially worth plenty there, so $600,000 is almost disrespectful.”

where she will target the Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) and head towards the Group 2 WA Guineas (1600m).

Meanwhile, Gatting and The Velvet King have had different luck in Victoria and will now head in separate directions.

“Gatting is going really well, Peter Moody is happy with him and he will have a gallop between races at Pakenham on Tuesday,” he said.

“He’ll be first-up in the Group 1 Memsie on August 29 as planned.

“The Velvet King had issues with the travel and has had some feet issues, so we’ve let up on him and Peter will choose a different program for him.”

Adam McGrath
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