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The Ascot Feature Rankings

WA GUINEAS (1600m), November 21 1 — SNICKERDOODLEDANDY: No reason to abandon ship here. Will start favourite on Saturday in the WA Champion Fillies Stakes and if she runs to expectations and Dan Morton backs her up, is the one to beat. 2 — MAGICAL DREAM: Remains in second position…. Read More

The Weekly A-Z

A – ARROGANT Being labelled arrogant is not a badge of honour. Unless you are describing the accomplishments of the All Blacks. They have set the standard in world rugby for an eternity and their dominance shows no signs of ending. The mauling of the Wallabies last weekend was not… Read More

The Ascot Feature Rankings

WA Guineas – Nov 21 1 – SNICKERDOODLEDANDY Obviously dependent on whether she backs up from the WA Champion Fillies Stakes, but is very smart. 2 – MAGICAL DREAM Had her colours lowered for the first time in the Burgess Queen Stakes. Has to be considered a threat in anything… Read More

The Weekly A-Z

A – ASIAN CUISINE Cannot wait to sample what is on offer in the Hosemasters Asian Beau Stakes (1400m) at Ascot tomorrow. Given Taxagano’s stunning win in the Group 3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) a fortnight ago, it is hard to declare this a three-horse race. But it appears Inspirational Girl,… Read More

The Ascot Feature Rankings

WA Guineas – Nov 21 1 – SECRET PLAN Would have preferred he wasn’t scratched from the Ascot midweek meeting, but we’ll stay in his corner … for now. 2 – MAGICAL DREAM Another from the cerise and white production line. Is 3 for 3 and comes off a Listed… Read More