Mini Winnie registered back-to-back victories 10 days apart, which is precisely what his late dam, fellow Quenten Jackson-prepared galloper Aunty Winnie, did in 2009 before the trainer endured 12 years without saddling a winner.
Is Jamie Kah first time a positive gear change? Yes, this season, the Victorian metropolitan jockey champion-elect’s record aboard gallopers new to her is 48 wins in 235 races for a 20.43 per cent strike rate and a 6.83% return on investment.
Real Love is the only Perth Cup champion this century to subsequently win multiple Group races interstate, and the 10-year-old mare’s premature colic-related death is the latest body blow to the Peters Investments syndicate.
Eduardo has a legitimate claim on being the world’s best sprinter because no Australian speedster – not even Black Caviar – has registered a better benchmark rating than him since Punting Form started grading gallopers in late 2012.
It was a day of firsts for Gold Front Thoroughbreds stallion Awesome Rock and Sue Olive, who stands the Group One winner in partnership with her husband Alan, as Kaymay supplied both her sire and trainer with their maiden Ascot wins.