Stable Whispers - More youngsters at the trials...and more


The stable took a few more youngsters to the trials this week, and importantly, returned home smiling.

Len Parker well-bred pair Flying Moth (Art Major-Moody Moth) and Lovely Moth (Bettors Delight-Lively Moth) competed in the 2YO trial at Bendigo on Monday night.

They ran 3rd and 4th, without being bustled, behind Lace And Diamonds, prepared by Monique Burnett, who posted a two minute mile rate for the 1650m trip.

Incidentially, bragging rights went to Brian Gath, who drove Flying Moth, finishing ahead of old mate Tony on Lovely Moth!

Errol Stockton-owned maiden Red Ruffy also trialled, finishing 6th in a combined 3yo, co and c1 trial.


If “Bazza” can get an ounce of luck and get an earn at Melton this Saturday night, there’s sure to be more than bourbon flowing at the St Fort stables on Sunday.

The gelding (a winner of four from eight starts this season for $62,000 in stakes) has drawn wide in six off the front line in the Cougar Bourbon Pure Steel, over 2760metres.

Stable insiders say his work this week has been awesome, so fingers crossed.

“Damo” Wilson got him away brilliantly from the tapes at “take one” of the recent Shepparton Gold Cup, but then at the next attempt he copped a bad check and was inconvenienced----and that was the difference of being in the front four rather than the back four. But that’s racing!

The Pure Steel feature event has attracted a classy field and you can bet there will be fireworks from the word go. Hopefully Barimah lobs in a handy forward position and can show his customary strength over the final 450metres.


Those wanting to join the thrill of racing a classy three-year-old pacer would be advised to keep in touch with Tony as negotiations to obtain another NZ Christian Cullen-sired horse are progressing well.

“Reports coming from New Zealand regarding this particular pacer are extremely exciting and when it is all finalized, we will sit down with genuine syndicate members and go over it all,” Tony said.

“From what I have managed to source from over there, and also watching some race replays, the horse has plenty of upside --- he is an eye-catching fella that’s for sure.”