PRIZE CATCH POISED TO MAKE A SPLASH

Aug 11, 2017

Belhus Racing has found themselves a smart customer in the form of Prize Catch and the West Australian-based four-year-old looks mighty hard to beat at Belmont on Saturday.

The Lindsey Smith-trained chestnut is a major player in tomorrow's David Gray's Aglink Handicap (Race 5-1650m) and is expected to continue Belhus' brilliant winter form, with four winners from 11 runners since July 22.

Prize Catch was having his second run back from an eight-week break when coming from wide, and worse than midfield in running to score a dominant Belmont midweek victory on Wednesday August 2.

WATCH: Prize Catch comes home with a wet sail

The handsome son of Zoffany is stepping up in class for Saturday's assignment, however, he did race competitively against quality Saturday opposition during his three-year-old season, and multiple Group 1 winning trainer Lindsey Smith has a particularly strong opinion of this fellow.

Smith's regular go-to-apprentice Randy Tan has built up a strong association with Prize Catch and again has the reins, having steered him to victory last start.

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STAKES ON THE UP IN THE WEST: WA prizemoney will increase from February 1, 2018, across all metropolitan and provincial thoroughbred race meetings, headlined by a $10,000 boost to Saturday metropolitan races. Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders will also benefit from an increase in the Westspeed Platinum bonus of a further $5,000 for 2yo’s commencing their racing career in 2017/18, taking the total bonus available for a prime metropolitan win to $42,500.

READ: Full media release via www.rwwa.com.au