PRIZE CATCH POISED TO MAKE A SPLASH
Aug 11, 2017
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.
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.