After three successive wins in the south west region of WA, XAARPHONIC returns to city racing on Saturday, and he’ll tackle the first event at Ascot, a handicap over 2200m.
Trainer Kevin McAuley, who, to use that great Australian term, is a bit of a battler, is very confident that his horse will run a big race on Saturday. ‘He’s improved since his last win’ Kev said, ‘I’ve not had the horse any better, and there’s still some improvement in him, but you’ll see the best of him in his next campaign. You have a few dollars each way on him Saturday and he’ll run a big race for you’.
Regular rider Peter Black can’t make the minimum weight of 53kg on Saturday, and so new jockey Jeff Berry will take over on Saturday. Jeff rode the gelding in trackwork at Ascot this morning and was very impressed..