Nervous 99

Since Twin Hills Stud made the decision to stand Smart Missile at their Cootamundra farm, the son of Fastnet Rock has knocked up siring winners with a debut juvenile winner at Gosford on Thursday bringing him to 99 winners for the season. The Joe Pride trained gelding Knight Arrow was well educated for his debut […]

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I’ll Have A Bit set Group One mission in Adelaide – McArdle keen to take chances in The Goodwood with Smart Missile filly

A setback early in the autumn campaign of three-year-old filly I’ll Have A Bit (Smart Missile) firstly led to an unlikely victory in the Euclase Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) (see replay below) and now trainer John McArdle is chasing more Adelaide success in Saturday’s The Goodwood (Gr 1, 1200m). The Mornington-based McArdle yesterday confirmed that I’ll Have […]

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Surprise winner I’ll Have A Bit’s fast sectional times suggest she should not be overlooked again

I’ll Have A Bit (Smart Missile), at odds of $151, was obviously a surprise winner to most when she dashed home to claim Saturday’s Euclase Stakes (Gr 2, 1200m) at Morphettville but an examination of her sectional times suggests that her victory was far from being a one-off performance. The John McArdle-trained three-year-old filly, settled […]

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