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Up-and-coming stayer Beats of War is set for better company following back-to-back midweek wins at Belmont for an Impressive Racing syndicate managed by Darren McAuliffe.

Claiming apprentice Madi Derrick gave Gift Of The Heart a perfect front-running ride at Ascot on Saturday and the Great Southern galloper wasn’t going to make it any easier for the closers in the MacMahon Hcp (1400m).

Memory Parade has a black-type pedigree and she backed that to the hilt with a dominant debut at Belmont on Wednesday.

RWWA scheduled 11 meetings in the 10 days between December 23 and January 1 making it busier than usual for the industry during the holiday break.

Steve Wolfe’s star sprinter Red Can Man is enjoying a well-earned break ahead of the $350,000 The Bluff Knoll (1099m) in Albany on March 10.

Yarradale Stud unveiled Hostile Talk at Ascot last Wednesday week and returned with another talented 3yo winner named Stormchaser in the opening event on Damien Oliver Gold Rush Day.

First-starter Hostile Talk went out an even-money favourite for the WA Racing Podcast Maiden (1000m) on Wednesday and the result was never in doubt once Willie Pike went for home at Ascot.

Fresh from a Group 2 triumph with Valour Road (Frost Giant) in the Lee-Steere Stakes (1400m) last Saturday, Yarradale Stud returned with a running double at Ascot on Wednesday courtesy of City Angel and Ima Single Gal.

Yarradale Stud has sent hundreds of future winners down the Darling Scarp to Ascot’s racing precinct but none quite like Saturday’s G2 Lee-Steere Stakes (1400m) hero Valour Road.

Rapidly improving mare Malkar Pindari notched a milestone 300th win for Yarradale Stud sire Gingerbread Man in the Amelia Park Hcp (1500m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Ima Single Gal put her best foot forward with a front-running victory for Yarradale Stud’s Lyn Sayers and Gangemi Racing at Ascot on Wednesday.

Racing returned to Bunbury after a two-year redevelopment on Thursday and the new track was used to advantage by locally-bred gallopers in the five maiden events at the historic meeting.

Western Breeders Alliance graduate Red Can Man has opened this season’s black-type account for WA’s leading vendors in the LR Crawford Stakes (1000m) at Belmont.

The Kalgoorlie carnival is all done for another year leaving some racegoers very dusty in the wake of home-town wins in the LR Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) and LR Hannans Hcp (1400m).

Yarradale Stud’s week-on-week winning run this season went to another level with an interstate double on Wednesday by its resident sires Gingerbread Man (Malkar Pindari) and War Chant (Rockeby Road).

Well-bred 3yo Insyde Success sent trainer Steve Wolfe and his stable jockey Shaun McGruddy past another milestone after the son of War Chant (USA) scored on debut at Northam on Monday.

Trainers Grant and Alana Williams are looking forward to this year’s KBRC Goldfields Round with a team headed by Red Fifty Three (Gingerbread Man) who races for syndicate managed by Elio Galante.

Gingerbread Man kept the till ticking over with two winners this week ahead of Saturday’s LR Farnley Stakes (1400m) at Belmont.

War Chant (USA) has sired a winning double with his 6yo sons Seminole Brave and Mood Swings in the last two city races conducted in Perth this season.

Phanta has run a smart field of sprinters ragged for his first black-type victory in the H G Bolton Sprint (1200m) at Belmont.