Local trainers try their luck at Ascot

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Justin Warwick is one of several hard working local trainers who has taken runners to Ascot recently.
Camera IconJustin Warwick is one of several hard working local trainers who has taken runners to Ascot recently. Credit: David Bailey

Local trainers headed to Ascot in a bid to get amongst the sizeable Saturday stake money on offer last weekend.

One of the favourites heading into the Tabtouch – Better Your Bet handicap (2100m) was Justin Warwick’s four year old Noir De Rue, who had won his previous two races at both Belmont Park and Bunbury.

And for three quarters of the journey on Saturday, it looked like three with Mollie Clark aboard.

Unfortunately for the Warwick stable, the four year old lost ground in the home straight and fell back to fifth and 6.7 lengths behind eventual winner Salon Du Cheval.

Capel-based trainer Ross Price also made the journey, having two runners in the Scarboro Toyota handicap (1800m).

Although both finished in the middle of the field, Price has a proven track record of training winners and he should be one of several local trainers to keep an eye on during the upcoming month in Bunbury, with a total of five meetings pencilled in.

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