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Aptly-named grey mare Lucky's Way took the short way home to land a late win in the Westspeed Platinum Hcp (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday.

Yarradale Stud owner Lyn Sayers and stud manager Davy Hanratty will commence a rebuilding process when the Magic Millions National Sale gets underway later this month.

Gingerbread Man youngster Spice Is Right led from the jump and lifted in the straight when tackled by Tactics (Rommel) to win the Amelia Park Hcp (1400m) at Ascot on Anzac Day.

Sparingly-raced 4yo mare Enchanting Sound has given Yarradale Stud sire Gingerbread Man a second Saturday win in a row at Ascot.

It is with great sadness that Yarradale Stud said goodbye to War Chant (USA) on Thursday.  The 27-year-old stallion succumbed to the infirmities of old age at the Gidgegannup nursery that he had called home for over a decade.

The more they win the better the price is a saying as old as racing itself and it fitted Star Power to a tee when she was gunning for hat-trick at Ascot last Wednesday.

War Chant (USA) warhorse Mood Swings took a while to win at black-type level but it was worth the wait for trainer George Dupre and owner Barry Evans.

Gingerbread Man gelding Ima Single Man has broken a runs of outs in Hong Kong with an adventurous all-the-way victory in the Heung Yee Kuk Cup (1200m) at Sha Tin.

Sheesh! The Gingerbread Man stayer put an exclamation mark on Yarradale Stud’s superb results at the Perth Magic Millions with a front-running victory in Singapore on Saturday.

Yarradale Stud Manager Davy Hanratty is confident this year’s consignment of 24 yearlings to the Perth Magic Millions is the best since he arrived at Gidgegannup in 2011.

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.