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Third Railway Bid Confirmed For Luckygray
Trainer Trevor Andrews has confirmed that star WA galloper Luckygray will bid for a third successive Railway Stakes title later in the year after resuming with a strong win in the Gr3 Roma Cup (1200m) at Belmont on Saturday, reports The West Australian. Sidelined from racing for 12 months because of a leg injury, Luckygray claimed his second Roma Cup (1200m) victory when scoring by 0.25-length in a tight finish over Dawn Approach (Statue of Liberty) and Fuchsia Bandana (Trade Fair). Andrews said the 7YO son of Bradbury's Luck pulled up well from the win and would improve heading into his next two assignments, namely the Belmont Sprint (1400m) and Hyperion Stakes (1600m) on 30 May and 13 June. "He licked his bin out and he's very bright," Andrews said. "He's going to improve fitness-wise out of sight. He only just fell in, but he hasn't raced for a long time and the second horse was race fit." He added, "He'll go on to the next two then go out for a break and come back for a crack at a third Railway. We'll assess his future after the summer carnival, depending on how he's going." With $2,677,525 in the bank, Luckygray is closing in on Scenic Shot's record as the second-highest earner in WA racing history. Scenic Shot boasts earnings of $3 million. However, both gallopers fall a long way short of champion galloper Northerly who amassed a record $9.34 million in prize money.