WA Raiders to take on Melbourne features

An influx of Perth horses is about to hit the eastern states ahead of Melbourne’s first Group 1 of the year.

Trainer : NEVILLE PARNHAM. Picture: Western Racepix.

Trainer Neville Parnham, and the Casey's: Sean and his son Jake, have targeted feature races with stars of last year's Ascot Pinnacles carnival.

Group 1 Railway Stakes champion Bustler and WA Guineas hero Zipaway have been entered for Melbourne features at Caulfield on Saturday.

Parnham has nominated Bustler for the C.F.Orr Stakes and Zipaway for the Group 2 Autumn Stakes.

The Orr Stakes is set to assemble a hot line up with Mr Brightside, Atishu, Attrition, stable mate Vagrant and Pride Of Jenni  among 17 entries.

Bustler  has not raced since the Gold Rush last December when fourth to Munhamek. He ran second to Live To Tell in a barrier trial.

Parnham told The Races WA last week that the Group 1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield on February 24 is also being considered as a first-up option.

The son of Playing God's primary target in Melbourne is the All-Star Mile at Caulfield next month.

Pinnacles bolter, Dom To Shoot, Laverrod and Hanchi will represent the Casey stable in Melbourne.

Hanchi, a three-year-old son of Squamosa, takes on his first interstate trip. Dom To Shoot and Laverrod have won at Mornington and Caulfield previously

Dom To Shoot won the Group 1 Northerly Stakes in December that pushed prize money to beyond $2 million.

Hanchi showed dashed in a three-horse 400m trial at Belmont today (Monday) when he won by 7 lengths.'

All horses with the possible exception of Laverrod, depart Perth Tuesday evening.