Paul Harvey will miss the lucrative Ascot meeting on Saturday through suspension, but Jason Brown will be available to partner star colt Petrol Power in the $80,000 Perth Stakes (1100m).
No jockey is in better form than Harvey, who has piloted eight winners from his past 11 rides.
Harvey bounced back from injuring his right foot in a fall from a ladder at home to boost his city tally to 45.5 wins with success aboard Black Tycoon ($1.80) and Young Lionel ($3.30). They were his first two rides after spending a week on the sidelines.
His other ride, Philby, finished last and will be retired.
But WA's premiership-leading rider incurred an 18-day suspension by stewards for his ride on Black Tycoon when he was found guilty for shifting in at the 50m when not sufficiently clear of Doutable, causing jockey Troy Turner to check his horse.
Harvey will be allowed to resume riding two days before the $500,000 Ausdrill-Karrakatta Plate (1200m) on April 6.
Brown missed riding Petrol Power at his win in the Supremacy Stakes (1100m) on March 9 when he was in Melbourne partnering Barakey in the Newmarket Handicap.
Brown strained his back riding for Barakey's trainer Jim Taylor at Belmont Park barrier trials last Monday and was forced to forfeit rides at Bunbury last week and Ascot on Saturday. "One jerked me around in the barriers at the trials," Brown said yesterday.
"It just hurt my back.
"I have had treatment and will get further treatment tomorrow."
Petrol Power is the $5 favourite with Player for the Karrakatta after a tenacious win as a $1.70 favourite over Busimiss in the Supremacy.
Trainer Darren McAuliffe threw his hat into the Karrakatta ring when Oratism stormed home to win Saturday's Westspeed Plate (1200m).
She firmed into $21 in the Karrakatta.McAuliffe bred Oratism by the Champion Stakes and Eclipse Stakes winner Oratorio from the Scenic mare Scenicism, who he trained.
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