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Durrant, Hall target North West, Goldfields
Durrant, Hall target North West, Goldfields

Premiership-leading trainer Adam Durrant and jockey Peter Hall will butter-up from Saturday's $125,000 Strickland Stakes (2000m) win with Our Moet at Belmont Park to tackle rich North West and Goldfields carnivals.

Durrant said yesterday he had fresh gallopers primed for next month's $100,000 XXXX Gold Broome Cup (2200m) and the $150,000 Kalgoorlie Cup (2300m) in September.

Big-race specialist Hall, who took a rails run on Mr Moet to narrowly beat stablemate Chester Road in the Strickland, has booked Broome and Kalgoorlie tickets.

"We'll have a team in Broome before the Woodside Cup and Kimberley Cup meetings on July 27 and August 4," Durrant said.

"Our horses listed to go there include Hibernian, Double Barrel, Devilish Intent, Undercover Lizzy and Bizet. I'd expect to have a strong hand in the Broome Cup and Broome Sprint on August 18."

Provincial cups winners Hibernian and Double Barrel look ideal Broome Cup prospects.

Durrant said he would have Goldfields-bound gallopers contest the $100,000 Coolgardie Cup (1600m), $110,000 Goldline Distributors Boulder Cup (1760m), $130,000 Hannan's Handicap (1400m) and Kalgoorlie Cup from September 2-22.

"Reverend Lovejoy will be among our Kalgoorlie horses," the trainer said. "He's won two Boulder cups and a Coolgardie Cup."

Hall, a five-times Broome Cup winner, is eager to return north.

"I'm keen to team with Adam's horses in Broome and Kalgoorlie. I've also had a bit of luck on the Goldfields, winning two Kal cups and three Boulder cups," Hall said.

Durrant said Mr Moet and Chester Road would be aimed at the Railway Stakes in November, then the Kingston Town Classic, Cox Stakes and Perth Cup.

- Apprentice Jenae Grigsby remains in hospital in Broome after puncturing a lung and fracturing ribs in a fall on Saturday.

The West Australian

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