No sleep for Dan with Ashlor set for Stakes

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IMPRESSIVE RUNNER: Ashlor in action during a race win at Caulfield in 2018.

THE biggest race of Dan McCarthy’s horse training career is almost here and the Wangaratta identity isn’t expecting to get much sleep before tomorrow’s $1millon Winterbottom Stakes (1200m).

McCarthy has been in Perth since last Monday and tomorrow his star mount, five-year-old Ashlor, will compete for the first time in a group one race.

Given the high profile nature of the star-studded race, the barrier draw was held at a glitzy event at Perth’s Crown Casino on Tuesday night where Ashlor drew the middle barrier of eight in the field of 15.

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