Messara Puzzled by Panzer Division Odds for 2015 Expressway Stakes

January 30, 2015

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Messara Puzzled by Panzer Division Odds for 2015 Expressway Stakes

Paul Messara has admitted to being surprised at how short Panzer Division was marked for the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) tomorrow, though the trainer isn’t complaining.

Panzer Division's short odds in the Expressway Stakes surprised even his trainer Paul Messara.

Panzer Division’s short odds in the Expressway Stakes surprised even his trainer Paul Messara. Photo by Steve Hart.

Panzer Division opened the Expressway Stakes betting market at as $3.20 favourite and has only seen his price drift slightly out to $3.40 in the past couple of days. Considering the next line of betting is Weary at $5.50, the three-year-old colt is firm favourite to take out the $200,000 feature race at Rosehill on Saturday.

Messara can only put the short odds down to Panzer Division’s form on heavy tracks – one win and one second placing – considering Rosehill will be rain-affected on Saturday.

“To be honest I’m very surprised how short he’s been marked,” Messara told TVN on Friday morning.

“This is a really good race with horses like Boban and Weary and maybe it’s because he’s got a bit of wet track form, but I am surprised by it.”

The colt will have to overcome a start from the widest barrier but is the only runner carrying the minimum 55kg with James McDonald to ride.

Still the trainer is confident that Panzer Division is a quality colt that will impress against the likes of Listed Carrington Stakes (1400m) runner-up That’s A Good Idea, Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) winner Beaten Up, and regular stakes contender Boban in the 2015 Expressway Stakes.

“He’s a no-fuss kind of horse who has come up well without any issues and he’s ready to go back to the races,” Messara said.

“He’s not screwed down by any means, but he’s fit enough to run a nice race.”

The lightly run Panzer Division kicked off his first official campaign in the spring with a runner-up finish in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) last August before winning the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m).

The colt earned his place in the field for both the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m), finishing a solid fifth in both.

After resuming in the Expressway Stakes, Panzar Division will kick off his autumn campaign in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) on February 21 before the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) a fortnight later.

“After that we haven’t made any plans, we’ll just see how he’s going then make some decisions,” Messara said.

Back Panzer Division in the Expressway Stakes at and you’ll receive up to $250 in a bonus match on your first bet. Just quote code: BETBONUS.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field