Full Speed Ahead for Tally in Alister Clark Stakes 2016

March 18, 2016

Full Speed Ahead for Tally in Alister Clark Stakes 2016

The powerhouse Godolphin stable is confident of a big run under the lights at Moonee Valley Racecourse tonight for the in-form Tally who heads towards Sydney’s Australian Derby via a clash with odds-on favourite Palentino in the 2016 Alister Clark Stakes.


Australian Derby hope Tally runs in Friday night’s 2016 Alister Clark Stakes at Moonee Valley in Melbourne for the Godolphin stable. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Ten three-year-olds remain in contention for this season’s $200,000 Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) including Darren Weir’s last start Australian Guineas winner Palentino.

He heads the Alister Clark Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au paying a short $1.75 for the win despite not having seen further than a mile to date.

The next best in the markets and only other hope at single figures in Alister Clark Stakes betting is the John O’Shea-trained Tally at $4.

Tally jumps from barrier nine with jockey Craig Williams retaining the ride after guiding the consistent son of Street Cry to victory last start at Caulfield in the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) on February 27.

That was the colt’s third win on the trot, his previous run producing a three-quarter length Moonee Valley victory over a mile carrying 60kg.

He is has also had a look at the 2040m before when fifth, beaten only three and a half-lengths by subsequent Crown Oaks winning filly Jameka in the Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase on Cox Plate Day last October.

After the Alister Clark Stakes run under the lights, Tally is Sydney-bound again eyeing a run in the $2 million Group 1 BMW Australian Derby (2400m) over the mile and a half at Royal Randwick on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ – Saturday April 2.

Futures Australian Derby betting has the Mick Price-trained Victoria Derby winner from the spring Tarzino as the firm $2.70 favourite.

The talented Tavistock colt runs in Sydney this Saturday on Golden Slipper Day in the $600,000 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens.

Drawn in barrier two third-up following a narrow Australian Guineas loss to Palentino, Tarzino is the $2.50 top fancy in Rosehill Guineas betting ahead of the aforementioned Jameka ($6.50) and the Randwick Guineas winner from a fortnight ago Le Romain ($7).

To beat Tarzino home in the Australian Derby, currently Tally is paying $13, a price that will shorten if he scores an upset over Palentino tonight.

Godolphin assistant trainer David Charles told the Herald Sun earlier in the week it was “full speed ahead” into the Alister Clark Stakes where the stable is hoping the patience of O’Shea with Tally will start to pay dividends.

“John has been extremely patient with him as a progressive staying type,” Charles said.

“We are extremely happy with the way he has come on since his Caulfield win, and really happy with his work, so it’s full speed ahead for Friday night.”

Melbourne Cup winning trainer Weir though is also confident in the ability of his top fancy Palentino who he has spaced the runs of ideally.

“He’s great the horse and he probably could have run in the Australia Cup last week, but it would have been three runs in four weeks,” Weir said.

To back your selections for tonight’s Alister Clark and check out the all-in markets for upcoming classics like the ATC Derby visit Ladbrokes.com.au – home of Odds Boost!

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

Brave Smash to race in Chris W...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbourne Cup Win with Surrey

A son of triple Melbourne Cup hero Makybe Diva, Surrey, could develop into a...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Tattersall’s Club T...

2018 Tattersall’s Club T...

2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara: Emergencies not needed, Prompt Response new favourite

The five emergencies were not needed which leaves the original field of...

Invincible Gem firms in 2018 T...

Invincible Gem firms in 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara betting

The Kris Lees trained Invincible Gem has been well supported in the betting...

An inside barrier to help Cham...

An inside barrier to help Champagne Cuddles claim Group 1 win in 2018 Tattersall’s Club Tiara

A good barrier draw will assist Champagne Cuddles in winning a maiden Group 1...

Tradesman is top weight for 20...

Tradesman is top weight for 2018 Tattersall’s Cup

Ipswich Cup winner Tradesman has been given the top weight for Saturday’s...

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

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

The Goodwood Day Fields – National Stakes 2013

Adelaide Cup Winner Riayla Heads RA Lee Stakes Field 2013

Linton Continues Stradbroke Handicap 2013 Campaign in Adelaide

Can Moody Score Second Goodwood With Moment Of Change?