Maher Sweats Stradbroke Weights With Azkadellia

May 23, 2016

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 '

Maher Sweats Stradbroke Weights With Azkadellia

Caulfield’s Ciaron Maher will talk to Racing Queensland ahead of Saturday’s 2016 Doomben 10,000 in regards to the impact a win in the weekend’s feature will have on the Stradbroke Handicap weights of his top fancied mare Azkadellia.


Azkadellia is top fancy for both this Saturday’s Doomben 10,000 and next month’s Stradbroke Handicap in Brisbane. Photo: Steve Hart.

A super-consistent daughter of Shinko King, four-year-old Azkadellia is red hot favourite in all-in markets for the $750,000 Group 1 James Boag’s Premium Doomben 10,000 (1350m).

Not having finished out of the money in her 10 most recent runs dating back to November of 2014, Azkadellia enjoyed her first Group 1 success after two earlier close calls this autumn with the two length victory in Randwick’s Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) on April 9.

That followed on from a Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) second and third behind Chris Waller’s champion mare Winx in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m).

Now Azkadellia is Brisbane-bound for the Doomben 10,000 on Saturday chasing another Group 1 success, but Maher is unconvinced the track will be 100% to her liking.

He believes the $1.33 million earner will be better suited to the roomier Eagle Farm course where he plans to take her on June 11 for a shot at Queensland’s richest race – the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

The Doomben 10,000 odds at tell a different story, Azkadellia the short-priced $2.80 favourite ahead of Wednesday’s final field and barriers for the weight-for-age clash.

She also heads the all-in Stradbroke Handicap betting markets at $4.40 sitting just ahead of last Saturday’s The Goodwood winner in Adelaide Black Heart Bart ($5) and the BTC Cup champ this winter Malaguerra ($9).

Maher however would like a bit of a guide as to where his favourite sits in the Stradbroke Handicap weights currently and how a Doomben 10,000 win would affect her allocation for next month’s feature.

“The aim was always to have her as right as we could for the Straddie and that means having one lead-up run into it,” Maher told The Courier Mail.

“At this stage she’s definitely running in the 10,000.”

Sitting second behind Azkadellia in the latest Doomben 10,000 betting markets at $4.40 is the Chris Waller-trained Delectation who James McDonald is booked to ride.

Maher is yet to win the Doomben 10,000, but he prepared last year’s Stradbroke Handicap winner Srikandi who came off a sixth in the 10,000.

As for Waller he won last year’s Doomben 10,000 with Boban who scored the upset as a $16 roughie and shoots for back-to-back victories on Saturday with his Darley Classic winner from the spring.

Four-year-old Delectation is out to atone for his eighth in the BTC Cup on May 14, a race where he was defeated under two and a half-lengths.

Get behind your early Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap selections online now at and enjoy having your first deposit matched 100% up to $500 in bonuses as a new sign-up when you quote the 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

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

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...

Horse Racing Today

2018 The Galaxy Final Field: J...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

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...

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