Weir Runners Dominate 2016 Memsie Stakes Betting Markets

August 25, 2016

Weir Runners Dominate 2016 Memsie Stakes Betting Markets

Darren Weir is poised to claim another Group 1 win at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday, when he saddles four runners in the 2016 Memsie Stakes (1400m).

Black Heart Bart remains on the top line of 2016 Memsie Stakes betting markets. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Black Heart Bart remains on the top line of 2016 Memsie Stakes betting markets. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

That is the tale of the tape in 2016 Memsie Stakes betting markets at where three of Weir’s runners; Black Heart Bart ($2.70), Mahuta ($6.50) and Palentino ($7.50) dominate the tops lines and figure as the only runners available at a single-figure quote.

A former Perth galloper, Black Heart Bart began his racing career under the guidance of Vaughn Sigley but has undoubtedly found his best form to date since transferring to the care of Weir earlier this year.

Given little chance of success in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) first-up this year, the Blackfriars gelding produced an impressive turn of foot to finish a close second to The Quarterback.

Returning to winning form in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield, Black Heart Bart again finished second in the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m) before breaking through for a maiden in at the highest level in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) in South Australia.

Having returned to the paddock after running second in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) in early June, the conditions of the Memsie Stakes are sue to play into the hands of Black Heart Bart and he will prove extremely difficult to beat from the ideal barrier 5.

Mahuta experienced something of a meteoric rise to prominence last spring and is not without a chance of success on Saturday at Memsie Stakes odds of $6.50.

Posting a maiden black type win in the Listed Gothic Stakes (1400m) in October, Mahuta continued his winning run of form through the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) before ending his season with another classy win in the Group 2 Sandown Guineas (1600m).

Returning from a freshen-up for success in the Gold Coast Magic Millions 3.y.o Guineas (1400m) on January 9th, the Flying Spur entire again found the line in the clear in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) but had clearly had enough by the time he beat only one runner home in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m).

Having placed third in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) and sixth in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) this time, Mahuta will likely find a good position on pace from barrier 2 this weekend.

Palentino was one of Weir’s standout performers in autumn but will undoubtedly require luck in running after drawing into the Memsie Stakes field in barrier 10.

Clearly requiring a run when seventh in the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) first-up on February 6th, the Teofilo entire lost on protest in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) but responded in the best way possible with a strong win in the Australian Guineas.

Having returned to the paddock after running second to Tally in the Group 2 Alister Clarke Stakes (2040m), Palentino is sure to have taken plenty of benefit from a first-up run for fourth in the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) on August 13th.

Weir’s other runner, 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance ($41) is also clearly not slouch, but may find the Memsie Stakes field too sharp first-up.

Lord Of The Sky ($11), Alpine Eagle ($13) and Tarzino ($15) all subsequently represent terrific value in 2016 Memsie Stakes betting markets at

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

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

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