News About 2012 Wakeful Stakes

Can Dear Demi Run The Trip In The 2012 Crown Oaks?

Can Dear Demi Run The Trip In The 2012 Crown Oaks?

Dear Demi will be out to claim her first Group 1 start when she runs in the 2012 Crown Oaks at Flemington racecourse last start. The three-year-old finished fourth in her last start in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington Racecourse when caught behind a wall of horses in the final straight. It will…

Zydeco Wins 2012 Wakeful Stakes on Way to 2012 Crown Oaks

Zydeco Wins 2012 Wakeful Stakes on Way to 2012 Crown Oaks

Darley filly Zydeco was always considered one of the top 2012 Crown Oaks contenders but she is set to start a clear favourite after a convincing win in the Group 2 2012 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington today. With genuine speed set by Transonic and Donna Cativa at the front of the big field, the…

Victoria Derby Day 2012 Best Bets & Tips

Victoria Derby Day 2012 Best Bets & Tips

This afternoon Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse will be host to the opening Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting – 2012 Victoria Derby Day – and to help you clean out the bookies today below are our Derby Day Best Bets & Tips telling you which horses to back and which to give the sack! Lay of the Day…

2012 Wakeful Stakes Betting Tips & Preview

2012 Wakeful Stakes Betting Tips & Preview

While the more notable three-year-olds race at Flemington Racecourse this Saturday will be the Victoria Derby there is also plenty of young talent in the fillies-only Wakeful Stakes 2012, betting tips and selections from the Races.com.au team for which are detailed below. Set to start at 12:40pm (AEST) as Victoria Derby Day Race 3, the…

2012 Victoria Derby Day Fields & Program

2012 Victoria Derby Day Fields & Program

This Saturday the Melbourne Cup Carnival kicks off at the famous Flemington Racecourse with one of Australia’s only all-Group race meetings to run for Victoria Derby Day 2012, the full race fields and program for which is detailed below. Headlined by a quartet of Group 1 races, Victoria Derby Day is a supercharged day of…

Zydeco Tops Wakeful Stakes Odds 2012

Zydeco Tops Wakeful Stakes Odds 2012

Anthony Freedman’s Crown Oaks favourite Zydeco has also opened top of the odds for her Victoria Derby Day assignment, the nicely-bred Zabeel filly the one to beat in Saturday’s 2012 Wakeful Stakes at Flemington Racecourse. A winner of one of her four career starts to date, Zydeco is paying $3 in the futures Crown Oaks…

2012 Wakeful Stakes Field & Barriers Released

2012 Wakeful Stakes Field & Barriers Released

Victoria Derby Day final fields are now out including those for the meeting’s Crown Oaks lead-up, the Wakeful Stakes 2012 attracting 12 acceptors. The top-rated filly in the $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) this year is Clarry Conners’ last start Thousand Guineas runner-up Dear Demi who has drawn barrier 7 for Saturday with Hall…

Dear Demi Deserves Wakeful Stakes 2012 Success – Cassidy

Dear Demi Deserves Wakeful Stakes 2012 Success – Cassidy

Hall of Fame jockey Jim Cassidy has said his 2012 Wakeful Stakes mount on Saturday “deserves” to win her Victoria Derby Day assignment, the Clarry Conners-trained Dear Demi gearing up for her spring grand final in the Crown Oaks. One of 21 three-year-old fillies nominated for the $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) this weekend…

Crown Oaks Fancies Head 2012 Wakeful Stakes Nominations

Crown Oaks Fancies Head 2012 Wakeful Stakes Nominations

This Saturday as part of the top racing action at Flemington’s Victoria Derby Day a field full of Crown Oaks-bound mares will face off in the Wakeful Stakes 2012. The traditional lead-up to the $1 million Group 1 VRC Crown Oaks (2500m) back at the track on Thursday November 8, the $300,000 Group 2 Wakeful…