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2016 Australia Stakes Betting Tips

2016 Australia Stakes Betting Tips

The feature race in Melbourne this weekend kicking off the Autumn Carnival is Moonee Valley’s Australia Stakes 2016, betting tips for the weight-for-age sprint found below. Due to run as Moonee Valley Race 7 at 4:46pm (AEDT), this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m) features a field of 13 class gallopers. The current…

Durendal Accepted for 2016 John Dillion Stakes Field

Durendal Accepted for 2016 John Dillion Stakes Field

Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra’s Standish Handicap winner Durendal has been accepted for Tuesday’s John Dillion Stakes 2016 field at Caulfield Racecourse despite also being in the mix for this weekend’s Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley. The progressive Medaglia D’Oro four-year-old made it three wins on the trot on New Year’s Day at Flemington winning…

CF Orr Target for Australia Stakes Runner Trust In A Gust

CF Orr Target for Australia Stakes Runner Trust In A Gust

There may be concerns about the first-up run of Trust In A Gust in Saturday’s Australia Stakes but if all goes well the 2016 CF Orr Stakes is next on the cards for the Darren Weir-trained Group 1 winner. The five-year-old Keep The Faith stallion enjoyed an elite level double in the spring of 2014…

Rageese Ready for Australia Stakes 2016 Test

Rageese Ready for Australia Stakes 2016 Test

Returning Hawkes Racing youngster Rageese is going great guns according to co-trainer Wayne Hawkes who believes the Group 1 placed colt can handle the weight-for-age 2016 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday. One of two three-year-olds in the 13-starter field along with the John O’Shea-trained Group 3 winner Holler, Street Cry colt Rageese is…

Rebel Dane Tops 2016 Australia Stakes Odds

Rebel Dane Tops 2016 Australia Stakes Odds

Gary Portelli’s returning stallion Rebel Dane has opened the favourite and is firming in betting to take out the Australia Stakes 2016 first-up at Moonee Valley Racecourse this weekend. Saturday sees the official start of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival with the running of the $200,000 Group 2 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m) that features a…

Vilanova Heads 2016 Australia Day Cup Nominations

Vilanova Heads 2016 Australia Day Cup Nominations

Chris Waller’s former Queensland Derby placegetter Vilanova is nominated to return to racing next Tuesday in the Australia Day Cup 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse. A host of black-type racing takes place around the country on the Australia Day public holiday including the $100,000 Listed Australia Day Cup (2400m) for the Sydney stayers. Nominations for…

Holler Tackles Older Rivals in Australia Stakes Field 2016

Holler Tackles Older Rivals in Australia Stakes Field 2016

A Moonee Valley gallop on Tuesday morning has John O’Shea’s smart three-year-old Holler ready to tackle the older horses first-up in the 2016 Australia Stakes at the track this weekend. A final field of 13 weight-for-age hopefuls face off in the $200,000 Group 2 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m) on Saturday with two three-year-old colts getting…

2016 Australia Stakes Field Features Two Past Winners

2016 Australia Stakes Field Features Two Past Winners

Two previous winners of the Group 2 summer feature at Moonee Valley Racecourse headline the Australia Stakes 2016 field this weekend with Richie’s Vibe and Mourinho after another win in the sprint showdown. Donning saddlecloth numbers two and seven respectively the Paul Beshara-trained Richie’s Vibe and Peter Gelagotis’s eight-year-old veteran Mourinho are two of the…

2016 Australia Stakes Barrier Crucial for Mourinho Start

2016 Australia Stakes Barrier Crucial for Mourinho Start

Moe horseman Peter Gelagotis could save Group 1 winner Mourinho for the CF Orr Stakes next month if the veteran draws poorly for his Australia Stakes 2016 title defence this weekend. Twelve months ago the Oratorio gelding scored the upset as a $41 roughie at Moonee Valley narrowly holding off It Is Written (2nd) and…

2016 Australia Stakes Track Suits It Is Written

2016 Australia Stakes Track Suits It Is Written

A return to Moonee Valley Racecourse could also market the return to winning form for Robbie Griffiths’ track specialist It Is Written in the 2016 Australia Stakes this weekend in Melbourne. The Written Tycoon seven-year-old is one of 19 nominations taken for the $200,000 Group 2 Jeep Australia Stakes (1200m), the weight-for-age sprint shaping up…