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2017 Zipping Classic Tips & Latest Odds

2017 Zipping Classic Tips & Latest Odds

The always-popular Zipping Classic 2017 end-of-spring showdown takes place at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday and our insider tips and updated odds on the mile-and-a-half showdown are detailed below. Just the eight stayers are in the mix for this year’s Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m), the weight-for-age clash scheduled as Sandown Race 7 at 4:00pm…

Zipping Classic 2017 Betting Update: Big Duke Firms

Zipping Classic 2017 Betting Update: Big Duke Firms

The Darren Weir-trained Big Duke is considered the big danger to the favourite Almandin in Saturday’s 2017 Zipping Classic betting markets, the Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter an early market mover for the Ladbrokes Park feature. Just eight stayers do battle in this year’s Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) including Almandin and Big Duke who…

2017 Zipping Classic Field: Almandin Faces Seven Rivals

2017 Zipping Classic Field: Almandin Faces Seven Rivals

Lloyd Williams’ 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin faces just seven rivals looking to return to winning form from the inside alley in Saturday’s Zipping Classic 2017 field at Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park. Six-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Williams has also enjoyed six wins in the end-of-spring race formerly known as the Sandown Classic, including preparing the…

Zipping Classic 2017 Nominations Update: Two Late Entries

Zipping Classic 2017 Nominations Update: Two Late Entries

The extension of 2017 Zipping Classic nominations has seen two late entries for the staying showdown at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday with Cranbourne gallopers So Si Bon and Super Mario added to the list of potential runners. On Monday Racing Victoria received only nine entries for the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m), but there…

Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin has been included in the nominations for the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Ladbrokes Park Hillside at Sandown on Saturday. The Robert Hickmott trained Almandin had no luck this year in the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 7 when twelfth to the…

Final 2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Last Word on All Horses

Final 2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Last Word on All Horses

Time is ticking down to Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) and below are the Races.com.au team’s final words on the Melbourne Cup 2017 Horses. #1 Hartnell ($26): Big task for the top weight and third placegetter last year. His third go in the race, has been kept fresh, but has had his chance and…

2017 Melbourne Cup Update: Joao Moreira Off Thomas Hobson

2017 Melbourne Cup Update: Joao Moreira Off Thomas Hobson

UPDATE: BEN ALLEN CONFIRMED TO RIDE THOMAS HOBSON IN 2017 MELBOURNE CUP FIELD AT 3:00PM (AEDT) A replacement Melbourne Cup 2017 jockey is needed for the William Mullins-trained Irish raider Thomas Hobson in the famous Flemington Race 7 after the ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira was ruled out following a nasty fall in the fourth. The…

Williams’ Melbourne Cup 2017 Tips: Johannes Vermeer To Do A Green Moon

Williams’ Melbourne Cup 2017 Tips: Johannes Vermeer To Do A Green Moon

The 2017 Melbourne Cup tips from all the top trainers, owners and jockeys in the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ are flowing in ahead of the famous Flemington Race 7 this afternoon and five-time winning owner Lloyd Williams is tipping Johannes Vermeer to “do a Green Moon.” Back in 2012 Green Moon scored an upset…

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Gai Waterhouse Says Almandin

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Gai Waterhouse Says Almandin

Gai Waterhouse may be in with a lightweight Melbourne Cup winning hope in Cismontane but Australia’s leading lady of racing is tipping the Lloyd Williams-owned Almandin to go back-to-back in the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ this afternoon. Waterhouse revealed her insider 2017 Melbourne Cup tips to The Daily Telegraph, in which she said it…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Tip: McEvoy to Win from Wide Again

Melbourne Cup 2017 Tip: McEvoy to Win from Wide Again

German trainer Andreas Wohler has been there and done that in the ‘Race That Stops a Nation’ and his 2017 Melbourne Cup Tip is for dual winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy to get the job done on his widely-drawn runner Red Cardinal. Wohler enjoyed a win in the world’s richest handicap in 2014 with Protectionist who…