News About Almandin

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Winx Double Possible for Cox Plate 2017 Raider Riven Light

Irish raider Riven Light could attempt to repeat the double achieved by super mare Winx last spring with trainer William Mullins looking at the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes as a possible lead-up into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate 2017 for the visitor. Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Chris Waller’s champion daughter of Street Cry successfully defended her…

2017 Caulfield Cup Weights: Hartnell 58kg Top Weight

2017 Caulfield Cup Weights: Hartnell 58kg Top Weight

Pre-post favourite Hartnell has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the Caulfield Cup 2017, handicaps for it and the Melbourne Cup both announced by Racing Victoria today. It has been a decade since weights for both the famous Spring Cup features were released on the same day and, in another big announcement, chief handicapper…

2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

2017 Melbourne Cup Weights: Order Of St George Top Kilos

Aidan O’Brien’s Irish St Leger winner Order Of St George has been allocated the 58kg top weight for the Melbourne Cup 2017, handicaps for which were announced by Racing Victoria today. The Galileo entire is one of 31 international raiders among the 140 official nominations heading towards a run in the iconic Group 1 $6.2…

Sneaky 2017 Melbourne Cup Entry for Night’s Watch 

Sneaky 2017 Melbourne Cup Entry for Night’s Watch 

He is one of the roughie hopes out of trainer Darren Weir’s 17 Melbourne Cup 2017 nominees but connections are happy to keep the pipe dream alive for now with improving four-year-old Night’s Watch who won at Sandown on Wednesday.   Weir celebrated success in the ‘race that stops a nation’ two years ago when his triple-figure outsider Prince Of Penzance stole the show in…

2017 Melbourne Cup Nominations Released

2017 Melbourne Cup Nominations Released

Nominations for the Melbourne Cup 2017 are now out with 140 of the world’s best stayers entered for a shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ at Flemington on Tuesday November 7. Up from 124 official entries, which included 31 international raiders, at this stage last year the Group 1 $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne…

Almandin Back on Top of Melbourne Cup 2017 Odds

Almandin Back on Top of Melbourne Cup 2017 Odds

Reigning champion Almandin has rocketed back to the top of futures 2017 Melbourne Cup betting following the Lloyd Williams-owned veteran’s first-up win last weekend. Run on Tuesday November 7 at Flemington Racecourse, the iconic Group 1 $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is a typically open affair ahead of nominations closing today at midday. Currently…

Tiberian Firms in 2017 Melbourne Cup Betting

Tiberian Firms in 2017 Melbourne Cup Betting

The Alain Couetil-trained French raider Tiberian firmed in Melbourne Cup 2017 betting overnight after securing his ticket down under with a Group 2 win at home at Deauville in the Prix De Deauville (2500m). The Tiberius Caesar stallion, who will race as a six-year-old in Australia this spring, was subsequently confirmed by owners Australian Thoroughbred…

2017 McKenzie Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

2017 McKenzie Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

Racing returns to The Valley Racecourse in Melbourne this afternoon and nine talent-rich races are set to be run and won, highlighted by two Listed feature races. It is an overcast day in the greater Melbourne metropolitan area today, however The Valley track remains in the ‘Good 4’ range after experiencing only 15.5mm of rainfall…

Makybe Diva Return for Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin?

Makybe Diva Return for Melbourne Cup Winner Almandin?

Five-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams is considering a first-up run in the 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes for his latest champion of the ‘race that stops a nation’, but admits it is hard to find a suitable early spring option for Almandin. Monsun gelding Almandin scored an upset over Heartbreak City (2nd) and Hartnell…

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

2017 Melbourne Cup Still on Cards For Tiberian

French galloper Tiberian may have finished a well-beaten last in the Group 1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud over the weekend but the horse’s Australian co-owner Darren Dance hasn’t ruled out a Melbourne Cup 2017 bid down under this spring. The Alain Couetil-trained five-year-old never got close in the mile and a half feature, won by…