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Makybe Diva Stakes 2017 Form Guide & Betting Preview

Makybe Diva Stakes 2017 Form Guide & Betting Preview

The 2017 Makybe Diva Stakes takes centre stage at Flemington Racecourse this weekend with a gun field of milers facing off in the Group 1 and below we have a look at the full race form guide and betting statistics. Running as Race 7 on a bumper nine-race card on Saturday, the Group 1 $750,000…

Blinkers put Savanna Amour back in the winner’s stall in Cockram Stakes

Blinkers put Savanna Amour back in the winner’s stall in Cockram Stakes

The addition of the blinkers for the first time has helped put Queensland trained mare Savanna Amour back in the winner’s stall for the Group 3 $150,000 Ladbrokes Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield today. Savanna Amour disappointed Eagle Farm trainer John Meager with her first up seventh in the Group 3 $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m)…

2017 Memsie Stakes Field: Vega Magic Draws 3

2017 Memsie Stakes Field: Vega Magic Draws 3

Race favourite Vega Magic has come up trumps with a favourable barrier three draw for Saturday’s Memsie Stakes 2017 field at Caulfield Racecourse. The opening elite level of the spring season, this year’s Group 1 $1 million New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) has attracted a star-studded field of 12. Leading the Memsie Stakes odds…

Missrock beats Heatherly in 2017 Carlyon Stakes

Missrock beats Heatherly in 2017 Carlyon Stakes

The Robbie Laing trained first up specialist Missrock caused a minor upset when she upstaged the short priced favourite Heatherly in the Listed $120,000 SAJ Fruit Supply Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at The Valley today. Heatherly’s chances weren’t helped when she played up in the barriers prior to the start and had to be released and…

She Will Reign Trials Ahead of Moir Stakes 2017

She Will Reign Trials Ahead of Moir Stakes 2017

Gary Portelli’s Golden Slipper winning filly She Will Reign is engaged to take on super sprinter Chautauqua in a star-studded Warwick Farm trial on Friday morning ahead of her resuming run in Melbourne’s 2017 Moir Stakes. The brilliant young daughter of Manhattan Rain reunites with her regular rider Ben Melham in the Group & Listed…

Crown Witness Beats Catchy In Quezette Stakes

Crown Witness Beats Catchy In Quezette Stakes

Crown Witness has lowered the colours of Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy; completely a perfectly-timed run to hold on and win in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield this afternoon. Crown Witness jumped from the barriers well in the Quezette Stakes and took an ideal position in transit just behind the pace…

Williams to Ride She Will Reign in Moir Stakes

Williams to Ride She Will Reign in Moir Stakes

Trainer Gary Portelli has confirmed that leading Victorian jockey Craig Williams will ride champion filly She Will Reign when she resumes in the Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at Moonee Valley on September 29th. Partnered by Ben Melham in four of her five career starts so far, She Will Reign returned the paddock after mustering…

Anaheim to Have Crack at South Australian Derby 2017

Anaheim to Have Crack at South Australian Derby 2017

It has been six months between wins for the Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained Anaheim but the team are keen to “have a crack” at ending the drought in Saturday’s 2017 South Australian Derby. Set to run as Morphettville Race 7, this season’s $600,000 Group 1 South Australian Derby (2500m) has attracted a full field…

2017 Robert Sangster Stakes Form Guide & Preview

2017 Robert Sangster Stakes Form Guide & Preview

A dual shot of Group 1 Adelaide racing action at Morphettville on Saturday is headlined by the Robert Sangster Stakes 2017, a comprehensive form guide and betting preview for the sprint classic found below. Running as Morphettville Race 7 at 4:04pm (ACST), this year’s Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) offers a boosted $1 million…

Robert Sangster Stakes 2017 Betting: English Back on Top

Robert Sangster Stakes 2017 Betting: English Back on Top

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained has regained favouritism in 2017 Robert Sangster Stakes betting in Adelaide this weekend despite drawing out wide for the Group 1 sprint at Morphettville Racecourse. A capacity field of autumn sprinters face off in the $1 million Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) this season and the latest markets…