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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…

Burning Front Leads 2017 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Field & Odds

Burning Front Leads 2017 Kevin Heffernan Stakes Field & Odds

The Darren Weir-trained Burning Front has opened narrow early favourite in a small Kevin Heffernan Stakes 2017 field and betting market for the sprint race on Zipping Classic Day this Saturday. Due to run as Ladbrokes Park Race 4 at 2:10pm (AEDT), this season’s Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) attracted just the eight final…

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…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Form: Distance No Issue for Johannes Vermeer

Melbourne Cup 2017 Form: Distance No Issue for Johannes Vermeer

Some Melbourne Cup 2017 form experts are raising queries about the 3200m ability of Johannes Vermeer but part-owner Nick Williams said the Irish raider would run out the two miles no worries. There are 11 Northern hemisphere-trained stayers making the raid on Tuesday’s Group 1 $6.25 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) due to…

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Moody With Marmelo

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Moody With Marmelo

Peter Moody has compiled his 2017 Melbourne Cup tips and the retired champion trainer has sided with Marmelo in ‘the race that stops a nation’ at Flemington on Tuesday. Marmelo went to the top of the 2017 Melbourne Cup betting market with following his fast-finishing effort in the Caulfield Cup and Moody believes that the…

2017 Melbourne Cup Odds: Almandin Favourite

2017 Melbourne Cup Odds: Almandin Favourite

Almandin is currently available at 2017 Melbourne Cup odds of $6.50 and is a narrow favourite in betting for the Group 1 event at Flemington on Tuesday. The defending Melbourne Cup winner has been on top of Melbourne Cup betting markets since his outstanding victory in the JRA Trophy and punters have been quick to…

2017 Melbourne Cup Field Confirmed: 24 Melbourne Cup Horses Announced

2017 Melbourne Cup Field Confirmed: 24 Melbourne Cup Horses Announced

The 24 Melbourne Cup horses lining up in the official 2017 Melbourne Cup Final Field has been announced by Racing Victoria ahead of the two-mile classic next Tuesday, November 7, at Flemington Racecourse. As expected prolific owner Lloyd Williams has six chances to add a sixth ‘Loving Trophy’ to the cabinet including the defending winner…

2017 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips on Melbourne Cup Lead-Up

2017 Lexus Stakes Betting Tips on Melbourne Cup Lead-Up

The Melbourne Cup field will be all but be decided once the Lexus Stakes 2017 is run and won at Flemington on Saturday afternoon, betting tips and the latest odds on the important staying showdown found below. A ballot free ride into the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) is on offer to…

Lexus Stakes 2017 Odds: Harlem Tipped to Make Melbourne Cup Field

Lexus Stakes 2017 Odds: Harlem Tipped to Make Melbourne Cup Field

A final spot in the Melbourne Cup field is on offer this Saturday in the 2017 Lexus Stakes, odds on the VRC Derby Day support act favouring the Lindsay Park-trained Harlem to gain a run in the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’. The David Hayes-led Lindsay Park stable already have two confirmed runners in next…