News About Ben Melham

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…

2017 Robert Sangster Stakes Field: Favourites Draw Wide

2017 Robert Sangster Stakes Field: Favourites Draw Wide

The two early favourites in the Robert Sangster Stakes 2017 field in Adelaide on Saturday – Sheidel and English – have both suffered double-digit draws for the Group 1 sprint. One of two elite levels taking place at Morphettville Racecourse on the weekend, this season’s $1 million Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) has attracted…

Montoya’s Secret Is the 2017 Vinery Stud Stakes Winner

Montoya’s Secret Is the 2017 Vinery Stud Stakes Winner

Montoya’s Secret has flown home to post an impressive upset win in the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse this afternoon. Montoya’s Secret posted a number of strong and consistent results for Leon and Troy Corstens this time in, but the filly’s form lines were vastly different from several leading contenders…

Assign Wins Neville Sellwood Stakes

Assign Wins Neville Sellwood Stakes

Assign has justified a decision to run at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon with a strong performance for success in the Group 3 Neville Sellwood Stakes (2000m). Assign was a duel acceptor in both the Neville Sellwood Stakes and the Ladbrokes Mornington Cup in Victoria, but Macedon Lodge elected to saddle the horse on the rain-soaked…

2017 Doncaster Prelude Field & Betting: Spectroscope Favourite

2017 Doncaster Prelude Field & Betting: Spectroscope Favourite

Godolphin’s last start Rosehill winning import Spectroscope has opened favourite in Doncaster Prelude 2017 betting to win again at the track this weekend on The BMW Day. A final field of ten middle-distance gallopers is set to face off in Rosehill Race 4 at 2:15pm (AEDT) on Saturday in this season’s $150,000 Group 3 Doncaster…

2017 William Reid Stakes Field & Barrier Draw Released

2017 William Reid Stakes Field & Barrier Draw Released

Thirteen sprinters have been confirmed in the final field for Friday night’s featured Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse; highlighted by the inclusion of several previous winners at the highest level of racing. Sheidel has arguably returned to racing in career-best form this year and is one of only two mares,…

2017 Golden Slipper Results: She Will Reign Records Dominant Win

2017 Golden Slipper Results: She Will Reign Records Dominant Win

She Will Reign is the 2017 Golden Slipper winner after producing a big turn of foot in the final straight at Rosehill Gardens to win the feature race by close to three lengths. Punters all but abandoned She Will Reign in 2017 Golden Slipper betting markets after she drew barrier 11, but the filly did…