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Capacity 2017 Railway Stakes Field Confirmed

Capacity 2017 Railway Stakes Field Confirmed

A capacity Railway Stakes 2017 field has been released by Perth Racing ahead of the opening WA Summer Racing Carnival Group 1 this Saturday at Ascot Racecourse. The full 16 starters plus four emergencies are in the mix for this year’s Group 1 $1 million James Boag’s Premium Railway Stakes (1600m) including the reigning champion…

Eclipse Stakes 2017 Tips & Odds Update

Eclipse Stakes 2017 Tips & Odds Update

One of the biggest fields at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday is assembled for the 2017 Eclipse Stakes, betting tips and updated odds on the staying clash found below. Running as Sandown Race 9 at 5:20pm (AEDT), 14 gallopers are in the mix for this year’s Group 3 $150,000 Eclipse Stakes (1800m). Despite the size of…

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 Eclipse Stakes Field & Betting: Raw Impulse Favourite

2017 Eclipse Stakes Field & Betting: Raw Impulse Favourite

The Darren Weir-trained European import Raw Impulse is tipped to break his Group maiden status with a win in Saturday’s Eclipse Stakes 2017 at Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park. One of the key support acts of Zipping Classic Day, this season’s Group 3 $150,000 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) runs as Sandown Race 9 at 5:20pm (AEDT). The penultimate…

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…

2017 Melbourne Cup betting: Almandin’s odds drift

2017 Melbourne Cup betting: Almandin’s odds drift

The 2017 Melbourne Cup betting has opened up considerably overnight with the defending champion Almandin’s odds drifting out to $8. Almandin was installed the $6.50 favourite when the final field for Tuesday’s Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington was released on Saturday afternoon. The Lloyd Williams owned, Robert Hickmott trained Almandin is…

2017 Melbourne Cup Odds: Boom Time at long odds to complete Cups double

2017 Melbourne Cup Odds: Boom Time at long odds to complete Cups double

Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time is at long Melbourne Cup Odds to win the coveted Melbourne Spring Carnival feature Cups double. The Lindsay Park trained Boom Time scored a shock win at $101 when he powered through the line to win the Group 1 $3.15m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 21. Bookies…

Likely Melbourne Cup 2017 Field: Abbey Marie Out

Likely Melbourne Cup 2017 Field: Abbey Marie Out

  Abbey Marie is the latest confirmed non-acceptor for the 2017 Melbourne Cup field bringing the William Mullins-trained Thomas Hobson one step closer to a start in the two mile classic next Tuesday. The updated order of entry for the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) has Irish raider Thomas Hobson in the…