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Lord Aspen Leads 2015 Christmas Handicap Field

Lord Aspen Leads 2015 Christmas Handicap Field

Mick Huxtable’s in-form Murray Bridge-based gelding Lord Aspen is the likely favourite on Boxing Day in Adelaide to take out Morphettville’s Christmas Handicap 2015. Due to jump as Race 8 at 5:03pm (local time), this year’s $100,000 Listed Adelaide Galvanising Christmas Handicap (1200m) has attracted 14 sprinters led in betting by Good Journey four-year-old Lord…

City Of Marion Stakes 2015 Tips & Selections

City Of Marion Stakes 2015 Tips & Selections

Black-type racing takes place right around the country this weekend including in Adelaide where South Australia’s Morphettville Racecourse hosts the 2015 City Of Marion Stakes, betting tips for the sprint feature found below. This year’s edition of the handicap clash runs as the Quayclean Stakes, the $100,000 Listed 1200m clash due to jump as Morphettville…

2015 City Of Marion Stakes Field & Betting

2015 City Of Marion Stakes Field & Betting

Despite a wide barrier draw for the sole stakes race in Adelaide this Saturday the Mick Huxtable-trained Lord Aspen has opened clear favourite to take out Morphettville’s City Of Marion Stakes 2015. The Murray Bridge-based Good Journey four-year-old is only lightly raced having his ninth career start on the weekend in the $100,000 Quayclean City…

Daytona Grey Tops 2015 DC McKay Stakes Nominations

Daytona Grey Tops 2015 DC McKay Stakes Nominations

A host of Group 1 The Goodwood hopes are nominated to face off in Morphettville’s DC McKay Stakes 2015 this weekend in Adelaide including RN Irwin Stakes winner Daytona Grey. Nominations for this year’s $115,000 Group 3 Seven News DC McKay Stakes (1100m) have been extended until 10:00am (local time) on Tuesday, with 16 current…

2014 Bletchingly Stakes Nominations Released

2014 Bletchingly Stakes Nominations Released

2014 Bletchingly Stakes nominations have been extended until tomorrow morning after only eight horses were entered for the final Group race of the 2013/2014 racing season. Talented sprinter Lord Of The Sky is set to contest the Group 3 event and his presence may have led to rivals trainer avoiding the race after he scored a…

Riziz Heads 2014 The Straight Six Nominations & Weights

Riziz Heads 2014 The Straight Six Nominations & Weights

Fresh off a Group 1 third at home in Adelaide, the Ken Sweeney-trained Riziz travels to Flemington this Saturday to tackle The Straight Six 2014. A bumper 28 nominations were taken for this year’s $120,000 Listed The Straight Six (1200m) running as one of two Black-Types on the Flemington race card on the weekend. Heading…

Macdonald Confident in Essay Raider Ahead of 2014 Goodwood

Macdonald Confident in Essay Raider Ahead of 2014 Goodwood

Local trainer Leon Macdonald is confident classy four-year-old Essay Raider will make the most of a central barrier draw and win this weekend’s featured Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville Racecourse. Having returned to the track in competitive form this season, Macdonald told The Advertiser he could not be happier with the form and…

Melham Smokin’ Ahead of The Goodwood 2014 Return

Melham Smokin’ Ahead of The Goodwood 2014 Return

After a six month stint on the sidelines due to injury, jockey Ben Melham is back for a shot at more Group 1 glory in Adelaide this Saturday partnering Smokin’ Joey in the 2014 The Goodwood. Pain in his hip forced the flying hoop out of racing in November last year, but he’s set to…

2014 The Goodwood Field & Barriers – Sistine Demon Draws 20

2014 The Goodwood Field & Barriers – Sistine Demon Draws 20

Early favourite Sistine Demon has suffered a blow in their bid to salute for the punters in Saturday’s The Goodwood 2014 in Adelaide after coming up with a wide barrier 20 draw in the official field. Final acceptances for this year’s $500,000 Group 1 The Tapestry Wines Goodwood (1200m) closed this morning with a capacity…

Karacatis Jolly Good Ahead of The Goodwood 2014

Karacatis Jolly Good Ahead of The Goodwood 2014

Fresh off a SA Derby win at the track last weekend, Adelaide trainer Richard Jolly is after back-to-back Group 1s this Saturday with Karacatis to fly the stable’s flag in the 2014 The Goodwood. Handing Jolly, who as a 16-year-old rode Saratov to win the 1989 Perth Cup, his first Group 1 win as a…