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Java Faces Tough Task in Bel Esprit Stakes

Java Faces Tough Task in Bel Esprit Stakes

Lee Freedman is pleased with the condition of Java in the lead-up to Saturday’s Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield, but concedes the four-year-old faces a big task in success against a talent-rich field, first-up. Java experienced something of a meteoric rise to prominence as a three-year-old through the 2015 edition of the Autumn…

2016 Bel Esprit Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

2016 Bel Esprit Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

A talented and capacity field of fourteen plus three emergencies has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2016 Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Sheidel has returned to racing in slick form this time and remains outright $4.60 favourite…

2015 City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes Tips

2015 City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes Tips

Stakes racing in Melbourne this weekend features just one black-type race at Sandown Hillside with the Doveton Stakes run as the City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes 2015, betting tips for which are detailed below. Set to run as Sandown Race 7 on the nine race program with a scheduled jump time of 4:05pm (AEST), this…

Distance Test for Java in City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes

Distance Test for Java in City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes

Co-trainer Lee Freedman is hoping a drop back to 1000m won’t prove too sharp for the stable’s 2015 City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes runner at Sandown Hillside on Saturday Java. The four-year-old son of Medalia D’Oro has had 11 runs to date for four wins and two thirds with success up to 1400m. He is…

Smart Hit-Out for Doveton Stakes 2015 Hope Wild Rain

Smart Hit-Out for Doveton Stakes 2015 Hope Wild Rain

Mark Kavanagh’s in-form mare Wild Rain continued her nice lead-up into Saturday’s 2015 Doveton Stakes at Sandown Hillside with a strong piece of trackwork at Flemington on Tuesday morning. One of 20 nominations taken for this year’s $120,000 Listed Doveton Stakes (1000m), the four-year-old daughter of Manhattan Rain comes off back-to-back seconds this time in….

2015 Doveton Stakes Nominations Feature Reldas

2015 Doveton Stakes Nominations Feature Reldas

Robert Smerdon’s in-form five-year-old Reldas is one of the top-rated of the Doveton Stakes 2015 nominations taken for the feature black-type in Melbourne at Sandown Hillside this Saturday. A bumper 20 early entries were received for this year’s $120,000 Listed Doveton Stakes (1000m), the handicap sprint headlining the racing action in Melbourne on the weekend….

Famous Seamus Wins Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Famous Seamus Wins Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Famous Seamus has returned to winning form in impressive fashion at Sandown this afternoon; maintaining a strong sprint in the final straight to beat a talented field to the line in the Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m). Jumping from the gates well, jockey Kerrin McEvoy allowed Famous Seamus to stride forward and taken an…

Java Primed for Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Java Primed for Kevin Heffernan Stakes

Trainer Lee Freedman is thrilled with the condition of Java despite a lacklustre performance last start, and is confident the conditions of Saturday’s Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Sandown will play directly into the four-year-old’s strengths. Java has only finished outside the first three a handful of times since first appearing on course…

2015 italktravel Stakes Odds Field & Odds: Top Two Hard to Split

2015 italktravel Stakes Odds Field & Odds: Top Two Hard to Split

The bookmakers are having a hard time separating the chances of the top two in betting for the last on Wednesday’s Caulfield card, the italktravel Stakes 2015 with Dothraki and Kaepernick sharing favouritism in the markets. Closing the Blue Sapphire Stakes Day card in Melbourne’s feature mid-week meeting, Wednesday’s $120,000 Listed italktravel Stakes (1200m) features…

2015 Drummond Golf Stakes Nominations Feature Le Bonsir

2015 Drummond Golf Stakes Nominations Feature Le Bonsir

Mick Price’s last start Moonee Valley winner Le Bonsir is one of the top nominees for the Drummond Golf Stakes 2015 back at the track on Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day this Saturday in Melbourne. An eight-year-old son of Choisir, Le Bonsir ran third to Shiraz at the start of August in the Group…