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2014 Villiers Stakes Target for Sir Moments

2014 Villiers Stakes Target for Sir Moments

A trip to Sydney for a shot at next month’s Villiers Stakes 2014 could now be on the cards for the Steven O’Dea-trained Sir Moments after his strong win at the Gold Coast over the weekend. The Choisir four-year-old posted his sixth win from just 12 career starts when beating home Aldini by a length…

Timing The Thorn in Inkling’s Golden Rose 2014 Bid

Timing The Thorn in Inkling’s Golden Rose 2014 Bid

Trainer Peter Snowden, now in partnership with son Paul, is thinking about bypassing Sydney’s 2014 Golden Rose in September and saving Inkling for a shot at the later Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features. The talented Duporth colt has been in $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) equations since winning at Warwick Farm by…

McKay Hopeful of Improved Puccini in 2014 Australian Derby

McKay Hopeful of Improved Puccini in 2014 Australian Derby

New Zealand-based trainer Peter McKay is hopeful of a far-more convincing performance from talented stayer Puccini on day 1 of the inaugural The Championships at Royal Randwick this weekend after a horror debut run in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) on March 29th. Regular jockey Michael Walker lead Puccini to an early pace battle…

Permit Returns To Winning Form With 2013 Christmas Cup Victory

Permit Returns To Winning Form With 2013 Christmas Cup Victory

Imported stayer Permit upstaged a couple of stablemates to record his first race win in over eighteen months in the Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) at the Randwick Kensington track on Saturday. Chris Waller had three of the five runners in the Christmas Cup field, with Hoylonny and Secessio both well-backed, but it was Permit who gave…

Ninth Legion To Doncaster Handicap After 2013 Villiers Stakes Victory

Ninth Legion To Doncaster Handicap After 2013 Villiers Stakes Victory

Talented gelding Ninth Legion earned himself a start in the Group 1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m) during the 2014 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival by the winning the Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1550m) in impressive fashion at the Randwick Kensington track on Saturday. Jockey Peter Robl was forced to go forward from a wide barrier on Ninth Legion…

Taxmeifyoucan Vies for 2014 Doncaster Mile Exemption

Taxmeifyoucan Vies for 2014 Doncaster Mile Exemption

Trainer Gregory Hickman says he has four-year-old Taxmeifyoucan as good as he can for their shot at a Doncaster Mile 2014 ballot exemption with a win in Saturday’s $175,000 Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1550m) at Randwick’s Kensington track. Earlier the Ad Valorem gelding was sitting top of the 2013 Villiers Stakes odds following two nice…

2013 Christmas Cup Betting Tips & Selections

2013 Christmas Cup Betting Tips & Selections

Tipping this Saturday’s Christmas Cup 2013 winner in Sydney has become decidedly harder after three early scratchings have left a field of just five runners in the Kensington feature, all of which are battling for favouritsm. One of the Sydney Summer Racing Carnival staying majors, this year’s $100,000 Listed Inglis Christmas Cup (2400m) has lost…

Straight Albert 2013 Razor Sharp Handicap Roughie

Straight Albert 2013 Razor Sharp Handicap Roughie

They’re the roughie of the field but jockey Blake Shinn will still be doing his best aboard the Guy Walter-trained Straight Albert in Saturday’s Razor Sharp Handicap 2013 in Sydney. Shinn has a nice book of rides at the Kensington track this weekend including aboard Alma’s Fury, second in the race last year, in the…

Razor Sharp Handicap 2013 Betting Tips

Razor Sharp Handicap 2013 Betting Tips

The Villiers Stakes Day action is set to come to a close at Randwick’s Kensington track this Saturday with the running of the 2013 Razor Sharp Handicap, betting tips to finish the day with a win listed below. Originally the race drew 14 final acceptors, including two emergencies, the first of which #13 Jacquinot Bay…

2013 Villiers Stakes Tips

2013 Villiers Stakes Tips

This weekend the action of the Sydney Summer Racing Carnival steps up a notch with the running of the Villiers Stakes 2013, tips and exotic selections from the Races.com.au team for which are detailed below. Set to run as Kensington Race 6 at 4:30pm (AEST), relocated from the course proper at Randwick that has failed…