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Thousand Guineas 2015 Aim for Inner City Girl

Thousand Guineas 2015 Aim for Inner City Girl

A smart win on debut at Echuca on Monday has the Mark Riley-trained filly Inner City Girl in line for a possible Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign targeting the 2015 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield in October. The three-year-old daughter of Magnus kicked off her career in the first on the Echuca card in Victoria on…

2015 Lightning Stakes Field Features Wild Rain

2015 Lightning Stakes Field Features Wild Rain

Mark Kavanagh’s in-form Group 3 performed filly Wild Rain is the top-rated final acceptor for the feature black-type in Adelaide this weekend, Morphettville’s Lightning Stakes 2015. Due to run as Race 7 at 3:58pm (local time), this year’s $100,000 Listed Lighting Stakes (1050m) features a final field of 14 sprinters including Kavanagh’s three-year-old daughter of…

2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes Over Guineas for Fontiton

2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes Over Guineas for Fontiton

After previously naming the Thousand Guineas as a likely Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival target for smart filly Fontiton, trainer Robert Smerdon now claims a sprint campaign is more likely for the rising three-year-old including a run in the Coolmore Stud Stakes 2015. Turfontein filly Fontiton hasn’t raced since suffering her first loss at her fourth…

Vain Return for Brave 2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes Hope

Vain Return for Brave 2015 Coolmore Stud Stakes Hope

Lightly raced colt Of The Brave will kick start a Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival bid targeting the Coolmore Stud Stakes 2015 in late October with a run in Caulfield’s Vain Stakes in mid-August. One of the key support acts on PB Lawrence Stakes Day, the $150,000 Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) is set to run…

Blue Diamond Stakes 2015 Odds & Field Update: Claudia Jean Scratched

Blue Diamond Stakes 2015 Odds & Field Update: Claudia Jean Scratched

After being under an injury cloud on Friday afternoon, the David Hayes & Tom Dabernig-trained Claudia Jean is now officially scratched from today’s 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes field leaving one less rival for firming favourite Fontiton to defeat. There are now 14 two-year-olds in the mix for the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes…

2015 Blue Diamond Stakes Betting Tips

2015 Blue Diamond Stakes Betting Tips

The major race in Melbourne running this weekend is the Blue Diamond Stakes 2015 for the two-year-olds, betting tips on the Caulfield feature found below. Fifteen promising juveniles are engaged to face off in Caulfield Race 8 on Saturday, the $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) due to jump at 5:50pm (AEDT). Eight…

No Surprise if Sampeah Wins 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes

No Surprise if Sampeah Wins 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes

Jockey Chad Schofield won’t be surprised if his mount in Saturday’s Blue Diamond Stakes 2015 Sampeah takes out the trophy despite labelling rival Fontiton as the better two-year-old. There are 15 youngsters in the field for this year’s $1 million Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse, running as Race 8 at 5:50pm…

Moonovermanhattan Heads 2015 Caulfield Autumn Classic

Moonovermanhattan Heads 2015 Caulfield Autumn Classic

Mick Price’s Group 2 winner Moonovermanhattan is the top-rated final acceptor for the Caulfield Autumn Classic 2015 on Blue Diamond Stakes Day this weekend in Melbourne. The Manhattan Rain colt is one of 13 three-year-olds making up the field for this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Race-Tech Australia Caulfield Autumn Classic (1800m) that runs as Caulfield…

Riley Free to Train Of The Brave in 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes

Riley Free to Train Of The Brave in 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes

After a tense wait for connections of Blue Diamond Stakes 2015 hopeful Of The Brave, disqualified trainer Mark Riley has overnight been granted a reprieve from the VCAT leaving him free to train the horse for this weekend’s Group 1 major. Yesterday there were serious concerns whether the Starspangledbanner colt would be allowed to line-up…

Of The Brave Could be Scratched from Blue Diamond Stakes 2015

Of The Brave Could be Scratched from Blue Diamond Stakes 2015

Connections of Blue Diamond Prelude winner Of The Brave face a tense weight over whether the smart colt will be scratched from the 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes field with trainer Mark Riley embroiled in the cobalt saga. Racing Victoria stewards may be forced to remove the son of Starspangledbanner from the 15-starter field for this…