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Luvaluva an Exciting 2017 VRC Oaks Prospect

Luvaluva an Exciting 2017 VRC Oaks Prospect

Trainer John Sargent is confident that he has unearthed a potential VRC Oaks winner in Luvaluva, who stormed home to post a dominant win on debut at Goulburn on Monday. Jumping from the gates well in the Wedding Event Specialist Maiden (1300m), jockey Jeff Penza allowed Luvaluva to stride forward and take a position on…

2016 Australian Oaks Tips

2016 Australian Oaks Tips

A talented and capacity field of three-year-old fillies has been confirmed for Saturday’s featured 2016 Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Jameka has remained outright $3.60 favourite in 2016 Australian Oaks betting markets at all week,…

Melbourne Cup Berth on the Line for Thunder Lady

Melbourne Cup Berth on the Line for Thunder Lady

Trainer John Sargent is thrilled with the condition of Thunder Lady ahead of her sixth run of the season on Saturday, but has conceded the mare faces a big task in gaining ballot-free exemption into next week’s Melbourne Cup by winning the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington. Thunder Lady was a standout performer for…

Group 1 Winners Confirmed in David Jones Cup Field

Group 1 Winners Confirmed in David Jones Cup Field

Ten horses have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m) at Caulfield Racecourse, highlighted by the inclusion of several previous winners at the highest level of Australian racing. Stratum Star has returned to racing in career-best form this time and has been confirmed for a return to 2000m…

2015 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

2015 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes Tips and Betting Preview

Just nine runners will line up for tonight’s Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2012m) on Day 2 of the 2015 Royal Ascot Carnival; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. The Dermot Weld-trained Free Eagle has appeared on course only four times competitively but…

Maastricht Capable of Frank Packer Plate Success

Maastricht Capable of Frank Packer Plate Success

Team Hawkes have been thrilled with the class displayed and results posted by three-year-old Maastricht through her short racing career so far and are confident she is more than capable of success in Saturday’s Group 3 Frank Packer Plate (2000m) at Randwick. Finishing outside the first three only twice in her nine start career so…

Oliver Eyeing Australasian Oaks with Kansas Sunflower

Oliver Eyeing Australasian Oaks with Kansas Sunflower

Caulfield-based trainer Luke Oliver is yet to saddle a race winner at the highest level but is confident he is offered a live chance of breaking the drought via talented three-year-old Kansas Sunflower following an impressive victory at Flemington over the weekend. Kansas Sunflower bounced from the gates in positive fashion in the Denis Walter…

Purton Thrilled to Partner Thunder Lady in Australian Oaks

Purton Thrilled to Partner Thunder Lady in Australian Oaks

Three-year-old Thunder Lady has steadily built to the task over three starts this time in and will be perfectly suited to the track and conditions in Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Royal Randwick, according to jockey Zac Purton. Thunder Lady beat only one runner home in the talent-rich Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m)…

Thirteen Confirmed in 2015 Australian Oaks Final Field

Thirteen Confirmed in 2015 Australian Oaks Final Field

Thirteen talented fillies have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on Saturday, highlighted by the inclusion of some of the Autumn Carnival’s most exciting three-year-old thoroughbreds. Fenway charged home to post a maiden Group 1 victory in the Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) two weeks ago and…