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2016 Pakenham Cup Betting Tips & Odds Update

2016 Pakenham Cup Betting Tips & Odds Update

The feature race in Victoria on the weekend is Saturday’s Pakenham Cup 2016, betting tips and the updated odds on the staying showdown found below. Set to run as Race 7 at 4:40pm (AEDT) as part of a nine event card at the West Gippsland region track, this year’s $200,000 Listed Pakenham Cup (2500m) field…

2016 Werribee Cup Option for The Chairman

2016 Werribee Cup Option for The Chairman

After running third as the beaten favourite in last Sunday’s Kilmore Cup trainer Mick Price is looking at another Victorian country cup ruin in the Werribee Cup 2016 for his gelding The Chairman. A five-year-old son of High Chaparral, The Chairman jumped $3.40 top fancy in the Listed Kilmore Cup (1600m) following two recent wins…

2017 Standish Handicap Aim for Ridgway

2017 Standish Handicap Aim for Ridgway

Victorian trainer Robbie Laing is looking at a New Year’s Day run in the Standish Handicap 2017 at Flemington Racecourse for his lightly raced colt Ridgway. The now three-year-old son of Gio Point has had just the one run to date but is nearing a return to the track according to Laing. On debut at…

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….

Lord Of The Sky Doubtful for 2015 Australia Stakes

Lord Of The Sky Doubtful for 2015 Australia Stakes

Robbie Laing was set to dominate the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) on Saturday after nominating three horses for the sprint race but Lord Of The Sky is looking like a doubtful starter after suffering a presumed bull-ant bite. Lord Of The Sky missed his regular track work on Tuesday morning due to the bite,…

Wide Draw No Problem for Red Excitement in Chester Manifold 2015

Wide Draw No Problem for Red Excitement in Chester Manifold 2015

Market mover and race favourite Red Excitement may be drawn wide for Saturday’s 2015 Chester Manifold Stakes but trainer Gerald Ryan remains confident the versatile runner can win from any barrier. A winner of his past four straight starts, five-year-old Excites gelding Red Excitement is one of 13 middle distance gallopers running in this year’s…

Decircles Gets Gun Draw in Chester Manifold Stakes 2015

Decircles Gets Gun Draw in Chester Manifold Stakes 2015

After asking for a good barrier local trainer Danny O’Brien was rewarded with his 2015 Chester Manifold Stakes hopeful Decircles drawing well for Saturday’s black-type feature at Flemington Racecourse. The Encosta De Lago six-year-old is one of 13 hopefuls making up the field for this year’s $120,000 Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m), Decircles to jump…

Tried And Tired Gets Pet Distance in Chester Manifold Stakes 2015

Tried And Tired Gets Pet Distance in Chester Manifold Stakes 2015

Co-trainer Troy Corstens is confident Tried And Tired can score back-to-back stakes races in Saturday’s 2015 Chester Manifold Stakes when back up to 1400m at Flemington. The Niello gelding is one of 17 hopefuls nominated for this year’s $120,000 Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) and Corstens has confirmed jockey Damien Oliver for the ride. Oliver…

Ryan Excited for 2015 Chester Manifold Stakes

Ryan Excited for 2015 Chester Manifold Stakes

Unable to find a suitable next-up option at home in Sydney, Rosehill-based trainer Gerald Ryan will travel his flying galloper Red Excitement to Melbourne this weekend for a run in the Chester Manifold Stakes 2015 at Flemington Racecourse. The five-year-old Excites gelding is a confirmed acceptor after being one of 17 nominations taken by Racing…

Tasmanian Targets for 2015 Bagot Handicap Winner Averau

Tasmanian Targets for 2015 Bagot Handicap Winner Averau

Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival riches could be awaiting Thursday’s Bagot Handicap 2015 winner Averau after the mare’s emphatic Flemington win on New Year’s Day. The Group 3 Hobart Cup (2400m) on February 9 and the Group 3 Launceston Cup (2400m) on February 25 were both named as possible targets next month for the Peter Morgan…