News About Michael Rodd

Starcourt Earns Start in 2016 Vo Rogue Plate

Starcourt Earns Start in 2016 Vo Rogue Plate

Trainer Bryan Guy has revealed that promising three-year-old Starcourt will be given an opportunity at black type success, when he lines up for the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1300m) at Eagle Farm on New Year’s Eve. Starcourt has made only four competitive appearances since debuting for Gary Moore at Hawkesbury in February this year,…

Ravi Tops 2016 Just Now Quality Handicap Odds

Ravi Tops 2016 Just Now Quality Handicap Odds

Peter & Paul Snowden’s Sydney raider Ravi has opened the short-priced favourite to win her Queensland debut in Saturday’s Just Now Quality 2016 at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Paul Snowden spoke this week with confidence the four-year-old Redoute’s Choice mare would be competitive on any surface in the $100,000 Listed Canadian Club Just Now Handicap (1300m)….

Let’s Elope Next-Up for Cockram Winner Madam Gangster

Let’s Elope Next-Up for Cockram Winner Madam Gangster

Co-trainer Lee Hope was quietly confident heading into the Cockram Stakes 2015 on Memsie Stakes Day with his progressive mare Madam Gangster and that confidence was rewarded as she earned a Let’s Elope Stakes start with a first-up win. Run this year as the William Hill Sprint Series Heat 1 Stakes, the $150,000 Group 3 Cockram…

Cockram Stakes Odds and Betting Update

Cockram Stakes Odds and Betting Update

A talented and capacity field of mares will line up for Saturday’s Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value for money from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Vezalay is not yet a confirmed starter on Saturday after figuring as the Cockram Stakes’ first…

2015 Memsie Stakes Ride on Rising Romance for Rodd

2015 Memsie Stakes Ride on Rising Romance for Rodd

Top hoop Michael Rodd will chase his third Memsie Stakes win in four years when he partners in-form New Zealand expat Rising Romance in the Group 1 Caulfield classic this weekend. Rodd took out the weight-for-age Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival feature back-to-back aboard Sincero (2012) and Atlantic Jewel (2013) before Ben Melham partnered the Peter…

2015 Queensland Derby Form Guide & Betting Preview

2015 Queensland Derby Form Guide & Betting Preview

Three Group 1 races headline the Doomben action on Saturday including the Queensland Derby 2015, a detailed form guide and betting analysis for the three-year-olds’ classic found right here. Set to run as the seventh on Stradbroke Handicap Day at 2:57pm (AEST), there are two notable early scratchings from this year’s $600,000 Group 1 Channel…

2015 Doomben 10,000 Form Guide & Preview

2015 Doomben 10,000 Form Guide & Preview

The Doomben 10,000 2015 takes centre stage in Brisbane this weekend with a bumper field of weight-for-age hopefuls facing off in the lucrative classic, a detailed form guide and betting preview for the Group 1 found below. Due to run as Doomben Race 8 at 3:57pm (AEST), this year’s $750,000 Group 1 James Boag’s Premium…

Gollan Confident in Doomben 10,000 Boom

Gollan Confident in Doomben 10,000 Boom

A solid piece of trackwork on Tuesday morning has Brisbane horseman Tony Gollan confident his veteran sprinter Temple Of Boom can return to form with a big effort in Saturday’s 2015 Doomben 10,000. Twelve months ago the Piccolo gelding ran a devastatingly close second behind his stablemate and half-brother Spirit Of Boom in the $750,000…

Fast Pace of 2014 Railway Stakes will Benefit Alma’s Fury

Fast Pace of 2014 Railway Stakes will Benefit Alma’s Fury

Seven-year-old Alma’s Fury faces a tough task in the Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) at Ascot on Saturday after drawing barrier 18 for the $1 million feature race. The gelding will come into gate 14 following the removal of the four emergencies but that still means he’ll be jumping with the third-widest berth, inside of…

Sonntag Makes Easy Work of Jumpout Ahead of Eclipse Stakes 2014

Sonntag Makes Easy Work of Jumpout Ahead of Eclipse Stakes 2014

Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) winner Sonntag was given an easy jumpout at the Sandown course proper ahead of Saturday’s Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m). Although the four-year-old was well beaten in his heat, jockey Chad Schofield was pleased with the performance, noting he was specifically given an easy time. “He wasn’t out there to…