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2017 Sandown Cup Field & Odds: Gallic Chieftain Favourite

2017 Sandown Cup Field & Odds: Gallic Chieftain Favourite

The Darren Weir-trained Gallic Chieftain is up in weight and distance but still tipped as the stayer to beat over the two miles in the Ladbrokes Sandown Cup 2017 field this Saturday. A key feature on the Zipping Classic Day card a Ladbrokes Park, this year’s Listed $150,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Cup (3200m) field features a…

Zipping Classic 2017 Betting Update: Big Duke Firms

Zipping Classic 2017 Betting Update: Big Duke Firms

The Darren Weir-trained Big Duke is considered the big danger to the favourite Almandin in Saturday’s 2017 Zipping Classic betting markets, the Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter an early market mover for the Ladbrokes Park feature. Just eight stayers do battle in this year’s Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) including Almandin and Big Duke who…

2017 Zipping Classic Field: Almandin Faces Seven Rivals

2017 Zipping Classic Field: Almandin Faces Seven Rivals

Lloyd Williams’ 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin faces just seven rivals looking to return to winning form from the inside alley in Saturday’s Zipping Classic 2017 field at Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park. Six-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Williams has also enjoyed six wins in the end-of-spring race formerly known as the Sandown Classic, including preparing the…

Zipping Classic 2017 Nominations Update: Two Late Entries

Zipping Classic 2017 Nominations Update: Two Late Entries

The extension of 2017 Zipping Classic nominations has seen two late entries for the staying showdown at Ladbrokes Park on Saturday with Cranbourne gallopers So Si Bon and Super Mario added to the list of potential runners. On Monday Racing Victoria received only nine entries for the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m), but there…

Toorak Handicap 2017 Form Guide & Preview

Toorak Handicap 2017 Form Guide & Preview

Caulfield Racecourse is host to four Group 1 spring races on Saturday including a gun field of milers doing battle in the 2017 Toorak Handicap, a comprehensive form guide and betting preview for the possible Cox Plate lead-up race detailed below. Due to run as Race 9 at 5:10pm (AEDT) on the bumper Ladbrokes Caulfield…

Thousand Guineas Fillies Top 2017 Edward Manifold Stakes Field & Odds

Thousand Guineas Fillies Top 2017 Edward Manifold Stakes Field & Odds

A line-up of potential Thousand Guineas fillies for Saturday week are set to face off at Flemington this weekend in the Edward Manifold Stakes 2017 field for Turnbull Stakes Day. Commanding Jewel (3rd in 2012) was the last Thousand Guineas winner to come off a lead-up run in the Group 2 $200,000 Edward Manifold Stakes…

Missrock beats Heatherly in 2017 Carlyon Stakes

Missrock beats Heatherly in 2017 Carlyon Stakes

The Robbie Laing trained first up specialist Missrock caused a minor upset when she upstaged the short priced favourite Heatherly in the Listed $120,000 SAJ Fruit Supply Carlyon Stakes (1000m) at The Valley today. Heatherly’s chances weren’t helped when she played up in the barriers prior to the start and had to be released and…

2017 Melbourne Cup Target for Darabad

2017 Melbourne Cup Target for Darabad

Imported French galloper Darabad may have had just the one run down under to date but already trainer Robbie Laing has named the Melbourne Cup 2017 as the horse’s major spring target. The five-year-old son of Dansili has had just the eight career starts to date, his sole win being a Listed race over the…

So Si Bon to Miss 2017 Memsie Stakes Start

So Si Bon to Miss 2017 Memsie Stakes Start

Untapped young stayer So Si Bon may be earmarked for a 2017 Caulfield Cup bid this spring but trainer Robbie Laing has been told the gun stallion won’t make the cut for the Memsie Stakes field Saturday week. Cranbourne-based Laing admitted he would have liked to line-up his son of So You Think at Caulfield…

Lord Of The Sky Fitter for Bletchingly Stakes

Lord Of The Sky Fitter for Bletchingly Stakes

Trainer Robbie Laing is confident that Lord Of The Sky will be far better for his first-up run when he takes his position in Saturday’s Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield; a race he convincingly won in 2016. Lord Of The Sky jumped well in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) a…