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2017 Villiers Stakes Field: Interlocuter Draws 4

2017 Villiers Stakes Field: Interlocuter Draws 4

Race favourite Interlocuter has come up trumps with gate four in the Villiers Stakes 2017 field and barrier draw for Saturday’s Randwick summer racing feature. A quality field of 15 milers has been released for this season’s Group 2 $250,000 Inglis Villiers Stakes (1600m), the handicap clash set to run as Royal Randwick Race 7…

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…

Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

Almandin included in 2017 Zipping Classic nominations

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin has been included in the nominations for the Group 2 $300,000 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Ladbrokes Park Hillside at Sandown on Saturday. The Robert Hickmott trained Almandin had no luck this year in the Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 7 when twelfth to the…

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Gai Waterhouse Says Almandin

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Gai Waterhouse Says Almandin

Gai Waterhouse may be in with a lightweight Melbourne Cup winning hope in Cismontane but Australia’s leading lady of racing is tipping the Lloyd Williams-owned Almandin to go back-to-back in the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ this afternoon. Waterhouse revealed her insider 2017 Melbourne Cup tips to The Daily Telegraph, in which she said it…

2017 Melbourne Cup History: Dettori Can End Drought

2017 Melbourne Cup History: Dettori Can End Drought

The Melbourne Cup and Frankie Dettori have had a love-hate relationship over the years, but the leading hoop believes he may never have a better chance to win ‘the race that stops a nation’ than when he rides Almandin at Flemington tomorrow. Dettori arrived in Melbourne this morning and he will be having his 15th…

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Hoodoos & History

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Hoodoos & History

One of the country’s oldest races, the history on the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ gives punters plenty of hoodoos and trends to consider when doing the Melbourne Cup 2017 tips for Tuesday. The famous Flemington Race 7 jumps at 3:00pm (AEDT) on the first Tuesday of November each spring and there are currently 23…

Melbourne Cup 2017 Form: Distance No Issue for Johannes Vermeer

Melbourne Cup 2017 Form: Distance No Issue for Johannes Vermeer

Some Melbourne Cup 2017 form experts are raising queries about the 3200m ability of Johannes Vermeer but part-owner Nick Williams said the Irish raider would run out the two miles no worries. There are 11 Northern hemisphere-trained stayers making the raid on Tuesday’s Group 1 $6.25 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) due to…

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Moody With Marmelo

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Moody With Marmelo

Peter Moody has compiled his 2017 Melbourne Cup tips and the retired champion trainer has sided with Marmelo in ‘the race that stops a nation’ at Flemington on Tuesday. Marmelo went to the top of the 2017 Melbourne Cup betting market with following his fast-finishing effort in the Caulfield Cup and Moody believes that the…

2017 Melbourne Cup Odds: Almandin Favourite

2017 Melbourne Cup Odds: Almandin Favourite

Almandin is currently available at 2017 Melbourne Cup odds of $6.50 and is a narrow favourite in betting for the Group 1 event at Flemington on Tuesday. The defending Melbourne Cup winner has been on top of Melbourne Cup betting markets since his outstanding victory in the JRA Trophy and punters have been quick to…