News About Robert Smerdon

Dunn to Ride Ability in Rescheduled Bletchingly Stakes

Dunn to Ride Ability in Rescheduled Bletchingly Stakes

Dwayne Dunn will ride classy sprinter Ability in the rescheduled Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Ladbrokes Park on Sunday afternoon. Ability has been a strong and consistent performer throughout his entire racing career so far, but has undoubtedly improved tenfold since he was gelded in summer and is seeking a fourth-consecutive win when he…

2017 Bletchingly Stakes Odds & Betting Update

2017 Bletchingly Stakes Odds & Betting Update

Thirteen horses have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Racecourse; offering punters terrific value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Supido returned to the races for a comfortable win in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) a…

Ability Primed for Bletchingly Stakes

Ability Primed for Bletchingly Stakes

Robert Smerdon is expecting another strong performance from Ability, when the classy galloper takes a position in Saturday’s Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. Ability has been a smart performer throughout his entire racing career so far, but has returned to racing a far better horse since being gelded in summer and has posted…

Ability Heads All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2017 Betting

Ability Heads All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2017 Betting

The in-form Robert Smerdon-trained Ability is tipped as a hard-to-beat favourite in 2017 All Victorian Sprint Series Final betting at Flemington Racecourse this weekend. The last of the four stakes races on the Finals Day card, the $150,000 Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) runs as Flemington Race 8 at 4:10pm (AEST) on Saturday…

Tashbeeh Tops 2017 All Victorian Sprint Series Final Field

Tashbeeh Tops 2017 All Victorian Sprint Series Final Field

Last start Straight Six winner at the famous Flemington track Tashbeeh returns to the course on Finals Day this weekend chasing success in the All Victorian Sprint Series Final 2017. Scheduled as the penultimate event on the nine-race Flemington card on Saturday, this season’s $150,000 Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) has drawn a…

2017 Queensland Guineas Betting: River Racer Market Mover

2017 Queensland Guineas Betting: River Racer Market Mover

Queensland Guineas 2017 betting may be led by Niccanova this weekend in Brisbane but there’s also been plenty of early money for market mover River Racer to beat home the boys. Running as Doomben Race 5 at 1:40pm (AEST) on Saturday afternoon, this season’s $350,000 Group 2 Ascot Green Queensland Guineas (1600m) is set to…

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide & Betting Preview

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide & Betting Preview

The Stradbroke Handicap 2017 takes centre stage in Brisbane this weekend and below we have a comprehensive form guide analysis and betting preview on the winter sprint. Traditionally run over 1400m at Eagle Farm, this year’s $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) has been transferred to Doomben Racecourse and is set to run as…

Queensland Guineas 2017 Field & Barriers: Favourites Draw Wide

Queensland Guineas 2017 Field & Barriers: Favourites Draw Wide

A host of the early fancies in Saturday’s 2017 Queensland Guineas field have suffered a blow drawing double-digits for the mile showdown at Doomben Racecourse. The Stradbroke Handicap Day card has been transferred from Eagle Farm for 2017 and the $350,000 Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) is now scheduled as Doomben Race 5 at 1:40pm…

Williams to Ride Grand Dreamer in Brisbane Cup 2017

Williams to Ride Grand Dreamer in Brisbane Cup 2017

Ace interstate hoop Craig Williams is booked to partner the Robert Smerdon-trained Grand Dreamer when the light weight hope takes on a field of better fancied stayers in Saturday’s 2017 Brisbane Cup. Caulfield horseman Smerdon has a host of exciting gallopers taking to the Doomben track on Stradbroke Handicap Day including a possible two runners…

Rain to Help Hooked in Stradbroke Handicap 2017

Rain to Help Hooked in Stradbroke Handicap 2017

Any rain around in Brisbane this weekend will work in favour of the Robert Smerdon-trained Hooked who runs in the 2017 Stradbroke Handicap looking to atone for an unplaced run in the race last winter. Smerdon is currently sweating on a start for his smart three-year-old Oak Door in the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke…