News About Sandown Hillside

Charlevoix Considered for 2016 Zipping Classic

Charlevoix Considered for 2016 Zipping Classic

The Zipping Classic 2016 at the tail-end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is shaping up as a nice target for Michael Kent’s lightly-raced stallion Charlevoix. A now four-year-old son of New Approach, the Cranbourne-trained Charlevoix has had five runs so far for two wins including the Listed Galilee Series Final (2400m) at Sandown-Hillside on…

The Housemaid Does Work for Thousand Guineas Bid

The Housemaid Does Work for Thousand Guineas Bid

Ballarat trainer Archie Alexander will use the Wednesday performance of his improving filly The Housemaid at Ladbrokes Park Hillside as a guide to her 2016 Thousand Guineas potential this spring. Alexander has the daughter of 2010 Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva in the mix for a shot at elite level glory on October 8, nominating the…

Hucklebuck Back for Darley Classic 2016

Hucklebuck Back for Darley Classic 2016

Adelaide’s Phillip Stokes describes the previous Group 1 win over a mile by stable star Hucklebuck as “lucky” and will keep the galloper to a short two-race sprint campaign in the spring starting with the 2016 Darley Classic. Elvstroem gelding Hucklebuck is a multiple Group winner but is best known for his narrow victory over…

Silent Sedition Continues Australasian Oaks 2016 Campaign

Silent Sedition Continues Australasian Oaks 2016 Campaign

Andrew Noblet’s in-form filly Silent Sedition will continue her 2016 Australasian Oaks campaign heading towards the Adelaide feature via a run at Ladbrokes Park Hillside at Sandown this Saturday. The Caulfield-based Noblet has long been eyeing a trip to Morphettville Racecourse on Saturday May 7 for a shot at the $400,000 Group 1 Australasian Schweppes…

2016 Schweppes Oaks Bid for Miss Cooper

2016 Schweppes Oaks Bid for Miss Cooper

The Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra-trained filly Miss Cooper could be Adelaide-bound this May to target the Schweppes Oaks 2016 at Morphettville Racecourse. The nicely-bred daughter of Medaglia D’Oro is back in work and had a strong hit-out at Werribee on Monday morning behind the Tony McEvoy-trained Group 1 placed Alpine Eagle. It was enough…

Wild Rain Wins 2015 City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes

Wild Rain Wins 2015 City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes

Mark Kavanagh’s in-form mare Wild Rain got the job done for the punters in the feature Melbourne race at Sandown Hillside over the weekend enjoying a step back in distance for the City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes 2015. Winner of the Listed Lightning Stakes (1050m) in Adelaide during the winter before back-to-back seconds to kick…

Wide Draw for Grane in City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes

Wide Draw for Grane in City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes

Cranbourne trainer Robbie Griffiths will wait until the eleventh hour to make the call on whether or not to scratch his widely-drawn galloper Grane from the 2015 City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes at Sandown Hillside this Saturday. Griffiths accepted for two stablemates in this weekend’s $120,000 Listed City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes (1000m) in Melbourne,…

2015 City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes Tips

2015 City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes Tips

Stakes racing in Melbourne this weekend features just one black-type race at Sandown Hillside with the Doveton Stakes run as the City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes 2015, betting tips for which are detailed below. Set to run as Sandown Race 7 on the nine race program with a scheduled jump time of 4:05pm (AEST), this…

Distance Test for Java in City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes

Distance Test for Java in City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes

Co-trainer Lee Freedman is hoping a drop back to 1000m won’t prove too sharp for the stable’s 2015 City Of Greater Dandenong Stakes runner at Sandown Hillside on Saturday Java. The four-year-old son of Medalia D’Oro has had 11 runs to date for four wins and two thirds with success up to 1400m. He is…

Tried And Tired Path to Magic Millions Sprint 2016

Tried And Tired Path to Magic Millions Sprint 2016

Co-trainer Troy Corstens who trains in partnership with his father Leon is hoping for a good first-up run in black-type company at Sandown Hillside from Tried And Tired this weekend as they look to secure the horse a start in January’s 2016 Magic Millions Sprint on the Gold Coast. The six-year-old son of Niello hasn’t…