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Xtravagant Out to Atone in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2016

Xtravagant Out to Atone in Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 2016

New Zealand-based co-trainer Stephen Autridge is hoping the stable’s multiple Group 1 winner Xtravagant can atone for his first-up last at Flemington with a better run in Caulfield’s 2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes this weekend. The Pentire stallion has won six of his 11 starts to date including the 2015 NZ 2000 Guineas and the…

Straight Track Query for Xtravagant in Bobbie Lewis Quality

Straight Track Query for Xtravagant in Bobbie Lewis Quality

Co-trainer Stephen Autridge is unsure how the stable’s visiting Cox Plate-bound Kiwi Xtravagant will handle the famous Flemington straight for his first-up run of the spring in Melbourne’s Bobbie Lewis Quality on Saturday. The long-range Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival target for the Matamata-trained Pentire four-year-old is the $3 million Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m)…

2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality First-Up for Xtravagant

2016 Bobbie Lewis Quality First-Up for Xtravagant

Despite holding a nomination for the Chandler Macleod Stakes at Moonee Valley this weekend the Jamie Richards & Stephen Autridge-trained Cox Plate hope Xtravagant won’t kick off his spring bid until the Bobbie Lewis Quality 2016. The Te Akau Racing-owned New Zealand galloper was the highest-rated and 60kg top-weighted of 22 nominations taken for Saturday’s…

Xtravagant Thriving Ahead of 2016 Cox Plate Campaign

Xtravagant Thriving Ahead of 2016 Cox Plate Campaign

Xtravagant is reportedly in excellent condition ahead of his flight to Australia next week for a Spring Carnival campaign, to be geared towards the 2016 Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley in late October. Xtravagant has been a strong and consistent performer for trainer Stephen Autridge throughout his short but impressive racing career so far;…

2016 Myer Classic Bid for Shillelagh

2016 Myer Classic Bid for Shillelagh

The Myer Classic 2016 is shaping up as a nice target for Kiwi mare Shillelagh who is set to join stablemate Xtravagant down under for a spring bid in Melbourne this season. The Jamie Richards & Stephen Autridge-trained Xtravagant is a dual Group 1 winner back home in New Zealand, but failed to win at…

2016 Stradbroke Handicap Aim for Kiwi Xtravagant

2016 Stradbroke Handicap Aim for Kiwi Xtravagant

A nice piece of work at home in New Zealand for Kiwi youngster Xtravagant has connections looking forward to a trip to Brisbane for a shot at Queensland’s richest race, the Stradbroke Handicap 2016, this winter. Prepared by Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards, Pentire colt Xtravagant has won five of his nine career starts to…

2016 Australian Guineas Field & Odds: Xtravagant Draws 3

2016 Australian Guineas Field & Odds: Xtravagant Draws 3

Kiwi raider Xtravagant has drawn ideally in barrier three in the capacity Australian Guineas 2016 field and will start favourite in the Flemington feature on Saturday. Due to run as Flemington Race 7 at 4:30pm (AEDT) this season’s $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) has attracted a full 16 starters and the current betting markets…

Xtravagant Brings His Game for Australian Guineas 2016 Bid

Xtravagant Brings His Game for Australian Guineas 2016 Bid

Co-trainer Stephen Autridge is confident the 2016 Australian Guineas favourite Xtravagant is “right on his game” ahead of the Kiwi galloper’s trip down under for the Flemington Group 1 this Saturday. The Pentire colt travels across the Tasman on Wednesday to take his spot in the $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) field on the…

Xtravagant Favourite in Pre-Field 2016 Australian Guineas Betting

Xtravagant Favourite in Pre-Field 2016 Australian Guineas Betting

New Zealand visitor Xtravagant leads the pre-field Australian Guineas 2016 betting markets ahead of the colt’s debut down under at Flemington Racecourse this weekend in Melbourne. The $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) is the highlight race in Victoria on Saturday and of the 25 three-year-olds still officially in the mix, the early money is…

Xtravagant Leads 2016 Australian Guineas First Acceptances

Xtravagant Leads 2016 Australian Guineas First Acceptances

Boom New Zealand colt Xtravagant is the headline first acceptor taken for Saturday week’s Australian Guineas 2016 after first declarations for the Flemington feature closed on Tuesday. Running on March 5, this year’s $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) originally attracted 110 nominations. That number is down to just 25 three-year-olds after first acceptances closed…