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2017 ANZAC Day Stakes Field & Betting: Merchant Navy Favourite

2017 ANZAC Day Stakes Field & Betting: Merchant Navy Favourite

Ciaron Maher’s undefeated colt Merchant Navy is the well-supported favourite in ANZAC Day Stakes 2017 betting for Flemington’s feature race this Tuesday in Melbourne. Two black-types take place at the track on ANZAC Day including a field of two-year-olds facing off in the $120,000 Listed ANZAC Day Stakes (1400m) under handicap conditions. Sitting top of…

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Field & Odds: Farson Favourite

2017 Alister Clark Stakes Field & Odds: Farson Favourite

Australian Derby-bound Farson has opened clear favourite in Alister Clark Stakes 2017 betting to continue his ace autumn form with a fourth win on the trot under the lights at Moonee Valley on Friday night. The feature race on the twilight race card, this season’s $200,000 Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) is set to…

2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Betting & Tips: Farson $2

2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Betting & Tips: Farson $2

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Farson is nearing odds-on favouritism in Caulfield Autumn Classic 2017 betting for his Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day run on the weekend. The son of Snitzel is one of 12 three-year-olds taking to the Caulfield track in Race 3 at 1:40pm (AEDT) on Saturday afternoon for the 2017 edition…

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2017 Odds Update: Spoils Scratched

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2017 Odds Update: Spoils Scratched

The John Salanitri-trained Sheer Madness has gained a start in Saturday’s 2017 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes following the early scratching of Spoils. Locally-trained Moshe gelding Sheer Madness will line-up from barrier seven at Caulfield Racecourse in the $1.5 million Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) with jockey Stephen Baster getting his ninth ride in…

Bow Mistress Trophy 2017 Tips & Odds Update

Bow Mistress Trophy 2017 Tips & Odds Update

The 2017 Bow Mistress Trophy is the sole Group race on the Hobart race card this evening and below are our insider summer racing tips on the mares’ only showdown. The weight-for-age $125,000 Group 3 Magic Millions Bow Mistress (1200m) is due to jump as Hobart Race 7 at 6:05pm (AEDT) this evening and eight…

Australian Cup now for 2016 Pakenham Cup winner Pilote D’Essai

Australian Cup now for 2016 Pakenham Cup winner Pilote D’Essai

Lindsay Park co-trainer David Hayes will set French import Pilote D’Essai for the Group 1 $1.5m Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington during the 2017 Melbourne Autumn Carnival after winning the Pakenham Cup last Saturday. The Listed $200,000 Superior Food Services Pakenham Cup (2500m) at Pakenham was Pilote D’Essai’s second successive Victorian Cup win after the…

So Si Bon takes his place in 2016 Zipping Classic Field

So Si Bon takes his place in 2016 Zipping Classic Field

Three year old So Si Bon will take on the older horses in the Group 2 $300,000 Quayclean Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on Saturday. Trainer Robbie Laing had also nominated So Si Bon for the Group 2 $250,000 Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas (1600m) for the three year olds but chose to go with the weight…

Awesome Rock claims G1 victory with Emirates Stakes win

Awesome Rock claims G1 victory with Emirates Stakes win

The Leon and Troy Corstens trained Awesome Rock has finally won a Group 1 race when he took out the Group 1 $2m Emirates Stakes (2000m) at Flemington today. Awesome Rock was first past the post in the Group 1 $1m Australian Cup over the same course and distance as today’s weight for age Group…

2016 Maribyrnong Plate Field & Betting: Top Two Hard To Split

2016 Maribyrnong Plate Field & Betting: Top Two Hard To Split

Kicking off the Emirates Stakes Day card at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, the final meeting of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, is the Maribyrnong Plate 2016 where the bookies are having a hard time separating the top two in betting. Due to jump as Flemington Race 1 at 12:15pm (AEDT), this year’s $150,000 Group 3 Maribyrnong…

2016 Melbourne Cup Jockeys’ Tips: What the Hoops Say

2016 Melbourne Cup Jockeys’ Tips: What the Hoops Say

The Melbourne Cup 2016 start time is nearing and below the Races.com.au team have a look at the last minute word from the Melbourne Cup jockeys to try and uncover some sneaky late mail Melbourne Cup tips. There are 24 horses and 24 hoops taking to the barriers in Flemington Race 7 when the 156th…