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Rudy Ready for 2014 Villiers Stakes

Rudy Ready for 2014 Villiers Stakes

Former Sydney trainer Helen Page relocated to the Gold Coast 18 years ago and only makes the trip down the south if she thinks it is worth it – which isn’t that often. The last time Page felt like it was worth it was when Doonan won the $1 million Golden Rose 10 years ago….

Mouro’s 2014 Villiers Stakes Plans On Hold

Mouro’s 2014 Villiers Stakes Plans On Hold

The Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) on Saturday seemed the ideal race for Mouro. He would carry just 59kg as he jumped from barrier three with champion hoop Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle. It was a more desirable race than the Listed Recognition Stakes (1600m) at Doomben, for which the horse had drawn barrier 13 with…

2014 Starlight Stakes Betting Tips

2014 Starlight Stakes Betting Tips

Twelve classy sprinters will contest the Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday after Anthony Cummings’ Holder Sunset was scratched from the race. The 2014 Starlight Stakes is one of three black-type races running in Sydney this weekend, offering a total of $100,000 in prize money. Just four of the twelve horses are…

2014 Festival Stakes Betting Tips

2014 Festival Stakes Betting Tips

The Listed Festival Stakes (1500m) is one of three black-type races running at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. There are 14 talented middle distance runners taking the field, with betting tips set out below. Five of those 14 are offering single figure odds in the betting market at , led by Sir Moments at $4.40. The…

Straturbo Out of 2014 Starlight Stakes

Straturbo Out of 2014 Starlight Stakes

Five-year-old gelding Straturbo was nominated in both the Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) running at Rosehill Gardens and a 1000m Handicap at Moonee Valley this Saturday. The horse’s trainer Gary Portelli told Sky Racing on Monday afternoon he was opting for the softer race in Melbourne as Straturbo’s first start this campaign. The gelding has not…

Mayfield-Smith Can Unequivocally Win at Canterbury

Mayfield-Smith Can Unequivocally Win at Canterbury

Three-year-old filly Unequivocal is running just her fourth career race on Wednesday in the 2015 ATC Membership On Sale Handicap (1250m) at Canterbury Park Racecourse. Unequivocal began her campaign with a minor placing in the Inglis 2YO Classic (1200m) in January before winning a metropolitan race the following month. However she was then forced off…

Red Excitement Set to Return in 2014 Razor Sharp

Red Excitement Set to Return in 2014 Razor Sharp

Five-year-old Red Excitement had an excellent summer campaign in Sydney early this year that saw the gelding win three consecutive starts and finish in the placings a further two times. However his racing career had to be put on hold when he suffered a bowed tendon injury, which meant he missed both the autumn and…

Dothraki Ready to Step Up in 2014 Starlight Stakes

Dothraki Ready to Step Up in 2014 Starlight Stakes

Nominations for the Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) were taken on Monday morning, with 19 sprinters declaring for the race. Featured among the nominees is the Gerald Ryan-trained Dothraki. The five-year-old has run in his fair share of black-type races over the past two years as a colt but failed to show his true potential. After…

2012 Villiers Stakes Form & Betting Guide

2012 Villiers Stakes Form & Betting Guide

The Sydney Summer Racing Carnival’s showcase mile showdown runs at Warwick Farm Racecourse this Saturday, December 22, with the Villiers Stakes 2012 to take centre stage, the Races.com.au team’s insider form guide preview for which is detailed below. Due to jump as Warwick Farm Race 6 at 4:20pm (AEST) the $175,000 Group 2 Inglis Villiers…

All Legal on 2012 Villiers Stakes Case

All Legal on 2012 Villiers Stakes Case

Randwick horseman Kevin Moses is keen to make a case for his six-year-old galloper All Legal in this Saturday’s Villiers Stakes 2012 where they will face a tough field of quality milers. The Al Maher gelding has won five of their 32 career starts to date, most recently the Listed Ladies Day Cup (1300m) at…