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2017 Wakeful Stakes Winner Luvaluva Onto VRC Oaks

2017 Wakeful Stakes Winner Luvaluva Onto VRC Oaks

Master trainer of three-year-old staying fillies John Sargent gets his chance to win a second VRC Oaks next Thursday with his up-and-comer Luvaluva running the ideal trial with a last-to-first Wakeful Stakes success on Derby Day. There was late money on the well-bred daughter of Mastercraftsman, Luvaluva backed into $5 second favouritism behind Bring Me…

Victoria Derby Day 2017 Tips: Flemington Betting Selections

Victoria Derby Day 2017 Tips: Flemington Betting Selections

2017 Victoria Derby Day kicks off the four-meeting Melbourne Cup Carnival today as the countdown to the Melbourne Cup field release reaches peak and below are the Races.com.au team’s exclusive tips across the card. A day for racing purists, it is an all-Group race program at Flemington Racecourse for VRC Derby Day with the first…

2017 Wakeful Stakes Field & Odds: Bring Me Roses Favourite

2017 Wakeful Stakes Field & Odds: Bring Me Roses Favourite

VRC Oaks-bound Bring Me Roses is the clear favourite in Wakeful Stakes 2017 betting this Saturday on Derby Day after the non-acceptance of Pinot. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Ethereal Stakes winner Pinot is set to bypass the Group 2 $300,000 G.H. Mumm Wakeful Stakes (2000m) on Day 1 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival…

VRC Oaks Hope Bring Me Roses Runs in Wakeful Stakes

VRC Oaks Hope Bring Me Roses Runs in Wakeful Stakes

Tony McEvoy is keen to complete the Wakeful Stakes – VRC Oaks 2017 double this Melbourne Cup Carnival with in-form filly Bring Me Roses. The daughter of High Chaparral put the writing on the wall at Flemington on October 7 with her impressive two and a quarter length victory in the Group 2 Edward Manifold…

2017 Edward Manifold Stakes Results: Bring Me Roses onto VRC Oaks

2017 Edward Manifold Stakes Results: Bring Me Roses onto VRC Oaks

Top trainer of three-year-olds this season Tony McEvoy enjoyed a Flemington win on Turnbull Stakes Day with his progressive filly Bring Me Roses running the ideal early VRC Oaks lead-up in the Edward Manifold Stakes 2017. High Chaparral filly Bring Me Roses went into Saturday’s Group 2 $200,000 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) a maiden and…

Coral Coast Floating Towards 2017 Crown Oaks

Coral Coast Floating Towards 2017 Crown Oaks

Caulfield horseman Stuart Webb is over the moon after an eye-catching third from his improving filly Coral Coast against the boys over the weekend naming the Crown Oaks 2017 as a spring target for the daughter of So You Think. A winner of one of her four career starts to date, Coral Coast was stepped-up…

Tiamo Grace Nearing a Return

Tiamo Grace Nearing a Return

Trainer Darren Weir has revealed that talented three-year-old Tiamo Grace has completely overcome a string of ailments and could return to the races as soon as Saturday’s Flemington card. Tiamo Grace has made only five competitive appearances since debuting in August last year, but has shown plenty of ability and class on her way to…

Crown Oaks Likely for Wakeful Stakes Winner Tiamo Grace

Crown Oaks Likely for Wakeful Stakes Winner Tiamo Grace

Tiamo Grace has stamped herself as a serious Crown Oaks contender after leading a talented field home to win the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington this afternoon. Tiamo Grace received plenty of support from punters in the hours leading up to jump on Derby Day and the filly did her chances of success…

2016 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

2016 Derby Day Scratchings & Track Report

One of the Spring Carnival’s most highly-decorated cards will be contested today as runners descend on Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne for Derby Day 2016. It is a fine day in the greater Melbourne metropolitan region today and subsequently, the Flemington track has been rated a ‘Good 4’ and will suit horses who relish a reasonably…

2016 Wakeful Stakes Tips & Odds Update

2016 Wakeful Stakes Tips & Odds Update

A major lead up to next Thursday’s Crown Oaks, the Wakeful Stakes 2016 takes place on Victoria Derby Day this weekend at Flemington and betting tips along with the latest odds on the three-year-old fillies’ feature can be found below. Due to run as Flemington Race 2 at 12:20pm (AEDT) on Saturday, this season’s $300,000…