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Epsom Handicap 2017 Form Lines Suit Happy Clapper

Epsom Handicap 2017 Form Lines Suit Happy Clapper

Jockey Blake Shinn believes the form lines around Happy Clapper make him a hard to beat favourite in 2017 Epsom Handicap betting this Saturday at Royal Randwick. A final field of 14 milers is set to face off in Randwick Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEST) in this year’s Group 1 $1 million Epsom Handicap (1600m)…

Big Duke Huge Hope in Small The Metropolitan 2017

Big Duke Huge Hope in Small The Metropolitan 2017

Jockey Brenton Avdulla is pleased to have picked up a ride in Saturday’s 2017 The Metropolitan rating the chances of the Darren Weir-trained Big Duke in a small field. Raced by Australian Bloodstock, six-year-old Raven’s Pass gelding Big Duke is one of just a dozen stayers set to face off at Royal Randwick in this…

Weight No Worry for 2017 Epsom Handicap Favourite Happy Clapper

Weight No Worry for 2017 Epsom Handicap Favourite Happy Clapper

His horse may be carrying top kilos in the Epsom Handicap 2017 this Saturday in Sydney but trainer Pat Webster remains confident the bookies have it right with Happy Clapper to win the mile classic. Teofilo seven-year-old Happy Clapper will cart 56.5kg this Saturday at Royal Randwick as the in-form veteran chases his first elite…

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…

Caulfield Cup 2017 Confirmed for Gingernuts

Caulfield Cup 2017 Confirmed for Gingernuts

An impressive Group 1 win across the Tasman over the weekend has the Te Akau Racing stable confident ahead of a 2017 Caulfield Cup bid back down under with the autumn’s Rosehill Guineas winner Gingernuts. The now four-year-old son of Iffraaj resumed at Hastings on September running fifth to Close Up in the Group 1…

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Over Epsom for Trapeze Artist

2017 Coolmore Stud Stakes Over Epsom for Trapeze Artist

Trainer Gerald Ryan may have been full of post-win talk of an Epsom Handicap back-up for his upset Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist but has since confirmed plans to save the horse for a Coolmore Stud Stakes 2017 bid in Melbourne this November. The forgotten horse in last Saturday’s Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose…

Deploy Fills 2017 The Everest Race Slot for Waller

Deploy Fills 2017 The Everest Race Slot for Waller

Super Sydney trainer Chris Waller has confirmed Deploy will fill his slot in The Everest 2017 field at Royal Randwick on October 14 when the $10 million feature runs for the first time. The Gerald Ryan-trained Deploy will represent the rival horseman in the Restricted weight-for-age sprint, taking place over 1200m on the same date…

2017 The Metropolitan Bid on the Line for Alward

2017 The Metropolitan Bid on the Line for Alward

One-time favourite for The Metropolitan 2017, the Chris Waller-trained Alward now looks unlikely to line-up in the Group 1 unless he posts a runaway win at Rosehill on Saturday. Waller had the Irish-bred French import near the top of his contingent for the Group 1 $750,000 The Metropolitan (2400m) after Alward saluted for the Rosehill…

Dawn Wall Aimed at Toorak Handicap 2017

Dawn Wall Aimed at Toorak Handicap 2017

Star Sydney trainer Chris Waller is hoping for a positive performance at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday from Dawn Wall who he has tipped as a possible 2017 Toorak Handicap contender down south next month. Waller has two runners in the mix for the Group 2 $200,000 Schweppes Shannon Stakes (1500m) on Golden Rose Stakes Day…

Aloisia Kicks off Crown Oaks 2017 Campaign

Aloisia Kicks off Crown Oaks 2017 Campaign

Trainer Ciaron Maher has a third Crown Oaks win in four years in sight this spring targeting the 2017 edition of the Melbourne Cup Carnival feature with Kiwi expat Aloisia who returns to racing on the weekend. Maher enjoyed back-to-back Crown Oaks victories in 2014-15 with Set Square and Jameka respectively, the latter going on…