Darley Classic 2017 Tips & Betting Update

November 9, 2017

Darley Classic 2017 Tips & Betting Update

The Melbourne Cup Carnival’s premier sprint race runs down the famous Flemington ‘Straight Six’ on Saturday and our insider 2017 Darley Classic tips and updated betting odds on the million dollar feature are detailed below.

Redkirk Warrior

Flemington straight specialist Redkirk Warrior is the Races.com.au team’s upset tip to win Saturday’s Darley Classic 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Due to run as Race 7 on the nine-event Emirates Stakes Day card, a gun field of 14 class sprinters is engaged for this season’s Group 1 $1 million Darley Classic (1200m).

The latest Darley Classic odds at Ladbrokes.com.au have Team Snowden’s The Everest winning champ Redzel as the deserving $3.90 favourite to continue his ace run of form.

Undefeated in his last five starts, the progressive Snitzel five-year-old beat a similar line-up in the $10 million The Everest (1200m) in Sydney on October 14 and is also proven at Flemington.

The danger and early Darley Classic betting market mover is the Lindsay Park-trained The Everest runner-up Vega Magic ($4.80), a dual Group 1 winner who was luckless in defeat.

Vega Magic raced again under the lights at The Valley in the Group 1 Manikato Stakes (1200m), but suffered a check early and ended up running fifth as the beaten favourite.

So will the top two in betting fight it out in the finish or is there value to be found tipping an upset Darley Classic result this spring from the likes of the ‘Grey Flash’ Chautauqua ($6), the winter’s Stradbroke Handicap champ Impending ($8) or the flying mare In Her Time ($8)?

1st

#7 Redkirk Warrior ($12)

Tipping an upset, a fairly regular occurrence in the Darley Classic, and fancy a return-to-form from the Lindsay Park-trained Flemington specialist Redkirk Warrior. The lightly-raced seven-year-old is undefeated at the track / distance having won the Newmarket Handicap in the autumn and the Bobbie Lewis first-up by 2.5 lengths. Was out of the money 10th in The Everest 4.3 lengths beaten at Randwick, but returning to the straight he looks a huge winning hope at a price.

2nd

#6 Impending ($8)

James Cummings-trained Lonhro four-year-old has upside as he prepares to face off with his last start conqueror in the Sydney Stakes, In Her Time, second-up. The entire will be fitter for the run and gets his chance after the impressive late sectionals that day, which were slightly better than Chautauqua’s for fourth in The Everest. Untested at Flemington so how he handles the straight will be key, but has class and ability and with winning form up to 1500m should sustain a run over 1200m without a worry.

3rd

#1 Chautauqua ($6)

Can triple TJ Smith Stakes champion Chautauqua finally return to his best? He missed out on the Manikato Stakes, a late scratching at the barriers, but gets his chance again here at Headquarters. Was great late as usual when fourth in The Everest and is a genuine Flemington horse (8:4-3-1). He’s been waiting for the 1200m here and can run a big race after finishing second as the beaten favourite in this race in both 2014 and 2015.

Whether you’re backing or sacking our Darley Classic 2017 betting tips this Emirates Stakes Day make sure you’ve got access to the best Flemington Group 1 racing odds online through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Abandon...

America’s Breeders’...

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game was back in winning...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

The decision by star hoop Craig Williams to remain in Queensland aboard the...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup ...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

In his last run for trainer Steve Tregea, outstanding stayer Incentivise shot...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and Group 1 racing for the...

Race Results

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Race Previews

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Rescheduled: Winx Guineas Run This Sunday

Fields & Form

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

Punters Take Stock in Caloundra Cup 2021 Field & Odds