Quality Field for Newmarket Handicap 2017

The Group One Newmarket Handicap at Flemington has attracted 13 runners with favourite Spieth and three-year-old Extreme Choice drawn on opposite sides of the field. Spieth, runner-up in his past two Group One starts at Flemington, has the inside barrier in Saturday’s time-honoured handicap down the 1200m-straight course while Extreme Choice has gate 13 with […]

Newmarket Handicap 2017: Flying Artie to miss race

Three-year-old Flying Artie will not run in the Newmarket Handicap with mucus detected in a scope. His Mick Price-trained stablemate Extreme Choice will now take his place in Saturday’s field for the 1200m-sprint at Flemington. Hong Kong’s champion jockey Joao Moreira, who was booked for Flying Artie, will now ride Extreme Choice. Flying Artie was […]

Australian Cup 2017: Boom Time to be Lindsay Park’s only runner

Numbers have fallen for Lindsay Park in the Australian Cup at Flemington with the stable left with one runner. Boom Time will be its representative in Saturday’s 2000m weight-for-age Cup as he looks to give the stable its second win in the race in the past three years. Spillway and Extra Zero ran the quinella […]

Canterbury Stakes: History and What you need to know

CANTERBURY STAKES Run at Randwick since 2014, 1300m, $500,000, weight-for-age. HISTORY * First run in 1929 when won by Amounis * Elevated to Group One status in 2013 * Run at Canterbury except for at Rosehill in 1973-75, 1980-81, 1997-98, 2004-07. * Before 2004 run over 1200m. 2008 run over 1550m. NOTABLE WINNERS * Holdfast […]

Challenge Stakes: Supido unlikely to line-up in Field

Victorian trainer Mick Kent is keeping a close eye on the Sydney weather for lightly raced sprinter Supido. The Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick on Saturday is on the five-year-old’s radar where he is an $11 chance with Sportsbet.com.au with the likelihood of a seven-day back-up into the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington. Kent is happy […]

Value Bets 4/3/2017 – Flemington, Randwick, Eagle Farm, Morphettville

Sportsbet.com.au have got their markets out for racing this Saturday, and we have tried to find a runner from each city that appears overs in betting, and hopefully we can continue on from last week after finding Hi Son, who went within a lip of winning at $18. Flemington Race Nine Number 1 Wazzenme ($26): […]

Change of plans for 2017 Golden Slipper contender

Trainer Toby Edmonds is having second thoughts about running Golden Slipper 2017 second favourite Houtzen at Eagle Farm after she was given a higher weight than he expected. Houtzen received 63kg in Saturday’s QTIS Two-Year-Old (1000m) for her first run since winning the Magic Millions Two-Year-Old Classic on January 14. Edmonds is now considering other options. […]

Weights released for Newmarket Handicap 2017

Star sprinter Chautauqua has been given top weight of 58 kilograms in the Newmarket Handicap, 1.5kg more than recent Lightning Stakes winner Terravista. Group One-winning three-year-olds Extreme Choice and Flying Artie will both carry 52.5kg. Chautauqua, third in last year’s Newmarket. is entered to run in the weight-for-age Canterbury Stakes in Sydney on Saturday, a […]