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Colts emerge from the shadows of the fillies in a changing racing game   Leave a comment

Colts emerge from the shadows of the fillies in a changing racing game
Date
September 29, 2014 – 3:13PM

Chris Roots

Unbeaten: Rich Enuff takes out the Caulfield Guineas Prelude on Sunday.

Unbeaten: Rich Enuff takes out the Caulfield Guineas Prelude on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images
The not-unreasonable question when the first seven to cross the line in this year’s Golden Slipper were fillies was: Where are the boys?

The answer has come already in the early part of spring, as the colts and geldings have shone through in what is shaping as a sensational crop of three-year-olds.

The Caulfield Guineas promises to be one of the races of the spring, after Sweynesse and Rich Enuff maintained their unbeaten records at the weekend, and Almalad and Shooting To Win were also impressive. None of those were mentioned around Slipper time. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Money Train: Spring carnival betting tracker to the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup   Leave a comment

Money Train: Spring carnival betting tracker to the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup

Artwork: News Corp Australia Network

Artwork: News Corp Australia Network Source: Supplied

FOLLOW the money as we give you the latest market fluctuations and significant wagers heading into the weekend’s big race meetings.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Epsom Handicap, October 4: No changes with Saturday’s Shannon Stakes winner,Rock Sturdy, the $3.50 favourite. He’s Your Man ($6) the most popular runner again.

Metropolitan Handicap, October 4:Araldo ($51 to $26) has firmed with interest today suggesting the Michael Moroney seven-year-old will be heading towards the race.

Caulfield Cup, October 18:Bande ($11 to $11) firms for the second straight day and steal favouritism from Lucia Valentia ($10 to $11). Our Voodoo Prince ($18 to $26) is a notable drifter and has attracted little interest.

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Posted September 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Hugh Bowman believes he can take Flight on Winx   Leave a comment

Hugh Bowman believes he can take Flight on Winx
Date
September 29, 2014 – 4:35PM

Adam Pengilly

Confident: Hugh Bowman.

Confident: Hugh Bowman. Photo: Getty Images
If Hugh Bowman is the go-to man for the Golden Rose, then how dearly would connections of Flight Stakes runners like to have him in their camp.

The man with the Midas touch when it comes to three-year-olds and the Sydney spring can almost do no wrong in either race. He was widely celebrated for his fourth Golden Rose success earlier this month aboard Hallowed Crown, nabbing the ride a little more than a week before the $1 million group 1.

But the Flight Stakes? Believe it or not, Bowman has proved even more prolific in the fillies’ major over the famous Randwick mile. Of the past five times he has ridden in the race he has won it an incredible four times. Norzita (2012), Streama (2011), Samantha Miss (2008) and Cheeky Choice (2006) have all been added to the Flight Stakes honour roll with Bowman as pilot. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Sydney trainer Chris Waller appears to have the Melbourne spring carnival at his mercy   Leave a comment

Sydney trainer Chris Waller appears to have the Melbourne spring carnival at his mercy
Date
September 29, 2014 – 4:52PM

Patrick Bartley

Chris Waller with Hawkspur (left) and Foreteller.

Chris Waller with Hawkspur (left) and Foreteller. Photo: Joe Armao
Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter says Sydney’s all-conquering trainer Chris Waller has enough firepower to dominate this year’s spring carnival.

Carpenter believes that when Waller turns his vast and talented team of racehorses on this year’s Melbourne spring carnival he will have “an instant but at the same time sustained impact” on some of Australia’s most important races.

As nominations were released on Monday for Saturday’s two critical meetings in Sydney and Melbourne, Waller’s influence was again emphatic. And it appears not for the first time that he will be a major stumbling block to all rival stables with his sheer number of runners in both states this weekend.

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Posted September 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Chris Waller books Joao Moreira to ride He’s Your Man in Epsom Handicap at Randwick   Leave a comment

Chris Waller books Joao Moreira to ride He’s Your Man in Epsom Handicap at Randwick
Date
September 29, 2014 – 4:49PM

Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly

What a man: Moreira after winning at Newcastle last year.

What a man: Moreira after winning at Newcastle last year. Photo: Ryan Osland
Chris Waller has a simple philosophy when it comes to booking his jockeys: “Get the best available.” It is why Brazilian ace Joao Moreira will ride He’s Your Man in the Epsom Handicap at Randwick on Saturday.

There are not too many that can make the 52.5-kilogram weight for He’s Your Man, but the “Magic Man” can do it easily. Even then he was not the first port of call for Waller in Hong Kong.

“We tried Zac Purton first but he couldn’t make the weight,” Waller said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

$10 six-race winning mult turns Victorian dividends upside down when last leg salutes   Leave a comment

$10 six-race winning mult turns Victorian dividends upside down when last leg salutes

Woodbine wins the last race at Rosehill and for one punter a collect of $400,000. Picture

Woodbine wins the last race at Rosehill and for one punter a collect of $400,000. Picture: Simon Bullard

A NEW Zealand punter turned $10 into $400,000 when he pulled off an amazing all-up multi bet in the last six races at Rosehill on Saturday.

But the punter, who placed the bet with the Victorian TAB in New Zealand, would have been a millionaire if he’d taken fixed odds.

After picking the first five winners, he had accumulated $126,00, which was rolled into Woodbine winning the last race.

His weight of money caused Woodbine, ridden by Tommy Berry, to become a false favourite.

The Gai Waterhouse horse, which won by a short neck, paid $3 on the Victorian TAB for a win and $4.40 for a place.

On fixed odds it paid $10 a win and $3.25 a place.

The punter’s accumulated money starting affecting the odds in the second last race when Arabian Gold won and paid $7.30 on the tote, but $9 on fixed odds.

The real $6 starting price favourite, Murder Of Crows, finished third, just more than a neck away from Woodbine.

Posted September 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

Manikato Stakes: No shortage of takers to challenge Lankan Rupee as failures attract increased numbers   Leave a comment

Manikato Stakes: No shortage of takers to challenge Lankan Rupee as failures attract increased numbers

Lankan Rupee fails to reel in Buffering in the Group 1 $450,000 Moir Stakes. Picture: Bre

Lankan Rupee fails to reel in Buffering in the Group 1 $450,000 Moir Stakes. Picture: Brendan Francis Source: News Corp Australia

THE challengers are continuing to line up for a piece of the world champion in next month’s Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.

After suffering knock out blows at his last two starts — both at The Valley — Lankan Rupee is facing fierce opposition from the old and new kids on the track.

Old warhorse Buffering knocked off the odds-on champion last Friday night and Sydney horse Terravista also wants to have a shot at the title.

GRIS CARO ON A PROVEN PATH TO CAULFIELD CUP

SCHOFIELD TAKES BAN APPEAL TO VCAT

MONEY TRAIN: SPRING CARNIVAL BETTING TRACKER

MOREIRA WILL NEED HIS MAGIC TOUCH IN EPSOM

$10 MULTI TURNS DIVS UPSIDE DOWN

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Posted September 30, 2014 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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