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Festival Stakes 2014 Field, Tips, Odds and Results

Queensland trainer Steve O’Dea is line for his first Sydney feature races according to punters who have supported his gelding Sir Moments into favouritism for Saturday’s Festival Stakes at Rosehill. Sir Moments opened up $4.80 but firmed into...

Callander presents strong Festival Stakes case

Built more in the mould of Craig Parry than Craig Newitt, Richard Callander is one of the most recognisable figures in Sydney racing. And like Parry, he is surprisingly handy with a golf club. But the only shot he cares about making on Saturday is...

Melbourne calls for Stoke’s Eclair Choice

Adelaide trainer Phillip Stokes has given punters a strong lead by electing to run Eclair Choice at Moonee Valley. Eclair Choice was also an acceptor for a race at Morphettville on Saturday but Stokes has selected for the 1Print Handicap...

Hopfgarten fit for Recognition Stakes 2014 assignment

Promising galloper Hopfgarten has recovered from an injury scare and is expected to be hard to beat as he chases another black-type win at Doomben on Saturday. Hopfgarten, who has won two Group Three races, made a sensational return to racing when...

Villiers Stakes 2014 campaign goes on line for Rudy

A trip to Sydney for the Villiers Stakes hinges on the performance of Rudy in the Listed Recognition Stakes at Doomben. Trainer Helen Page had planned to give Rudy a light Brisbane summer with the idea to boost his prize money and his chances of...

Gold Coast trip in store for Miss Idyllic

A start in the summer’s richest race is on the line for Miss Idyllic at Moonee Valley. The daughter of Exceed And Excel is the most experienced of the 11 runners contesting Saturday’s Adapt Australia Handicap over 1000m and victory would...

Starlight Stakes 2014: Bowman booking a boost for Aeronautical

Lionel Cohen isn’t sure if the Starlight Stakes is the right race for Aeronautical. But the Rosehill trainer is certain he has got the best jockey to try to help restore the 2014 fortunes of a sprinter who can be brilliant one day and a source...

Festival Stakes 2014: Sir Moments primed for big Sydney assault

From the time he saw him in the sales ring, trainer Steven O’Dea knew the yearling that would become Sir Moments was going to be a star. But the Brisbane trainer was resigned to the colt heading to Sydney after Jamie Walter bought him at the...

Hong Kong Cup 2014: Criterion to gallop at the Valley

Criterion will have his first searching gallop for new trainers David Hayes and Tom Dabernig at Moonee Valley ahead of his trip to Hong Kong. The dual Group One winner will have a work-out before racing gets underway on Saturday with Dara...

Lazy Buffering wins Flemington jump-out

Sprint star Buffering heads to Hong Kong next week in peak condition despite loafing in a winning jump-out at Flemington. Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote made a flying visit to Melbourne on Friday to oversee Buffering’s last gallop before...

Travel Associates Classic Tips – 2014

Kris Lees has regularly targeted Queensland stakes races with regular success over the years and that trend looks set to continue when he saddles up Brook Road, favourite for Saturday’s Travel Associated Classic at Doomben. Raced in the same...

Recognition Stakes Tips – 2014

One of two feature races at Doomben this Saturday, the Listed Recognition Stakes, has attracting plenty of betting with several runners having been met with strong support.  Punters are expecting Brave Ali ($21 into $12) to bounce back from an...