Katherine Cup Day racing tips & value bets | Saturday, August 13

What Katherine Cup Day 2022 Where Jim Jackson Race Course – 11 Murray St, Katherine South NT 0850 When Saturday, August 13, 2022 First Race 1:47pm ACST Visit Ladbrokes We have seven races to sink our teeth into on Katherine Cup Day this weekend. HorseBetting’s NT racing expert has gone through every event on the card and picked out his best bets for the day. Race 1 (1.47pm) – $17,500 Aus Projects NT Terry “Ducks” Ross Memorial 0-54 Handicap (1300m) Boy Big could only manage a third and two fourths…

Rose to follow similar Cup path

After nine months on the sidelines, Tralee Rose (NZ) (Tavistock) makes her long awaited return to the racetrack on Saturday in the Michael Grumley Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield. Not seen at the races since last year’s Melbourne Cup, trainer Symon Wilde says despite being well short of her preferred trip, the six-year-old can again be affective fresh over the mile, after finishing third in last year’s Heatherlie Stakes (1700m) when first-up. “It wouldn’t surprise me to see her run a bold race fresh, that’s exactly what she did last year,”…

Foote hoping to hit homerun with The Bambino

A jumping future is beckoning The Bambino but trainer and part-owner Ben Foote is hoping to score a win on the flat with the gelding before then. The Rock ‘N’ Pop gelding will make his fifth raceday appearance in the iLine Carpenters 2100 at Tauranga on Saturday where he will try and improve off his last start third placing at Avondale. “He’s a horse we are getting ready for a jumping future. He has been schooling in-between his races and he just keeps on improving. It is taking a bit…

No Compromise set to resume

Group Three winner No Compromise is set to kick-off his preparation at Rosehill on Sunday over 1400m. The son of Pins has a liking for the Sydney track, having won three and placed in three of his six runs on the surface. He resumes after a pleasing autumn preparation which resulted in winning the Gr.3 Queen’s Cup (2400m) and placing in the Listed Parramata Cup (1900m). Trainer Chris Waller has been pleased with the way the gelding has returned from his spell and he is expecting a strong run first-up.…

Father and son team up for new season

Peter and Shaun McKay have combined their Group One-winning talents in a new training partnership and have targeted the Hawke’s Bay spring carnival to saddle their first runners. The father and son team joined forces for the start of the current season with a mix of proven and untried horses in their Matamata stable. McKay senior has been training for more than three decades and most notably guided the large majority of the career of the multiple Group One winner Alamosa before his retirement to stud. He shared in the…

Hong Kong contact a winning source for Marsh

An association with Hong Kong bloodstock agent Paul Chow continues to reap rewards for Stephen Marsh’s stable. Chow, who operates under his Tartan Meadow Bloodstock banner, and the Cambridge trainer have formed a rewarding alliance with the well-travelled Summer Festival and Winning For All their latest success stories. Summer Festival will run in Saturday’s Heatstore Open Handicap (1800m) at Riccarton off the back of a gallant last-start second in the Gr.3 Winter Cup (1600m) on the opening day of the Grand National Meeting. That performance continued a good run of…

The Stir Up

GRV’s own Peter Quilty, Andrew Copley and Trent Langskaill provide their thoughts on some of the star greyhounds racing in Victoria.   Keep an eye on these, they are worth saving in your WatchDog Blackbook!   Peter  What a win by Moraine Suzie in the Victorian Distance Championship at Sandown Park last night. She could be a star of the future. Trent  Don’t forget about the Victorian Sprint Championship. Dusty Bourbski was extremely brave in holding off Photo Man. Andrew  The victory of Paddy Wants Pats cannot be overshadowed as…

Neasham weighing up options for Zaaki

Zaaki is once again on a path towards the Cox Plate. (Photo: Michael McInally) Annabel Neasham has a decision to make in the coming days, with plans for superstar gelding Zaaki slightly up in the air as the spring approaches. Having planned to resume the eight-year-old in the Tramway Stakes (1400m) on September 3, the way he trialled on Friday morning at Rosehill Gardens has Neasham thinking about starting him in the first Group 1 of the new season – the Winx Stakes (1400m) in eight days’ time. Neasham told…

Overpass stakes Everest claim with impressive trial win

Overpass set the turf alight at the Rosehill trials on Friday morning. (Reg Ryan/Racing Photos) It may have only been a barrier trial, but Bjorn Baker’s Overpass sent tongues wagging as he scorched the turf at Rosehill Gardens on Friday morning. The four-year-old entire pinged out of the gates in Trial 2, which featured four Group 1 winners including Zaaki and Fireburn. Overpass, a son of Vancouver, is yet to score a slot for The Everest (1200m) in October, but his 8.9-length trial victory in a time of 55.94 over…