O’Shea backing Pizarro to step up in Expressway Stakes

John O’Shea has confidence his developing four-year-old gelding Pizarro will step up to Group 2 level in the Expressway Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday. John O’Shea is backing improving sprinter Pizarro to step up and compete well against stars Golden Mile and Forbidden Love in the Expressway Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. The four-year-old goes into the $250,000 feature over 1200m as a $9 winning chance with online bookmakers. Last year’s Canterbury Stakes and George Ryder Stakes winner for Michael Freedman, Forbidden Love, is a $3 fancy. Reigning Caulfield…

Sapphire Coast racing tips, top odds & quaddie | Sunday 29/1/2023

What Sapphire Coast Races Where Sapphire Coast Turf Club – 1695 Sapphire Coast Dr, Wallagoot NSW 2550 When Sunday, January 29, 2023 First Race 1:15pm AEDT Visit Ladbrokes Country racing heads to the Sapphire Coast on Sunday afternoon for a competitive eight-race program. We’ve got two feature races with a combined total of $130,000 of prizemoney on offer in the Showcase Sprint and Showcase Cup. The rail is in the true position the entire circuit for race-day, and while the track is listed as a Good 4, predicted rain on…

Hoysted happy with Chaillot ahead of Sunshine Coast Cup

Chaillot, ridden by Daniel Moor, on the way to the barriers prior to the running of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield on September 17, 2022. (Photo by George Sal/Racing Photos) Matthew Hoysted could not be happier with Chaillot’s work on the track heading into the Sunshine Coast Cup on Saturday. Hoysted and co-trainer Steven O’Dea believe the six-year-old will prove to be a good acquisition for their stable, the mare to start her first race for them in the Listed feature worth $150,000 and over 1400m. She goes…

2023 Hong Kong Stewards’ Cup preview & betting strategy

What 2023 Stewards’ Cup Where Sha Tin Racecourse When Sunday, January 29, 2023 | 4:05pm HKT (7:05pm AEDT) | Race 7 Prizemoney HK$12,000,000 Distance 1600m Status Group 1 Conditions WFA 2022 Winner Waikuku (4) | T: John Size | J: Zac Purton (57kg) Visit Ladbrokes We have a stellar 2023 edition of the Stewards’ Cup as Hong Kong’s highest rated gallopers – Golden Sixty, Romantic Warrior and California Spangle – have all accepted for the Group 1 contest over 1600m. We’ve got a small but quality field of seven runners…

Alice Springs racing tips, odds & quaddie | Saturday 28/1/2023

What Alice Springs Races Where Pioneer Park Racecourse – Stuart Hwy, Connellan NT 0870 When Saturday, January 28, 2023 First Race 2:24pm ACST Visit Ladbrokes The Alice Springs Turf Club will be the centre of attention in the Northern Territory on Saturday when it hosts a competitive four-race meeting at Pioneer Park. There has been no rain in the Red Centre since January 13 and although it will be partly cloudy on Friday the dry weather should continue with only a 30 per cent chance of precipitation. However, a possible…

Zoumist claims Darwin’s Wet Season Series Final

Trainer Angela Forster, who won the Darwin Turf Club’s $40,000 Wet Season Series Final (1200m) with five-year-old mare Zoumist on Australia Day, celebrating success with former Top End-based jockey Jason Lyon during the Darwin Cup Carnival at Fannie Bay. Zoumist didn’t qualify automatically for the $40,000 Lightning Wet Season Series Final (1200m), but the mare proved far too good for her rivals at Fannie Bay on Australia Day. The five-year-old from the Angela Forster stable finished sixth in her heat behind Noble War over 1100m (0-64) on New Year’s Eve…

Jigsaw piecing it together ahead of Australia Stakes

Cindy Alderson believes Jigsaw has come a long way mentally after winning three consecutive races heading into the $350,000 Australia Stakes at The Valley on Saturday. (Photo by Reg Ryan/Racing Photos) Like a good Formula One driver, Jigsaw knows how to piece together a good surge to the finish line, according to trainer Cindy Alderson heading into Saturday’s Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley. The four-year-old gelding will go into the Group 2 feature over 1200m as the $3.20 favourite across online betting sites after winning his past three starts. Alderson…

Rosehill preview, best bets & quaddie tips | Saturday 28/1/2023

What Rosehill Races Where Rosehill Gardens – James Ruse Dr, Rosehill NSW 2142 When Saturday, January 28, 2023 First Race 12:20pm AEDT Visit Ladbrokes Racing heads to Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Saturday afternoon for a very competitive 10-race program. There’s plenty of quality racing on offer, including the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes for the two-year-old colts and the Group 3 Widden Stakes for the two-year-old fillies. As gallopers return for a likely future tilt at the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes and Group 1 Golden Slipper. We’ve also got the…

Gentleman Roy too tough for rivals in John Dillon Stakes

Gentleman Roy ridden by Mark Zahra wins the John Dillon Stakes at Sandown. (Photo by Reg Ryan/Racing Photos) It was Gentleman Roy who made-all in the finale at Sandown on Thursday afternoon to prove too strong for rivals in the Listed John Dillion Stakes. This lightly-raced six-year-old was on return from a short 96-day spell to clinch his eighth career win from just his 16th start and produced another stylish front-running effort to kick clear of his rivals in a dominant display. This son of So You Think continues to…

Morphettville best bets & quaddie tips | January 28, 2023

What Morphettville Races Where Morphettville Racecourse – 79 Morphett Rd, Morphettville SA 5043 When Saturday, January 28, 2023 First Race 12:17pm ACDT Visit Ladbrokes Racing returns to Morphettville on Saturday afternoon where a bumper nine-race program is scheduled for Durbridge Stakes Day. With warm weather forecast in the lead up to the event, we are set to start on a track rated Good 4, whilst the rail returns to the true position, meaning perfect conditions are set to greet punters. The action out of the ‘City of Churches’ commences at…