Geelong races betting tips & best odds | Wednesday, April 24

What Geelong Races Where Geelong Racecourse – 99 Breakwater Rd, Breakwater VIC 3219 When Wednesday, April 24, 2024 First Race 1pm AEST Visit Dabble Geelong is the destination for racing in Victoria on Wednesday, with a competitive eight-race card on the menu. The forecast promises cool conditions but no rain, and with the track rated a Good 4 and the rail out 3m for the entire circuit, there are no excuses for fancied runners. The action at Geelong will commence at 1pm AEST. Best Bet at Geelong: Verifier Despite winning…

Blackadder chasing Pearl bonus

John Blackadder will travel down to Phar Lap Raceway on Wednesday with the appeal of an Entain – NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus for Yoshime. Yoshime has produced a pair of strong runner-up finishes to Rubicon Reigns and subsequent Rating 65 winner Contemplation Bay in early March and looks a strong chance of breaking maiden status in the fillies and mares event. “I gave her a couple of weeks off after her last race to give her a freshen-up, she had a pretty hard run and she’s progressed very well…

Lucrative weekend for Swiss Ace

Westbury Stud stalwart Swiss Ace continues to be a reliable source of winners and the Group One-winning sprinter was again to the fore at the weekend. His unbeaten son Domain Ace was an impressive juvenile stakes winner at Te Rapa on Saturday while Sabah Ace continued his march through the grades in Singapore with victory at Kranji on Sunday evening. Swiss Ace’s genuine three-year-old daughter Race Ace also collected her third black-type placing when the Fraser Auret-trained filly finished a game third in the Listed Warstep Stakes (2000m) at Riccarton.…

Little Avondale Stallions 2024

Little Avondale would like to advise breeders that resident stallion Per Incanto remains at $50,000 plus GST for the 2024 season. The son of Street Cry has had another successful season highlighted by Belclare’s second consecutive win in New Zealand’s premier fillies and mare race, the Group 1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. In the salering his 29 Karaka Book 1 yearlings averaged $170,000 and at Sydney Easter he was leading NZ based sire with the Dreamlife colt selling for $650,000 and averaging $310,000.  Time Test won’t be shuttling for the…

First stakes winner for Peterken

Aimee Peterken has only been breeding thoroughbreds for a few years, but she is already starting to leave her mark. The Auckland-based marketing professional had previously been involved in competing and breeding sport horses, but a chance encounter at a social event led her to change tack and enter the thoroughbred world. “I used to be a show rider,” Peterken said. “It was an introduction to Micaela Murray (that got me involved with thoroughbreds), we were out at an event, and we shared mutual friends. She offered to lease me…

Blackadder chasing Pearl bonus with Yoshime

Rangiora trainer John Blackadder with Jasmine Fawcett. Photo: Race Images South John Blackadder will travel down to Phar Lap Raceway on Wednesday with the appeal of an Entain – NZB Insurance Pearl Series bonus for Yoshime. Yoshime has produced a pair of strong runner-up finishes to Rubicon Reigns and subsequent Rating 65 winner Contemplation Bay in early March and looks a strong chance of breaking maiden status in the fillies and mares event. “I gave her a couple of weeks off after her last race to give her a freshen-up,…

Lucrative weekend for Westbury’s Swiss Ace

Domain Ace winning the Listed Starway Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie on Saturday. Photo: Kenton Wright (Race Images) Westbury Stud stalwart Swiss Ace continues to be a reliable source of winners and the Group 1-winning sprinter was again to the fore at the weekend. His unbeaten son Domain Ace was an impressive juvenile stakes winner at Te Rapa on Saturday while Sabah Ace continued his march through the grades in Singapore with victory at Kranji on Sunday evening. Swiss Ace’s genuine three-year-old daughter Race Ace also collected her third black-type placing…

Espadas destined for Australian shores

Espadas winning at Ellerslie on Saturday. Photo: Kenton Wright (Race Images) Espadas could be destined for a future across the Tasman following his maiden victory at Ellerslie on Saturday. The three-year-old son of Ace High put in a pleasing performance for third on debut over 1200m at Pukekohe last month and was duly backed into +270 favouritism with horse racing bookmakers at Ellerslie on Saturday. From his wide draw, Espadas was caught out three-wide early and jockey Ace Lawson-Carroll elected to press on with his charge. The pair had no…

Ricky Yiu hopes Nimble Nimbus can advance in FWD QEII Cup

Nimble Nimbus (No. 12) is a six-time winner in Hong Kong. Nimble Nimbus has been one of this season’s surprise packages and trainer Ricky Yiu is remaining optimistic the Sacred Falls gelding can step it up again when he contests the HK$28 million Group 1 FWD QEII Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin on Sunday, April 28. The six-year-old has been a solid competitor with six wins across his 29-start career. He didn’t tackle his first Group race until his 24th outing, however, since then he has evolved into a Group…

North Bridge seeks first Group 1 triumph

North Bridge is a six-time winner. A six-year-old, North Bridge has been selected to run the HK$28 million Group 1 FWD QEII Cup (2000m) with two fellow Japanese compatriots, Prognosis and Hishi Iguazu, on FWD Champions Day at Sha Tin on Sunday, April 28. North Bridge is a son of three-time winner in Hong Kong, Maurice. He won a newcomer race over 2000m in 2020 at Chukyo to commence his career before grabbing his first Group race win in the 2022 Group 3 Epsom Cup (1800m) – first-up after a…