Archive for October, 2009
October 31st, 2009 - Melbourne Cup Free Bets – Viewed and Alcopop Betting Favourites
Viewed and Alcopop remained equal favourites for Tuesday’s richest Australian horse race, the Melbourne Cup at Flemington after the barrier draw on Saturday night.
Viewed who has previously won the cup, drew barrier nine and betting is around $5.50 with Alcopop drawing barrier twelve.
Online horse racing bookmakers are expecting record online betting despite the current financial crisis and are offering some great free bet offers.
The big firmer in the betting on Saturday was impressive Lexus Stakes winner Shocking who came in from $21 to $11 despite drawing wide in 22.
Master O’Reilly, who drew barrier 16, is at $14.
The seven-year-old is trainer Danny O’Brien’s sole runner after stablemate Vigor failed to make the 24-horse field.
O’Brien gambled on gaining a spot for Vigor in the Cup by scratching the Caulfield Cup placegetter from Saturday’s Mackinnon Stakes, a race which, had he won, would have made him exempt from the Cup ballot.
Bart Cummings, chasing his 13th win in the Melbourne Cup, has two of the top three in TAB Sportsbet’s latest market with Viewed and stablemate Roman Emperor, who drew barrier 15, next at $8.
Cummings’ third runner in the race, Allez Wonder, drew barrier 13 and was at $26.
Melbourne Cup betting after the barrier draw from online betting bookmakers…
5.50 Alcopop, Viewed
8.00 Roman Emperor
14.00 Master O’Reilly
16.00 Changingoftheguard, Daffodil
18.00 Leica Ding
21.00 C’est La Guerre, Mourilyan
26.00 Allez Wonder, Warringah
51.00 Basaltico, Kibbutz
61.00 Crime Scene, Fiumicino, Zavite
101.00 Harris Tweed, Ista Kareem
201.00 Gallions Reach, Spin Around
October 31st, 2009 - Melbourne Cup Betting Online Guide
The Melbourne Cup Carnival has received a triple shock on the morning of its opening day with Efficient and Kirklees scratched from the Melbourne Cup while Shamoline Warrior was ruled out of the Victoria Derby.
Mark Kavanagh gained a measure of compensation for the raceday scratching of Victoria Derby favourite Shamoline Warrior when Shocking won the Group III The Lexus Stakes.
Shocking, the only runner in the Lexus field guaranteed a start in the Melbourne Cup, was produced along the rails by jockey Michael Rodd to win the 2500m race at Flemington going away from Hume and Irazu. Scenic Shot proved too strong in the Group I Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington today, while Viewed finished a slashing third to confirm he was on target for the Melbourne Cup.
Viewed, the Caulfield Cup winner bidding to go back-to-back in the Melbourne Cup, finished strongly under hand-riding on the outside to claim third, a long neck behind the runner-up.
“Did you like it, did you,” trainer Bart Cummings said of Viewed’s run. “I thought it was quite a good run, and he’ll benefit from that run.” Cummings, striving for his 13th Melbourne Cup, said that Viewed suffered a superficial cut to the off-hind hock, which was bleeding when he returned to scale.
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October 27th, 2009 - Victorian Derby Horse Racing Looses Contender
TWO leading contenders for $1.5 million Victoria Derby at Flemington this Saturday will not be among final acceptors tomorrow.
Moonee Valley Vase winner Hanks will miss the race, trainer Peter Moody having discussed the immediate racing future of the promising three-year-old late yesterday after last Saturday’s tough victory.
West Australian three-year-old Bridgestone is flat after going down with a respiratory infection. He will also miss the Victorian Derby. Norman Robinson Stakes winner Shamoline Warrior is the favourite, but Sprirng Champion Stakes winner Monaco Consul and unlucky Geelong Classic placegetter Rockferry are considered the major threats.
International visitor Bankable, owned by Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov, has had a foot injury scanned and was not nominated for Saturday’s $750,000 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m).
The firm favourite for the race remians Mark Kavanagh’s Shamoline Warrior at $3.40, followed by Danny O’Brien’s Rockferry at $5.00.
October 20th, 2009 - Cox Plate Online Betting Favourites
Whobegotyou is the favourite for the Cox Plate to be run this Saturday 24th Oct 2009. Online betting bookmakers all have Whobegotyou at odds between $2.00 to $3.50 for a win!
Whobegotyou is a Moonee Valley specialist, having four starts and winning each and every time. He is certainly capable of running the 2000m trip at weight for age and his preparation has all been about the Cox Plate.
So who else is favourite?
- El Segundo, with a similar racing pattern to Whobegotyou, a very good chance. So if you don’t fancy the short odds of the favourite, have a glimpse at the old boy to rekindle his previous great Moonee Valley moments.
Horses that can challenge in a race that is generally won by the best in the field include Scenic Shock. His Turnbull run was impressive. Another who could cause a surprise is Vision and Power who is tough, honest and talented. His last run in the Yalumba won many supporters. Heart of Dreams is also right in it up to his ears after his Yalumba run. The Bart Cummings spring carnival roller coaster rattles on with So You Think. Personally, I think the three year old will find it hard to be competitive against some of these old stagers, only because of his lack of ring craft, not natural ability. GROUP 1 COX PLATE (2040m)
Saturday, October 24,
Moonee Valley Market (barrier in brackets)
$2.40 Whobegotyou (10)
$7.00 Heart of Dreams (3)
$9.00 Speed Gifted (12)
$14.00 El Segundo (13), So You Think (7)
$15.00 Vision and Power (4)
$16.00 Black Piranha (8), Manhattan Rain (14)
$17.00 Zipping (2)
$18.00 Scenic Shot (6)
$26.00 Road To Rock (1)
$41.00 Nom de Jeu (5)
$151.00 Sir Slick (11)
October 14th, 2009 - Caulfield Cup Betting Update
The barrier draw for the $2.5 million Group One Caulfield Cup has caused a major change to online horse racing betting markets with runners Kirklees and Cima de Triomphe the big winners and favorites.
A good draw in the Caulfield Cup is considered very important as history has shown that only four horses have won the race from outside gate 11 in the past 22 years – Mummify (13 in 2003), Mannerism (13 in 1992), Let’s Elope (17 in 1991) and Lord Reims (18 in 1987).
Kirklees is favoured to make it back-to-back victories for the renowned Godolphin stable in Saturday’s $2.5 million Caulfield Cup after drawing ideally in barrier seven.
Kirklees will come in to barrier six if the emergencies don’t gain a start as third reserve Newport drew barrier one.Kerrin McEvoy, who won on All The Good, will take the ride on Kirklees who has won his past three starts in England, the latest carrying 61kg in the Group Three September Stakes (2414m) at Kempton on September 5.
Tommy Strang, representing Godolphin, said Kirklees was in prime condition going into the race.
“The horse is in good form and ready to run a big race on Saturday. He’s a more proven performer than All The Good was at this stage of their careers,” Strang said.
The Luca Cumani-trained Cima De Triomphe is at $8.50 after drawing barrier 11 with New Zealand-trained mare Daffodil firming from $11 to $9 after drawing four.
Cumani’s wife Sarah said Cima De Triomphe was “the most obvious chance” of the horses the stable had brought to Australia which include Melbourne Cup runners-up Purple Moon and Bauer, and Mad Rush who ran fourth in last year’s Caulfield Cup.
Caulfield Cup barrier draw
1. VIEWED (15) – Bart Cummings, Brad Rawiller – 57kg
2. KIRKLEES (IRE) (7) – Saeed Bin Suroor, Kerrin McEvoy – 56kg
3. C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) (13) – John Sadler, Steven Arnold – 55.5kg
4. CIMA DE TRIOMPHE (IRE) (11) – Luca Cumani, Damien Oliver – 55.5kg
5. FIUMICINO (NZ) (20) – Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes, Dwayne Dunn – 55.5
6. MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) (18) – Danny O’Brien, Vlad Duric – 55kg
7. ROMAN EMPEROR (NZ) (5) – Bart Cummings, Hugh Bowman – 54kg
8. SARRERA (10) – Michael Moroney, Nick Hall – 54kg
9. PREDATORY PRICER (16) – Paul Murray, Steven King – 53.5kg
10. RED RULER (NZ) (14) – John Sargent, Danny Nikolic – 53.5kg
11. ZAVITE (NZ) (8) – Anthony Cummings, Mark Zahra – 53kg
12. HARRIS TWEED (NZ) (2) – Murray & Bjorn Baker, Craig Newitt – 52.5kg
13. LIGHT VISION (NZ) (19) – Robert Smerdon, Luke Nolen – 52.5kg
14. DAFFODIL (NZ) (4) – Kevin Gray, Chris Munce – 51.5kg
15. READY TO LIFT (12) – Gerald Ryan, Glen Boss – 51.5kg
16. RED LORD (3) – Anthony Cummings, Glyn Schofield – 51.5kg
17. VIGOR (NZ) (22) – Danny O’Brien, Corey Brown – 51kg
18. ALLEZ WONDER (6) – Bart Cummings, Michelle Payne – 50kg
19. BAUGHURST (1ST EMG) (21) – Bill & Symon Wilde – 52.5kg
20. SHOCKING (2ND EMG) (17) – Mark Kavanagh – 51kg
21. NEWPORT (3RD EMG) (1) – Paul Perry, Peter Wells – 52.5kg
22. MISS DARCEY (4TH EMG) (9) – Anthony Cummings – 50kg
October 8th, 2009 - Caulfield Guineas Online Bookmaker Betting
The $1million Caulfield Guineas (1600m)will be run this Saturday and the two favorites Denman and Trusting will be hard to beat.
Denman drew barrier seven and is close to achieving seven wins in succession. While Trusting, drew barrier 10 and after an unlucky defeat in the Guineas Prelude will be eager to get over the line first this week in the Caulfield Guineas. Online horse race betting is electric with some good bookmaker odds available at Betfair on both horses.
1 DENMAN Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7 55.5 $2.80
2 MANHATTAN RAIN Gai Waterhouse Blake Shinn 6 55.5 $6.50
3 TICKETS Peter G Moody Steven Arnold 8 55.5 $13
4 CARRARA Tony Vasil Corey Brown 2 55.5 $15
5 STARSPANGLEDBANNER Leon Corstens Danny Nikolic 1 55.5 $12
6 TRUSTING John P Thompson Craig Williams 10 55.5 $4.50
7 SO YOU THINK (NZ) Bart Cummings Michael Rodd 11 55.5 $8
8 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes Nash Rawiller 5 55.5 $13
9 NICASTRO Jarrod McLean Dwayne Dunn 9 55.5 $35
10 RIVER’S LANE David Balfour Nicholas Hall 3 55.5 $51
11 ECLAIR FASTPASS Robbie Laing Craig Newitt 4 55.5 $61