It was a great weekend in horse racing betting as we are well underway into the Group 1 races season and my Saturday tips went quite solidly across the Aussie betting sites as we picked up a few winners even if our best bets tips didn’t go so well. Our exotics tips also went quite nicely and this article dives into Antino’s Sandown Stakes win and what this means for his future, Mr Brightside looks to return to racing off the back off his sharp trial last week and the final field of The Everest has been announced.
Antino looks towards Toorak Handicap
Antino made light work of the Group 3 Sandown Stakes on the weekend as jockey Blake Shinn all but cemented her intent for the Group 1 Toorak Handicap that approaches.
Tony Gollan’s five year old was given a soft steer by Shinn last weekend where he took this race on as a $1.60 favourite and subsequently got the job done.
"He really tries hard, when I had Here To Shock in front of me he really pinned his ears back and it's not an easy horse to get past," Shinn said.
"I think it was important to give him every opportunity, give him clear galloping room and see what he got and he delivered the goods really well," Shinn said.
Shinn says this as the start prior Antino didn’t do too well when put under pressure between runners so it was important to give him some space this time.
Given that he got the win there, trainer Tony Gollan says he will be on track for this weekend’s Toorak Handicap at Caulfield and insists that the two weeks between runs will make him sharper for this assignment.
"When it was time to put his head down and get into the fight he did that … he doesn't win all his races by big spaces, as he gets right into his prep he improves more."
I will be sure to cover Antino’s prospects in my Saturday racing tips for this Saturday so watch for my best tips and free horse racing tips.
Australia’s First $20 million Everest Field
Australia’s richest race has been set and the 12 runners that we see in the premier field of one of the best races in the country that takes place this weekend at Randwick racecourse.
It is the richest turf race in the world and now the stakes are even higher, being worth $20 million off the back of $15 million last year.
This year's field is made up of three mares and two three-year-old colts, in addition to the seven geldings. This will be the seventh time this race is run.
The saddlecloths have been assigned and last year’s winner I Wish I Win gets the No.1 saddle cloth as the runner up, Private Eye, gets No.2. Full field and Saddle Cloths below:
- I Wish I win - 58.5kg
- Private Eye - 58.5kg
- Think About It - 58.5kg
- Mazu - 58.5kg
- Overpass - 58.5kg
- Buenos Noches - 58.5kg
- Hawaii Five Oh - 58.5kg
- Alcohol Free - 56.5kg
- In Secret - 56.5kg
- Espiona - 56.5kg
- Shinzo - 53kg
- Cylinder - 53kg
onlyracing.com.au will thoroughly cover The Everest in a purpose dedicated article but I will also have it in my Saturday racing tips at Randwick racecourse.
Mr Brightside steps out in the King Charles
Mr Brightside steps out in the $5 million Group 1 race of the King Charles III Stakes over the 1600m at Randwick racecourse this Saturday.
It’s a strong edition of this Group 1 race with a field of 20 and 10 individual group 1 winners within that field and the favourite is Mr Brightside who has always been that way and is now into $2.50 across the Aussie horse racing betting sites.
The next two lines of betting are Fangirl at around $6 and Zaaki, Light Infantry at around $8 across the Aussie betting sites.
Mr Brightside is a specialist at this distance with ten career wins at this distance and now comes back to Sydney group 1 races after three consecutive wins including the Group 1 races of the Memsie and Makybe Diva Stakes.
Mr Brightside will have to knock off a key threat in Think It Over, who there were a couple concerns with due to having a delayed recovery from a barrier trial mishap last week but trainer Kerry Parker has insisted that he’s been doing everything fine since the trial. Nash is set to retain the ride and has been with him all prep.
Onlyracing.com.au will thoroughly cover the prospects of Mr Brightside in the free horse racing tips for Randwcik racecourse this weekend and likely in my best bets tips as well as our purpose group 1 races articles.