Weir holds all the aces again at Caulfield on Saturday

September 20, 2016

racing-melbTwo Group 1 events, the Underwood Stakes and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, highlight feature racing in Melbourne this Saturday.

In the 2016 Underwood Stakes, online bookmaker Sportsbet has in-form Darren Weir sprinter Black Heart Bart the $3.20 favourite over Lucia Valentina $3.80.

Bart’s stablemate, Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance, has opened at $26, and last start Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner, Awesome Rock is $10.

In the 2016 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, another Weir galloper, Voodoo Lad, is fancied to break into the big time at Caulfield.

Sportsbet has posted Voodoo Lad as the $4.40 favourite, ahead of Chris Waller’s Counterattack $4.60.

Just two other horses, Bon Aurum $7.00 and Under The Louvre $8.00 are in single figures.

“Weir has been patient with Voodoo Lad, just working his way through the classes,” said’s Will Byrne.

“This is a massive step up from Listed level, but he has won his last two and hasn’t finished out of a place in 15 career starts, so everything points to him making the grade.”

The Underwood Stakes meeting will take place on Saturday 24th September 2016 at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.

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2016 Underwood Stakes Odds

$3.20 Black Heart Bart
$3.80 Lucia Valentina
$7.00 Our Ivanhowe
$10.00 Awesome Rock
$10.00 He Or She
$13.00 Tavago
$13.00 Tarzino
$19.00 The Cleaner
$26.00 Big Memory
$26.00 Prince Of Penzance
$31.00 Entirely Platinum
$34.00 Jacquinot Bay
$34.00 Signoff
$51.00 Howard Be Thy Name
$101.00 The Bandit
$201.00 Transfer Allowance

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Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Odds

$4.40 Voodoo Lad
$4.60 Counterattack
$7.00 Bon Aurum
$8.00 Under The Louvre
$11.00 Xtravagant
$11.00 Tycoon Tara
$11.00 Tivaci
$16.00 Keen Array
$16.00 Thames Court
$21.00 Rangipo
$26.00 Well Sprung
$26.00 Fast ‘n’ Rocking
$26.00 Badawiya
$31.00 Charmed Harmony
$41.00 Telopea
$41.00 Mr Individual
$61.00 Jungle Edge

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