Black Heart Bart the popular elect for 2017 Australia Stakes at Moonee Valley

January 27, 2017

moonee valley racingThe 2017 Australia Stakes is a three-horse race at Moonee Valley tonight according to punters at online bookmaker Sportsbet.

Darren Weir-trained sprinter Black Heart Bart is the $2.90 favourite to win the Australia Stakes from John O’Shea’s promising four-year-old Chetwood at $3.30 and star Peter Gelagotis galloper Malaguerra at $3.90.

All three horses are resuming from a spell after successful spring campaigns last year.

Black Heart Bart last raced in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) here in October, finishing down the track behind champion racehorse Winx.

Prior to that he won the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m), and ran second in both the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) and Group 1 Caulfield Stakjkes (2000m).

The six-year-old son of Blackfriars has had seven starts at this trip for four wins and two seconds.

Up and coming gelding Chetwood won his last four starts prior to a spell including the Group 3 Cameron Handicap at Newcastle.

He jumps up significantly in class for this assignment but punters are bullish about his chances first-up.

Exciting Moe five-year-old Malaguerra is a popular galloper and will have plenty of fans when he resumes tonight.

The Group 1 Darley Classic winner announced himself on Emirates Stakes day as one of the nation’s premier sprinters.

He flies first-up, with four wins and a second from five tries, and will be powering home at the business end.

Next in betting is Palentino $12.00 and Turn Me Loose $18.00.

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The 2017 Australia Stakes is Race 7 on the card at Moonee Valley on Friday 27th January 2017 and is set down for 9.30pm in the evening.

2017 Australia Stakes Odds

$2.90 Black Heart Bart
$3.30 Chetwood
$3.90 Malaguerra
$12.00 Palentino
$18.00 Turn Me Loose
$20.00 Mourinho
$21.00 Peacock
$26.00 Sirbible
$51.00 It Is Written

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