This time of year horse racing fans and punters know betting offers will be plentiful in Australia’s lead in to the nation's big three horse racing events. Any punter worth their salt is busy with the search for bookie offers from the nation's top betting websites. Free bet offers and matched offers for U.K punters are like silver that can be turned into gold with the right plays. Here are some of these betting offers for 2016.
In anticipation of the prestigious Caulfield Cup, WS COX Plate and Melbourne Cup, the horse racing schedule is filled with great horse racing action. Many of the scheduled Group rated races are designed to serve as major preps for the big three or other prestigious races like the Caulfield Guineas. One of the most prominent preps for stayers that are targeting the Caulfield Cup or Cox Plate is the Turnbull Stakes. The race has a rich history, having been won by the likes of top thoroughbreds like Sunline (2001), Northerly (2002), Makybe Diva (2005), Lucia Valentina (2014) and last year's winner Preferment. Here's a look at the race's conditions.
The Turnbull Stakes is scheduled to be run on October 2, 2016 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. The race is designated for 4-year old and up with set weights assigned based on past performance. The race will be run at the distance of 2000 metres (1 1/4 miles) on turf for a purse of $500,000.
Betting the Turnbull Stakes
With nominations due to be announced within the next couple of weeks, the list of contenders has not yet been established. However, a look at the latest industry news indicates that the connections of several of the nation's top bookie offers have the multiple international races including the Turnbull Stakes on their radar. Here's a look at possible contenders to take up these offers on.
Preferment – What better place to start than the race's defending champion? Preferment won this race last year, only to follow up with disappointing runs in the WS Cox Plate and Melbourne cup at low odds. He did redeem himself later in the racing season with big wins in the Australian Cup (G1) and BMW (G1). Punters can look for him to make his season debut in next month’s Chelmsford Stakes.
Tarzino – Trainer Mick Price has set an ambitious spring schedule for last year's Aami Victoria Derby (G1) and Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas (G1) winner Tarzino. Prior to a run in the Turnbull, Price is looking at runs in the $500,000 Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) this weekend, followed by the $500,000 Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington.
Jameka – This classy 4-year old mare was good enough to take down last year's Crown Oaks (G1) and then run second to the upstart 3-year old champion Tavago in the BMW Australian Derby (G1). Jameka started off the 2016-17 season with a solid fourth in the Back To Caul. P.B. Lawrence (G2). The Turnbull is being considered as a prep for the Caulfield Cup (G1).
Sofia Rosa – This 4-year old mare ended last year with a bang by winning the James Boag's Australian Oaks (G1). It capped a terrific year that saw her win five races in nine chances. Sofia Rosa is another exciting mare with designs on running in the Caulfield Cup.
Now is a great time for you to scan the Internet for some good betting offers from the UK’s top online bookmakers. Through the successful use of your free bookie offers, you can ready yourself to punt on this and other top international races during this fall.