-->

Hopfgarten firms in the betting for Victory Stakes

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Wet track specialist Hopfgarten has firmed noticeably in the betting at Ladbrokes.com.au for the Group 2 $200,000 Ellyce Galvin Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Hopfgarten, above, is a firmer in the betting for the Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Hopfgarten, above, is a firmer in the betting for the Victory Stakes at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The prospect of a wet track is the catalyst for Hopfgarten’s price shortening from $8.50 to be well in contention at $6 with Ladbrokes.com.au who have top Doomben 10000 chance Music Magnate as the $2.30 favourite.

In normal circumstances the 1200m of the Victory Stakes at Group 2 level would be out of Hopfgarten’s range but trainer Robert Heathcote said that the state of the Eagle Farm track will suit the six year old following a pleasing gallop on Tuesday morning.

“I wasn’t going to accept with him originally, but he handled it brilliantly on Tuesday morning and with the race looking a bit thin, I decided to roll the dice and run,” Heathcote told The Courier-Mail.

“He trialled at Deagon and while he trialled well, (jockey) Damian Browne felt he might have needed another week before going to the races.

“But I think he’s come on really well since last week and I’m happy to have a crack at this race. He won the second ever race they had at the new Eagle Farm and I’ve been sweating on a wet track for him and he gets both of those (Saturday).”

The Eagle Farm has been rated a Soft 7 on Friday and has come under heavy criticism recently for not performing up to expectations following a total track reconstruction that was completed twelve months ago but Heathcote said that Hopfgartern handled the conditions well in a special gallop on the course proper on Tuesday morning.

Hopgfgarten has been out of the winner’s stall since his victory in the Listed $100,000 RadioTAB The Wayne Wilson Mile (1600m) at Eagle Farm last June but did show some spring in his step with a Deagon barrier trial win over 1050m on April 18.

Ronnie Stewart gets the ride on the Mossman gelding who is resuming from a spell and hasn’t raced since running eighth to Testashadow in the $1m Woodford Reserve Magic Millions Cup (1400m) at the Gold Coast on January 14.

Victory Stakes favourite Music Magnate has had a freshen up since being a well beaten twelfth to Russian Revolution in the Group 1 $700,000 Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs Galaxy (1100m) at Rosehill on March 18 but has shown that he is back on track with a six lengths barrier trial win at Warwick Farm on April 21.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

72 Comments

  1. podcast uses

    It’s remarkable in favor of me to have a site, which is good in favor of my knowledge.
    thanks admin

  2. range cars moreover

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for fantastic info I was looking for this
    info for my mission.

  3. car exhaust systems

    Hey there would you mind letting me know which web host
    you’re working with? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot
    quicker then most. Can you recommend a good hosting provider at a fair price?

    Thanks a lot, I appreciate it!

  4. business cards happens

    Howdy! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to look it over.
    I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my
    followers! Superb blog and great design and style.

  5. portable code scanners

    An interesting discussion is worth comment. I do believe that you should write more on this topic, it may not be
    a taboo matter but usually people don’t speak about such topics.

    To the next! Many thanks!!

  6. code scanner

    I just couldn’t go away your web site before
    suggesting that I extremely loved the usual info a person provide to your visitors?
    Is gonna be back frequently to check up on new posts

  7. es.sinfronteras.ws

    Hi there to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more
    from this web page, and your views are nice in favor of new viewers.

  8. tips cepat hamil anak kedua

    Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit
    and sources back to your weblog? My website is in the very same area of interest as yours
    and my users would really benefit from a lot of the information you present here.
    Please let me know if this alright with you. Thank you!

  9. automobile diagnostics

    Currently it seems like BlogEngine is the top blogging platform available right
    now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your
    blog?

  10. jeep computer

    I have been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like
    yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers
    made good content as you did, the net will
    be much more useful than ever before.

  11. car accessories online

    Excellent post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I am inspired!
    Extremely useful information specifically the final section :
    ) I take care of such info much. I was looking for this certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  12. Deanne

    I needed to thank you for this wonderful read!! I absolutely enjoyed every bit of it.

    I have you saved as a favorite to look at new
    things you post…

  13. vector-marketing.com

    Ahaa, its nice conversation concerning this post here at this webpage,
    I have read all that, so now me also commenting at this place.

  14. James Frazer Mann

    Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
    Is it very difficult to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick.
    I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?

    Cheers

  15. business advertising

    With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues
    of plagorism or copyright violation? My website has a lot
    of completely unique content I’ve either authored
    myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping
    it up all over the web without my agreement. Do you know any ways to help stop content from being ripped off?
    I’d definitely appreciate it.

  16. business security

    Hi, Neat post. There’s a problem together with your website in internet explorer, may
    check this? IE still is the marketplace leader and
    a large part of other people will pass over your fantastic writing because of this problem.

  17. pt.wikipedia.org

    Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment but
    after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr…
    well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say
    superb blog!

  18. repeat advertising podcast

    Wonderful article! That is the type of information that are meant to be shared across the internet.
    Shame on Google for not positioning this post higher! Come on over and seek advice
    from my website . Thanks =)

  19. real estate agent

    Admiring the time and energy you put into
    your website and in depth information you provide.

    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while
    that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material.
    Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  20. James Frazer Mann

    Very descriptive article, I enjoyed that bit. Will there be
    a part 2?

  21. http://tuoicay.com.vn/

    I have been browsing online greater than three hours as of late, but I
    by no means discovered any fascinating article like yours.

    It is pretty price enough for me. In my view, if
    all site owners and bloggers made just right content as you probably did, the net
    will likely be much more useful than ever
    before.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.