Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
Massive Odds on All Races!
Sign-up and start betting with PlayUp in 2 minutes!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Search
 
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Nature Strip is the odds on favourite in the Darley Sprint Classic

Cup Week at Flemington concludes on Saturday, with one of the two features being the Darley Sprint Classic (1200m), where all eyes will be on Everest winner Nature Strip, who is all the rage.

Down below is a speed map, runner preview and $100 betting strategy for the 2021 Darley Sprint Classic.

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Speed Map

Streets Of Avalon and Splintex like to be near the speed but it’s all about Nature Strip, who should have little trouble leading the field up. The two mentioned before will look to get the tag in behind.

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Runner Preview

1. Nature Strip: He just picks himself doesn’t he. World class performance to win The Everest and there is no horse of that quality lining up here. I said in the meeting preview that $1.50 all in was generous and that looks to be the case. Should be a painless watch.

2. Streets Of Avalon: He’s a marvel for Shane Nichols. Didn’t mind the way he found the line in the Manikato against his usual pattern. Suited with the gate, likely stalking Nature Strip and is a first four contender.

3. Splintex: Connections would love to win a Group l for this horse to secure his life post racing. I don’t think it’ll be coming here but a Group l placing behind Nature Strip would look good on the CV.

4. Samizdat: WA sprinter that ran in the Linlithglow last Saturday here and was just okay in a slowly run race. Take out Nature Strip, this is an even race. I wouldn’t be shocked if he snuck a first four spot.

5. September Run: She’s gone. Looked her race last Saturday in the Mares race down the straight. Held up but was out in time to finish the race off better. Best is down the straight, but I think she’s gone.

6. Bella Nipotina: What a ripping mare she is. Looked like she was going to surge hard and win the Manikato last time but had to settle for a narrow second to Jonker. She’s been a revelation since joining Maher/Eustace and think she’ll get another Group l placing.

7. Swats That: She’s in a similar boat to September Run. I think she’s gone. Failed to fire in the Moir/Manikato, then was plain despite every chance last Saturday. She’ll struggle.

8. Shaquero: Should have just about run a placing last Saturday in the Coolmore. He looked to be trucking and was building nicely but got stopped in his tracks. He gets a significant jockey upgrade and a must for exotics.

9: Ranch Hand: Seems to enjoy the straight. Forgive run two back in the Danehill but was good from the back last Saturday in the Coolmore. He looks the ideal Newmarket horse for the Autumn and similar to Shaquero, a must for exotics.

2021 Darley Sprint Classic $100 Betting Strategy:

It’s hard to bet with such a raging favourite so just playing a single, $100 Win on Nature Strip and make $35-$40.

Group l Strategy Outlay: $2670
Group l Strategy Return: $8070.6

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Kingston Town Classic results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Kingston Town Classic. The Kingston Town Classic was raced at Ascot racecourse...

George Moore Stakes results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 George Moore Stakes. The George Moore Stakes was raced at Doomben racecourse...

Popular young jockey drowns in Queensland

Popular young jockey Chris Caserta is feared to have drowned after a late night swim at a Surfers Paradise beach...

Black Caviar gives birth to a filly

Champion mare Black Caviar has foaled down a filly by champion sire Written Tycoon. One of Black Caviar’s part-owners Pam...

Champion jockey Glen Boss announces retirement

Champion jockey Glen Boss will have his last ride this weekend at Caulfield as he calls an end to an...

Kingston Town Classic

The is a  race held at each year. The  event is held in December each year and is one of...

Pakenham Cup

The is a race held at in Victoria each year. The () boasts a total prize pool of and is...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.