Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
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!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
Te Akau Shark and his stablemate Melody Belle will face off in the Foxbridge Plate at Te Rapa

Epsom Handicap favourite Te Akau Shark and his stablemate and New Zealand Horse of the Year elect, Melody Belle, face off in the Foxbridge Plate at Te Rapa.

Melody Belle won the 1200m-Group Two race last season during which she added five Group One wins to her Sires’ Produce Stakes victory of April 2017.

Te Akau Shark, who is part-owned and named for Cronulla Sharks NRL captain Paul Gallen, has been installed favourite with NZ bookmakers ahead of his Jamie Richards-trained stablemate.

The two have trialled twice at Te Rapa with Te Akau Shark winning both his heats while Melody Belle has pleased her trainer without being spectacular.

Melody Belle, to be ridden by Michael McNab, has drawn the outside gate with Te Akau Shark next to her in 11.

“I’m happy with both of them,” Richards told NZ Racing Desk.

“Melody Belle, I thought she might have trialled a little bit better, although she got caught down in the worst of the ground. But that will bring her on and she is back in blinkers on Saturday.

“They haven’t made it easy for us given the draws, so they’ve got a job in front of them. That makes it tricky.

“Endless Drama is going to get the gun run and could be very hard to beat, because he looked super at the trials.”

Richards said he would wait to see how Saturday’s track played before committing to tactics.

The track is in the heavy range ahead of the meeting.

Te Akau Shark is the Australian TAB’s $7 favourite for the 2019 Epsom Handicap ahead of Doncaster Mile winner Brutal at $8.

 
Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

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

Surprise betting move on the Winx Stakes

Despite a sluggish trial, Happy Clapper has been the most popular runner in early betting with Sportsbet when it comes...

Horse Racing Big Bets – 24/8/2019

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Winx Stakes

The Winx Stakes will now become one of the feature WFA sprint to middle distance races each year in Australia. The race...

TAB records their biggest ever winning price

One lucky punter has kicked off their Wednesday with an incredible win from a 50c bet on the Mohawk trots....

Officers bust participants in Queensland raids

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission officers have found five trackwork riders tested positive to prohibited substances during a raid at the...

Marmelo’s odds slashed to win Melbourne Cup 2019

After taking out the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay at Deauville in France overnight, Marmelo is now a $15 TAB equal...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.