Eastern Sprinters Ones To Beat In West

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Moment Of Change is one of several east coast raiders in the west. Image courtesy of news.com.au

For close on a decade, eastern state trainers have made very successful trips to the west. In fact, five of the last seven editions of the Winterbottom Stakes have headed back across the Nullabor. In 2013, Brisbane's Rob Heathcote was successful with Buffering, in 2011 the Scone-based Paul Messara won with Ortensia, while two years earlier Mornington-based Tony Noonan also succeeded with Ortensia, one-time Queanbeyan cab-driver Joe Janiak brought over the great Takeover Target in his twilight in 2008 and South Australia's David Hayes (now at Euroa in Victoria) prepared Glory Hunter in 2007.

In 2014, the top three in TattsBet Fixed market betting are from out of state. Victorians Angelic Light and Moment Of Change are vying for favouritism, with Sydney sprinter Sidestep next best. Another Victorian Bel Sprinter is also well-fancied, as is improving South Australian Eclair Big Bang .

The highest rated local is Magnifisio . The five-year-old mare won the Lee Steere Stakes last start, which is a really good pointer, and she’s had 12 goes at the distance for six wins and four minor placings.  

The other feature at Ascot is the Group 1 Railway Stakes - a $1m handicap over 1600m. Click here for all of TattsBet Horse Racing Tips.

Chris Bombolas - Tatts Senior Writer

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