• Home
  • Horse Racing
  • Melbourne Spring Carnival

2019 Zipping Classic Day Racing Tips - Can Azuro make amends for last year?

Justin Darcy provides his tips for Zipping Classic Day at Sandown
2019 Zipping Classic Day Racing Tips
Azuro is our best bet of Zipping Classic day (Getty Images)

2019 Zipping Classic Day Racing Tips - Can Azuro make amends for last year?

Zipping Classic day is upon us, while the feature does not include any superstars, the undercard still looks quite strong.

This is a 10 race card and we will need to watch the frist three races to get a guide on where the horses are coming from or if the races are won from tempo.

The rail is true and the track will be in good condition.

Zipping Classic Day Favourites

Race 10 No. 4 Setting sail

The second runner for the day from the Charlie Appleby yard and again bring some interesting form into the race.

Three starts ago, this gelding finished second in the Jubilee cup over 2063m which was a great run when well in the market.

His latest start was in a three horse field where he won by over four lengths, in what was not the strongest race on paper.

James Doyle has come over to ride both gallopers which is a good sign that both horses are very forward and should run positively.

Zipping Classic Day Roughies

Race 3 No. 3 Sophia's Choice

This three-year-old filly could be running in the Sandown Guineas, but the stable have elected to run over the 1400m instead.

She ran second to Banquo last start who will run as one of the favourites in the Sandown Guineas.

That inside part of the track that she was on at Flemington was not the best part of the track, so to be beaten only a length, there is a lot of merit in that performance.

She strikes a similar race here and is a true 1400m horse.

I have queries over the favourite running out a strong 1400m and the $7 available for this filly looks a lot more attractive.

Zipping Classic Day Best Bet

Race 2 No. 4 Azuro

Race favourite Sound is yet to have run better than seventh in Melbourne, yet he is the $2.90 favourite.

The better betting option in this race is Azuro at around the $4 mark.

He comes out of the Hotham behind Downdraft and Cardif, Cardif since placing behind True Self who would give this field a towelling.

He also ran second in this race last year behind Yogi who was too powerful late.

This horse is effective on both wet and dry ground and, can actually strike winning form.

If he can reproduce last starts effort or his Queensland Cup win, he looks to be the safest Zipping Classic Day best bet.

Zipping Classic Day Next Best Bet

Race 6 No. 4 D'bai

He comes from the Charlie Appleby yard, where his last run was at Randwick in the All Aged Stakes.

He pulled up lame in that race yet still finished just two and a half lengths off of them.

His form overseas is better than most of these gallopers and being that he was well thought of to win an All Aged last prep, I think he's the Zipping Classic Day next best bet.

Zipping Classic Day Quaddie

Race 7: 1,2,4,10,11
Race 8: 1,5
Race 9: 1,4,10,11
Race 10: 1,3,4

$120 outlay = 100 per cent dividend

Frequently Asked Questions About Zipping Classic Day

What time is the first race on Zipping Classic Day?

The first race is run at 12.25pm.

This is the most open race of the card featuring so many unraced 2YOs.

What time is the Zipping Classic?

The Zipping Classic jumps at 4.40pm.

To view our Zipping Classic is the unofficial conclusion to the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and is a Group Two event.

How can I live stream the Zipping Classic?

Visit the live streaming hub on the bets.com.au page to get all the information you'll need on how to watch the Zipping Classic.


We will be  backing both Azuro and D'bai with high confidence, with both horses boasting strong form lines.
Best Bet: Azuro @3.80 at Beteasy - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: D'bai @2.65 at Beteasy - 10 Units

Top Betting Sites

Betting Slip | 16 Nov 2019

Race 4 Sandown

Bonus Bets
More bonus bets