Big finish
By Winning Post, April 17, 2017 - 12:03 PM

The Sydney carnival stretches out for one more week thanks to the rescheduling of the ill-fated Sydney cup for Randwick this Saturday.

Big Duke started favourite in the no-race on April 8 and will likely do so again a fortnight later as he looks to become Darren Weir's first Sydney Group 1 winner.

Elsewhere, the Adelaide and Brisbane carnivals warm up while there's huge money on offer at Caulfield's VOBIS Gold/Bel Esprit Stakes day.

Will the Duke get the job done? Joel Marshall's preview will lead this week's Winning Post. 

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Cranbourne night meeting, plus the daytime action at Hamilton and Muswellbrook as well as fields, colours and selections for Canberra and Townsville.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Kyneton (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 6, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $5 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.

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