$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

C’est La Guerre has displaced his Lloyd Williams-owned stablemate Mourayan as favourite for Saturday’s Sydney Cup.

The winner of the 2008 New Zealand Derby, C’est La Guerre has won just one race in the three years since but was an eye-catching third in the Chairman’s Handicap last Saturday week.

C’est La Guerre was elevated to $6 favourite on TAB Sportsbet’s market after Wednesday’s acceptances for the Cup (3200m) with a full field of 16 and one emergency declared.

Mourayan and Once Were Wild were at $7 with Hawk Island an $8 chance.

The third of the Williams trio, Adelaide Cup winner, Muir was at $13.

“It seems as if this could be a fast-run Cup in contrast to other years with Once Were Wild and Muir in the race,” TAB’s Glenn Munsie said.

“Both have won distance races by leading all the way – Muir over 3200 metres in the Adelaide Cup and Once Were Wild in the Chairman’s Handicap.

“C’est La Guerre couldn’t get a clear run in the Chairman’s and with genuine speed in the Cup it should suit him.”

Once Were Wild’s win in the Chairman’s (2600m) was her first since she took out the AJC Australian Oaks a year ago.

Such was her form, owner John Singleton had put the Gai Waterhouse-trained four-year-old in the catalogue for the National Broodmare sale in June.

Of the eight horses under the $21 mark, Once Were Wild is the only Australian-bred with C’est La Guerre and Macedonian ($10) from New Zealand nurseries and the rest imported from Europe.

The Chris Waller-trained Hawk Island has proved to be an exceptional wet tracker with six wins from nine starts on heavy ground including Saturday’s JRA Plate (2000m) lugging 61 kilograms.

For the past few years, Waller has been a player at the Tattersalls end-of-year sale for tried horses in England.

Of the 23 horses who have so far raced in Australia, 22 have won with 9000 guineas purchase Hawk Island emerging with a win at his second start here.

“It cost more to get him here than to buy him,” Waller said.

“I was very proud of him on Saturday and if it’s wet again, he has to be right in it.”

He may not get his wish with Sydney’s latest forecast revised for mild conditions continuing throughout the week.

AAP TURF

 
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Single Gaze in work with Chris Waller

Premier Sydney trainer Chris Waller admits to being as surprised as anyone to learn Single Gaze would be joining his...

Harness horse ends up in a lake

A trots horse overnight in France has somehow ended up in a lake in the middle of the racecourse in...

Robert Smerdon appeals lifetime ban

Disqualified trainers Robert Smerdon and Stuart Webb have lodged appeals against their bans with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal....

VJA chasing an increase in jockey fees

It’s not hard to understand why jockeys head overseas to continue their riding careers. In Asian countries the hours are...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

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