Champion jockey James McDonald is in demand from trainers and punters are sure to follow suit when he returns to the saddle at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
McDonald is keen to bounce back quickly and has already indicated he has eyes on next season’s Sydney jockeys’ premiership. Sportsbet has priced McDonald at $2.50 to take that title and the online bookmaker has him at $4.50 to win on his first ride back on Wednesday and $3.50 to ride a double or better.
There are eight Group 1 races left in the season and the accomplished hoop is $5.00 to pilot a major before the new season starts on August 1. McDonald is also $21 to ride The Everest winner and $51 to win the 2018 Melbourne Cup.
“J-Mac has been back at the track for the last six weeks riding trackwork and trials. He’s keen and hungry for wins and as evidenced by his book of rides at Warwick Farm. The big name trainers, like Chris Waller, will support him, so winners should come quickly, ’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Ella Zampatti.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
James McDonald Specials
$2.50 To win the 2018/19 Sydney Metro Jockey Premiership
$3.50 To ride 2 or more winners at Warwick Farm on Wednesday
$4.50 First ride back to be a winner
$5.00 To ride a Group 1 Winner this season
$10 To ride 5 or more Group 1 winners in the 2018/19 season
$21 To win The Everest in 2018
$51 To win the Melbourne Cup in 2018