Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Randwick on Saturday hosted history being made, with the champion mare Black Caviar confirming her status as the worlds best race horse with a stunning win in the T J Smith Stakes (1200m).

Her appearance in Sydney for the first time stole the show, while Shamrocker became the first filly since Research in 1989 to claim the AJC Australian Derby (2400m). Overall, it will go down as one of the best race days in Australian history, but largely because of Black Caviar.

CHAIRMANS HANDICAP REVIEW

Once Were Wild won her first race since taking out last years AJC Oaks with a dominant on-pace win. Owner John Singleton entered the mare for the Magic Millions broodmare sale in July but after the mare’s to effort to win this race, he might have to cancel that. Taken to the front by Nash Rawiller, the mare showed her class and staying dominance to record a confidence boosting win.

Victorian Anudjawun was gallant in defeat to finish second, beaten two lengths, with C’est La Guarre producing a great Sydney Cup trial to flash home for third. Older Than Time was the $4 favourite and was given a perfect ride by Bossy but she couldn’t finish it off and deadheated for fourth with Count Encosta. Strike One might be a horse to follow because he was three wide throughout and was under hard riding at the 800m but he hit the line very strongly late.

DONCASTER MILE PRELUDE REVIEW

The 150-1 rank outsider My Kingdom Of Fire, formerly raced in the UK and owned by the Queen, surprised a majority of people with a brilliant first up win over the mile. His form in the UK was over 2000m and beyond but thanks to a gem of a ride by Dwayne Dunn, the horse showed a good turn of foot and great fight to hold off Hidden Wonder and Bold Glance, who was wide throughout. His next assignment will be the Queen Elizabeth Stakes provided he comes through this run well.

Got to feel sorry for the punters who backed Mentality. Had the perfect run but was under hard riding at the 400m and found nothing. Impossible horse to follow but you know he’ll win a race soon because he has the talent to do it, but he doesn’t bring it on race day.

Viking Hero will be better off for that run and will improve once he races over a longer journey. He could be a horse to follow for the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

T J SMITH STAKES REVIEW

When Black Caviar missed the kick and was forced to sit three deep, I thought for a moment that the streak was about end. And at the 400m it looked as if it would with Hay List roaring to a four length lead. But when Luke Nolen asked the champ for an effort, she went past him like he was glued to the fence. She ended up beating Hay List by three lengths, with Triple Honour five lengths away in third place.

She is the peoples horse now, almost at the same level as Makybe Diva when she was at the peak of her powers. It’s not often that 25,000 people give a standing ovation to a horse.

Hay List was superb in defeat. I doubted him after his win in the Challenge Stakes but he was perfect and he is a superstar and a freak, but he is racing at the same time when a bigger superstar and freak is racing.

Triple Honour was good and will be better off for that effort and Alverta looks like she is in for a big winter judging on her fourth. Shoot Out was rated by many as a strong quinella hope, but he battled it out hard late and was disappointing.

SIRES PRODUCE REVIEW

First two out, first two home. Helmet and Uate controlled the race up in front and had every right to fight the race out with the more experience Helmet having the edge late over a very good horse in Uate, who’ll be a superstar in the Spring. Peter Snowden has claimed all three Group Ones for juveniles this season thanks to Sepoy and Helmet. A wonderful training effort.

Uate led but he was pulling his head off and hardly relaxed for Nash. That may have cost him the race but his run was still good while Pane In The Glass was enormous in dedeat because she was last in a slowly run race yet had the race been an extra 50m she wins. Follow her with confidence and the same can be said for Shared Reflections, who didn’t have much luck.

Do You Think was wide throuhgout, but still his run was ordinary and Elite Falls looked like a tired horse and never travelled like a winner. Both of those horses will probably go for a spell now. Note also that the first three over the line didn’t run on Slipper day, which is always an important factor when it comes to the Sires Produce.

AJC AUSTRALIAN DERBY REVIEW

Bossy is a genius in staying races and he showed it here with one of the best Derby rides I have seen. He had Shamrocker in the perfect spot off a strong tempo and when he peeled out in the straight, it was over because he was riding her like a good thing and at the finish, she won like a good thing over Retrieve, who was brave in defeat while Anacheeva ran well and will be a contender in the Spring.

The favourite Jimmy Choux was given a perfect ride by Jonathon Riddell but the kiwi champ raced like a tired and has earned himself a much needed spell. A majority of the runners were very tired on the line and it’s made clear by the margins. Praecido finished fourth and he was seven lengths from the winner. Jimmy Choux finished sixth and he was 12 lengths from Shamrocker.

Bossy said in an interview after the race that Shamrocker had a wondeful wind capacity. The only other horse that he has said that about was Makybe Diva. Not saying that Shamrocker will reach those great heights, but she is going to be a major player in the Spring.

Written by Adam Page

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Star International raider dies following injury

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Wichita has has sadly died at Macedon Lodge after suffering a complication while recovering from surgery. Wichita...

Racing Victoria to investigate Werribee death

Racing Victoria will conduct an inquiry into the death of International horse Involved who died whilst at the Werribee International...

Likely Melbourne Cup Field – 2020

The 2020 Melbourne Cup will be run on Tuesday, November 3rd (3/11/2020) at Flemington and the field is taking shape...

Cox Plate results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Cox Plate. The Cox Plate was raced at Moonee Valley racecourse on...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated today’s racing at Randwick and Caulfield after collecting $282,861.60 from...

Watch 📺 Swooping magpie gets KO’d

At Doomben this afternoon one of the most bizarre things we have seen on the race track happened. A magpie...

Watch 📺 ‘Dickhead’ golfers in a near miss at Ellerslie

A pair of golfers have had been left red-faced after narrowly avoiding being trampled during the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m)...

Champion mare Winx loses foal

Champion mare Winx has tragically lost her first foal, a filly by super sire I Am Invincible. Trainer Chris Waller...

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2020 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 3rd November. The race that stops...

The Golden Eagle

 is Australia’s second richest race in Australia behind The Everest as well as the third richest turf race in the...

Victoria Derby

The is a staying race and is the premier race for three year old stayers during the Melbourne Spring Racing...

Coolmore Stud Stakes

The is a race held at in Victoria each year and is fast becoming one of the big highlights Spring...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.