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

Coronavirus restrictions have led to apprentice Alex Patis riding her first metropolitan winner at the Gold Coast.

Queensland is split into regions because of the coronavirus outbreak with metropolitan racing divided between the Gold Coast on Friday and Doomben on Saturday.

Patis, 20, did part of her apprenticeship in Victoria and Tasmania before returning home to the Gold Coast late last year.

She has been riding mainly at the provincial tracks, where she has won 10 races, but will get metropolitan chances with jockey numbers split between the two regions.

Patis rode a well judged race to steer Spirit One ($4) to victory in the Aquis Two-Year-Old Handicap (1100m).

Tony Sears, who trains in partnership with his daughter Maddy, said it was only a series of events that led to Spirit One running and him booking Patis.

“We only decided to run her because her owner Melvin Foo was coming out from Singapore to see her,” Sears said.

“As it turned out he couldn’t get here because of the virus restrictions.

“We decided to run anyway and wanted a three kilo claim because she isn’t big and had 59kg.

“Alex was recommended and I must admit I had never met her before today. But she will get a few more rides for us.”

Spirit One picked up $72,000 for the win in prize money and QTIS bonus payments.

“It is good we can still race for good money and everyone is doing their bit to keep going,” Sears said.

Spirit One was well beaten at her previous start in The Jewel 2YO after slipping at the start.

“She was the only city winner in the field today and was well placed,” Sears said.

 
*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...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Railway Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Railway Stakes. The Railway Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

The Gong results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Gong. The Gong was raced at Kembla Grange racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Ballarat Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Ballarat Cup. The Ballarat Cup was raced at Ballarat racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Winterbottom Stakes

The is a  race held at each year over and is known to be Western Australia’s premier sprint event. The race...

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.