$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*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Almandin - Melbourne Cup day A program will be mapped out for Almandin heading into this years Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup winner Almandin has started his title defence with a pleasing first-up second at Moonee Valley.

Having his first start since winning last year’s Cup, Almandin finished second behind the Darren Weir-trained Pacodali in the MSC Signs Handicap.

Sent of a $10 chance under Ben Melham, Almandin was beaten three-quarters-of-a-length by the well-backed $2.90 favourite.

Outsider Foundation ($41) was a further three-quarters-of-a-length away third.

Co-owner Nick Williams said the performance over 2040m was about what the stable expected pre-race.

“In all seriousness he had 61 kilos and was thrown into this race being a quality handicap, so you like to see him running a nice race,” Williams said.

“Benny gave him a nice ride, had him in a nice rhythm and he finished off pretty well in a first-up effort.

“You couldn’t be happier.”

Williams said his father Lloyd and racing manager Malcolm McLaren would no doubt have a program mapped out towards November’s Melbourne Cup.

But Williams said the gelding would need to improve on last year’s Cup as he’s going to get considerably more weight than the 52kg he carried to victory.

Williams said after a break following his Cup success, Almandin had a campaign in the autumn but by the time he was ready to race the stable couldn’t find a suitable race that fitted.

“We gave him another couple of weeks off and started again,” Williams said.

“These older horses you keep them going most the time with little breaks along the way.

“They don’t go to the paddock in the traditional sense.”

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $250
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $200 in bonus bets. That's $250 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Racecourse: Moonee Valley
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    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...

Adelaide trainers banned for cheating

Two South Australian trainers have been disqualified after being found guilty of attempted race day treatment of two horses and...

Single Gaze well beaten in comeback trial

Caulfield Cup runner up Single Gaze stepped out for the first time for her new trainer Chris Waller after she...

Filly left ‘traumatised’ after sickening sex act

A New South Wales man could be released from jail as early as next week after being found guilty to...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2018 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.