$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

MELBOURNE May 26 AAP – Like most racegoers Leon Corstens was surprised when Alpha Proxima got a photo finish verdict in the PFD Food Services Handicap at Caulfield.

In a deceptive finish the grey scored by a nose from three-year-old filly Johannapine who rallied strongly on the rails in Saturday’s 1000m sprint.

“To be honest I thought the inside horse had kicked and we’d got beaten,” Corstens said.

Jockey Damien Oliver said he was relieved when Alpha Proxima’s number went up.

“I wasn’t sure whether we’d won or not,” Oliver said.

Alpha Proxima is a noted wet tracker and appreciated the slow going at Caulfield after finding the track too firm last start when unplaced at Wagga.

Johannapine was the $2.50 favourite on Saturday and was resuming after she was unplaced for the first time in her career in the Oakleigh Plate in February.

Alpha Proxima had strong support from $7 and $5.50 and Oliver rode him a half kilo over his 54kg which almost proved costly.

Steven King and Daniel Stackhouse also rode a half kilo over the 54kg minimum on third-placed Johnny Fiasco and Forty Two Below (sixth) respectively.

Corstens said Alpha Proxima would have his next start in the $100,000 Golden Topaz (1200m) at Swan Hill on June 8.

 
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit 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
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
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...

Big Bets – 26/5/2018

We take a look at the big bets theĀ online bookmakersĀ have taken on the weekendsĀ horse racing around the country with most...

Makybe Diva’s daughter wins impressively on debut

Blue bloody filly Divanation a daughter of three time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva has won impressively on debut at...

Serial biter So Si Bon to be gelded

Serial biter So Si Bon will race on with his owners deciding to have him gelded. So Si Bon was...

Prince Of Caviar set to race on Saturday

The association between jockey Luke Nolen and the connections of Black Caviar is set to continue as Prince Of Caviar...

Black Caviar’s Oscietra retired

Black Caviar’s first foal to race ‘Oscietra’ has officially been retired. Oscietra on face value did not live up to...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 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.