Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
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

Alpine Eagle is pleasing trainer Tony McEvoy in his recovery from a cracked pedal bone which halted his spring campaign.

McEvoy, who also has a stable at Hawkesbury in NSW, was in South Australia last week overseeing trackwork at his Angaston property where Alpine Eagle was sent to recover.

The trainer will return on Monday to check the four-year-old’s progress.

Alpine Eagle was ruled out of the spring following his scratching from the Turnbull Stakes at Flemington in October.

It was originally thought Alpine Eagle had suffered a foot abscess, however X-rays confirmed a cracked pedal bone.

“I was in Adelaide earlier in the week and I saw him in the paddock,” McEvoy said.

“He’s doing very well and is beautifully sound.

“He’s not on any medication and is galloping around his paddock like no-one’s business.”

The winner of four of his eight starts, Alpine Eagle shot to prominence earlier in the year winning the Autumn Classic at Caulfield before running a closing second at Flemington behind Wandjina in the Australian Guineas.

He was expected to be a major spring contender after beginning his campaign with a second in the Penny Edition Stakes at Morphettville.

He then finished out of the placings for the first time when beaten less than a length into sixth in the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington in September which turned out to be the final start of his preparation.

McEvoy said how Alpine Eagle returned to training would determine his program, but he was looking towards late autumn or Brisbane with the son of High Chaparral.

“We’ve got to watch his progress and he’s the one that’s got to do the talking,” McEvoy said.

“I’m thinking maybe the back-end of Sydney into Brisbane and with Eagle Farm back on deck, that excites me a little bit.

“But I haven’t really made any plans.

“I just want to make sure he’s 110 per cent before we get him going.”

 
Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

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

Surprise betting move on the Winx Stakes

Despite a sluggish trial, Happy Clapper has been the most popular runner in early betting with Sportsbet when it comes...

Horse Racing Big Bets – 24/8/2019

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Winx Stakes

The Winx Stakes will now become one of the feature WFA sprint to middle distance races each year in Australia. The race...

TAB records their biggest ever winning price

One lucky punter has kicked off their Wednesday with an incredible win from a 50c bet on the Mohawk trots....

Officers bust participants in Queensland raids

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission officers have found five trackwork riders tested positive to prohibited substances during a raid at the...

Marmelo’s odds slashed to win Melbourne Cup 2019

After taking out the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay at Deauville in France overnight, Marmelo is now a $15 TAB equal...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2019 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.