$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
Deposit $30, Bet with $180*
Sign-up, deposit $30 & receive $150 in Free Bonus Bets!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, deposit $400 & receive $600 in Free Bonus Bets!*
Deposit $50, Bet with $200
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $150 in bonus bets. That's $200 to bet with!*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.

A horse many thought would never race again has emerged as the leading contender in a depleted spring carnival team for Anthony Cummings.

A bowed tendon ended Aomen’s Hong Kong career which included a half length second to multiple Group One winner Military Attack in March last year.

After a long rehabilitation in Australia, the seven-year-old returned to racing last Saturday week and led all the way to win a 1400m race at Randwick under 60.5kg.

He steps up to 1500 metres at Rosehill on Saturday and, all going well, will compete in the Group One Emirates Stakes two weeks later.

A virus which affected many Sydney stables in the early spring had its impact on the Cummings yard at Randwick and also his Caulfield base where Oaks hopefuls High Above and Miss Interiors were housed.

“High Above still has some mucus present so she is off to the paddock,” Cummings said.

“Miss Interiors has scoped clear so she will gallop at Moonee Valley in the morning and we will see how she is after that and how we get to the Oaks.

“Villa Verde is also in the paddock and it looks like Aomen is the main hope for a Group One.”

Miss Interiors will either race in the Vase at the Valley on Saturday or wait for the Wakeful Stakes a week later as a lead-up to the VRC Oaks.

Aomen’s owner sent the gelding to Cummings in part as a replacement for Thunder Fantasy who will do his future racing in Hong Kong.

Thunder Fantasy ran third in the 2013 Victoria Derby and was also placed twice at Group One level in the autumn when third in the Australian Guineas and second in the Rosehill Guineas.

Aomen was understandably a little worked up before his Randwick start but the trainer said he had come through the race well both physically and mentally.

“He was a bit nervous which is to be expected after so long away. But it was a positive experience for him,” Cummings said.

Aoemen beat Monton by half a length at Randwick giving him 2-1/2 kilos and was the highest rated horse in the nine nominations taken on Monday for the Filante Handicap.

 
$501 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonus bets*
  • DEPOSIT $30
    start betting
    with
    $180*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $10
    start betting
    with
    $110*
    CLAIM NOW
* 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 on every online bookmaker on the internet. We...

Caulfield runner tries to bite rival horse

If you can’t beat them, bite them was the thought for a runner at Caulfield today who tried to bite...

Key contender ruled out of Melbourne Cup

A key Melbourne Cup contender has been ruled out of travelling to Australia after he was found to be lame....

Jockey fractures neck in Adelaide fall

Adelaide jockey Matthew Neilson remains in hospital after suffering neck and back injuries in a fall at Morphettville. Neilson came...

 
 
 

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.