$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Darren Winningham
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Trainer Scott Morrisey feared his run of close second placings was about to continue before his consistent gelding Aqua Vite was declared the winner of the Open (1350m) on Saturday.

Aqua Vite ($6) scored by a nose in a head-bobbing finish to Payroll ($10) with a long head to Pelethronius ($7.50) in the Open Handicap (1350m) at Doomben.

The gelding has not finished worse than fourth at his past 12 starts – a great effort seeming he nearly died last year.

“He got colitis which is usually fatal to 90 per cent of horses. But he has come back bigger and better than ever,” Morrisey said.

“I have had three nose seconds of late and I thought I was about to get a fourth but he has just got there.”

Morrisey trains the horses for the Pemberton family who have had a long history with him and his father John Morrisey.

“I think Aqua Vite could make a winter carnival horse and I would love to win another big race for the Pembertons. But we will just take him along easily at this stage.”

Morrisey said Aqua Vite could handle the wet or the dry and could also get a middle distance.

“I didn’t get to Doomben until late but I am told he is the only runner to come deep from back of the field and win today,” Morrisey added.

Earlier, Thunder Rocker ($12) continued his good form since returning from Hong Kong when he won the Megaport Plate (1200m).

Trainer Darlene Duryea said the gelding Raider had been sold to Hong Kong but bled and returned to Australia.

“We have taken him along slowly and that was only his fifth start for us, but he has never missed a place,” she said.

Former Brisbane gelding Pah Terie had a happy homecoming when he won the Three Year Old (1200m).

Pah Terie was trained in Brisbane by Kelly Schweida where he won a Doomben two year old and was competitive in stakes company before being sold to clients of Newcastle trainer Kris Lees.

Trainer Mel Eggleston, who was in charge of Lees’ team at Doomben, said it had been decided to ride the horse closer to the pace when the track seemed to be playing for front runners.

“Kris has a bit of an opinion of him and there could be interest from overseas in him,” Eggleston said.

Meanwhile, trainer Les Ross can hardly wait to get My Little Flicka onto a dry track after she won the Sky Racing Handicap (1200m).

“I have only had her for two runs and she has won both. The funny thing is the connections told me she was for better on top of the ground but both wins have been on soft tracks,” Ross said.

“I can hardly wait to see what he can do in the dry.”

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $250
Get $200 in Racing Bonus Bets when you join and deposit $50!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Big Bets – 19/1/2019

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on the weekends horse racing around the country with most...

Brad Rawiller nearing return to riding

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Brad Rawiller is hoping it is only a matter of weeks before he can get back...

Winx returns in Rosehill barrier trial

Champion mare Winx has returned with a successful barrier trial at Rosehill this morning. The four-time Cox Plate winner didn’t...

Watch: Horse almost falls but still wins

Jockey Shaun Guymer has pulled off a miraculous ride at Nowra today to win the sixth on the card. Guymer...

Talented mare dies in tragic accident

Talented mare Miss Pandanus has tragically drowned after taking fright while working at the beach south of Melbourne. Trainer Mick...

 
 
 
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.