$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

Trainer David Murphy has had three-year-old Alassak as an incentive as recuperates from a fractured neck.

Murphy had a lucky escape at trackwork when he fell from a horse in mid- September.

A former champion apprentice in the 1980s, Murphy rode all his horses in work, but has been unable to do so for six weeks.

“I took a tumble and fractured the C5 and C6 vertebrae in my neck. I was galloping a horse and it took fright at the winning post, shied and I came off,” Murphy said.

He was back at the doctors this week for a check-up but his mind was also on Alassak’s comeback at Doomben on Saturday.

Alassak won twice as a two-year-old including his last start in a good quality juvenile race on Ipswich Cup day in June.

Murphy entered him for the Three-Year-Old (1110m) and Class 3 Plate (1200m) on Saturday and decided to run against the older horses.

“It was tempting to try the three-year-old because we would get an idea of where he stands against his own age,” Murphy said.

“But I want him ridden up on the pace and there is a lot of speed in the three-year-old race.”

Murphy also considered jockeys when he selected the Plate.

“The other bonus is Tegan (Harrison) who won on him at Ipswich can ride him in the Plate and she is on one for Tony Gollan in the three-year-old,” he said.

“Tegan is back in form and has ridden two doubles this week. She will get him out and go.”

Murphy believes Assalak can win a good standard race this summer and go on to be a winter carnival horse.

“He has come back bigger and stronger and has been working very well,” he said.

Assalak is owned by Brendan Proudman who often comes from north Western Australia to watch his horses run.

“When Assalak won at Ipswich he drove for three days to get there. I haven’t heard if he is coming Saturday but it wouldn’t surprise me,” Murphy said.

 
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
  • 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...

G1 winner dies at Morphettville

A former New Zealand Group 1 winner has sadly passed away after suffering an injury mid race at Morphettville today....

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.