$501 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $501 in bonuses*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Big Duke is more than likely to open as favourite again for the Sydney Cup

Big Duke already has a unique place in the Darren Weir stable as the premier Melbourne trainer’s first Sydney winner.

He gets a second chance to give Weir a first Group One win in Sydney in take two of the $2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

His jockey Craig Williams was one of those who realised the race had been called off halfway through on April 8 and Weir said the horse had not had a hard run.

Six horses finished the race which was abandoned because Almoonqith suffered a fatal injury and Who Shot Thebarman also came down with the former still on the track and the latter riderless.

Big Duke was the Sydney Cup favourite after his wins in the Manion Cup and Chairman’s Handicap and Weir sees no reason why he should not be at the top of proceedings again.

“He was pulled out at the 1000 (metres) so he didn’t have a hard time,” Weir said.

“We took him home to Ballarat and he’s fine.

“I’m glad they are running the race again.”

The two visiting Godolphin horses, Polarisation and Penglai Pavilion who finished first and third of the six who kept going in the no-race, are expected to line up again.

Trainer Chris Waller’s three stayers, Libran, Kinema and Who Shot Thebarman will all start.

“Who Shot Thebarman is fine. He was as good as gold after two days,” Waller said.

“Brenton Avdulla will ride Libran with Hugh Bowman suspended.”

Lightweight jockey Bobby El-Issa will get his chance on ATC Oaks third placegetter Lasqueti Spirit in the race which has a minimum handicap of 51.5kg.

New nominations for the Cup will be taken on Monday.

 
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Racecourse: Randwick
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $250*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $501*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first deposit
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    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 at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Horses who have Beaten Winx – Where are they?

As Winx tops our countdown as an obvious number 1 on the Top 10 Horses of 2017, we can take...

20L trial win for Magic Millions Classic contender

The Tony Gollan trained Ef Troop won his first start convincingly at Doomben, leading all the way over 1050m and...

Top 10: Worst Bets Of 2017

We saw plenty of big bets get placed this year although there were ten bets which really stood out to...

Big Bets – 16/12/2017

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

Bet to win $520,000 placed on unraced Golden Slipper contender

A punter has placed a massive bet of $20,000 on an unraced Golden Slipper contender at huge odds of $26....

 
 
 
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.