$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!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
Stake Back Offer at Flemington & Randwick!
Bet Runs 2nd or 3rd at Flemington or Randwick? Get Your Stake Back!
Watch Sky Racing FREE!
Sign-Up and watch Sky Racing For Free on Your Phone!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Wet weather delayed a planned barrier trial for NZ Horse of the Year Bonneval

Wet weather has prompted champion New Zealand trainer Murray Baker to delay a planned barrier trial for NZ Horse of the Year Bonneval.

Melbourne Cup hopefuls Jon Snow and Zacada trialled at Te Teko on Monday and Bonneval was scheduled to do the same at Avondale on Tuesday.

But Baker, who trains in partnership with Andrew Forsman, said the multiple Group One winning mare would be saved until next week.

“We’ve decided to wait and run her in one of those open trials before the first race at Taupo next week,” Baker told NZ Racing Desk.

“With a heavy 11 track to start with at Avondale and that’s without any more rain, we wouldn’t have got a real line on her.

“She’s coming along well and has been working with Jon Snow and he trialled well at Te Teko.”

Bonneval has not raced since February and as long as she acquits herself well in next Wednesday’s Taupo trial she will continue on a path to weight-for-age events in Melbourne.

Last year’s Australian Derby winner Jon Snow finished a close second after leading in his trial on Monday while Sydney Cup runner-up Zacada won his heat.

“It was his first decent hit-out since the Caulfield Cup,” Baker said. “He didn’t see the other horse coming and could have won the trial. “He’s a big, powerful horse and is coming up really well.

“He’ll either kick off at Hastings (September 1) or go to Melbourne for the Memsie Stakes (1400m) the same day at Caulfield.

“We really need a bit of rain in Melbourne for him. Caulfield and Flemington are such good-draining tracks now.

“We’re keeping our options open and the beauty with him is we can throw him on a plane at the last minute and not worry about him. We know he travels well.”

  • $500 BONUS at BetEasy Sign-up at BetEasy via this ad and Deposit $500 and start BETTING with $1000! HURRY! Offer ends this week!
  • BET NOW!
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...

Potential staying star who was rejected by his mum

Yesterday at Gawler, a 3YO sprouted wings in the straight to race away and win like a horse going places....

Prominent horse owner Damion Flower arrested on drug charges

High-profile Australian racehorse owner Damion Flower will remain behind bars for at least a week after being charged over his...

Ben Currie guilty of another 12 charges

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been found guilty of a further 12 charges, this time, of race day administration and...

G1 winning trainer guilty of cobalt charges

Trainer Ben Smith has been found guilty of all charges against him relating to elevated cobalt levels, race day treatments...

Watch: A star is born at Wyong

You will be hard pressed to find a better debut win from a horse at Wyong today. Exceedance a two-year-old...

Punter given $1.86 Million Dollar Bonus Bet

What would you do if you logged into your TAB account and discovered a bonus bet to the value of...

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.