$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
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Lankan Rupee’s Newmarket Handicap win has many touting him as the country’s best sprinter but Buffering’s trainer Robert Heathcote is convinced the Queensland star can confirm his claims this autumn.

The winner of three Group One races in the spring, Buffering returns in Saturday’s Group Two Challenge Stakes (1100m) at Randwick, his first visit to Sydney in more than three years.

Buffering - Photo by Sharon Chapman

Buffering - Photo by Sharon Chapman

Until last spring, Buffering spent most of his career playing second fiddle to the now retired Black Caviar and Hay List in Group One races but came into his own with wins in the Manikato Stakes and VRC Sprint in Melbourne before travelling to Perth for the Winterbottom Stakes.

“He will have his final gallop on Tuesday and travel to Sydney later in the week,” Heathcote said.

“On what he’s shown me, I think he’s as good as ever.

“He will run in the Challenge and then the TJ Smith, then come back to Brisbane and have two or maybe three runs before we go back to Melbourne in the spring ahead of a trip to Hong Kong for the Sprint there in December.

“He seems to race best when his races are spaced and that’s how it will be for the rest of his career.”

Among his rivals on Saturday is Snitzerland who fulfilled her Group One destiny in last month’s Lightning Stakes.

After an interrupted spring campaign, the mare was given one run in a Listed sprint at the end of the carnival and was beaten a nose by Lankan Rupee.

“It is going to be a good race on Saturday but she needs to run,” Ryan said.

“I don’t think I could hold her on the ground for another week.

“The barrier draw will be important but I don’t see her getting into a speed battle with Buffering up front.”

Bel Sprinter and Temple Of Boom, the past two winners of the Group One Galaxy, are among the 11 Challenge entries along with Rain Affair who is also nominated for the Canterbury Stakes (1300m).

Like Buffering, Lankan Rupee is expected to run in the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes on April 12 but a decision on where Snitzerland heads will not be made until after the Challenge.

 
  • Deposit
    $100
  • Bet with
    $300!
  • Claim $200 in Racing Bonus Bets when you deposit $100!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $200 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*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...

Watch: Chenier sends twitter into meltdown

Trainer Anthony Freedman continues to produce results with the handful of Godolphin-owned gallopers in his stable. While the majority of...

George Ryder Stakes (Winx) Field – 2019

View the final field and barriers for the 2019 George Ryder Stakes which is headlined by Champion mare Winx. The...

Golden Slipper Field – 2019

View the final field and barriers for the 2019 Golden Slipper. The Golden Slipper will be run on Saturday 23rd...

Estijaab - Golden Slipper

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races in Australia. Taking place each April at...

George Ryder Stakes

The George Ryder Stakes is one of the feature middle distances races in Australia for all horses of all ages, it is...

 
 
 
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.