$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
Captain Duffy Captain Duffy has earned himself a shot at the Victoria Derby

Captain Duffy has earned himself a shot at the 2016 Victoria Derby with a strong staying performance at Geelong.

The South Australian-trained three-year-old, who has been based at Caulfield for the spring, outstayed his rivals to take out the Geelong Classic on Wednesday.

A pick-up ride for Noel Callow following Craig Williams’ failed appeal against suspension on Tuesday, Captain Duffy ($21) scored by 1-1/4 lengths from Hollywood Mo ($19) with Pretty Punk ($4.40) a half-head away third.

The three-year-old’s Derby price was slashed from $101 to $13 following his on-pace victory.

Captain Duffy was having his fourth start in Melbourne this campaign and was one of six horses trainer Phillip Stokes’ sent to Melbourne for the spring.

The colt gave owners Ultra Racing a well-timed victory ahead of the Victoria Derby on October 29.

Toby Koenig, general manager of Ultra Racing and the organisation’s vet, said Captain Duffy was on his last chance as a possible Derby contender.

“We needed to see a good performance today to press on to the Derby otherwise we were going to look to easier options in South Australia,” Koenig said.

Koenig says Captain Duffy is by a sire that should command more attention than he receives.

“King Cugat only gets about 10 mares a year but he always gets a winner,” Koenig said.

“He probably deserves a few more than he gets.

“This guy is a lovely big horse and has always shown he wants to stay.

“It was always the plan to go forward today as he jumped so well at Flemington two weeks ago and we knew he had a fair bit going for him.

“Noel’s got the pick-up today and did a terrific job.”

 
$600 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Racecourse: Geelong
  • 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...

$1.3m The Kosciuszko race announced

Country-trained horses will compete for their own version of The Everest with a $1.3-million race on the same day in...

Jameka a step closer to miraculous comeback

Jameka has taken another step on her way to a return to the racetrack with a gallop between races at...

Champion stallion dies after breaking leg

At the height of his powers and with a full book of mares to cover this spring, Hinchinbrook has died...

Amazing win as jockey loses irons mid race

One of the more amazing wins you will see happened at Cowra after jockey Akira Kajiya lost his irons mid...

Naturalism dies aged 29

Top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism has died at Meringo Stud on the NSW south coast aged 29. “He retired from...

 
 
 
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.