Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Steve Hart
Champagne Cuddles will continue to race in blinkers as she chases an elusive first Group One

Classy mare Champagne Cuddles will continue to race in blinkers as she chases an elusive first Group One win at Doomben.

Saturday’s Doomben 10,000 the first of three Group One races she will contest during the Brisbane winter carnival.

She has shown she is up to elite company with Group One placings in the Stradbroke Handicap, Kingsford Smith Cup, Flight Stakes and Golden Rose in the past 18 months.

At her past two starts she wore blinkers when she recorded fourths in the TJ Smith Stakes and All Aged Stakes.

“If any horse deserves a Group One win it is her. She had no luck in either the All Aged or the TJ Smith but hit the line hard in both, “Baker said.

“She had trouble getting clear running in both her most recent starts and when you are against very best sprinters it is a worry.”

Baker said he would have liked a better barrier for Champagne Cuddles than 10 but hopes there will be plenty of early pace to help her find a position with cover.

He pointed out Champagne Cuddles was capable of running fast times as she showed clocking a course record 1:7.6 when she won the Gold Coast Guineas last year.

As the winner of $1.2 million prize money, Champagne Cuddles is already a valuable broodmare but Baker expects her to race on into next season.

“She is still only four and there are Group One wins waiting for her,” he said.

Baker has a soft spot for Doomben because he won his first Group One race with Music Magnate in the 2016 Doomben 10,000.

He also won the the Group Two Champagne Classic, Group Three Vo Rogue Stakes and Listed Gold Edition Stakes at the track with Winning Rupert.

Music Magnate will also be in action at Doomben on Saturday where he is topweight in the Listed Members Handicap with Jim Orman to ride.

“I thought his second last start in the ATC Trophy at the Gold Coast was very good as he had a big weight and the track was very heavy,” Baker said.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free List of the Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – 14/12/2019

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Robbie Griffiths makes a triumphant return to the racetrack

Four months after undergoing brain surgery for an aneurysm, popular trainer Robbie Griffiths has made a triumphant return to the...

High-profile racehorse owner faces life in prison

High-profile racehorse owner and accused drug smuggler Damion Flower will spend Christmas behind bars as he faces the prospect of...

Watch: Jockey borrows another jockeys whip mid-race

In one of the most unusual occurrences we have seen during a race a jockey has borrowed another jockeys whip...

Owner banned over death of horse

An owner has received a 21 month ban from ownership following the body condition and subsequent death of a horse....

Star SA jockey may not ride again

Star South Australian jockey Raquel Clark is unsure if she will be allowed to get back into the saddle following...

Australian G1 winner dies in Hong Kong

Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut has died in Hong Kong after being injured in an accident on a walking machine....

Champion mare Winx to be a mum

The owners of champion Winx are expected to confirm she is successfully in-foal to super sire I Am Invincible in...

Photographer hit by runaway horse

Watch: Photographer hit by runaway horse

A photographer has been taken to hospital after a horse broke through the running rail at an Irish meeting overnight....

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
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.