Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
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

Last-start Christmas Cup winner Danger Close is in line to complete a festive season double when he runs at Sandown.

Trainer Jason Warren will study the nominations and weights for Friday’s Listed Christmas Stakes but is planning to run the sprinter in the 1200m sprint.

Craig Newitt has formed a successful combination with Danger Close, riding the gelding to four wins and two placings from six rides this year including his Listed win on December 6.

With Newitt now in Singapore and Ben Melham also unavailable, Warren has booked Nick Hall to partner Danger Close.

Warren believes the key to Danger Close is for him to be ridden quietly early and saved for one finishing sprint.

“Nick is good with the whip in the left hand. He’s a cool rider that can ride a nice patient race on him,” Warren said.

“So I think Nick will suit him.”

Five of Danger Close’s six wins have been in 1000m races including his four victories from his eight starts in 2014.

He finished strongly to win the Christmas Cup (1000m) by a short neck from Mr Make Believe.

“He’s been a great horse for the stable once we worked out all his little quirks, the right way to ride him and the distances to run him in, mostly 1000 metres,” Warren said.

“I don’t think 1200 metres should be a problem because he’s rock-hard fit so we’ll try him over it and assess the horse from there.

“I think his race pattern will be fine to get 1200 now. I wouldn’t like to be going to 1200 first or second-up, but now he’s third-up I think it will be fine.”

Nominations for the $120,000 race include the Peter Moody-trained stakes winner Ready To Rip.

Robbie Laing has four entries including Lord Of The Sky while premier trainer Darren Weir has entered Anlon.

The winner of the Listed Chester Manifold Stakes in January, Anlon hasn’t started since his unplaced run at Flemington in June.

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

Free 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...

Watch 📺 Breathtaking debut by potential star ⭐️

Some people knew he had enormous talent but when he drew gate 15 for his first ever assignment, a few...

Isotope cleared for a Sydney autumn cameo

Extensive tests have cleared Isotope from any serious injury arising from her Magic Millions Guineas scare. Isotope clipped the heels...

Star 3YO suffers a career-threatening leg injury

Promising three-year-old Glenfiddich is out of the autumn carnival after suffering a career-threatening leg injury. Trainer Peter Moody confirmed the...

Corey Brown fighting for spinal surgery

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Corey Brown is waiting on a court hearing before he can hopefully be cleared to have...

Watch 📺 Another Rockhampton rocket unearthed

Back in October 2012, at Rockhampton over 1100m, a horse flew around the course in a Class 1 and bolted...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2021 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.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.