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

As much as Greg Bennett wants a Luskin Star Stakes win for Clearly Innocent, he is just as desperate for a stable favourite to make his way into the Scone Cup field.

Bennett’s home town is preparing for its two most important days’ racing for the season as the trainer also makes plans of his own.

He concedes the time has come to anoint Clearly Innocent as the best horse in his yard – a move that comes at the expense of veteran miler Kaypers.

But for the purpose of a ceremonial changing of the guard, Bennett would like nothing more than for Kaypers to get a run in the Scone Cup on Friday before Clearly Innocent lines up as second favourite on Saturday.

If enough horses are scratched to find a place for the rising nine-year-old who finished in a minor placing three years ago, it would open the way for Kaypers’ fourth start in the Cup.

“I’d love to have him there for the owners to have one last little crack at it,” Bennett said.

“He’s been my stable star for years but he’s probably about ready to hand over to the young horse.”

Clearly Innocent is half Kaypers’ age and with six wins in eight starts he is rated one of the most promising horses in training.

He will be asked to step up to Listed grade after winning the Country Championship Final at Randwick last month but there is a precedent for Clearly Innocent to make the transition.

Artlee completed the same double last year and Bennett can’t fault Clearly Innocent for what is a likely campaign swan song.

“His work this week was certainly on par with his work going into the Championship Final a month ago, so I think we’ve timed it right,” Bennett said.

Based on market expectation, Clearly Innocent shades Friday’s Country Cup runner Sahara Chill as the best of Bennett’s 11 acceptors for the two-day carnival.

Clearly Innocent is the $3.60 second pick behind Federal ($2.60) in the Luskin Star.

The Bennett-trained In A Wink, winner of the Woodlands Stakes during last year’s carnival, returns as a $13 chance in the Group Three Dark Jewel Classic on Saturday.

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

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Railway Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Railway Stakes. The Railway Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

The Gong results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Gong. The Gong was raced at Kembla Grange racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Ballarat Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Ballarat Cup. The Ballarat Cup was raced at Ballarat racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Winterbottom Stakes

The is a  race held at each year over and is known to be Western Australia’s premier sprint event. The race...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2020 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.