$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
Image: Steve Hart
Comin' Through took out the Tramway Stakes at Randwick
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

The enigmatic but popular Tom Melbourne has again come close to a win but has been denied twice in the Tramway Stakes, once on the track and once in the stewards’ room.

His second to Comin’ Through in Saturday’s 1300m-Group Two race was his 11th from 32 starts, a record that has earned him a public following.

There was a glimmer of hope when Christian Reith, who said he had been bumped on the turn on third placed Dixie Blossoms fired in a protest against Michael Walker on the winner which, if successful, would have meant a promotion to first for Tom Melbourne.

It wasn’t to be, with Comin’ Through ($8) retaining the race by a half neck from Tom Melbourne ($5) with a short half head to Dixie Blossoms ($12).

“He is not an easy horse to ride, but I had to ride him to hold his spot,” Walker said.

“I actually got to the front too early and when he got to the front he wanted to lay in and pull up but all in all a good effort and Chris (Waller) has done an amazing job to get him back first-up to win.”

“Tom (Melbourne) is a good horse he always gives his best and unfortunately he always runs second and always finds a better horse on the day.

“Dixie Blossoms had 400 metres to run me down.”

Walker, who rides for Comin’ Through’s owner Sir Owen Glenn, said the Japan Cup in November was an aim.

Chris Waller, who trains both Comin’ Through and Tom Melbourne, could not lose either way.

“Yes there was interference but it’s questionable how you quantify it,” he told stewards.

“At no stage was the horse (Dixie Blossoms) getting any closer.”

Dixie Blossoms’ rider Christian Reith was not so sure.

“I didn’t need that pretty hard shove on the corner,” he said.

Tom Melbourne’s jockey Corey Brown had little to say.

“You’ve heard it all before,” he said.

Le Romain, the $2.80 favourite, finished seventh with jockey Hugh Bowman saying he was pleased with him after being caught wide.

 
$250 Matched Deposit
Get your first deposit matched with up to $250 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...

Crikey! Top jockey sidelined by crocodile bite

Victorian jockey Chris Symons will be out of action for more than a week after being bitten by a 1.4-metre crocodile....

WATCH: Irish jockey holds on to score incredible win

Irish jockey Mikey Sweeney has held on to score possibly the most remarkable win you’ll see all year during a...

Brad Rawiller nearing return to riding

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Brad Rawiller is hoping it is only a matter of weeks before he can get back...

Winx returns in Rosehill barrier trial

Champion mare Winx has returned with a successful barrier trial at Rosehill this morning. The four-time Cox Plate winner didn’t...

 
 
 
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.