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
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Crown Witness puts her unbeaten run on the line in the Blue Sapphire Stakes

A refreshed Crown Witness puts her unbeaten run on the line when she returns from a short break in the $350,000 Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield.

Crown Witness put together three-straight wins during July and August before being sent for a freshen-up after beating Catchy in the Group Three Quezette Stakes (1100m).

The filly has had a jump-out at Caulfield and also showed she was on target for Wednesday’s Group Three Blue Sapphire (1200m) with a 3-1/2 length barrier trial win at Cranbourne last week.

Trainer Stuart Webb decided after the Quezette to bypass the Thousand Guineas, preferring to keep the talented filly to sprints.

“She was probably a bit sharp for the Guineas at this stage and I would have had to get too much work into her which she wouldn’t have coped with,” Webb said.

“She had had three solid runs, so she had a good little break.

“She had three weeks at the water walker and then did enough work into a medium trial at Caulfield and then she had a good trial at Cranbourne last week.

“I couldn’t have been happier with her trial (at Cranbourne).

“She and Jukebox were the two good trials of the day.”

Jukebox won his trial at Cranbourne by 4-1/2 lengths in slightly quicker time than Crown Witness and has been well-supported in early betting for the Blue Sapphire, firming from $5.50 to $3.80 favouritism with TAB fixed odds.

Jukebox won his first three races before finishing second to Catchy in the Group Two Danehill Stakes at Flemington last month at his most recent start.

The colt will be having his first start for trainer Aaron Purcell who has taken over Ciaron Maher’s team of horses while Maher serves a six-month suspension.

Formality, from the Lindsay Park stable, is at $4.20 with Crown Witness at $4.60 in the field of 10 three-year-olds.

“Crown Witness beat Catchy and then Catchy went and beat Jukebox,” Webb said.

“I’d say she, Jukebox and Formality are the three class horses of the race.”

Crown Witness’s performance will determine whether she presses on to the Group One Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington next month.

“She would want to be running really well to warrant that,” Webb said.

 
*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...

Likely Cox Plate Field – 2020

The 2020 Cox Plate will be run this weekend (24/10/2020) and the field is taking shape with a majority of...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated today’s racing at Randwick and Caulfield after collecting $282,861.60 from...

Classique Legend lost to Hong Kong

In a bittersweet postscript to The Everest, Classique Legend’s owner Bon Ho has confirmed the horse will head overseas. While...

Verry Elleegant gives Chris Waller his first Caulfield Cup

Australia’s premier trainer Chris Waller and jockey Mark Zahra landed their first Caulfield Cup wins when outstanding five-year-old Verry Elleegant...

Watch 📺 Swooping magpie gets KO’d

At Doomben this afternoon one of the most bizarre things we have seen on the race track happened. A magpie...

Watch 📺 ‘Dickhead’ golfers in a near miss at Ellerslie

A pair of golfers have had been left red-faced after narrowly avoiding being trampled during the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m)...

Caulfield Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Caulfield Cup. The Caulfield Cup was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 17/10/2020....

The Everest results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Everest. The Everest was raced at Randwick racecourse on 17/10/2020. Replay:...

Champion mare Winx loses foal

Champion mare Winx has tragically lost her first foal, a filly by super sire I Am Invincible. Trainer Chris Waller...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Manikato Stakes

The Manikato Stakes is a Group l sprint race and is the one of the premier races of the Spring...

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2020 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 3rd November. The race that stops...

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.