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: Steve Hart

If the bullish attitude of James Cummings is anything to go by, Namazu could be poised to produce a Bondi Stakes upset.

The colt, a son of Godolphin’s 2014 Blue Diamond Stakes winner Earthquake, broke his maiden in stylish fashion last start when he came from last on the turn to score at Canterbury.

That was his sixth race start and Cummings says the three-year-old is on an upward trajectory.

Namazu will need to rise to another level when he takes on the likes of Group Two winner Peltzer in the $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m) on Saturday but Cummings has seen enough to be convinced the colt deserves a chance.

“He’s a rapidly improving, 600 kilogram ball of muscle,” Cummings said.

“The earth moved when he worked on Tuesday.”

Namazu will be partnered by Rachel King, who is Godolphin’s go-to jockey at Randwick.

She will don the royal blue silks in six of the nine races and four of her Godolphin rides are early favourites, including the exciting Criaderas in the Robrick Lodge Filante Handicap (1400m).

Cummings and King are also expected to feature when they team with Destination in the Listed Brian Crowley Stakes (1200m) after the horse put the writing on the wall with a last-start second to the highly-regarded Wild Ruler.

“You have to be impressed with the form he brings to this Brian Crowley and at trackwork between runs he has been brimming with confidence,” Cummings said.

Kris Lees is hoping he can spoil the Godolphin party with The Bopper, who lines up in the Brian Crowley after suffering his first defeat in three starts when narrowly denied at Canterbury against older horses.

Lees was planning on following a more conservative program but after seeing Saturday’s field, he decided to roll the dice.

“It looks an open three-year-old race. I think there are a number of chances and he’s one of them,” Lees said.

“I wasn’t in any rush to try him at stakes level but he’s not out of his depth here looking at the benchmarks of the opposition, so it’s the right time to give him this opportunity.”

Both Cummings and Lees hold strong hands in the Group Three Nivison (1200m), Godolphin with favourite Athiri while Lees will saddle up three mares, including second elect Wandabaa.

The Newcastle trainer is predicting a form reversal from Attention Run in the City Tattersalls Club Cup (2400m) after an uncharacteristic flop in the Metropolitan Handicap.

“It’s a small field so she should get a nice run midfield from the draw and any rain would enhance her chances,” Lees 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...

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.