Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
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
Danny O'Brien expects Caulfield Cup runner-up Vow And Declare to be much better suited at Flemington in the Melbourne Cup

Trainer Danny O’Brien expects Caulfield Cup runner-up Vow And Declare to be much better suited at Flemington in the Melbourne Cup.

But the four-year-old stayer could have to rely on attrition to get into race.

Vow And Declare beat all but Japanese visitor Mer De Glace in Saturday’s $5 million Caulfield Cup (2400m) in the second start of his spring preparation.

He has firmed from $15 to $13 in Melbourne Cup betting but before the Caulfield Cup he still sat 36th in the Melbourne Cup order of entry with a field limit of 24.

O’Brien says the prize money for second in the Caulfield Cup should lift Vow And Declare up further in the ballot over other horses weighted on 52kg and is hopeful he will get in.

“It would be a real shame if an Australian horse like him doesn’t get a run,” O’Brien said.

O’Brien said they were always wary of how Vow And Declare would get around Caulfield, saying the four-year-old got further back than needed and “crabbed around the corner”.

“But he was strong late and that’s what we know he can do,” O’Brien said.

“He’s going to be better getting to Flemington and he’s going to be better getting to 3200 metres.

“All in all, it would’ve been nice to win, but he’s run a really strong Melbourne Cup trial and he’s run second in a Caulfield Cup. So that’s a great effort.”

Mirage Dancer’s co-trainer Natalie Young is looking forward to the 2019 Melbourne Cup after the import finished third in the Caulfield Cup in his first Australian start for his new stable.

“It was a massive run,” Young said.

“He’s such a big strider and he needs a bit of room but he just got squashed for a bit of room.

“The Japanese horse was always going to be the one to beat.

“Never mind, the Melbourne Cup is on in a couple of weeks and he’s on track.”

 
*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...

Leading trainers want Melbourne Cup date change

Trainer Danny O’Brien would like to see the whole spring carnival shifted and the Melbourne Cup run in the first...

Watch: Veteran jockey receives huge suspension for dodgy ride

A veteran jockey has been suspended for four months on a handling charge out of a race meeting in country...

Updated: Bomb threat at Eagle Farm halts races

A bomb threat at Eagle Farm has caused an indefinite delay at Eagle Farm on Saturday. The Eagle Farm races...

Watch: Worst moral beaten ever as jockey mistakes winning post

A jockey in France has cost punters and connections a certain win after mistaking the winning post. Jockey Maximilien Justum...

Watch: 3kg apprentice produces ride of the year

We’ve read so many stories lately about apprentice jocks not riding with vigour. And, if we’re being honest, we’ve reported...

Jenny Duggan recovering from horrific fall

Jockey Jenny Duggan has suffered multiple fractures after she was one of two riders involved in a serious race fall...

Watch: Damien Oliver cops spray after bad ride

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has coped a spray from trainer John Sadler after his ride on Beehunter at Flemington on...

The Goodwood Handicap results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Goodwood Handicap. The Goodwood Handicap was raced at Morphettville racecourse on...

Watch: $60,000 bet on 2YO first starter a painful watch

A punter with the TAB has had a rough start to the day with a $60,000 bet on a 2YO...

Watch: Star 2YO unearthed at Scone

Despite it being late in the two-year-old season fans may have witnessed one of the best at Scone on Friday....

Steven Pateman

Steven Pateman and his wife banned for three years

Champion jumps jockey Steven Pateman and his wife have been disqualified for three years on a cobalt charge. A dual...

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.