Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
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: Quentin Lang
Raquel Clark left nothing to chance before being legged aboard Dalasan in the Danehill Stakes at Flemington

South Australian apprentice Raquel Clark left nothing to chance before being legged aboard Dalasan in the Danehill Stakes at Flemington.

Clark had never ridden at Flemington before Saturday and walked the straight 1200m course twice occasions ahead of the Group Two race.

The homework paid off as Dalasan provided Clark with her biggest career victory while at the same time maintaining a perfect strike-rate on the three-year-old following four rides on the colt.

Sent off the $2.60 favourite, Dalasan raced to a three-quarter length victory from Dubious ($9.50) with Express Pass ($6) the same margin away third.

“I wanted to get a good grounding and get my bearings to know when to push his buttons and where everyone else was going to go for that matter,” Clark said.

“Walking the track before proved to be golden.”

Clark remains hopeful of retaining the ride on Dalasan for his next scheduled start in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude on September 29.

Trainer Leon Macdonald, who prepares the colt in partnership with son-in-law Andrew Gluyas, said there was no reason to remove Clark from the ride.

However, he is expecting the phone to be ringing constantly from jockey managers trying to unseat Clark in favour of their own rider.

“As far as I’m concerned she will keep the ride, but that’s up to the owners,” Macdonald said.

“You can’t really take a winning rider off, can you.”

Macdonald said Dalasan would return to his Morphettville stable to prepare for the Guineas Prelude and then the 2019 Caulfield Guineas a fortnight later.

“He was a bit lost up the straight but he overcame that and I’m sure it’s onwards and upwards from here as he’ll get better with a bit of racing,” Macdonald said.

 
Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Horse Racing Big Bets – 21/9/2019

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Female jockey banned on drug charge

Queensland jockey Tiffani Brooker has been disqualified for nine months after a recent urine test showed traces of a number...

Mystic Journey’s trainer inundated with derogatory messages

Mystic Journey’s trainer Adam Trinder has spoken out about the derogatory calls, emails and text messages he has received after...

Watch: Is Pinatubo the Best 2YO ever seen?

Godolphin colt Pinatubo has produced an astonishing performance to land the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh by nine...

Stable lose a mate in Flemington death

Trainer Jason Warren has posted a heart felt message on Twitter regarding the death of Antah at Flemington on Saturday...

G1 winning jockey Nikita Beriman retires

G1 winning jockey Nikita Beriman has announced her retirement. The TAB National Jockeys Trust luncheon provided a significant revelation to...

Failed drug test cover up rocks US horse racing

A cover up of a failed drug test has this morning rocked the US horse racing industry. The New York...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2019 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.