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

Clayton Douglas says nothing will top his win in the 2018 Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool, but success in the Galleywood Hurdle would be something special.

Not only would victory on The Midnight Shift in Wednesday’s feature hurdle at the Three-Day Carnival give Douglas victory in all three of the big jumps’ races, it would also provide him with a first success as a trainer at the carnival.

Douglas has held his trainers’ licence for less than a year and is looking forward to the dual challenge on Wednesday.

“It’s very exciting and I’m looking forward to it,” Douglas said.

“We got the horse in November last year. I had a client send it to me from New Zealand and this has been the target all the way along.

“It’s been a long process, six months, and I’m just glad of the fact we’ve got him to the race and he’s in really good order.”

For the jumps racing fraternity, the Warrnambool Three-Day Carnival is akin to Melbourne Cup week.

With a Brierly Steeplechase and Grand Annual Steeplechase under the belt, Douglas feels The Midnight Shift has the credentials to add the Galleywood Hurdle to his record.

Douglas said the former New Zealand galloper was a ready-made jumper when he arrived at his stable.

“He’d won a maiden hurdle and backed up and won a Hawkes Bay Hurdle in New Zealand,” Douglas said.

“I’ve done a lot of schooling with him here and he’s a natural jumper, a great mover and has a great eye for a fence.

“A Grand Annual win was pretty special, a pretty awesome part of my life, and I’ve won a Brierly, so to add a Galleywood and give me the three feature jump wins, that would be great.”

Douglas will aim for a second Grand Annual win on Thursday when he partners 2018 victor Gold Medals in Thursday’s 5500m marathon.

 
*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...

Young jockeys future riding career in doubt

The immediate riding career, and perhaps future riding career of Sydney’s champion apprentice Robbie Dolan is at the cross roads....

Watch 📺 Best thing beaten you have ever seen?

Oh, this just has to be seen to be believed. Sadly, actually, you won’t get to see a great deal...

Jamie Kah lands 1000 milestone win

A late double at the Sale meeting transferred to Pakenham on Wednesday has provided Jamie Kah with her 1000th career victory....

Kentucky Derby winner returns positive drug test

Las weekends Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has returned a positive drug test and could be disqualified from the race....

Watch 📺 Jockey stops riding and gets beat

Punters who backed Exalted Maxine at Murray Bridge on Wednesday will be furious of the ride of Stacey Metcalfe. Exalted...

Watch 📺 Jockey cops big fine for exuberant celebration

Who doesn’t love seeing sports people celebrate? All of us, right? Hmm, think again. The stewards at Warrnambool of Day...

Bizarre story behind jockeys eight year ban

It is the bizarre case of Daniel Jack Smith. Smith was disqualified for eight years after being found guilty of...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

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

 
 
Copyright © 2021 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.